Congratulations exit to Jeanne Roberts who is that this 12 months’s recipient of the Bicycle Touring Professional Journey Scholarship! The journey scholarship began in 2010 as a monetary enhance to younger bicycle vacationers setting out on their first large journey; this 12 months Jeanne will likely be receiving $500USD in funding to go in the direction of her cross-country USA bike tour.
Yearly bicycle touring beneficial properties momentum world wide and the bodily and psychological challenges of long-distance bicycle journey are gaining recognition amongst younger folks as effectively. This 12 months we obtained so many distinctive functions from all around the globe – for a evaluation of this 12 months’s finalists try http://bicycletouringpro.com/the-bicycle-touring-pro-travel-scholarship-2013-finalists/
Jeanne Roberts was in a position to clearly and passionately specific her plans of biking throughout the USA this summer time. After an almost deadly accident final summer time by which a browsing board slashed a principal artery in her leg, Jeanne has been recovering and regaining mobility and is celebrating a full restoration by biking throughout her nation. Supported by her boyfriend and greatest pal she is setting out on a journey centred on having fun with nice well being and life; her journey’s headline actually says all of it “Cruisin ‘USA – a celebratory trip throughout the USA” – you may try her web site and observe her progress too: http://cruisinusawebsite.blogspot.ca/?view=journal
The journey will span neary 4,000 miles, beginning in Georgetown D.C. and ending in Seaside, OR. After gear and different one-time bills, Jeanne is budgeting $10/day for her journey – there’s loads of free tenting and CouchSurfing deliberate to maintain the bills low.
The willingness to painting her accident, restoration course of and her drive to get higher has been captured in a brief, inventive video which Jeanne additionally despatched in along with her utility.
“I do know you’re searching for people who find themselves enthusiastic about journey (which I’m (I’m solely 25 and I’ve lived in 5 completely different nations and I’ve traveled to over 15 completely different nations)) and smitten by bike touring, which I’ve obtained to confess, I’m completely excited but nervous to do that summer time. However, for me, this journey is usually a private journey. Miraculously, I’ve already overcome the percentages, and I now I need to exceed them; I need to show that I’m entire once more. I need to encourage everybody and encourage folks to beat the obstacles which were positioned in entrance of them. Principally, I need to give folks hope. In spite of everything, that’s what saved me going. It might be an honor to obtain this scholarship.” (excerpt from Jeanne’s scholarship utility)
Because the recipient of this 12 months’s journey scholarship, I hope that Jeanne will be capable to encourage others to beat challenges and pursue their desires. Not everybody is ready to flip a severe accident right into a catalyst for pursuing challenges and new adventures; I love Jeanne’s drive to continuously push her personal limits!
Additionally, I hope that the status from profitable this scholarship will assist Jeanne achieve the press protection that she must additional fund her journey which incorporates native TV information (WHSV) and a press launch along with her native newspaper (DNR). Already, we right here at Bicycle Touring Professional are trying ahead to following Jeanne’s journey, alongside along with her crew and street companions; their GoPro digicam and inventive talents will allow us to be part of the trip too. There’s even been point out of collaborating with musicians and song-writers in the course of the journey… we’re intrigued!
Honest thanks exit to everybody concerned on this 12 months’s journey scholarship – to all of the candidates, supporters, donators and everybody right here at Bicycle Touring Professional – thanks for serving to us assist younger bicycle travellers and their inspirational excursions!
To be taught extra about Jeanne Roberts and her 3,917 mile lengthy street journey throughout the USA try her web site at: http://cruisinusawebsite.blogspot.ca/?view=snapshot
Congratulations Jeanne! We’re trying ahead to studying about your journey this summer time from Georgetown D.C. to Seaside, OR. We agree that there’s no higher strategy to rejoice a full restoration than on a bicycle!
Watch the video beneath to listen to Jeanne’s response after being notified that she had the 2013 Bicycle Touring Professional journey scholarship: