Jesse Pine's mission to cycle from California to Alaska in support of ShelterBox USA


Over 3,700 Miles For Charity

Inspired to Serve

Jesse’s mother, a Rotarian for many years, has been involved with ShelterBox for at least ten years.  His father Paul was involved with different charities especially those that helped the less fortunate back where he grew up in rural Iowa. His stepfather Rick has been with Kiwanis for a good part of his life as well. Watching his parents serve over the years motivated Jesse to become involved in charitable causes.

When visiting England in 2018, they went to Cornwall and visited the Shelterbox Head Quarters. He was blown away by the organization and scope of ShelterBox work. He decided then it was a worthy cause and something he wanted to be more involved in.

Last year, when Brittney Woodrum hiked all the Colorado 14ers in one summer to support ShelterBox, Jesse was further inspired to take on his own journey for the cause. He wanted to do a trip of his own that required a lot of endurance, was difficult yet achievable, and allowed him to enjoy the outdoors while exploring new places.

I look forward to the known and unknown challenges on the road.

Ride Schedule(s)

Schedule is tentative as route may be subject to change once Jesse is on the road.  

Sunday June 20 Zephyr Cove, NV, USA
Monday June 21 Placerville, CA, USA
Tuesday June 22 Vacaville, CA, USA
Wednesday June 23 Hearldsburg, CA, USA
Thursday June 24 Willits, CA, USA
Friday June 25 Garberville, CA, USA
Saturday June 26 Eureka, CA, USA
Sunday June 27 Eureka, CA, USA
Monday June 28 Klamath, CA, USA
Tuesday June 29 Gold Beach, OR, USA
Wednesday June 30 Charleston, OR, USA
Thursday July 1 Searose Beach, OR, USA
Friday July 2 Pacific City, OR, USA
Saturday July 3 Sunset Beach, OR, USA
Sunday July 4 Sunset Beach, OR, USA
Monday July 5 Astoria, OR, USA
Tuesday July 6 Raymond, WA, USA
Wednesday July 7 Humptulips Campground, WA, USA
Thursday July 8 Hoh Oxbow Campground, WA, USA
Friday July 9 Beaver, WA, USA
Saturday July 10 Sequim, WA, USA
Sunday July 11 Snohomish, WA, USA
Monday July 12 Washington, USA
Tuesday July 13 Washington, USA
Wednesday July 14 Washington, USA
Thursday July 15 Washington, USA
Friday July 16 Washington, USA
Saturday July 17 Washington, USA
Sunday July 18 Washington, USA
Monday July 19 Washington, USA
Tuesday July 20 Washington, USA
Wednesday July 21 Flight From Seattle, WA to Anchorage, AK
Thursday July 22 Katmai Peninsula
Friday July 23 Katmai Peninsula
Saturday July 24 Katmai Peninsula
Sunday July 25 Katmai Peninsula
Monday July 26 Cycle from Anchorage to Fairbanks, AK, USA
Tuesday July 27 Cycle from Anchorage to Fairbanks, AK, USA
Wednesday July 28 Cycle from Anchorage to Fairbanks, AK, USA
Thursday July 29 Cycle from Anchorage to Fairbanks, AK, USA
Friday July 30 Cycle from Anchorage to Fairbanks, AK, USA
Saturday July 31 Cycle from Anchorage to Fairbanks, AK, USA
Sunday August 1 Cycle from Anchorage to Fairbanks, AK, USA
Monday August 2 Arrive in Fairbanks, AK, USA
Tuesday August 3 Fairbanks, AK, USA
Wednesday August 4 Fairbanks, AK, USA
Thursday August 5 Cycle from Fairbanks to Tok, AK, USA
Friday August 6 Cycle from Fairbanks to Tok, AK, USA
Saturday August 7 Cycle from Fairbanks to Tok, AK, USA
Sunday August 8 Arrive in Tok, AK, USA
Monday August 9 Tok, AK, USA
Tuesday August 10 Cycle from Tok to Glen Allen, AK, USA
Wednesday August 11 Arrive in Glen Allen, AK, USA
Thursday August 12 Cycle from Glen Allen to Valdez, AK, USA
Friday August 13 Arrive in Valdez, AK, USA
Saturday August 14 Valdez, AK, USA
Sunday August 15 Valdez, AK, USA
Monday August 16 Cycle from Valdez back to Glen Allen, AK, USA
Tuesday August 17 Cycling back to Anchorage, AK, USA
Wednesday August 18 Cycling back to Anchorage, AK, USA
Thursday August 19 Cycling back to Anchorage, AK, USA
Friday August 20 Cycling back to Anchorage, AK, USA
Saturday August 21 Arrive in Anchorage, AK, USA
Sunday August 22 Anchorage, AK, USA
Monday August 23 Cycle from Anchorage to Homer, AK, USA
Tuesday August 24 Cycle from Anchorage to Homer, AK, USA
Wednesday August 25 Finish in Homer, AK

Follow Jesse's Journey

For regular updates, follow Jesse on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jpine500

About Jesse

Early Life & Background

Jesse was born and raised in Glenwood Springs to two wonderful parents Pam and Paul Pine. In his early teen years, he learned the joys of the Colorado outdoors. Growing up, he enjoyed many outdoor activities, but he really began backpacking and serious hiking / mountain climbing when he was 16.  It was then he climbed his first 14er, Snowmass Peak.  After graduating from Glenwood Springs high school, he attended the University of Denver where he received his BSBA from the Daniels College of Business in 2013. After graduation, he travelled to Europe for 100 days on a rail pass.

After college and his Europe trip, he stayed in Denver.  During this time, he met his now wife, Libby. In October of 2017, they both left their jobs and set off to travel around the world for a year.

Once back in Colorado, she went back to work in the travel industry, and he got his real estate license. Married in September 2019, the two settled in downtown Denver with a plan to have kids and start a family in the future.

The Ride

Jesse has wanted to do a solo trip like this ever since coming back from Europe in 2013. Yet he had not narrowed down what the trip would look like until January of this year.  After reading Cross Country by Ricky Gates (who ran across America), he decided then that the trip he wanted to do was cycle to Alaska.

He thought he could help raise money and awareness to a cause that is important to him and his family. He reached out to Shelterbox to make it official. He is proud to embark on this trip with both personal goals and with the additional motivations to help others in very difficult circumstances.

Speaker Request for Jesse Pine

Interested in having Jesse speak at your club? Sign up below!

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • :
  • When does your event begin and/or when would you like our Ambassador to arrive?