Klondike Bike

Max Hirschberg’s 1,200 mile bike odysseyto the Klondike Gold Rush in 1900.

January 1, 2015

If you think the weather is too cold for riding, here’s the first-hand account of a young guy who headed off to the Klondike on his bicycle in 1900. Max Hirschberg rode his bicycle 1,200 miles from Dawson to Nome. The odyssey took him roughly 10 weeks.
In the 1950s, at the request of his wife, Max wrote the story of his epic journey, so that his children and grandchildren would know the true story.

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