Bicycle Touring Professional Journey Scholarship

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Thanks so very a lot to every one that utilized for the 2014 Bicycle Touring Professional journey scholarship. And particular due to Axiom Efficiency Gear for co-sponsoring this yr’s occasion!

The Bicycle Touring Professional journey scholarship, in case you don’t know, is a small annual scholarship that has been operating right here at since 2010 and is designed to assist first-time bicycle vacationers below the age of 30 get their begin within the fantastic world of bicycle touring. Because the scholarship’s inception, hundreds of {dollars} in money and merchandise have been given away to dozens of people from all all over the world.

This yr there have been 96 complete candidates from greater than 30 totally different international locations all all over the world. 73% of the candidates have been males and 27% have been girls (which is a rise within the variety of younger, feminine bicycle vacationers in comparison with years’ previous).

Money & Product Winners

Of the 96 that utilized, there have been 4 purposes that basically stood out… so with out additional adieu, listed here are the winners of the 2014 Bicycle Touring Professional journey scholarship:

Andei Keough – will likely be conducting a 4-month-long solo bike tour round Kona, Hawaii. She is a Kundalini yoga teacher and will likely be educating on her journey across the island on a donation foundation to assist her with the maintenance of her meals provide and the price of additional gear. To assist her on her travels, Andie has been awarded a set of entrance and rear Axiom Randonnee Sequence panniers and an identical Barkeep DLX 9 handlebar bag. ($420 USD worth)

Timothy Goutos - scholarship winner

Timothy Goutos – is planning a bicycle tour by means of Central America – from San Francisco, California to Panama Metropolis, Panama. Following the shoreline, Timothy will likely be climbing volcanoes, exploring historic pyramids, and trekking by means of jungles alongside the best way. To assist him on his travels, Timothy has been awarded a set of entrance and rear Axiom Randonnee Sequence panniers and an identical Barkeep DLX 9 handlebar bag. ($420 USD worth)

Jake Tveite & Quentin Smith – will likely be conducting a 5,000 mile bike journey collectively. They are going to be biking from Owatonna, MN to San Francisco, CA to Vancouver, British Columbia after which again to their houses in Minnesota. Alongside the best way these two younger males will likely be elevating cash for Mercy Ships, the most important non-governmental hospital ship on this planet. The group goes to ports alongside the West coast of Africa and performs mandatory surgical procedures for the African individuals, without cost. Jake and Quentin have been awarded $250 USD to assist them on their bike tour.

Gabriella Scali & Joëlle Tremblay Beaudoin – these two younger girls from Quebec, Canada will likely be conducting a 2-month-long bicycle tour in Alaska and the Yukon. Gabriella is a talented photographer and will likely be capturing the womens’ travels as they go. “We predict that opening your self to new adventures sucks you out of your consolation zone and makes you see the world with a brand new and totally different angle, with the intention to be a greater particular person.” Gabriella and Joëlle have been awarded $250 USD to assist them on their travels.

Bike Tour Teaching Winners

Along with the money and prizes listed above, I’m going to be working with Andie, Timothy, Jake, Quentin, Gabriella and Joëlle in a personal on-line webinar group to assist them plan, put together for, and efficiently execute the bicycle excursions they’ve deliberate. I’ll be answering no matter questions they may have, working with them to plan protected and fulfilling bicycle touring routes, serving to them elevate cash for his or her travels, and an entire lot extra.

Plus, every of those 6 people will likely be receiving the Bicycle Touring Professional Get It All Product Bundle (valued at greater than $100 USD) to assist them execute the bicycle tour of their goals.

I may even be donating the Get It All Product Bundle to the next 15 people and alluring all of them to take part within the personal teaching course I’ll be conducting with Andie, Timothy, Jake, Quentin, Gabriella and Joëlle.

Liudas Daumantas
Annie Kuch
Jorge Cabezut
Blaine McKinney
Robert Bartrum

Micah Adams
Aqua Woodland
Andreas Wahyu
Pronob Das
Felix Yim

Lisa Regier
Daniel Nanghaka
Ocar Campos
Megan Mangold
Matthew Vogel

I chosen these 15 people as a result of I both noticed one thing particular in them or I assumed I may assist them not directly (both with planning their journey, making ready for all times on the street, elevating cash for his or her travels, constructing a web site for his or her bicycle tour, or answering no matter questions they may have about bicycle journey).

All 21 scholarship winners will likely be collaborating in a dwell Web webinar with me (the Bicycle Touring Professional) on Thursday, April 10, 2014. This can be a one-time-only bicycle touring occasion that will likely be free for the 21 individuals listed on this web page, however if you need to hitch this distinctive webinar and discover ways to efficiently plan, put together for, or execute your first journey by bike, you are able to do so by merely registering for the webinar on this web page.

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The webinar on Thursday, April tenth will likely be performed at 12 PM Pacific Commonplace Time and will likely be roughly 1-hour lengthy. Through the first half-hour or so I will likely be speaking about a few of the issues you’ll want to know earlier than going off in your first bicycle tour (similar to what to pack, bodily put together, and what to mentally anticipate when you hit the street)… after which after I end speaking I’ll open it up for questions and solutions. This will likely be your alternative to ask me something you need about conducting your personal bicycle touring adventures. The webinar ought to final not less than one hour, however could go a bit longer than that if there are many inquiries to reply.

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Thanks once more to people who donated to this yr’s Bicycle Touring Professional journey scholarship… and congratulations to all 21 of this yr’s scholarship recipients.

If you want to make a donation to the 2015 Bicycle Touring Professional journey scholarship, simply click on right here. Even the smallest of donations is vastly appreciated.


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