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'Family on bikes' near the end of 3-year trip

The Vogel family has cycled from Alaska (twin boys were ten when they started) and reach end of Americas in 500 miles
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After nearly three years on the road, the Vogel family of Boise, Idaho is nearing the end of their journey.

The Vogels – John (56), Nancy (50), Davy (13), and Daryl (13) left Prudhoe Bay, Alaska in June 2008 to cycle to the southern end of the Americas. The family is now 500 miles from Ushuaia, the southernmost town of the world, and expects to reach their destination in mid-March.

To date, the Vogels have pedaled 17,000 miles through fourteen countries. They’ve crossed North America, Central America, and South America in the 33 months since they left the north shore of Alaska.

The Vogel brothers, twins Davy and Daryl, will have earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest people to cycle the length of the Americas when they reach their goal next month. The current record holder was 18 years old when he arrived in Ushuaia.

The family travels on three bikes, including one tandem for John and Daryl.

Lashed on to their bikes are tents, sleeping bags, a stove and pot, clothes for all seasons, spare parts and tools, and homeschooling materials for the boys.

Nancy Vogel has been blogging and tweeting about the journey and the family has appeared in many media slots over the three years.

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