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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • From Alaska to Argentina . . . by bicycle

  • Over 100 people packed into the Chautauqua Gallery Wednesday evening to hear about the trip of a lifetime three local young men recently completed.

     


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  • Over 100 people packed into the Chautauqua Gallery Wednesday evening to hear about the trip of a lifetime three local young men recently completed.
    Isaiah, Nathan and David Berg, brothers from rural Starkweather, recently completed an over 17,000-mile trip from Alaska to the southern-most tip of Argentina - by bicycle.
    The adventure was conceived as a way to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and many followed their course on their website www.BoundSouth.org as they biked through the Western Hemisphere between August 11, 2011, and May 2012 - home to North Dakota just in time for their sister’s high school graduation ceremony.
    The brothers averaged about 75 miles a day and had interesting and often amusing stories to tell about things that happened to them along the way, including one young seniorita inquiring if one of them was looking for a wife.
    Isaiah Berg summed up their hope to inspire other young people to go on adventures of their own. “This was such a positive experience for us, we had our brothers to lift us up when we were low and all along the way we encountered wonderful, extraordinary people,” he said.
    Traveling by bicycle made them vulnerable and although the going was rough occasionally, the trip was worth it all in the end.
    The three cited their love and trust in God as helping them through the toughest times. Now as the three go their separate ways two to college, and one to the Marine Corps, they have memories to share for a lifetime. They also continue to plan other lengthy bike trips, but say next time, they most likely will stay in continental North America.
    For more information about the Berg brothers’ trip go to BoundSouth.org.
    For more photos from this event, go to "Photos" on this website.
     
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