GlobeRiders® is a diversified motorcycle adventure touring and multi-media company founded by Helge Pedersen, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA. In the elite community of today’s global explorers, Helge stands at the pinnacle of achievement, having journeyed throughout the world for over ten years on his trusted BMW R80GS. Since this initial trek around the world, Helge has continued traveling on two wheels, visiting over 100 countries and covering more miles than he can count. That journey continues today.
As an adventure touring company, GlobeRiders specializes in small-group, long-duration scenic and cultural motorcycle journeys to areas of the world neither easily accessible nor commonly visited by most. We cater to the experienced, self-sufficient rider who seeks a more challenging and unique experience, and wants to do it on his or her own machine.
As a media company, GlobeRiders is the "vehicle" by which Helge shares his remarkable experiences with others. With the critical eye of the professional photographer and the fluid prose of a journalist, Helge captures the faces of those he has met, records vistas he alone has seen, and documents his multi-faceted experiences and hard-earned knowledge through pictures, words, and music. In addition to instructional and adventure documentary travel DVDs, GlobeRiders also conducts multimedia presentations and seminars throughout the world.
Although best known for his beautifully photographed book 10 Years on 2 Wheels, Helge’s work has also graced the covers and pages of publications and periodicals the world over. Thousands have attended his travel presentations. Others have benefited from his travel clinics. Television audiences vicariously traveled with GlobeRiders as participants in the World Tour made their way from Shanghai to Munich in 2002.
St. Augustine once wrote – "The world is a book and those that do not travel, read only a page." GlobeRiders is writing the book on global touring. We're writing new chapters every year – come share an adventure with us!