Alex Chacón is an adventure rider, public speaker, professional photographer, videographer and presenter. He attends professional conferences, film festivals, and events around the world to speak about his challenging and charitable expeditions on various motorcycles around the world while continuing to ride and tour on varied projects.
Alex is a leader on the cutting edge in motorcycle adventure riding/exploring, contributing to major motorcycle magazines, working as a professional free-lance photographer for companies and well recognized brand names in the industry and collaborating in product development of prototype gear with testing and production. He currently runs the only motorcycle consulting business in the world for travel in Latin America where he occasionally runs tours. Information regarding his consulting enterprises and touring can be found at YourExpeditionSouth.com
His most famous expedition to date has been a 500 day solo round trip from Alaska to Argentina in 500 days raising money for the Children of Uganda in Africa.
Thanks to the success of his blogging, writing, and capturing of his own personal Motorcycle Diaries, he was able to document this epic adventure in a whole new interactive and in-depth way never captured before, through unique pictures, videos and viral YouTube films like, "The Modern Motorcycle Diaries". His body of work has been featured around the world in thousands of magazines, newspapers, international/national TV news and interviews. He has also collaborated in professional productions like "Highest Road in the World".
His story is as incredible as it is inspirational, unique, and motivational. He endeavored to work directly with the less fortunate children of the world in each of the 22+ Latin American countries he visited. As a Medical Student leaving everything behind, he was able to show the world these incredible encounters from his unique perspective. He faced life endangering situations, bureaucratic difficulties, politics, crime, natural disasters, sleeping in parking lots, running out of money while at the same time raising funds internationally for charity from sponsors and individuals following the journey online.
He is a graduate of the University of Texas where he graduated with Honors in Biomedical Sciences, Nutrition and Chemistry. Before beginning his doctoral studies he embarked on conquering his lifelong dream of traveling the world the most adventurous way possible by motorbike, committed to documenting his adventures while raising awareness/funds for charitable causes.
He initially sold everything he had at the beginning of his journey, including his car, TV and clothes and departed his hometown of El Paso Texas with nothing to return to, living only out of his motorcycle for the next 3 years. These years were spent engaging in the most epic of adventures, riding in over 36+ countries, driving over 200,000+ km and crossing over 75+borders around the world, discovering the most unique places and people on earth!
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