Solo-Cycling

The Americas

From October 2019 to March 2020 I was solo-cycling through the Americas; from the Bronx Zoo in NYC towards Karukinka Natural Park at southern tip of South America. After 7,000 miles of cycling, I made it to Chile on-schedule, but was forced to evacuate due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

When I returned home people often asked me if I was sad or upset from not reaching my goal. I had hoped to reach Karukinka, yes. I have always dreamed about the mystique of the Patagonian Fiords, but I made many friends, saw many places, experienced many high and lows, and learned a great deal along the way. To me, the journey was my goal and I was present and responsible for every bit of it. 

Why spend 5 months cycling through the Americas?

I've dedicated the past ten years to studying urban ecology and connecting people to nature in NYC to contribute to a more equitable and environmentally sustainable future. I took a leave of absence from WCS to step outside of the familiar, challenge myself mentally and physically, and see first-hand the changing Human Footprint at a continental scale.

Check out my daily route below or on Strava

Check out my planned route below or on Komoot 

In addition to all of my friends, family, and mentors that helped me, I want to extend my thanks to Trek Bicycle Chelsea, especially Travis Torsky, for support on the bike-build and Greg Waggoner for coaching.  

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New York, NY, USA

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