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On April 22, 2002 we set off on an around the world journey riding the front seats of tandem bikes while leaving the rear seats open to invite total strangers to join the journey and create lasting friendships that crossed all language, cultural and religious barriers. For over eight years the journey took us through over 80 countries and turned over 1,000 strangers into friends using our inherent power of innocence, curiosity, trust and the spirt of adventure as our vehicle of connection. We carried extra riding clothes, helmets and camping equipment ready to share with strangers that soon become friends once they made a few pedal strokes on the tandem and accepted the Worldwide Invitation to Ride.

Inviting strangers to share a slice of life and enjoy the cycling experience was our small gesture of peace, trust, acceptance and unconditional love. If they needed some financial assistance we offered to pay their food, accommodation and bus ticket back to their home town for extended tandem adventures. Each day was a mystery--who we would ride with, where we would eat and sleep, and what we would learn about these exciting new cultures.

Our Vision is that by sharing the beautiful truth about how compassionate, loving and friendly our fellow human beings truly are that we can reduce unnecessary fear and prejudice. This, in turn, can help foster both global collaboration and world peace.

Live Big. Give Big. Love Big.: In the end, the core values taken away come down to these six words. It represents an intention for both balance and courage to simultaneously live our personal passions, make contributions to our global community and love unconditionally. This philosophy organically led to exciting new grassroots projects while out pedaling the planet. Check em out!

Be the Change:
"BE the change you want to see in the world"
--Mahatma Gandhi

This quotation was the founding principle of the expedition way back in 1999. The changes we want to see in the world is more people living our real dreams while practicing more random acts of kindness, unconditional love, openness, acceptance, trust, sharing, play. So that's what Peace Pedalers BE.

With equipment donations from Panasonic we documented the expedition with professional video, audio and photography equipment to bring the cultures, friendships and magic of Peace Pedalers to millions around the world. We have over 950 hours logged and ready for editing on 72 TB of high end hard drives. Please contact us with any contacts or desires you have to collaborate.

 
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September 22, 2014
CURRENT LOCATION:

Jamie: Writing Retreat. California

Cristina, Luca, Candela: Spain

This is it! The final stages of sharing the big stories of this journey with the world! Jamie is on the 3rd and final pass of the book. Cris and the kids are in Spain visiting family and giving Jamie the space to work and complete the final critical steps of this long journey. The book and multimedia eBook in will be out in 2015 and a nationwide book tour will soon follow with the entire family. Please get the word out that I'm open to collaboration with producers, writers or partners to help get the stories of Peace Pedalers out to the world. As for the TV series "Peace Pedalers: Africa", it's on the back burner but I have hope we'll find the right co-production partner after we flush out the core stories in the eBook and feature film creation process. Finally, Good Hope School is still growing and the students are all doing very well. We're building a new library and large bathroom complex to support the growth.

The detailed journals and photos pages have all our past adventures. Enjoy the ride with your friends and families and learn about our planet and it's rich cultures. Check out the projects page to learn about charity projects we helped launch and consider getting involved.

Hugs and love!

Jamie, Cristina, Luca, Candela, Garryck, Mamacita & the Peace Pedalers Team

Big thanks to Panasonic for the cameras!

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5-Minute summary of our documentary series "Peace Pedalers: Africa" here

Check the Older Videos!: Take an armchair adventure through our first 13 countries in 13 minutes from our first stage in Asia & Oceania:

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