Here’s a cool organization, Offroad Passport, that integrated SPOT units in their off-road website by using SPOTadventures.com accounts that allow everyone in their club to follow their adventures. Anyone can set up a SPOT Adventures Account. Get creative with how you use SPOT Adventures. See how Offroad Passport did it here!
Offroad Passport is primarily a community for the planning and discussion of off-road adventures. All makes and models of off-road capable vehicles are welcome. Offroad Passport supports combining many forms of outdoor recreation with OHV use. It also hopes to grow the number of members that hike, mountain bike, hunt, fish and generally enjoy exploring the great outdoors in any form.
Rescue Profile: Bill and Andreas
Case #: 12629
Bill Peschka, a Tour Divide Veteran, was cycling in Wyoming as part of an ultra-distance mountain bike race following the Continental Divide from Banff Canada to the Mexican border at Antelope Wells, NM.
One June afternoon, Peschka was cycling in Sweetwater County where he stumbled upon Andreas Fassbender, a German cyclist heading north to Canada. Fassbender had been catapulted off his bike after hitting a patch of deep sand with the front wheel. Fassbender had been lying on the ground waiting for 2 hours as he was unable to connect to local authorities due to lack of cellular coverage. Luckily for Fassbender, Peschka had his SPOT handy.
The SOS was pushed and within 30 minutes, Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office had arrived on the scene and was looking for SPOT Owner, Peschka by name. Two ambulances had been dispatched because they were unsure of the road conditions and wanted to get quickly to Fassbender’s aide. They loaded Fassbender into the ambulance and off they went.