Press Release

** Please note: This release was put out on April 26, 2008, at the time of Rick’s return from his around-the-world ride.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE RESIDENT TO COMPLETE AROUND-THE-GLOBE 
BICYCLE RIDE AT THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE ON MAY 3, 2008.

This Saturday, photographer and journalist Rick Gunn 
will conclude a 25,000-mile bicycle journey where he
started, on San Francisco ‘s Golden Gate Bridge.

Gunn has spent nearly three years traveling through 33
countries on four continents.

 Inspired by the loss of his mother at an early age,
 Gunn embarked on his “life-long dream” to circle the
globe on July 1, 2005.

Gunn, 44, of South Lake Tahoe , has since worn-out
three bicycles, 15 sets of tires, five pairs of
cycling shoes, two laptops, and an array of camera
 equipment. 

His route took him across the United States, 
throughout Europe, into Turkey , across Uzbekistan and
 Kyrgyzstan then into China. Cycling to elevations
 nearing 18,000 ft, Gunn then crossed the Tibetan
 Plateau into Nepal, before crossing India and
 Bangladesh.

Deeply moved by the effects of poverty, oppression,
 and war he witnessed along the way, Gunn began
 volunteering with local aid groups, devoting his time 
to those who were making sustainable differences in 
the world.

 Gunn’s reports about his work with orphanages in
 Nepal, feeding AIDS patients in a Thailand hospice,
 and observing land-mine extractions in Laos—along with 
over fifty other serial installments—appeared monthly 
in the Tahoe Daily Tribune and the Nevada Appeal.

Gunn continued his travels through Southeast Asia, 
reporting on mine-victim rehabilitation in Vietnam, 
teaching English to impoverished school-children in
 Cambodia, planting trees in Borneo, then volunteering
 with a Tuberculosis eradication program in war-torn 
East Timor.

He concluded his cycling abroad cycling south, across 
Australia and New Zealand. 

Gunn’s insightful writing and evocative photographs
 earned him a following among his audience as he 
progressed along his journey. Much of the funding for 
Gunn’s trip came through donations from friends and 
readers.

Gunn will be welcomed by family, friends and media
 representatives as he arrives on the eastern walkway
 of the Golden Gate Bridge, Saturday, May 3, 2008, at
 11:00 AM.

To learn more about Rick Gunn’s journey, please visit
 www.rickgunnphotography.com. 

Rick is presently biking down Highway 1, so the best
way to reach him is by email at soulcycler@yahoo.com.