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Harrison Brown creates a real-time web series as he bikes over 6000 miles by himself from Alaska to Florida. Join the adventure! Read more

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Harrison Brown creates a real-time web series as he bikes over 6000 miles by himself from Alaska to Florida. Join the adventure!

About this project

BIKING INTO THE WORLD is a travel show unlike any other travel show. 

"You can learn a lot about yourself by going for a bike ride."

I'm Harrison Brown and I'm going to bike by myself over 6000 miles, starting in Fairbanks, Alaska and finish by rolling into Key West, Florida.

I’m going to bike across North America and bring you along by creating a Youtube channel that will allow me to film the entire journey and upload edited videos as I travel the continent.  Once the journey begins you'll begin receiving content on almost a daily basis. I will be editing weekly episodes of my journey along with shorter videos that will be uploaded daily. You’ll get access to six months of one-of-a-kind entertainment you won’t find anywhere else.

Imagine if Lewis & Clark had filmed their journey and were able to upload their journeys to YouTube? You'd be able to be right there discovering with them.

Fairbanks, AK to Key West, FL, starting in May 2014
Fairbanks, AK to Key West, FL, starting in May 2014

I’m taking my knowledge of video production, my skills as a professional comedian, and my love for biking to create an inspiring adventure on YouTube.  I will use my skills to share my experiences and the people I meet along the way.  This is a journey about bringing awareness to simple living and defining one’s own version of success in today's world.  I want this adventure to inspire people to live a new kind of lifestyle where they are friendlier toward our environment, and more likely to live out their own adventures.

Harrison's Bike Tour February 2013 - Big Sur, CA
Harrison's Bike Tour February 2013 - Big Sur, CA

To make this journey a reality, I need your help. In order for me to film, edit, and upload videos from the road, I’ll need to buy some equipment that will allow me to share the journey. I’ll also be shipping footage back to Los Angeles that will be archived and could be used to make a documentary in the future. Your pledges will also cover bike maintenance, living expenses, and other miscellaneous travel expenses.

Harrison picking up "Jim the Rambler" from Topanga Creek Bicycles, they have been the best of friends ever since.
Harrison picking up "Jim the Rambler" from Topanga Creek Bicycles, they have been the best of friends ever since.

If you pledge, there are numerous levels, all of which have rewards that will connect the audience even more to the journey, such as receiving hand written postcards from the road.

When you support this project, you’re supporting an idea. It’s the idea that anybody can do something amazing, no matter how big or small. This is your chance to be part of a journey across our country where you’ll see amazing things, meet interesting people, and learn lessons that couldn’t be learned in any other way than on a bike.

Let’s start pedaling, because every day is adventure!

Harrison Biking in Joshua Tree National Park - September 2013
Harrison Biking in Joshua Tree National Park - September 2013

Harrison was most recently feature on the popular blog Los Angeles I'm Yours in a Q&A with Kyle Fitzpatrick.

 Harrison Brown currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. He has worked in video production, is a professional comedian, a tour guide, a Phish fan, and a bicycle enthusiast.

Harrison has worked in production and post production for various television programs (The Price is Right, Fuel TV) and web content providers (Maker Studios, UCBcomedy.com).

www.bikingintotheworld.com 

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www.youtube.com/bikingintotheworld

Learn about Harrison's proposed route in this update video.

Learn more about Harrison's other inspiring adventure, that would make Biking Into The World possible.

 Find out what music Harrison is gonna be listening to on the route.

This video will explain how Harrison is gonna film, edit, and upload videos while biking across North America.

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Watch a Sneak Preview of Harrison's Journey below.

Time for Deals, Deals, Deals at Harrison's Used Car Lot

Keep your eyes open for more update videos throughout the Pledge Drive.

Risks and challenges

Bears, Wolves, and Semi-Trucks are just a few of the obstacles that I will face along this 6000 mile solo journey by bike. This a journey that will push myself physically and mentally. There will be dangers lingering around every corner, but one of the biggest challenges will be delivering fresh video content on a regular basis. Just keeping equipment charged and finding wifi to upload videos along the journey will be a big enough challenge on it's own.

Last fall I completed a three-day test run to make sure that biking, filming, editing, and uploading could be done. The test run was successful and with the proper equipment, a 6000 mile run will be successful.

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    106 backers

    A personalized thank you email & name on the website

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    78 backers

    Receive a "Biking Into the World" wristband, that you can wear.

    Plus all of the above

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    40 backers

    Receive an 8” x 10” photo, that is taken on the road by Harrison.

    Plus all of the above

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    19 backers

    Receive one postcard from along the road from Harrison.

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    7 backers

    Video Postcard
    Harrison will create a video postcard for you at some point along the journey.
    Plus a "Biking Into the World" wristband & Photo

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    1 backer

    "Postcard Club"
    You will receive a postcard with a personalized message from various places every month written by Harrison. You will receive a total of six personalized postcards.

    Plus a "Biking Into the World" wristband & Photo

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    2 backers

    "The Roaster Club" You will receive one 1lb of coffee from a local coffee roaster that Harrison stops at along the way. Plus be a part of the "Postcard Club" and receive a wristband and photo.

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    Business Sponsorship
    I will wear/use your product throughout the tour and will be featured in video throughout the journey. One video will be dedicated to the business and features the product directly.

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    Executive Producer Credit / Sponsorship

    Your name or business name will appear on every video created. Name or Logo will be included in the video, you will also have top billing in the description of every video and will be tagged.
    Plus, all of the above.

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Funding period

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