At 77, Simeon Gipson is preparing to embark on a bicycle journey of more than 1,000 miles from Tahlequah, Okla. to Pittsburgh, Pa. Once there, he plans to compete in the National Senior Games. The thousands of miles Gipson has covered over the years started when he was nearing 70 with a last-ditch attempt to improve his declining health. He’s one of many Native elders and others that embark on epic journeys and inspire the rest of us along the way.
Simeon Gipson (Cherokee and Choctaw), 77 year-old bicyclist
Kelly Linklater (Pukatawagan Cree Nation), canoeist
Break 1 music: Rumble (Remastered) (song) Link Wray (artist) Rumble (Remastered) (single)
Break 2 music: Beautiful Flower (song) Cree Confederation (artist) Kihtawasoh Wapakwani (album)