Cycling for Peace This Saturday

Iranian Couple Cycling the World for Peace and Environmental Conservation Arrives in Spokane May 7th

One year ago, on April 29, 2007 in Tehran, Jafar Edrisi and Nasim Yousefi started their journey to promote peace and environmental conservation by cycling around the world. Since then, the Iranian couple has logged more than 8,405 km on their bikes—across ten countries and two continents—and planted 33 ‘peace trees’ along the way.

They are scheduled to roll into Spokane on Tues., May 7th and be our guests for a week before cycling to Canada. Their trip continues for another year as they plan to cycle through Japan, Korea, China, Nepal, India and Pakistan before heading back to Iran. Jafar and Nasim have received wide media attention about their peace and environmental mission, including interviews on CNN, BBC and many others. For more information and photos, visit

Jafar and Nasim’s Schedule of Events in Spokane:

May 10, at 9 AM Planting Peace Tree at Pauli Judd Park
Area cyclists are invited to bike to the park and enjoy a pancake breakfast.
Bicyclists will meet at lower Manito park pavilion at 8:30 AM as their starting point.

May 10, at 6 PM Welcome Reception at the Community Building (35 W. Main)
Open to the public, finger foods and beverages will be served.

About Jafar and Nasim:
Jafar and Nasim’s both hold bachelor’s degrees in computers. They serve as International Eco Tour leaders and are both avid rock climbers and mountaineers. They each hold a grade 3 coach certificate of rock climbing as well as, ice climbing. Nasim was the head coach of the Iranian Women’s Rock Climbing team and together produced more than 10 educational multimedia CDs for children.

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