Andrey Serdyuk is a 23-year-old cyclist and photographer from Moscow, Russia. He spent last summer touring Finnmark, Norway's northeasternmost county, bordered by Finland's Lapland region, Russia, and the Norwegian Sea. His photos convey the sense of isolation and solitude unique to the far reaches of the Nordic hinterlands.
If you're in the Minneapolis area, we invite you to join us from 6:30 - 9:00 pm at Angry Catfish on Friday, March 20th, for an evening of bicycle travel presentations and live music!
Listen to stories from Joe Cruz, Ben Hovland, Kat McCarthy, Amy Oberbroeckling, Aaron Ortiz, and Mark Sirek. Hear songs from Ben Weaver.
LynLake Brewery will be pouring free beer all night and Salsa Cycles will have loaded touring bikes on display. We’ll have dozens of prizes to give away from our wonderful sponsors, including Anhaica Bag Works, Banjo Brothers, Porcelain Rocket, Randi Jo Fabrications, Salsa Cycles, Surly Bikes, and Swift Industries.
This event is free and open to everyone, whether you’re a seasoned expedition cyclist or just have a casual interest in bicycle touring or bikepacking. Come celebrate the end of winter and get excited for springtime riding!
You can RSVP for the event on Facebook, here.
The fifth issue of Bunyan Velo is here! I'm proud to present a dozen new bicycle travel stories from an incredible group of veteran and first-time contributors. Read it for free on Issuu:
Kevin Scott Batchelor is a photographer, cyclist, and musician based out of Boulder, Colorado. Growing up in a rural town in the southernmost county of New Jersey, Kevin never dreamed he'd be living in the beautiful mountains of Colorado with his wife, Charlotte. Thanks to the awe inspiring beauty of his adopted home, Kevin has rediscovered his passion for photography and lust for all things outdoors. As bicycle industry insider, he has unique access and understanding of its internal workings, a perspective that he's happy to share through photographs and words.
Find Kevin on Instagram here.
Earlier this summer I was drinking my morning coffee on a bike camping trip in Afton State Park when I received an email inviting me to speak at a fall conference in New York City called The Future of Travel. It had a preliminary speaker list that included the CEO of Lonely Planet and the President of Vimeo, among many other impressive speakers. I had no idea how in the world I ended up on the list of invited speakers and in all honesty the idea was somewhat overwhelming. I decided the best thing to do would be to file it away mentally and go back to enjoying coffee and breakfast with friends on that beautiful morning in the park.
I didn’t do anything about the email for a week or two, until I told my lovely girlfriend Theresa about the invitation and she pushed me to accept and offered to come support me in New York.
I accepted, and last month I told the story of Bunyan Velo for the first time. It just so happened to be on stage in front of hundreds of people at The Times Center. You can view the entire 10-minute talk below.
Thank you to all of the readers, contributors, and sponsors who have made this project possible!