Ditch the Van Bike Tour

I stumbled upon this great series of videos today about Ditch the Van Bike Tour. The third video in the series was posted a few days ago over at RocBike. According to the first chapter of the group’s story:

“The Ditch the Van Tour is an experiment in sustainability and community oriented music touring by bicycle. In this first chapter, film-maker Marty Benson introduces all the characters on the road.”

The videos follow Ben Sollee (cellist), Katie Benson (the brains), Jordon Ellis (the percussionist), and Marty Benson (the videographer) as they head out on a 1500+ self-supported bicycle and musical tour. Each member uses a variety of bike trailers, bike racks and bags, and more to haul the gear. My personal favorite is Katie’s Wandertec Bongo, produced by our very own Campfire Cycling.

I am very excited about this discovery, as I am just gearing up to write a post about long distance utility cycling for our general bicycle transportation category. I’ll post the rest of the videos in the series as they appear. Enjoy.

Ditch the Van Bike Tour – Chapter 1 from marty benson on Vimeo.Ditch the Van Bike Tour – Chapter 2 from marty benson on Vimeo.Ditch The Van Bike Tour – Chapter 3 from marty benson on Vimeo.

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