Monday, January 05, 2009

Truro Native To Bike Across Europe & Russia - 10,000 Miles

If you think the PanMass Challenge is a long bike ride, Truro native Ellery Althaus’s upcoming pan-Eurasian bike trip will strike you as a challenge indeed: 1,000 miles a month for 10 months. And, Althaus is looking for sponsors to help make the trip possible.

Ellery Althaus and his friend, Levi Bridges, who is from Maine, will be flying from Boston to Moscow in late February. The two will travel the Trans-Siberian railroad across Russia to Vladivostok, on the Pacific side. There they will train and take a half-semester of intensive Russian at a local university, then head out on their bikes when the snow clears, westward into the wind across Russia. They will enter Europe through the Ukraine, then head down to Porto, Portugal. The 10,000-mile trip will take 10 months. Check out the Cape Codder story for more information. The trip will be chronicled on the bikers' website.

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