Arie Hoogerbrugge Interview

Saguaro National Park - 2017 Tucson Arizona
Saguaro National Park – 2017 Tucson Arizona

Arie Hoogerbrugge (12/29/2019)

Thortek Outdoors is proud to sponsor Arie Hoogerbrugge as he begins his next great journey across Canada and through the Americas. This time he is going big with a 55,000 km journey through 24 countries. In this interview, Arie shares about his passion for cycling and his desire to help the environment.

How did you get started?

In 2011 I did a 6,500 km bike ride through northern and western Canada.  It was the most amazing experience of my life.  As with many people that go on a long bike tour I was hooked and the dream for a Canadian Arctic to the bottom of Argentina ride was born.  Over the years biking across Canada was incorporated into the route.

The start date for this ride kept getting pushed back for personal reasons and then the window opened.  It was now or never and that set me up for a Canadian crossing during the winter.  So I went for it.

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