Bryan has enjoyed Northern Michigan's plethora of scenic riding opportunities from a very young age. As a child, he used to detail bikes for his neighbor for a quarter and even taught some of his neighbor's kids how to ride their pedal bikes. Bryan was paralyzed riding a dirt bike in 2000. A few years after he was paralyzed, he found a company that made adapted bikes called handcycles. Bryan participated in his first race on his handcycle at the River Bank Run in 2008 and was hooked. In 2009, Bryan formed a team of handcyclists in the Grand Rapids area. He also coordinates handcycle rides in the Hartland area for people who are learning or need an outlet to ride. Bryan devotes his time to promoting handcycling and strongly believes that handcycling "improves the lives of people who have no outlet for cycling, especially when it may seem like their lives are at the lowest of lows."