One man, one bike, one mission: Seasoned adventure cyclist Willy Mulonia returns to Alaska once again to take on a 1,100 miles (1,760 km) challenge on an ancient sled-dog trail from Anchorage to Nome.
Willy’s love affair with Alaska first began in 1999 and again in 2000 when he completed a 560km section of the track. In his first attempt he crossed the finish line and in the second one he got to hospital by helicopter. Last February Willy was back again to taste the Great North and to prepare for this year’s attempt. No one understands more the dangers posed by this ultimate cycling challenge, but also the desire to overcome these obstacles and complete the entire route.
ROTOR’s opportunity to collaborate with Willy on his 2019 journey came about through a chance meeting with ROTOR co-founder Ignacio Estelles and their shared philosophy to “Never Give Up”. This year Willy will ride with Q RINGS® and the newly developed ROTOR 12 speed Cassette.
Today, February 18th, Willy climbs into the saddle once again to take on the challenge of a lifetime and his bicycle will carry all the survival materials he needs to make his journey. As the temperatures can be so extreme and the conditions can change in an instant, Willy needs the best gear available so he can react to whatever Alaska throws at him.
ROTOR is proud to be involved in this epic journey and delighted to that Q RINGS® will be used under the most extreme cycling conditions. We will follow his progress in the coming month and keep you posted as his voyage unfolds.