After starting a bike co-op in his home town to share biking tips and repair tools, PJ soon found himself entertaining a radical (some might say crazy) idea – combining his passion for fighting global warming with his passion for biking and his lifelong desire to move to Brazil.
What followed was a personal odyssey on two wheels. PJ set out last September to pedal from his home in suburban Maryland along the spine of the Americas to Brazil, proselytizing on the importance of global warming action along the way. He documented every leg of his journey on his blog, http://biketobrazil.blogspot.com/ – which could also be renamed The Bicycle Diaries. For more, read our interview with PJ.
Nice work, PJ. Your activism and dedication, not to mention your personal endurance, are inspirations for us all.
Now it's your turn. Do you know someone who similarly embodies the spirit of our New Patriotism campaign? If so, we'd love to hear about it.
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