LIBERTY, Mo. - Steve Ellsworth just might have the perfect job. As the host of American Ride, he combines his love of American history with his passion for motorcycles.
"I don’t think there’s a better way to see America than on the back of a motorcycle, because you’re not just traveling through the country, you’re in the country you’re part of what’s going on around you," explained Ellsworth.
Each week, Ellsworth and his TV crew visit historical sites across the country like the Clay County Savings Association Building in Liberty, Mo. The spot is considered the location of the first daylight bank robbery in the United States, perpetrated by a group that would later become the James-Younger Gang.
At 6'2" and 300 pounds, the bearded biker doesn’t look like your average history teacher -- and he certainly doesn’t teach like one.
Ellsworth claimed he’s living his dream now, but it took eight years to sell his idea of American Ride and get his show on the road. The program can be seen Mondays on the BYU television network. To learn more about the show, visit byutv.org.
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