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This Cyclist Is Embarking On A World Record Ride For The Environment

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Michael Strasser began a bike route this week that’ll take him through Alaska, Canada, the continental US, and Mexico, all the way to Patagonia. The Austrian cyclist’s dramatic ride is a world record attempt, designed to raise awareness of climate change and encourage people to hop on their bikes instead of driving gas-guzzling cars.

Strasser’s ride, which he’s calling Ice2Ice, is the longest overland route in the world, a 15,500-mile stretch of land that spans 14 countries and two continents. It’s known as the Pan-American Highway, and he’s striving to cross it in less than 117 days, the current Guinness World Record.