Safari Arie Media and News Stories

Why this man is lingering over his winter bike ride through Atlantic Canada

Arie Hoogerbrugge was never one for spending time outside in the cold, but he says he is enjoying a winter bike ride through Atlantic Canada so much he is taking his time. Read More at CBC News

Cyclist touched by Maritime hospitality as he makes cross-Canada journey to the Arctic

QUISPAMSIS, N.B. — A former long-haul trucker who traded his big rig for a bike says he has been touched by the show of Maritime hospitality as he journeys across Canada and through Alaska to the Arctic.

“I’ve been planning this… Read More and watch the video at CTV News.


Cyclist Travels Shore on 55,000 km Journey

By Linda Harrington – Some of us have problems navigating our Canadian winteron four snow tires, imagine doing it on two narrow bicycle wheels?

Arie Hoogerbrugge has been gaining a bit of local attention throughout our Nova Scotia communitie

Download the PDF news article from The Shoreline Journal.

Arie Hoogerbrugge Interview

Thortek Outdoors is proud to sponsor Arie Hoogerbrugge as he begins his next great journey across Canada and through the Americas. This time he is going big with a 55,000 km journey through 24 countries. In this interview, Arie shares about his passion for cycling and his desire to help the environment.

Read the interview on Thortek’s Website

Arie Hoogerbrugge Interview

Aire Hoogerbrugge to friends, family and random interactions with people I am described as adventurous, interesting, unusual and different compared to anyone else they have ever personally met.

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71. Arie Hoogerbrugge - The Road to Argentina

Arie Hoogerbrugge started riding to Argentina on November 11, 2019. Since starting in Newfoundland, the outpouring of support and the kindness of strangers he has received has fuelled his journey and kept him warm and fed. Listen in as he speaks to the lessons learned and how cycling has been a keystone to his mental health.

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‘Safari Arie’ is the new Man in Motion

OTTAWA—Arie Hoogerbrugge is a man on a mission. Two missions, in fact: fi rst, ride his bicycle to Tuktoyaktuk in the Arctic Circle, and then to the southern tip of Argentina, for a total of 55,000 kilometres.  And once that’s done, he intends to plant one million trees. Not unlike Rick Hansen’s tour of the world in a wheelchair in the 1990s, he is a man in motion.

Download PDF article from The Hill Times

Epic bike ride on pause in Kingston until pandemic passes

KINGSTON — An Ontario man who was on an epic bicycle ride across two continents has had to put his ride on hold and ride out the COVID-19 pandemic in Kingston.

Arie Hoogerbrugge, 46, of Grimsby is staying with his aunt after arriving in the city almost two weeks ago.

Read the full article here

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Cyclist stops in Sudbury during epic journey

Arie Hoogerbrugge certainly knows his way around a bicycle, and is more than adept at navigating Canada’s highways from the seat of his two-wheeler.

The 47-year-old Grimsby native completed a 6,500-kilometre trek across the northwestern part of the country back in 2011, and is now more than 5,500 into a truly epic journey that will see him head across much of the nation again, before travelling south, all the way to… Read More

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