In 2022, there’s lots of uncertainty on the earth—however the spirit of journey is completely alive and properly. Nowhere is that clearer than within the story of Bridget McCutchen—which, admittedly, is simply starting. You see, McCutchen has been arduous at work, steadily planning and gathering the sources she must develop into the youngest particular person to circumnavigate the globe through motorbike.
McCutchen is from northern Wisconsin, and he or she rides a Kawasaki Versys-X 300 named Mab, in honor of her dearly departed horse. She’s 21 now, and can stay the identical age when she formally kicks off her journey in August, 2022. To realize her purpose, she’ll have to trip not less than 24,900 miles, touring in the identical path, crossing each hemispheres, and staying in the identical place for now not than two weeks. She’ll additionally want to complete the place she began.
The journey ought to take round 12 to 16 months—hopefully. Initially, the plan was to begin in Could, however the conflict in Ukraine understandably triggered her to rethink her plans. Now she’ll trip down via South America, after which ship each herself and her bike to Morocco and go round via Europe and Asia. She’s been documenting her preparations on social media, so testing her Instagram, Fb, and devoted journey web site ought to be a good way to comply with alongside on the journey because it unfolds.
The present record-holder for youngest rider to circumnavigate the globe is Henry Crew, who completed the duty on the age of 23, again in April, 2019. It’s a tall order for anybody, however he received the job finished and scored himself a Guinness World Report, which McCutchen hopes to beat. As a matter of reality, she’s been consulting with Crew as a part of her preparation for the journey. Rider recommendation from somebody who’s been the place you’re going is all the time a few of the greatest you’ll find.
Up to now, McCutchen has been elevating cash through merch gross sales (you’ll find hyperlinks on her web site, which is in our Sources), a GoFundMe, and folks she is aware of in her group. She’s additionally lined up some native sponsorship within the type of Aerostitch and True North Crusing Charters, however she’s an impartial rider, in search of to undertake an thrilling and once-in-a-lifetime journey. It’s tremendous cool to see, and RideApart de needs her good luck and superb travels alongside the way in which.