| Kristiansand, Norway|
| Helge Pedersen|
| Founder of GlobeRiders tour guides|
Long-distance motorcycle riding
Seattle, Washington, United States
Helge Pedersen Wikipedia
Helge Pedersen (born c. 1955) is a long-distance motorcyclist originally from Kristiansand, Norway, who now resides in Seattle, Washington. He traveled more than 250,000 miles (400,000 km) touring the world on a BMW R80G/S adventure touring motorcycle between 1982 and 1992. This journey is recounted in his book 10 Years on 2 Wheels. The motorcycle he rode on was placed on display at the BMW Museum in Munich.
Pedersen has been "prominent in the motorcycle industry", continuing to ride and lead tours since 1993. For example, he led three 15,000 km (9,300 mi) trips to Tierra del Fuego by 2013.
He started a motorcycle touring company in his home city of Seattle in 1998, and has published a series of instructional and adventure documentary DVDs.