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Alaska-to-Argentina slideshow at Squaw

Staff reports

Tahoe residents and adventurers Jake Spero and Duncan Sisson will present a slideshow of their eight-month bicycle journey from Alaska to Argentina on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Plumpjack Conference Center at Squaw Valley.

The ride was the first project of their nonprofit organization Biking for a Better World, Inc. It served as a catalyst to raise nearly $30,000 for the building of a school in Nicaragua.

The presentation will be informative and feature photos and stories from a journey that spanned two continents and 15 countries.

Their trip started near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, the northernmost point of North America accessible by road, and ended at Ushuaia, considered the world’s southernmost city and located in the Tierra del Fuego region of Argentina.

A $10 donation to the Squaw Valley Institute is requested. Children and students with I.D. are free to attend.

For more information, visit http://www.squawvalleyinstitute.org or call (530) 581-4138.

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