I recently received an email from Parker & Seth Berling of Pebble Pedalers, a couple of die-hard fishermen/cyclists who have been biking for the last year and a half from AK to TDF in order to raise awareness against the Bristol Bay Pebble Mine.
From their website: “In July of 2009, the Pebble Pedalers, a two-man team of conservation-minded cyclists began a 17,000-mile journey to raise awareness of and garner support for protecting the Bristol Bay Watershed from the largest proposed open pit mine in North America. Riding through 15 countries—from Prudhoe Bay, the northernmost point accessible by road in Alaska, to Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of Argentina—we work towards preservation, protection and the restoration of watersheds throughout the Americas in partnership with Trout Unlimited. Please join our fight by educating yourselves on this critical issue and taking action with both pen and pocketbook.”
It’s quite an honor know that these two are using our book in their quest, and to play a small part (albeit vicariously) in their worthy cause. They’ve run into a lot of the same people and fished they same places we did, and all without the benefit of a car! That deserves some serious props. Keep up the good work guys.