A Two-Wheeled Journey from Alaska to Argentina to Fight Diabetes
On July 26, 2005, Brooks Allen & Gregg Bleakney embarked on a 19,500 mile bicycle journey from Prudhoe Bay (the most northern road accessible point in Alaska) to Tierra del Fuego, the southern most tip of Argentina. Their goal is to raise $50,001 to help fight Diabetes. You can donate today.
Canright is a web design and software development company located in Portland, Oregon. We build websites that are effective, easy to maintain and focused on business objectives. Canright is proud to have desiged and built this website for Ribbon Of Road and wishes Gregg and Brooks the best of luck on their journey.

By designing and manufacturing purpose-built bicycles, Co-Motion works hard to make the bond between you and your machine stronger --whether your hand-crafted Co-Motion is a tandem, racing bike, touring bike, or a one-of-a-kind custom, your bike was built just for you.

Gregg has a 3-year history of touring on Co-Motion bikes. Brooks and Gregg have both selected bombproof Co-Motion Americanos for this expedition. Co-Motion's commitment to this adventure is a true testament of the company's product line and customer support.

Schwalbe North America
SCHWALBE NORTH AMERICA prides itself on outstanding customer service, consistency, a superior product at a competitive price, and the endless pursuit of supporting a great sport and a healthy source of transportation. Brooks and Gregg gladly accept SCHWALBE's sponsorship and have selected the Marathon XR expedition tire for their journey through the Americas.

Rudy Project
Rudy Project designs and manufactures hi-tech sunglasses, goggles, helmets and accessories using the application of science, advanced materials and computer technology to create functional, aesthetically superior and technologically advanced products. Brooks and Gregg enthusiastically welcome their sponsorship of Ribbon of Road and will wear Rudy Project's sunglasses for the duration of the expedition.

Outdoor Research
Our goal at Outdoor Research is to design and manufacture innovative products for outdoor recreation and travel that are of the highest quality, reasonably priced, truly functional, and as versatile as possible. We also make sure that our products are tested by the world's hardest working outdoor enthusiasts, and the feedback we receive from them is invaluable. It is not uncommon for these people to be out in the elements more than 200 days a year doing what they do, and this allows us to tap into a valuable source of accelerated wear and tear. From kitchen kits to merino wool base layers to waterproof stuff sacks - The Ribbon Of Road team will be using a full range of OR gear during their adventure.

Ibex was founded on the belief of the superior natural performance and properties of WOOL. We couple a natural renewable resource with technical innovation, inspired design, personal commitment and dedicated customer service. The result is a product, company, and customer experience that "JUST FEELS RIGHT".

eROI, Inc., helps its clients generate and capture qualified leads online through email marketing, e-commerce, search engine marketing, and Web site development. eROI's unique approach transforms clients' Web sites into effective vehicles for capturing leads and generating a return on investment (ROI). The company's email marketing campaign management services include planning, email design, email list management, database marketing and their award-winning email marketing software enables clients to build, send and track emails. eROI also offers a powerful e-commerce and event registration software platform. eROI delivers.

ThinkHost's number one goal is customer satisfaction. Their team works together to make that possible. As a socially responsible company, ThinkHost contributes much of their revenues to non-profit organizations and projects working for social change and progress. Ribbon Of Road could not be more excited about the quality of service and integrity that ThinkHost has offered as a technology hosting sponsor.

Lombardi Sports
LOMBARDI SPORTS has been family owned and operated since 1948. With over 50,000 square feet full of the best equipment, apparel and expertise on Earth, Lombardi Sports has been the Bay Area's premiere sporting goods store for over 55 years.

Over the years, the community has been an extension of the Lombardi Sports family. A fact that is very apparent in their sponsorship of Ribbon of Road. Brooks & Gregg are thrilled to turn to Lombardi's for their sports needs.

Jaunt is located on Main Street in St. Helena, in the heart of the Napa Valley. Jaunt specializes in comfortable, stylish footwear for traveling and walking, luggage, tote bags, travel accessories and gifts for "the happy traveler." Footwear lines carried by Jaunt include Merrell, Puma, Camper, Ugg, Paraboot, Cole Haan, and other leading designers. Jaunt also carries luggage, bags and small leather goods by Mulholland Brothers, Ro, Orla Kiely, Dante Beatrix, and others.

Jaunt's owners, Tom and Linda Allen, are delighted to support Ribbon of Road and Brooks and Gregg, in honor of Jana Allen and also Linda's dad, Victor, who has lived with diabetes for many years.

Club ZUM
Club ZUM in Seattle acknowledges that good health means more than just being physically active. The club supports each member's exploration of what it means to develop personal insight - in service to living in balance. To this end, Zum strives to be a refuge where physical, mental and emotional awareness merge.

With it's relaxed environment, world-class instruction and innovative training features like plyometric boxes, indoor sandpit and multi-media LeMond group exercise bike center, Gregg truly welcomes their sponsorship of his expedition training.

Bay Club
Since 1977, The San Francisco Bay Club has set the standard of excellence for private athletic clubs. The Bay Club attracts professionals from all over the City with its award-winning design, internationally recognized fitness and group exercise staff, and the best squash program on the West Coast. The Club has gained a well-deserved reputation for quality and service, so it's easy to see why SELF magazine and Men's Health recognized The San Francisco Bay Club as one of the Top 20 Clubs in the U.S.

R Bar
From Alaska to Argentina, people in search of the perfect watering hole instinctively flock to the R Bar like the salmon of Capistrano. A place where you are treated like royalty, even if you're just swilling Olympias with friends.

Brooks and Gregg would like to extend a huge thank you to Chris & Tod for hosting the Ribbon of Road launch party and for being there whenever we've needed a cold one.

A special thanks to the following individuals for their help in making Ribbon Of Road a reality.

Tim Rickards, copywriter: Thank you for your expertise, for helping us put our ideas into words.