Who We Are
In 2020, Miron stepped in as a primary caregiver for his uncle Bruce who is battling ALS. Following these months of coming intimately aware of ALS, Miron went on a personal bikepacking expedition on The Baja Divide. While on this trip, he was able to reflect on his time living with and caring for Bruce and the larger reality of watching someone so close to you battle a devastating progressive neuromuscular disease. These impactful events motivated Miron to live life to the fullest and not delay his lifelong dream of pursuing ultra-endurance cycling, and the idea of Ride to Endure was born.
Miron Golfman is a passionate ultra-endurance cyclist based in Anchorage, Alaska. Born and raised in New England, Miron grew up in a family of outdoor educators, and learned to live off the land while on remote expeditions throughout the Americas. Miron received a BA in Peace and Justice Studies, from Warren Wilson College and went on to have a 10-year career as an educator and outdoor guide.
Iditarod Trail Invitational 2023
In February, Miron Golfman is setting out on the historic Iditarod trail as a competitor in the Iditarod Trail Invitational (ITI). Miron’s effort on the ITI will be the second annual Ride To Endure campaign to continue bringing funds and awareness to the fight against ALS.
One of the most challenging experiences on the planet, participants brave extreme physical, environmental and mental challenges as they travel along the historic Iditarod Trail on bicycle, foot or skis. Requiring self-sufficiency and the considerable resilience to make it through up to 30 frozen days and nights, the Iditarod Trail Invitational has built its reputation on notoriously inhospitable conditions and minimal outside support. In last year’s ITI, Miron was 3rd to McGrath. Committed to his training, Miron is now set on a competitive finish to Nome!
Baja Divide 2022
The first Ride To Endure campaign launched in January of 2022 when Miron set off on a successful FKT (Fastest Known Time) attempt of the 1600-mile Baja Divide. Miron’s ride set a new world record time of 10 days, 13 hours and 24 minutes, fully unsupported. In 2022, the Ride to Endure raised more than $53,000 for The ALS Association thanks to the promotion from the Baja Divide ride.