Posted by Logan Watts
Covering 2,000 miles (3,219 kilometers) and crossing nine states, authors and National Geographic Adventurers of the Year Amy and Dave Freeman are biking from Ely, Minnesota, to Washington D.C. this spring to promote their new book, A Year in the Wilderness. The Pedal to DC tour started April 20th and is an initiative to continue their efforts to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, one of the United States’ most precious and expansive Wilderness areas.
With collaborative support from the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters and Milkweed Editions, the Freemans will take their story, as told in their recent book A Year in the Wilderness to new audiences as they pedal to the nation’s capital. The Freemans will tow a canoe behind their bikes, which will serve as a reminder of the wilderness they have pledged to protect. The canoe is also a petition for citizens to sign to show support for protecting the Boundary Waters from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining.