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Peterborough native John Freeman is cycling around the world with his dog Mira

Peterborough native John Freeman is cycling around the world with his dog Mira

51-year-old Alberta resident and his border collie-heeler mix are heading through Central and South America Peterborough native John Freeman, 51, and his dog Mira (known…

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51-year-old Alberta resident and his border collie-heeler mix are heading through Central and South America

Peterborough native John Freeman, 51, and his dog Mira (known as "Mira La Perra" on social media), bike around 100 kilometres a day through all kinds of terrain and weather. Together they’re planning to visit all seven continents by bike over the next six years, taking brief breaks in between trips to return home to Alberta. (Photo: John Freeman / Instagram) Peterborough-area native John Freeman is continuing an epic six-year cycling trip around the world with his dog, hoping to inspire others to embrace life.

The 51-year-old resident of Canmore, Alberta and his border collie-heeler mix Mira, who’s almost five years old, are preparing to make their way through Central and South America.

After they complete that leg of the journey, they will head back home to Alberta to plan for the next leg through Antarctica, although Mira won’t be able to join Freeman in Antarctica due to travel restrictions. After that, they plan to head east to explore Africa, Asia, Europe, and Australia.

Advertisement – story continues below She loves the running and meeting new people. When she’s in her crate on the bike, she takes in the world like a dog with her head out a car window. Tweet this quote

“I’ve taken months-long trips before, but this adventure is much larger and more encompassing than anything I’ve done,” Freeman says in a media release. “It’s 80 pounds of gear, plus Mira, and camping in all […]

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