the beginning.

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[Photo by Joe Previte, Tucson, AZ]

7,700 miles.You read that correctly.

Every night I try and wrap my head around the fact that Joe and I are taking the world by storm, riding our bikes from an equivalent distance between New York and Paris…

All in the span of 4 measly months. And sure,

I’m scared for what’s to come.

But I’m overwhelmed with an immediate adrenaline rush every single time I think about going the distance and finishing something I set out to do.

I don’t know where I’m going to sleep. I don’t know what I’m going to wear. I don’t know who I’m going to meet. What I do know, however, is that I’m going to pass this test.

My name is Jordan Mishlove, and I accept this challenge. I’ve always been the type of guy that likes to think outside the box, progress forward and lean into my edges.

I am going to conquer this route with my best friend of 15 years, Joe Previte. Joe is just like me, except with better hair.

Joe and I will set out on our Journey from Acadia National Park in Maine, heading in the direction of Washington, finishing in Phoenix, where we grew up.

Along the way we are passing through desolate deserts, flourishing forests, and mountains 5 times taller than the Empire State Building.

We live and breathe experiencing the outdoors, which is why we have decided to raise money for others to experience it as well.

We are riding for Outdoor Outreach, a San Diego based non-profit that gives underprivileged kids an opportunity to hike, snowboard and surf.  All activities that have sculpted me into the person I am today.

Our project has picked up speed, and there is no turning back now. We feed off of each other’s energy. We constantly push each other past our breaking point.

Because whether it be physically, mentally, or spiritually, our body and mind needs to be ready for the road ahead.

Because that’s the point, isn’t it?

To continue to progress. Which is why we set out on this Journey.

To grow.

To inspire.

To do more, to BE more.

To prove to myself that I am capable of greater things and to transform into the strongest version of myself. I have never been so passionate and motivated to accomplish something in my entire life.

No matter what happens on the road, Joe and I will make a difference. We will make a difference, in the eyes of others and in the eyes of ourselves. We will educate, we will discover and we will eat our way through the great United States of America.

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