Photojournalist Helge Pedersen is the author of 10 Years on 2 Wheels, which chronicles an amazing journey riding 250,000 miles by motorcycle through 77 countries.
Documenting his travels, Pedersen’s photographic passion celebrates the diversity of life on earth, focusing on human culture, wildlife and scenic vista’s.
His photo-essays have appeared worldwide in dozens of motorcycle and outdoor-enthusiast magazines, as well as publications such as National Geographic, TIME and The New York Times. Helge’s journey has also been featured on Discovery’s Travel Channel and other broadcasts around the world.
In 1998, Pedersen began sharing his experiences with others and founded GlobeRiders, LLC. GlobeRiders specializes in long-duration, adventure motorcycle travel throughout parts of the world neither easily accessible nor commonly visited.
GlobeRiders tours visit 40 countries throughout southern Africa, Eurasia and S.E. Asia. Collectively, Pedersen has traveled through over 100 countries on six continents, and has logged more miles on the seat of a motorcycle than he cares to count.
In addition to organizing and leading motorcycle adventure tours, Helge produces instructional and adventure DVD’s designed to prepare the avid motorcyclist for world travel and inspire a desire to take to the open road.
He also gives multimedia presentations that offer breathtaking photography and inspiring stories from his adventures. Pedersen develops and presents travel related seminars, teaching participants motorcycle maintenance and repair, GPS navigation, and other insider tips for the savvy traveler.
Pedersen speaks four languages: Norwegian, English, Spanish and German. He currently lives with his wife in Seattle, Washington.