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The Hungry Pedaler will document one man's bicycle-powered quest to find America's best local, indigenous cuisines.
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Nearly a year and a half ago, I set out on a mission to meet, profile, and support America's best street vendors. Today, VendrTV has grown dramatically, covering carts from Maine to Miami and everywhere in between. On the road, it quickly became apparent to me that there was a whole heck of a lot more to America than what I could eat off the street. And it's with that desire to discover, document, and explore that part of America's food culture that I hope to launch The Hungry Pedaler.

The Hungry Pedaler is a series of bicycle-powered tours, shot without crew or camper, that explore America's best local, indigenous cuisines. Think of it as "Survivor Man" meets "No Reservations" meets a video blog. Along with my girlfriend, Miko, I'll pedal my way through America - stopping, meeting, and eating at the hidden gems that lend so much character to each locale, while capturing as much content as possible. After the tour, the footage will be edited and broken up into a series of webisodes to be released weekly.

The first season will be set along the coast of Maine, from Eastport to Kittery. We'll be departing August 15th and spend 2 weeks on the tour.

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    SEARED SCALLOP: Anyone that donates will get backstage access to the preplanning blog, on the road journal, and digital photo album, updated throughout our trip.

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    HOT DOG: A $10 donation puts you, and a link out to a site of your choice (your twitter, etc) on The Hungry Pedaler's "Thank You" page.

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    ICE SCREENING: For pledges $25 or greater you'll receive an invitation to a pre-screening of The Hungry Pedaler, Season One in NYC. Location and date TBD. If you're not in NYC, you'll be invited to a live webcast screening of the event. Plus everything listed above.

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    BLUEBERRY PIE: A $30 donation gets you a high definition digital download of The Hungry Pedaler. Perfect for your computer, watching on a giant TV, or burning to a DVD for your Grandmother to enjoy. Plus, the "Thank You" as listed above.

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    CLAM CHOWDER: $50 gets you a limited edition Hungry Pedaler t-shirt. Plus, everything listed above.

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    LOBSTER ROLL: $75 gets you a few handwritten postcards mailed to you during our trip down the coast. Plus, everything listed above.

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    CRAB CAKE: $100 gets you a hand selected gift from Maine that we'll pick out and mail to you during our tour. Plus, everything listed above.

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    SURF & TURF: A $250 donation gets you a home-cooked Maine-inspired meal at our apartment in NYC, along with an advanced screening of The Hungry Pedaler. Plus, everything listed above.

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    THE BUTTERED CLAW: For a $500 donation you'll get an Associate Producer credit, listed in every episode. Plus, everything listed above.

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    FRUITS DE MER: For a $1000 donation you'll receive an Executive Producer's credit, listed in every episode. Plus, everything listed above.

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