SFT Kickoff – Thursday, August 18

My dear friends and family in Bend. Please join me at the SFT Kickoff Party this Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Compass Park in Northwest Crossing. It’s a casual, meet & greet potluck, so bring a healthy dish to share. Plates and utensils will be provided. (Sorry, there’s no BBQ at the facility, but feel free to bring your own gas grill if you’re craving some meat.)

We’ll have some SFT Schwag:

Perfect Foods Bars samples (YUM!):

Giveaways from Garmin:

Schwag and sunscreen from The John Wayne Cancer Foundation and Team Duke:


Plus, good food, community and lots of smiles. See you there!



Awesome bike people.

Last week I had the fantastic opportunity to meet up with a few folks doing great bike-centric projects. The Path Less Pedaled is a duo who have been touring since 2009, searching for interesting bike stories as they travel. Russ & Laura ride 20″ folding bikes made by the company Brompton. We met up in Bend for a fun conversation about our love of two-wheeled travel. I also shared a bit about the School Food Tour with them. Here’s our interview and the video recap of their time in Bend.

My other exciting meeting was with the producer of the bike documentary With My Own Two Wheels. This film is a fascinating look at how bikes change lives all around the globe. Although I missed the local showing I cannot wait to view this acclaimed production. Their team is producing a middle school curriculum to accompany the film and I am very excited about the many collaboration possibilities that we discussed.

Check out the trailer here: