Ryan was born and raised in Knik, Alaska, and he returns there every year to train for and race the Iditarod. Ryan has been running dogs since he could reach the handle bars. His grandfather, Joe Redington Sr., founded the Iditarod. Dog mushing is a family tradition. Ryan, his father Raymie, and brothers, Ray and Robert, have all competed in the race.
Ryan has run many races across Alaska and the lower 48 states and enjoys running the Iditarod for the challenge it provides. In the fall he trains his team near Ashland, WI, in the winter/spring he is traveling for races, and in the summer he and his dogs give tours in Skagway, AK.
Ryan has three children: Raynee (18), Eve (6) and TJ (5)
Ryan says he enjoys hunting, fishing, trapping and spending time with family.