As Ernest Hemingway said, ‘It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them’. But what is it like? To cross 10 country borders, visit several parts of the world, travel from ocean to ocean, travel in desserts, rain forests, mountains and heath... We decided to try it, putting in the forefront our mission.
Our mission — Is not just cover the distance, testing our strength, but to describe a rapidly growing bicycle movement in Latin America.
Creator and leader of Let’s bike it! project. Producer of Bicycle Film Festival in Moscow. In 2010 made a bicycle trip from St. Petersburg, Russia to Lisbon, Portugal. Spent winter in 2011/12 in Mexico.
Member of Let’s bike it! project, Founder of I ♥ BIKE gallery, which represents bike exhibits.
Participant of the Central America part of the expedition. Has done over 3000 km from Mexico to Panama.
Bike messenger and fan of fixed gear, the winner of several AlleyCats in Moscow. He jokes about himself: “There are only two things about bikes in my life — crashed car mirrors and a lot of kilometers behind my back”.
Joined the expedition in Panama.
Left in Bogotá, Colombia.
We are going to cross Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina. Check where we are now.
About Let's bike it!
Russian cycling development project Let's bike it! is non-profit and non-political organization, made by young people. Our main goal is to promote bicycles as a transport means.
We've started our project in April, 2010. The first step was the bicycle trip from Russia to Portugal. Then we did the movie about that trip and cycling culture in Europe. It was shown already in more than 80 cities in Russia, Ukraine and other countries. Since 2010 we have some more great results, as for example the first bicycle parade in the center of Moscow with more than 8000 participants.