On June 29th, I'll leave Old City and ride to Deadhorse, Alaska. I'll ride solo 10,370 miles, winding my way through Chicago, and then the Badlands and Black Hills, past Devil's Tower, through Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, through Banff and Jasper National Parks on the Ice Fields Highway; then through the Canadian Rockies on the Cassiar Highway to the Alaska-Canadian Highway; and finally up the unpaved and treacherous Haul road, across the Brooks mountain range to the very top of Alaska, Deadhorse. My return route will be a great big hypotenuse across Canada, above the great lakes, down into New York and finally through PA back to Old City.
I'll ride my trusted '10 BMW R1200GS Adventure which has a brand new set of Anakees for the long haul. I'll camp most nights, however, some riders from advrider.com have agreed to put me up a few nights along the route.
I'm doing this ride to raise money for Native American women who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault because even after bearing an unfair share of the burden of the Native American experience they are regularly overlooked and routinely receive little help even when they need it most.
The good guys at Revzilla, having heard about my ride have offered to help spread the word by allowing me to post here. So check back regularly for my ride report as I'll be blogging the entire trip. It should prove to be exciting, typos and all.
In case you were wondering, during the day I'm a mild mannered Mac and Network Manager at the Wistar Institute and on the weekends I'm a PA motorcycle safety instructor at the Philly Cycle Center/Aramingo site.