The Tour d’Afrique bicycle ride from Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town, South Africa covers almost 12,000 km in 120 days, passing through 10 countries. In January 2009 Paul Porter began that ride. While riding, Paul was involved in teaching a course back at the University of Minnesota entitled “Food and Agriculture from Cairo to Cape Town at 10mph”. Daily he would leave audio-blogs related to his experiences and the agroecosystems he encountered. In mid-March 2009 while in southern Tanzania (after biking 5975 km) Paul fell and broke his ulna, which required surgery to heal properly. In March 2010 he resumed the bicycle ride in Nairobi, Kenya and rode 6,660 km to Cape Town, arriving there “EFI” in mid-May.
Go to the Google Earth tab above to read and hear more about those experiences.
See watch the slide shows below of images taken while in Africa.