Pedal South: From Alaska to Argentina, on bike


Whether or not you’ve been on a gritty, life-changing adventure into the depths of your backyard or across scorpion-ridden desserts, you know what it’s like to yearn for discovery, and maybe run out of funding to support that lavish explorer lifestyle.

Pedal South is a non-profit organization composed of four storytelling cyclists currently making their way from the top of Alaska to the bottom of Argentina and documenting the stories of the people and places they run into along the way.

Filmmakers, writers and photographers, these cyclists are producing regular updates to their website and creating a feature-length documentary about their ride as they go.

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“The idea came about from one of our guys, Dyar, doing a charity ride to Alaska a few years ago. And realizing that there were people going the other way, who were actually living on their bicycles and doing the longest contiguous overland route on the planet, Alaska to Argentina,” said Thomas Allison, Pedal South member.

It’s been more than two years since they’ve posted their “first journal entry”: on their website and the Pedal South team is getting closer to their final destination. According to their “official website”: they are currently located at Mejillones, Región de Antofagasta, Chile, and funds are running low.

Help Pedal South reach their goal by sending a care package, suggesting a story idea or hosting by “CLICKING HERE”:

_Tired Pedal South member. (Photo: Thomas Allison)_




Hillary moved to Peru in August of 2014 to learn Spanish, live with her family, and pursue writing. Born and raised in Bakersfield, Ca, Hillary earned her B.A. in Anthropology at University of California, Berkeley. Since moving to Peru she drinks fermented potato and coca concoctions daily and is enjoying learning about the abundant and natural andean foods of the country. Hillary hopes one day to become an investigative journalist. You can follow her blog.