Austrian cyclist, Michael Strasser has embarked an incredible biking challenge along the Pan-American highway from Alaska to Patagonia.
The world record attempt will cover an astonishing 23,000km as Michael makes his way through Canada, continental U.S.A, Mexico and South America. Known as Ice2Ice, the challenge has been designed to increase awareness of climate change and the loss of snow cover and ultimately encourage people to jump on their bikes instead of driving pollutant producing cars.
He will finish the challenge as he started, surrounded by mountains and glaciers in ice-laden destinations, just the type of environment he is trying to help protect. As Strasser works his way along the longest cross-continental road in the world, he will also be raising money in support of ALS and ME/CFS research.
If you're inspired to hop in the saddle to head out on a great American adventure or raise money for a cause close to your heart, we've picked out some incredible cycling challenges to whet your appetite.
Conquer California on this epic 400km cycling adventure from the towering peaks and raging waterfalls of the mighty Yosemite National Park, along the Pacific Coast and across the finish line on the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge!
Grand Canyon to Las Vegas
Ride one of the most scenic routes on the planet from the majesty of the Grand Canyon along the iconic Route 66 and to the finish line famous Sunset Strip in Las Vegas. This incredible 8-day cycling challenge offers fabulous surroundings and a memorable adventure!
Cuban Revolution Cycle
Discover the land of cigars, Che Guevara, revolution and vintage Chevrolets on this incredible 350km ride from Cuba's capital to the exotic Caribbean. You’ll spend five days in the saddle, beginning in Havana and travelling through beautiful countryside to Trinidad on the Caribbean coastline.
Costa Rica - Coast to Coast
Get ready for the ride of a lifetime as we cycle coast to coast through an incredible landscape boasting majestic mountain ranges, vibrant colonial cities, rural Costa Rican farms, awe-inspiring volcanoes and beautiful Caribbean lowlands.
Argentina to Chile - Women Only
Cycle from Argentina to Chile with other amazing women and help fund world-class research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. Genesis Research Trust can prevent these tragedies from happening with your help - so join #TeamGenesis and cycle for our research!
Cycle the Coast to Rio
This fantastic 10-day cycle challenge journeys along the stunning coastline towards Brazil's most iconic city, Rio de Janeiro. We ride past fishing villages & hidden bays on undulating roads, with blue sea, sandy beaches, and mountain slopes covered in lush rainforest on this stunning cycle ride!
Don't fancy America?
If you're still looking for your next two-wheeled adventure, we've got loads more of exhilarating cycle challenges in some of the world's most spectacular destinations.
Need some more inspiration?
From trekking to abseiling to dog-sledding - we've got a challenge for everyone!