Lars Clausen is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, and holds the Guinness World Record for the longest unicycle tour (9136 miles).
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Clausen received his Master of Divinity degree from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California. He holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley and from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He also studied for two years at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Along with his own writing, he currently works with American Author (www.AmericanAuthor.com) to help authors promote their work online.
Writing expresses Lars Clausen's hope to foster community and discover a deeper personal honesty.
- His first book, One Wheel – Many Spokes: USA by Unicycle is a "stepping out" story, depicting his unicycle journey through all 50 states, exploring Native lands and history.
- Straight Into Gay America: My Unicycle Journey for Equal Rights, is a "coming out" story, combining personal exploration with active advocacy.
Clausen lives with his family in Chelan on the east side of Washington's Cascade Mountains. Every morning he wakes up to the greatest gift he can imagine, life with his wife, Anne and two children, KariAnna and Kai.
Click here for a pre-ride article about religious reactions to announcing the Straight Into Gay America Ride.