INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 2, 2015)– Imagine riding a bike from Indianapolis to Los Angeles on unpaved roads. That’s 2,000 miles on dirt roads with pot holes, rocks, bumps.
That’s just part of the trip Mike Lantz will take, as he spends the first four months of 2015 riding through Africa on a titanium cyclo-cross bicycle with hand-picked parts. He’ll ride from Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town, South Africa as part of the Tour d’Afrique bycycle race/tour.
“The goal is to pedal the whole way from Cairo Egypt to Cape Town,” said the Indianapolis native.
Nearly fifty other people across the world will meet in Cairo, Egypt this weekend. The group will bike more than 75 miles each day – at least two-thousand miles of the trip is off-road. Lantz is the only Hoosier on the journey.