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Ride Report: Two Years on 3 Wheels

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Union Garage NYC

103 Union Street

Brooklyn, NY 11231

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5 artists. 4 Urals. 3 wheels. 2 Years. One Impossible Road Trip.

In the summer of 2014 a group of art school classmates set out on an improbable, seemingly impossible mission.

The friends proposed to follow a course from Germany to New York City riding 80’s-era Russian-made Ural sidecar motorcycles. They aimed to ride through Europe, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Siberia and the Russian Far East, then cross the Bering Strait to Alaska, roll down to and across the United States and end up in New York City.

With freshly minted motorcycle licenses and scant collective mechanical experience between them, the odds seemed stacked heavily against them. They’d be lucky to survive the attempt. Completion would be a moonshot. Getting to New York would be a miracle.

Spoiler alert: they made it!

On Saturday, January 14, at 7PM we are hosting these intrepid adventurers for an ultra-condensed multi-media presentation recounting how they spent the last 2 years racking up 20,000 hard-fought miles.

We are charging $10 per ticket, with all proceeds being donated directly to the coffers of the leavinghomefunktion expedition. Also, we'll be raffling off a series of prizes for all attendees—with the grand-prize bing a premium U.S.-made duffle bag (a $380 value) from Ural Motorcycles. The ticket price also covers food and drink.

As they're *just* wrapping up their trip they still have gigabytes of photos and videos to process, but check out our website for a few snippets of what they've experienced. The first clip is from the Road of Bones, and the second shows the ingenuity that helped them navigate 1,600 kilometers of river by Ural.

Brought to you with help from Ural Motorcycles, and continuing generous sponsorship from Sixpoint Brewery.



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