Jay Petervary and No Idle Tour

Card Carrying Endurance BadAss Jay Petervary is doing what he does best, riding his bike for long distances in a short period of time.

Welcome to the No Idle Tour. I am Jay Petervary of Victor, Idaho and I have been endurance racing for over 15 years in some of the most spectacular places that most people would never think to ride a bike. What I will be attempting to do in 2011 is unprecedented. Within the next twelve months I will embark on three amazing adventures that will take me across much of the United States. Join me on the 2011 No Idle Tour to find out why this is going to be an amazing year of challenges and education.

My first challenge will begin in February where I will take on a 1,100 mile snow bike race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska via the Iditarod Great Sled Race’s south route. This will be my fifth successful year of racing in Alaska and I can’t wait to get to the start line. In 2008 I won the 350 mile race from Anchorage to McGrath. In February of 2010 I finished the race to Nome in under 18 days while enduring -40 degree temperatures for a week.

Race Across America (RAAM) is my next effort which will start on June 15. RAAM is a 3,000+ mile road bike race from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland. This race is over 700 miles longer than the Tour de France and usually completed in half the time. It is my plan to ride from coast to coast as fast as I can in as little as 9 days. With my support crew in tow, I hope to win this race and possibly set a new record. Since qualifying for the “World’s Toughest Bicycle Race” in 2008 by winning the Adirondack 540 it has been my dream to complete this race.

In the fall I am looking to take back my record for the Great Divide Route that I set in 2007 and lost in 2008 by a matter of hours. I will be attempting to time trial as fast as I can from Banff, Canada to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. This off pavement route was laid out by Adventure Cycling and takes on every imaginable landscape over its 2,745 miles along the Rocky Mountains. The current record is 15 days 1 hour 26 minutes. With proven results in two of the “Toughest Bicycle Races,” I look forward to being the first person to ever complete all three of these races let alone all of them in one year.

The No Idle Tour is about more than just riding my bike and driving less; In cooperation and support of the Willie Neal Environmental Awareness Fund I will be raising money and awareness as I travel the country in 2011. No Idle campaigns are designed to help communities reduce their carbon emissions by passing laws against idling cars. Willie Neal managed to achieve more in his 18 years of life than most people do in their lifetime. Willie’s belief that “change begins with an individual” has led me to do my part by educating people across the U.S. during all three of my challenges. I will be educating people about environmental stewardship, no idle initiatives and helping raise funds to further Willie’s dreams.

I have a lot of passion for the challenges I take on, but I cannot do it all on my own. I am requesting monetary or in-kind donations so that I can attempt to complete the three challenges I have planned. Please see the attached sponsorship page for further details on how to make contributions and donations. If it were not for the support of friends, family, sponsors and generous donors I could not live out these dreams. Drive less, commute more!

Thank you for your continued support,

Jay Petervary

3 of the toughest endurance cycling events in the US all within the same year.  That is a seriously daunting task, but if anyone had a chance to pull it off, Jay would be the guy.  Check out the website, donate if you got the coin, and send Jay some well wishes for his journey.

No Idle Tour.

Singletrack article about Jay’s Iditarod Bike Adventure.

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About 40 Hands

A fan of riding bikes with one gear, malt liquor, riding without knowing how many miles I’ve covered, and strip clubs that let you bring your own keg. I typically have a stupid grin on my face, it is because deep down I know that no matter what, my mom thinks I’m cool. Denver, Colorado, USA

8 thoughts on “Jay Petervary and No Idle Tour

  1. That’s some serious pedaling!! If anyone can do it, Jay can!!
    I’ve been following him since the Arrowhead 135 a couple years ago.
    Very impressive!!
    Thanks for spreading the word!!
    Pedal on!!


  2. 1) That dude rides a lot and is kind of nuts. Pretty awesome.
    2) The Willie Neal Environmental Awareness Fund is an awesome cause. Willie was a biathlete (cross-country skiing and shooting) who was struck and killed by a truck while rollerskiing on the roads in Northern Maine.

  3. @HUMPTY – dude is married, him and his with did the Tour Divide on a tandem in 2009, his wife also completed the full 1,100 mile Iditarod ride this past February

  4. 40 Hands, thanks for recognizing and posting this….just a (somewhat) normal guy who likes to ride his bike…now all of you shut them F’n cars off and think about what your doing to the environment on ALL aspects, not just idling…peace out, see you on a bike!