Biking the Americas

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Brasilian biologist will cycle solo from the northern most point in Alaska in North

America to the southern most tip of Tierra del Fuego in South America.

This will be the first time that a woman will ride this route by herself. Juli Hirata will visit and

study 50 different national parks and wildlife and nature conservancies down through the

continents.

The project, “The Extremes of the Americas” is impressive just from the numbers: 1 woman, 14

countries, 30,000 kilometers (18,642 miles), 50 parks and protected areas and temperatures that

will go from -15 degrees C (5 degrees F) to 45 degrees C (113 degrees F). Juliana Hirata (Juli

Hirata on social media networks) is a biologist and bicyclist and will start in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska,

the extreme northern most point of North America, and go down to Tierra del Fuego in Argentina,

the extreme southern most point in South America.

This journey is estimated to take 24 months but the biologist has already been preparing herself

for at least the last 8 months, studying the route, equipment, bicycle mechanics and looking for

financial support from businesses interested in the concept of this project.

“I want this journey to inspire and empower more women by providing knowledge and an

exchange of information. I get a lot of questions about the fact that I’m a woman and I’m doing

this alone. Communicating every day with these people about something I’m passionate about is

fantastic!” says the cyclist. Juli Hirata’s Pinterest page (@julihirata) has more than 477,000

followers interested in cycling, equipment, camp cooking and, of course, ecology. The majority

of her followers are women.

Juli’s Facebook fan page was created recently and the number of followers on Instagram

(@juli_hirata) grows daily. The latest posts have been about adventure equipment and bicycle

adjustments, “I’ve addressed many concerns about adventure equipment and about cycling” she

adds.

The entire outline of the project will be presented on the upcoming website: www.julihirata.com

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