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Bicycle Nomad and The Buffalo Soldiers Project
This June, swrve ambassador Erick Cedeño, aka Bicycle Nomad, will be set out on a solo journey from Missoula, MT to St. Louis, MO to retrace the 1897 route that was pedaled by the volunteer Bicycle Corps of the all Black 25th Infantry Regiment known as the Buffalo Soldiers. This monumental 1,900 mile ride was a test by the Army to see if the newly popular bicycle could be a feasible means of transport for troops. Along the way, the Buffalo Soldiers collected geographic and topographic data, documented route conditions, sources of supplies, and other information that could be useful to the military. Erick is using his 125th anniversary ride as an opportunity to acknowledge the role Black soldiers played in...
Seth Gottesdiener and The Great American Bike Ride
Some quarantine projects are more ambitious than others. Case in point, Seth Gottesdiener decided to ride his bike from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. and ask the same 10 questions to folks he interviewed along the way. His project is called The Great American Bike Ride and his journey was documented by a small film crew that plans to turn his journey and interviews into a documentary that captures this unique and delicate time in our nation's history. Seth took the time to do an interview with us so we could find out more about him and his epic ride. (In the interest of full disclosure, we sponsored Seth with apparel for him and masks for the crew and their interview subjects. Our discussion has...