Ep: 38 - Martina Brimmer & Morgan Taylor - Swift Campout

Our guests this episode extend an open invite to you to go bike camping on June 23rd!

Martina Brimmer is the master problem-solver and punk rock aficionado behind the Seattle Washington based Swift Industries. In addition to the daily business of making great bike bags and apparel, Martina's experience at cooperative bike shops in college provided invaluable perspective on the magic of the community that forms around bikes.  Morgan Taylor is a life-long bike fan from his early days riding freestyle BMX and North Shore mountain biking in his native Vancouver transitioning to adventure based bike camping and exploring. Morgan's role at Swift is to be the heart and soul behind the Swift Campout event - connecting people with others and fueling the bike camping stoke.

Don't get hung up on not having the fanciest gear, the nicest bike, or even knowing all the bike jargon. Just throw your gear in a basket or backpack and register on Swiftcampout.com to either find a route that others are riding near you or register your own route. At that point, all that is left to do is take a little bike ride with new friends! It's that easy. You can make the trip as short, as scenic, or as weird as you want. You can travel by paved road to a campground or you can navigate a mountain pass to a remote camp site. Put your pin on the map, let others know that you are participating by using #swiftcampout and have fun!

Other topics mentioned or discussed: Friends on Bikes, Prescott College, Adventure Cycling, Warm Showers, WTF Bike Explorers, Path less Pedaled, Grant Petersen.