All posts tagged bike touring

  • The Trophy Club: “Summer Champ” Bike Touring Short


    This is what I’m talking about! Even though my bike touring experience is limited, it’s something that’s always drawn me in with the unpredictability of such a journey. Watch here as The Trophy Club completes a 1,300 mile bike tour full of climbing mountains, meeting new people, camping, swimming in rivers and getting lost along the way; all for fun.

    Give this short by The Sleepers a watch! It sure gets me hyped for summer.

    -B

  • Be a Blackburn Ranger

    Man, if I wasn’t about to make the move of a lifetime to Shanghai, I’d be all over this. Are you looking to live the dream? How’s testing out prototype products from Blackburn while embarking on epic journeys sound? Have you ever wanted to ride the Great Divide or Pacific Coast trails? Well then continue reading below and learn how you can be one of the next 4 Blackburn Rangers. This is one of those amazing opportunities you simply don’t want to pass up. All the details are below – be sure to read more about being a Blackburn Ranger here.

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  • MFANGANO Documentary by Derek McIntire

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    If you’ve been following for a little while, you may remember my good friend Derek went on a bicycle tour through Africa and spent some time on Mfangano Island. Well, he filmed a documentary while he was out there that focuses on a community center dedicated to focusing on public health and community building. It’s so well done, and also touches on a bicycle project assisted by Bicycles of Humanity where over 250 bicycles were distributed around Mfangano Island. Make sure to give this a watch and catch up on Derek’s tour if you haven’t already at Horizons Oblivious.

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  • A Bike Shop for the Whole World

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    Our good friend Derek McIntire recently returned from a bicycle tour through Rwanda where he worked at the Ekailo Kiona Bicycle shop located on Mfangano Island. He’s also had an article published in the latest Urban Velo that hit shelves on the 1st. Be sure to pick that up at your local shop or you can always read it online, too. He’s also working on releasing a 25-minute documentary on the community of Mfangano Island in Lake Victoria – don’t forget to check out the trailer above! If you missed my previous posts about his journey, you should catch up on those here or check out his blog from the trip at Horizons Oblivious.

    -B

  • Horizons Oblivious: Video Update #1


    Derek’s back in the states and has started sorting through all his footage from his recent tour. In his first video update, you’ll get a look at what he saw in Istanbul as well as a quick interview with a local he’d met. If you haven’t been following along, read up on his journey at Horizons Oblivious and be sure to watch his second video on Cappadocia.

    -B

  • Derek’s Bike Tour in Rwanda


    If you’ve been following along for the last month or so, you’ll remember our good friend Derek’s been touring through Rwanda on his Trucker Deluxe. Unfortunately, his trip was cut short after he broke his femur (read how here), but he’s remained positive and already looking towards his next journey. We’ll probably try to get a little New England tour together towards the end of the summer, care to join? Check out this short that Derek put together from a few days of riding and be sure to read his stories at Horizons Oblivious.

    -B

  • Derek Update: Kigali to Kivu

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    Our buddy Derek’s been truckin’ along through Rwanda on the tour of a lifetime. If you missed our earlier updates on his journey, he’s already made it through a number of countries and even spent some time volunteering at a community bike shop in Kenya on Mfangano Island. His last update is full of photos and stories from his recent journey from Kigali to Kivu. I can’t really do justice to his words, so you’ll have to head over to his travel blog Horizons Oblivious and read about his experiences so far. I need to get out and do some touring this year!

    Above you’ll see Derek’s fully loaded Trucker Deluxe and a shot of him giving a little guitar lesson in Gitarama. Don’t skip on his site though if you’re looking for a good read. His stories are rich with detail and will make you want to get out and explore the globe via bicycle.

    -B

  • Derek Update | Bike Touring Through Istanbul, Turkey, Iraq & Kurdistan

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    The last time I posted about Derek earlier this month, he was packing his Long Haul Trucker, getting ready for a tour of a lifetime. So far, he’s made it through Istanbul, Turkey, Iraq, Kurdistan and is currently in Kisumu, Kenya on Mfangano Island where he’s volunteering at the Ekialo Kiona Community Bike Shop. After that, he plans on exploring Rwanda by bicycle for a while before returning to Boston. Keep up with him and his captivating stories and photos at Horizons Oblivious (head’s up, you might get sucked in for a few hours).

    Posted above is his personal hut on Mfangano overlooking Lake Victoria and the Kenyan mainland. Best of luck on the rest of your journey buddy, can’t wait to ride again when you’re back in the states!

    -B