‘Family on Bikes’ makes it to the end of the world!
Family of 4 from Boise, Idaho nearing end of 2-1/2 year bike journey from Alaska to Argentina
March 22, 2011
The Vogel family did it! After 1018 days (2-1/2 years +), 17,300 miles, they reached Ushuaia, the capital city of Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world. The family of four reached the marker on Tuesday, March 22nd.
"I had wanted to write a long philosophical letter about the end of our journey, but mind just isn't there right now. So, I'll send this out now to say WE DID IT!!!! We're in USHUAIA!!!!! And at some point in the future I'll write that other letter and send it," wrote Nancy Vogel. "John put together a video of our final day on the road - check it out here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRNvDJ2xFGA. We spent 1018 days on the road and pedaled 17,300 miles. It's been a wild ride. Now, we'll fly back to Boise on April 4 and attempt to figure out a "new normal". Thanks for being there with us!"
We first met the Vogel family, a family of four from Boise, Idaho, when they passed through Pinedale in October, 2008. They were on a grand adventure, a 20,000-mile, 2-1/2 year bicycle trek from Alaska to Argentina, the southern tip of South America. The parents, John and Nancy, and then 10-year old twins Davy and Daryl, were taking three bikes, two singles and a tandem, for their long and arduous journey. They started their trip in June, 2008. When they arrived in Pinedale in early October, they got caught in a sudden snowstorm with wind chill values of 10 below zero, so they spent an extra couple of days here to wait for warmer weather. The last update we had was February 21 when they were just 950 kilometers from their goal to reach the tip of South America. We’ve enjoyed following their adventures and Pinedale wishes the family all the best for whatever their future now brings them!
See the links below for more updates.
"Family on Bikes" website and blog: www.familyonbikes.org
‘Family On Bikes’ just 950 kilometers from goal to reach tip of South America - Pinedale Online! February 21, 2011
Family on 20,000-mile bike trek visits Pinedale - Pinedale Online! October 10, 2008
Family on Bikes in Bolivia - July 12, 2010
Family on Bikes in Ecuador - November 9, 2009
Family on Bikes in Columbia - October 15, 2009
Family on Bikes checks in from Costa Rica - June 23, 2009
Family on Bikes rides through Mexico - January 27, 2009