End of journey press release

I’d like to ask a favor of you all, if you don’t mind. I would love to have a big finish to celebrate my boys’ accomplishment – but don’t have time to do all the legwork myself. Would you mind contacting whatever press outlets you can to let them know we’ll be finishing our journey? I’ve written up this press release. If you could forward it on to any press contacts you may have, we would really appreciate it.

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After nearly three years on the road, the Vogel family of Boise, Idaho is nearing the end of their epic quest. The Vogels – John (56), Nancy (50), Davy (13), and Daryl (13) left Prudhoe Bay, Alaska in June 2008 to cycle to the southern end of the Americas. The family is now a mere 500 miles from Ushuaia, the southernmost town of the world, and expects to reach their destination in mid-March.

To date, the Vogels have pedaled 17,000 miles through fourteen countries. They’ve crossed North America, Central America, and South America in the 33 months since they left the north shore of Alaska.

The Vogel brothers, twins Davy and Daryl, will have earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest people to cycle the length of the Americas when they reach their goal next month. The current record holder was 18 years old when he arrived in Ushuaia.

The adventurous family travels on three bikes, including one tandem for John and Daryl, and carries everything they need on their bikes. Lashed on to their bikes are tents, sleeping bags, a stove and pot, clothes for all seasons, spare parts and tools, and homeschooling materials for the boys.

More information is available at www.familyonbikes.org Contact the family for interviews at familyonbikes@gmail.com Please be aware it may take a few days for a response to emails as they are currently traveling.

books by Nancy Sathre-Vogel

About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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11 Responses to End of journey press release

  1. Thomas Arbs February 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    Checked it in with German Bicyclist Association ADFC!

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  2. Thomas Arbs February 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    …and local Newspaper Rheinische Post. Err, care for something with less “Miles” in it? :-)

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  3. Dianna February 22, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    I forwarded this info on to my local station. Congratulations on your journey. I’ve been enjoying following you on this awesome adventure. :)

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  4. ceska777 February 22, 2011 at 11:29 pm #

    I`ve emailed our local Newspaper in Bietigheim, Germany. Waiting for an answer… Good luck for the rest of your journey

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  5. nancy February 23, 2011 at 8:26 am #

    You’re AWESOME! Thanks tons!

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  6. Sharon February 23, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    I gave this to a gentleman in our press room @ The Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, GA.

    Good Luck!

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  7. Christa Reed February 28, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    Thank you for letting us know! Congratulations to the Vogel Family from TWINS Magazine! We are including the news in our upcoming digital online March/April 2011 issue.

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