"I know I drive some people crazy with what seems to be ridiculous optimism, but it has always worked for me." Jim Henson

Ryan Van Duzer headshot
 

I'm a born and bred mountain boy from the foothills of the Rockies. Ever since I was a kid, I've loved playing in the dirt and exploring the great outdoors. My passion is getting people psyched to explore this beautiful planet, and making it a better place. 

Here's some of my favorite adventures:

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My bike is my freedom machine, I love traveling on two wheels. I've found that15mph is the perfect speed to experience the world.  I also have a deep commitment to preserving the beauty of our environment and staying involved with local and national bicycle advocacy groups.

You might be thinking to yourself, "How does this guy make a living?" Good question, I get asked all the time. I host TV and web shows, as well as produce, shoot and edit branded content. I also share motivational stories at schools and businesses, and I fill in the cracks as an emcee and occasionally write articles for different publications.

Interesting facts about me:

  • I'm a mama's boy
  • I've been a vegetarian for 15 years
  • I've never owned a car (finally got my license when I was 32 so that I could do car commercials)
  • I speak Swedish
  • I speak Spanish
  • I love the Muppets
  • My apartment is solar powered
  • I've eaten termites to stay alive in the jungle *See Venezuelan adventure above
  • I was diagnosed with high blood pressure at age 4, it was 160/140-yikes! *I'm ok now
  • I LOVE burritos!

 

 

Traveling alone is fun, traveling with mom is way better! Watch the film Mama Picchu that I made about my mom. Grab the tissues.

Traveling alone is fun, traveling with mom is way better! Watch the film Mama Picchu that I made about my mom. Grab the tissues.

I've always liked slimy creatures

I've always liked slimy creatures