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A city man’s pedal-powered revolution

Describing it as the most difficult record attempt he has undertaken, aCalgary man plans to become the first person to travel from Canada toHawaii under his own power.

Describing it as the most difficult record attempt he has undertaken, a Calgary man plans to become the first person to travel from Canada to Hawaii under his own power.

Already setting two human-powered world records on land and water, Greg Kolodziejzyk now plans to take a pedal-powered boat from Victoria, B.C., to Honolulu, Hawaii — a trip expected to last 50 to 80 days.

“I will be facing one of the most formidable environments on the planet, pedalling for up to 16 hours per day, enduring storms at sea, and quite possibly even a capsize or two,” Kolodziejzyk said. “It is going to be the ultimate test of my resolve.”

But the avid athlete said the grueling process will be worth it, since for every one of the 3000 miles travelled, a child who cannot afford a bike will be given one through a partnership with Kimberlee’s Bikes for Kids for the Pedal the Ocean.

“We need donations and for each 50 dollars a child will receive a bike, a helmet and a water bottle.”

Kolodziejzyk is already training for the 2010 world-record attempt.

Anyone who wants to donate can do so online at pedaltheocean.com.

 
 
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