Week Three: Circle, Montana to Medora, North Dakota on Electric Bicycle

Week 3: September 6th – Sept 12th

Wolf Point, Montana to Medora, North Dakota 

Total Miles Pedaled This Week: 179

Total Miles Since Starting: 794


Summary of route:

Week 3 of our electric bicycle world record ride found us touring through eastern Montana and western North Dakota, through a landscape transitioning from gently rolling hills covered in golden wheat and cattle pastures to the increasingly rocky and dry canyons and ravines of the badlands. From Wolf Point, Montana we headed due south on route 13, an incredibly straight paved road with a modest shoulder and minimal traffic. The 200 south to Glendive provided similar riding conditions, though with a few more curves and less hills...

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Week Two: Cut Bank to Wolf Point, Montana on Electric Bicycle

Week 2: August 30th – Sept 5

Cut Bank to Wolf Point, Montana

Total Miles: 354


Off-Road On the Electric Bicycle

The highlight of week two of our world record family adventure was definitely our stay with Dylan’s uncle Mark and his wife Christi who are farmers and ranchers on a piece of land that has been in her family for generations. The farm is located a few miles from Chester, a small town on US Highway 2, and right off the only dirt road in the United States that accesses a border crossing (Whitlash crossing, 30 miles to the north). This proved to be our first chance to test the electric bicycle off-road as Tomas pedaled eight miles across thick gravel, dodging grain trucks spewing dust and flying pebbles the whole way...

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Week One: Missoula to Cut Bank, Montana on Electric Bicycle

Week 1: August 23rd – 29th

Missoula, Montana to Cut Bank, Montana

Total Miles: 261


And We’re Off!

Departure day arrived and along with it the coldest, wettest, most dreary weather we had seen since we arrived in Missoula in July. But we couldn’t delay another day to begin our world record attempt for the longest electric bicycle ride! Because as some of you may know… winter is coming! And we have a lot of ground to cover in the northern tier of the US. 

As any great family adventure should, we started our electric bicycle tour surrounded by family and friends. The takeoff point was the Clark Fork Market, a summers-only farmer’s market held every Saturday morning in Missoula...

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Thanks to Our Kickstarter Supporters!


Thank You, Gracias, Merci Beaucoup, Obrigado!!!

We’ve been traveling like crazy trying to chip away at the miles towards breaking the world record for the longest e-bike ride, but we wanted to make sure we take a moment to thank everyone who believed in us enough to share our story or donate towards our Kickstarter campaign to fund the documentary we are filming.

As I type the below names, I am truly humbled that so many of you out there took the time, effort, or put down some hard-earned cash towards making the documentary happen – our hearts are truly thankful! We are finding that touring on an electric bicycle as a family is just as tough as on a traditional bike – you just go farther and have a ton of batteries to charge along the way! But we love our overland family adventure, and a...

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Why You Should Adventure Travel with Your Kids


So you have a toddler – perhaps still in diapers – and you are thinking about adventure traveling with him or her. Your first worries are the practical ones: what if they get sick? How can I make sure they get the medical care they need? But once you finally get past that stage and you believe that you as parents can keep your children safe, next comes the biggest adventure killer of all – and we hear it over and over. You’re wasting time and money and your toddlers (our children are 2 and 4) will not remember a thing they’ve seen or experienced, and we should saved the adventures for when they are old enough to remember it.

Well, we believe otherwise, and here are the main reasons why we like to take our toddlers with us on our adventures.

Check out our video of our kids hiking through ...

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9 Reasons We Picked an Electric Bicycle to Break a World Record


9 Razones para Elegir una Bicicleta Eléctrica para Romper un Récord Mundial [Español al Final]


(Tomas rides his home-built electric bicycle through the Anza Borrego desert)

Everyone has a bicycle – in fact, learning to ride a bike is an important rite of passage for the kindergarten set around the world. But if you go for a drive in any average town in the US, how many bicycles do you see out there? Or even pedestrians for that matter? Americans are stuck in their cars, and it seems like we can’t get out of them – and it’s killing us. Modern Americans have never been fatter: in fact, obesity has climbed to 36% of the total population, up from just 15% in 1980. Recent research has found that obesity is more dangerous to your health than smoking, drinking, and poverty...

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Introducing The World Record Family!

One Family, ANOTHER Dream: To Break a World Record

We just couldn’t leave well enough alone… couldn’t quite find it in us to get back into the rat race after our yearlong road trip across the Americas. So we decided to do something even bigger – attempt to break the world record for the longest electric bicycle trip! The current record is held by a Canadian who biked over 4,000 miles across Canada. So we’re going to up the ante and traverse over 6,000 miles of scenic and historic landscapes in the Continental US. Our route will take us from Montana to Maine, then south to Florida. But winter is coming, so we need to get this show on the road!

Why electric bicycles?

Well, in truth we are hippies at heart, and would love to see more people get out of their cars, not only to reduce polluti...

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The End of the Overland Life for Camper Clan?


One Last Border Crossing

Our journey through Mexico was a long, hot race across the desert. While we wished we could have spent more time soaking up the warm Mexican sun and dining on the cuisine that had come to remind us of home over the years (a concept that has long ceased to be defined by place), we had made a commitment to be back in the US for Overland Expo, the yearly convergence of world travelers like us who live for the open road.

Mexico felt like one long, dusty freeway after passing through so many smaller countries which required border crossing after border crossing – endless lines, uncertainties, beaurocracies, and paperwork. “Do we have to cross another border today?” Eva would ask. “I don’t like borders, mama.” Neither do I...

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Hire Us!

We Can Help Your Business Succeed Online.

One of the most common questions we get as we have traveled the world is – how do you fund your adventures? No, we are not independently wealthy. Besides living cheaply and saving, saving, saving, we also work from the road.

Meet Tomas

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Tomas has worked with some of the biggest names in video games, and has built a following for brands using traditional as well as web marketing through SEO and social media. And by the way, he’s also an accomplished photographer (check out our Instagram account).

You can view his resume here.

Meet Dylan

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Dylan has been helping clients with branding, identity, and web design and development for the past 6 years, and previously worked for seven years in the publishing industry where she developed a keen sense...

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Huatulco: A Secret Special Beach You Never Knew Existed in Mexico

Huatulco mexico with kids

We finally found our paradise in the sun!

After being on the road with our two toddlers for almost a year from Argentina to the US, passing into Mexico was like entering the home stretch. From Guatemala we had the choice to take the Panamerican Highway through Chiapas – and more direct route to Mexico City – which is one stop we definitely wanted to make to visit some good friends of ours. The other option was to take highway 200 along the Pacific coast. As always, we asked as many locals as we could about the routes – conditions, safety, etc. From what we were told, the Panamerica Highway is the most traveled route to get to Mexico City from Guatemala, and Highway 200 along the coast through Chiapas and Oaxaca would be a good an safe route, though less traveled...

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