Cyclist Prepares to Ride from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego


Scottish born long distance cyclist Mark Beaumont is barely home from his last adventure, a 195 day odyssey that saw him riding his bike 18,297 mile around the world, and now he’s preparing for his next. The last trip saw him circle the globe, while this one will have him riding from Alaska all the way to Tierra del Fuego, at the southern most tip of South America.

Mark’s around the world ride ended in February of 2008, and he’s been home since, putting the finishing touches on a book about the experience, and preparing for this next adventure which he hopes to get underway soon. The journey from Alaska to the tip of South America is called the longest unbroken ride in the world, as he won’t have to cross any oceans this time out. The entire ride will be filmed as a documentary as well, capturing everything he has to endure along the way.

This article, which has a few details on the ride, says that on his last record-breaking expedition, Mark was “knocked off his bike, robbed by crack addicts and targeted by road-rage drivers”, and all of that probably occurred right here int he United States!

Should be a great ride. Good luck and have fun Mark. And thanks to the GoBlog for the heads up on this one. Much appreciated boys!

6 thoughts on “Cyclist Prepares to Ride from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego”

  1. Quite the trip!

    I don’t know if you have heard of him, but there was a guy named Kazimierz Nowak who in the late 1800’s, early 1900’s rode a bike from Tripoli, down to Capetown and then up to Algiers in five years time. Quite the accomplishment for his time.

  2. Wow! An accomplishment indeed. Think about how much more wild that ride would have been back then. Incredible.

  3. Just read that Beaumont also plans on climbing Denali and Aconcagua during this expedition.

    So not only is he biking the length of the Americas (or atleast from Anchorage south) he is also planning on knocking off 2 of the 7 Summits in the process. Incredible!

  4. he should also go down the deepest cave or hole, which i think is in mexico or nearby. There a re a few tiny adventures along the way 🙂

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