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First Leg: Salt Lake to New York
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The message has arrived in New York!

Second Leg: New York to Belgium
May 21 - June 20
The message has arrived in Belgium.

Third Leg: Belgium to Torino, Italy - begins July 11
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The message has arrived in Torino.

Photo Galleries


They've arrived!

Mayor Anderson in Torino on July 28, 2005.

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The challenge
To send a message of Peace, Youth and the Environment to Mayor Sergio Chiamparino of Torino, Italy before the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. The message must be sent without using fossil fuels.
The journey
6,000 miles in three legs: Salt Lake City to New York City by bicycle; New York to Zeebruge, Belgium by sailboat; Zeebruge to Torino by bicycle and hiking.
Using this site
The links on the left menu will become active as the team moves across the country, so check back each week to see how they're progressing.

We will post messages and photos from team members when we receive them.

If you'd like to send a message to the team, click the Email link.


The message

Peace - Salt Lake prided itself on its hospitality and kindness in opening its arms to the world in 2002. This message will serve as a reminder to other cities that we are all connected as an international community and the ideals we hold as smaller, tight-knit communities apply to all cities, states and countries.

Youth - Kids will be involved in the message by helping to plan and host message-related activities at their schools and communities and by tracking the riders online as they send e-mails, read trip updates, and learn about other experiences in towns along the route.

Environment - The message will be carried exclusively by non-fossil fuel methods (biking, hiking, sailboat, rowboat) to promote the idea that alternative methods of transportation are still important and viable.

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  Click here to meet the team for the third and final leg of the trek!