Brothers From Starkweather, ND, Starting 20K Mile-long Journey for Habitat for HumanityThree brothers from a farm near Starkweather, ND, decided to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. But instead of doing fundraisers around town, they decided to travel across two continents.
Three brothers from a farm near Starkweather, ND, decided to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.
But instead of doing fundraisers around town, they decided to travel across two continents.
"20,000 miles altogether. Anywhere from 15 to 20 thousand because depending on the route, it's all subject to change," David Berg said.
The brothers are starting their journey in Alaska and pedaling down to Argentina with nothing more than what they can carry.
"We take maybe one change of clothes besides our biking gear. We have to prepare for everything from 100 degree temperatures down to 30 degree temperatures," Isaiah said.
Although they don't have a set schedule, these three brothers do have a definite end date.
"We hope to get back in May for my sister's graduation from high school. Even if we're a day from Argentina, that's the day we turn around (and) head home. That's the hard deadline," Isaiah said.
The boys are doing this trip to help out a family in North Dakota.
"Support Habitat for Humanity. We hope to fundraise for a house for Habitat for Humanity and raise $60,000 to support a family in the Red River Valley," David said.
"100 percent of the proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity. We are covering all the cost of the trip ourselves," Isaiah said.
But there are also some personal reasons for them to take this trip.
"Put your life in perspective I guess. The things that we're going to see, the people we're going to meet over the course of the trip," Nathan said.
Although they have spent much of the last six months planning, they still have a few concerns.
"Also concerned about grizzly bears and that kind of thing. Other Canadian citizens, haha" Isaiah said, referring to wildlife.
But they say the risk is worth it.
"Ultimately nothing really great is ever without risk," Isaiah said.
The brothers also say the trip couldn't have happened without help from a few key people.
"I would just like to thank my mom and dad. They raised a tremendous family and I love my family to death. Could have never done this without them," Isaiah said.