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Ipswich native releases new adventure travel book


August 12, 2020

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Gary Wietgrefe on his trip to North Pole, Alaska.

Two years ago Ipswich native Gary Wietgrefe, at age 65, bicycled 3,000 miles in 40 days from Pierre, South Dakota to North Pole, Alaska and lived to write about it. He averaged 75 miles per day just to find food and lodging.

His new book, Destination North Pole-5,000 km by bicycle was released by his New York distributor worldwide in July as an e-book, hardcover and paperback. A YouTube video has also been produced about his adventure.

Gary graduated from Ipswich High School in 1971. He entered the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War as a communications intercept operator in Italy and Jap...

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