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Sun Jul 26, 2015, 03:02 AM

UT alumni document bike trip Pedal South from Alaska to Argentina [View all]

After cycling 4,000 miles to Alaska five years ago, UT alumnus Dyar Bentz challenged himself to go further ó bike the 18,000 mile Pan-American Highway and document it along the way.

Bentz began planning his project, Pedal South, after completing his trip with Texas 4000, a charity bicycle ride. He assembled a team in 2013, recruiting UT alumni Ricardo Palomares, Riley Engemoen and Thomas Allison to film and photograph their route as they travel from Alaska to Argentina. In June 2014, the group set out for their first stop in Deadhorse, Alaska.

Along the way, the group has been collecting stories from the locals they meet, taking pictures and video, and writing short stories they publish to the groupís site. The members plan to release a documentary film of their trip once they return.

Although they originally planned to focus on nonprofits, Palomares said they eventually began writing stories about topics ranging from strangers they encounter to local businesses.

Read more: http://www.dailytexanonline.com/2015/07/25/ut-alumni-document-bike-trip-pedal-south-from-alaska-to-argentina

Cross-posted in the Texas Group.

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