Riding a fixed geared bicycle over 30,000 miles, 6 continents, and taking under 2 years to create a documentary and photo book. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on October 31, 2012.
About this project
Anyone who sponsors more than $1000+ can have their logo on my jersey!
$1,000+ the logo will either be on the front, back, or pockets and the logo will be about a business card size.
$2,500+ pledge you will also get your logo put on my jersey either the shoulders and side panels about double the size of the business card.
$5,000+ you get to choose the main nice visible areas of the chest or back, or you can choose to have your logo on my frame pack (which is very visible). The continent you’re sponsoring will be listed too!
Fixie World Tour is about me traveling on a fixed gear bicycle named Phoenix over 30,000 miles, 6 continents, and taking under 2 years to film this odyssey. During this once-in-a-lifetime trip I will be filming this journey that is bound to be adventurous, dramatic, historical, rare, and inspiring (yes, I am the film crew, no fancy crew following behind). While pedaling over thousands of miles I am very excited to capture photos of different bicycles from around the world, and people as they ride their bicycles in the course of everyday life.
The goal of this project is to produce:
1. A Fixie World Tour self documentary
2. The photo book: People of the World and Their Beloved Bicycles.
I feel that riding keeps me in touch with reality and keeps me ambitious. After having already toured 3 times on my fixed geared bicycle, I feel confident that this Fixie World Tour project is the next step. With this project I hope to inspire others, and feel that this is the best time to use my health and youth while I have it.
**I plan to have the pedals start turning in the beginning of March 2013.**
I know I cannot do this alone and that's where you can help make this Fixie World Tour a reality.
Which raises the question how will I use the Kickstarter funds?
-Kickstarter/Amazon takes a small fee
-Must pay taxes on the Kickstarter funds raised
-About half of the funds will be used for supporting the journey: visas, flights, ferries, food, very cheap lodging. Bicycle maintenance: building new wheels w/new hubs, and a special dynamo hub (which helps me recharge my electronics while on the road), changing out the chain, chain ring, cog, tires, tubes, etc. Technical equipment: SD cards, camera, tracker device, phone, etc. Outdoor gear: water filter, rain gear, etc.
-Other half of funds will be used for productions costs: DVD's, photo books, editing, bicycle jerseys, water bottles, cowbells, etc.
What happens if the pledge amount is not reached?
Kickstarter is a all-or-nothing! So even if the project makes it to $29,999.99 I still don't receive the funds it MUST reach or go above $30,000. This is why pledging is so important. Remember, even a dollar can make a difference! So, please pledge today. Thank you. Let's make this project a reality!
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges with completing my project and how am I qualified to overcome them? Simple, one experience, and second communication.
This Fixie World Tour will be my 4th fixed geared bicycle tour. I am not new to the hardships, risks, and challenges that touring on a fixed gear bicycle brings. I enjoy taking pictures and have taken video clips while riding my fixie bicycle on other adventures. I am highly passionate and motivated to bring this project to others! I am currently taking media classes at Eastern Arizona College. These classes are helping me dial in better aspects for how to film a documentary. This is preparing me to make this a once-in-a lifetime journey successful as possible.
Secondly, communication is vital for my backers to know the most recent updates. My family and friends will be the 'command center' at home helping to assure that this communication happens. Overall, I believe that I have taken the necessary steps in prepping myself to make this project a reality all the way to the end. All I need now is your support. Thank you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
What makes your trip any different than other world tours? There are many people who cycle around the world.
YES! I am so happy that there are others who are expanding their curiosity, and ambitions. I have followed along reading about other world travelers by bicycle, and have found myself sucked into their experiences. I think every adventure brings something different into the realm. This is were I need to sound like somewhat of a pompous to what I believe I bring to the realm that is uniquely different: 1. riding a fixie (not very common in the touring realm) 2. making my own gear from cheap materials 3. promote ultralight travel 4. keeping my epilepsy under control 5. try to maintain vegan ethics while traveling global
First, I wear an appropriate fitting helmet while riding my bicycle. Secondly, my neurologist supports me and helps me make sure that I have the necessary amount of medication. Third, yes I have had seizures before while touring on my fixie. (They are grand mal seizures that happen at night usually when I am sleeping). Yes it is a risk, but just like you getting in your car, and driving that is a risk too. Risks become part of our daily lives and is something we need to accept if we want to live life to the fullest.
- (30 days)