SCOTT STOLL BIKED around the world, cycling a whopping 25,742 miles in four years. He wrote about his continent-hopping bike trip in the book Falling Uphill (The Argonauts, 2010). Living as a two-wheeled nomad, Stoll took off from America and pedaled through 50 countries.
Planning a bike-touring trip with Scouts doesn’t mean you have to think global (it could be as simple as cycling to an adjacent town). Yet Stoll, a former Boy Scout who grew up in Wisconsin, encourages Scouts to dream big. “Don’t let planning overwhelm your dream; just go for it,” he says.