07/17/2013 09:24 am ET

Armando Rosales Will Bike Ride From New York To Mexico For Immigration Reform

Armando Rosales is making a run for the border. Well, a bike ride, actually: The amateur cyclist is pedaling from New York to Mexico to encourage Latino communities in the U.S. to get involved in the debate over immigration reform.

The unusual 2,200-mile journey will take Rosales from New York City to his Mexican hometown of Saltillo. That may sound like a lot, but Rosales -- a photographer and mountain guide -- has the experience, and a mission. Last year, he pedaled from Denver to Saltillo, an 1,100-mile trip.

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