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About the Journey

We rode two-seat tandem bikes on an around-the-world adventure through 81 countries. But we did it a bit differently. We rode on the front seats and left the rear seats open to invite strangers to join the journey and create lasting friendships. We brought 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! Over 1,000 strangers accepted the invitation to ride, proving that language, cultural and religious barriers can be crossed by anyone, anywhere.

Inviting strangers we met 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: We have a vision that through cultural understanding and by sharing the beautiful truth about how caring, loving and friendly our fellow human beings truly are that we can reduce unnecessary fear and negativity to help foster global collaboration and world peace.

Live Big. Give Big. Love Big.: As the expedition evolved, so did we. In the end, the core values I took away come down to these six words. It represents an intention for balance and courage to simultaneously live our personal passions, make contributions to our global community and love unconditionally. And we try to do them BIG--that is, the very best we can. This philosophy has led to exciting new grassroots projects. 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 via various television series and a feature films currently in post production.

Peace Pedalers is NOT a formal 501(c)(3) non-profit but we do appreciate direct donations to help fund various projects to help make the world a better place. We have a fiscal sponsor for tax deductible donations too. Contact us for more information.

 
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June 2, 2014
CURRENT LOCATION:

Home. Santa Cruz, CA

After 8 years and 81 countries I'm home in Santa Cruz with my wife and former guest rider Cristina, our son Luca and daughter Candela. What's next? I have a new home studio up and running with 54TB of hard drives holding over 1,000 hours of video content and 17,000+ photos. We're deep, very deep, into the creative process. The first release will be a stunning multimedia eBook in 2015. Soon after that we'll release a feature documentary and we are looking for the perfect production partner. 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!

Best Photos to Date : Click Here

Head to all photos and journals here

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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