With a passion for fitness, adventure, producing videos and a concern for animals, Ted's idea of biking across North America seemed a natural fit.
Travel has always been part of his life: Ted was born in Germany, and moved almost every year of his childhood.
His first cross-country bike tour abruptly ended by lightning striking him mid-way through the trip.
Instead of ending his passion for biking, he recovered and renewed his resolve.
Ted's survival gave more soul searching as to why he originally wanted to make the trip.
Instead of launching a personal journey, Ted decided to integrate it with his work with the SPCA: promoting local low-cost spay/neuter programs, as well as shelter pet adoption awareness.
Pikachu was happy to come along for the ride. He and Ted are best friends.
As Pikachu and Ted bike across the country They are meeting people who work tirelessly to help animals, Ted sees firsthand the real needs in each community.
Pika is just one SPCA kitten, but he is an ambassador for all animals who are dropped off at local shelters daily.
Keep watching as the journey unfolds...