Burley’s ambassadors are far and wide. From our moms and dads who plan their weekly adventures to the lifelong touring folks who spend more time on the saddle than a cowboy. Follow our ambassadors and keep up with posts about their adventures on our blog.
LONG HAUL TREKKERS Jen, Dave, & Sora
Jen and Dave have bike toured through Europe and South America with their adventure pup, Sora. Now back in Portland, Oregon they’re riding regularly and fantasizing about their next trip. They hope to inspire others to pursue what makes them happy in life whether that be weekend tours or quitting your job to travel the world. They are also huge dog advocates who regularly fund raise to support shelters and healthy relationships for all the pups around the world.
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BRYAN SHEFFIELD – @Dad_Bike
Photographer and bicycling enthusiast. Bryan and his buddies started @Dad_Bike as a way to make fun of themselves and prove you can still have fun on bikes with kids. He still gets in his regular rides with the buddies and family now just with a trailer in tow and a MyKick balance bike ready to go. Making memories and getting the kids outside is what it’s all about.
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JAKE WILCOX – Venture500
He specializes in long distance, non-motorized journeys. With over five years exploring the globe, Jake has begun his Venture500 campaign to complete 50 expeditions, each 500+ miles, while crossing every continent non motorized. Through these expeditions Jake has been able to raise funds, giving back to different charities and educating along the way. He hopes to help inspire and motivate people to live a more healthy, active, and outdoor lifestyle. Jake is currently making his way across Australia on an Ellipto with a Nomad in tow.
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JEREMY MCGHEE – THE UNPAVEMENT TOUR – Athlete, Speaker, & Adventure Seeker
In 2001 Jeremy was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident, but he’s certainly never let it slow him down as he continues to bike, surf, paddle, & ski. On top of that he also speaks publicly about his adventures to inspire others. In December 2013 he released his Drop In Project documentary about his backcountry climb and skiing of the Bloody Couloir without the use of his legs. Now he’s on the UNpavement Tour, a collaboration with the MTB Project set on inspiring others to get off the pavement. Traveling throughout the Western US he’ll be mapping trails and creating detailed information to improve access for those living with disabilities.
DOGS & DIAPERS – ALLIE BYNUM, COLLIN WHEELER, & OLIN– Parents, Travelers, & All-around Fun Seekers!
The Bynum-Wheeler Family is growing and their adventures are only getting started. They first met in the Idaho Teton Valley in the Winter of 2015 when Allie decided to move West with her two dogs. Collin had a room available, but dogs weren’t allowed. They stayed in touch on social media, years later reunited, and fell for each other discovering their shared love of hiking, biking, skiing, camping, and exploring the great outdoors. Taco and Dobby, the fur-balls, were the center of attention, but now Little Olin is the star of the show and the fun keeps on coming. Follow their fun trips as they hope to inspire all families and adventurers.
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BAREFOOT IN THE BURLEY – Becky, Bryon, & April
Now this is a family that’s all about bicycling. They are advocates within their own community encouraging others to get outside and explore with their youngsters. Volunteering for trail maintenance and bike race events is a part of their regular schedule. They’ve even raced quite a few times with little April in tow! Deep snow, sand, or gravel may seem like a hurdle to some, but to this family it’s just another adventure. Follow their daily cycling life and their amazing bikepacking adventures.
THE BIKINGS PROJECT
The Bikings Project is a group of guys from different walks of life coming together to inspire and introduce people to the world of bicycle touring. They’ve already toured 1,200 km in the Northern Territory of Australia, explored Cuba by bike, and now plan on circumnavigating 16,000km around Australia as a team. The simple goal is to generate fun, genuine, and exciting content to get people off the couch and interested in cycle touring as a way to explore the great outdoors.
THE COFFEE RIDE – JOSHUA CRANE – Coffee Roaster & Bicyclist
Coffee & Bikes: Two things that meld together so well. Joshua, a Boulder Colorado coffee roaster, founded The Coffee Ride from the love for both riding and making the perfect cup of coffee. Through winter sleet, spring rain, and summer heat Joshua delivers all of his coffee by bike and has for years. Check out his awesome specialty roasts and sustainable delivery by bike.
SUP WITH PUP – MARIA SHULTZ – ACA SUP Instructor, Author, & Dog Lover
Maria, Riley, & Kona, A girl and her two dogs that are always out having fun adventure together. Maria literally wrote the book on how to SUP with your dog when she published “How to SUP With Your PUP” in 2013 and now she’s finding more ways to keep her older pup Riley involved in all the fun to be had. Follow all of her adventures and learn from all her great trips on how to keep your pup a part of your adventures.
CARDAG CYCLE COMMUTERS – The Groff Family
A local family in Eugene, OR advocating for more bicycling in Burley’s hometown. Certain circumstances led the Groffs to become a car-free family. They now bike everywhere and have quickly become an integral part of the bicycle advocacy community. Their goal now is to remain connected at every level in our community to make sure families have a voice when it comes to commuting by bike.
BRYAN FLETCHER – US Nordic Ski Team
Bryan was born in Colorado where skiing is king and he quickly became hooked. At nearly 3 years old he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. While battling this cancer he was introduced to Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined. Working with his coaches and teammates helped him battle through. His commitment to training and never saying “no” got him to the 2002 Olympics his freshman year of high school. Since he has become a member of the US Ski Team and has successfully competed around the world. He is currently in Park City Utah training for the 2018 Winter Olympics with a Burley towing his little one. Follow his training and cheer him on in the upcoming Olympic Games.
ROSS EXLER – African Great Lakes Expedition
Ross is an adventurer through and through. He’s navigated a small boat thousands of kilometers solo through the Amazon, taught himself how to ride a motor bike in Dar es Salaam and then rode it solo more than 10,000 kilometers in eastern and southern Africa, ascended mountains of over 6,000 meters, and survived innumerable challenges from Brazilian pirates to corrupt Zimbabwean cops. Now he’s headed to the Africa on the ultimate biking and paddling expedition where he plans to do the first unsupported, human powered, solo crossing of the three largest African Great Lakes.
VAGABOOM – Demis & Nancy
Demis from Switzerland and Nancy from Mexico met in Puerto Vallarta in 2010 when their love first sparked. They’re relationship didn’t really kick into gear until 2015 when they reconnected. Since, their lives have been focused on seeking a fulfillment and enjoyment of life each day. They rode away from their wedding on bikes and started a journey from Alaska to Patagonia. Along the way they found Babino, their puppy, who’s along for the ride of a lifetime cruising in the Tail Wagon trailer. Catch up on their adventures and see how they live life to the fullest.
LIE & LOFT – Portland to Pebble Trip – Luke Davis & Pete Phipps
Luke and Pete set out on a 900+ miles adventure down the Pacific Northwest Coast from Portland, OR to Pebble Beach, CA with their golf bags in tow on our Travoy trailers. Unlike most bike tours, they decided to hit the links as they pedaled their way.
CYCLE SOUTH CHICA – Leah Manning
After pursuing her dream of cycling 15,000 miles from California to the tip of South America, she learned that adventure is limitless. As a solo woman on her adventure she learned a new language, bicycle maintenance, camping, and survival skills while out in the wild. During her bike tour that spanned from May 2013-May 2015 she met many European families traveling with young children by bike. Even for her this was eye opening. She now has her own little one, Nina. She continues to share her passion for cycling with Nina as they explore in a thrilling way to experience the landscape and meet people.
THE JONESYS – Justin, Lauren, & Baby Morgan
Justin has become known for his epic adventures with his mate Cas in the full length documentaries: Crossing the Ice and Crossing the Ditch. As a family with his wife and child, the Jonesys, are trekking from the center of Australia to the southern coast fully self supported with a Cub for little Morgan. Lauren has been on many “micro” adventures, but now she’s headed to the outback with her baby in tow! This sure will be a family adventure to remember! Check out the bio on their page and be sure follow their adventure!
JUSTIN ROWE – Firefighter, Philanthropist, & Runner
During the last twenty years Justin has organized and taken part in ultra endurance runs throughout the UK. He’s run the length and breadth of the UK and more recently ran to all of the 215 Fire Houses in New York City. The runs are challenging and different than the average run. His runs have benefited many people, as he’s raised thousands of pounds(or dollars) along the way for various charities in the UK & the USA. In 2019 he’ll be running down the Atlantic USA coast to raise more money for the Stephen Siller Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation USA and UK Charity TBC. His 2019 run will start in Bar Harbor, Maine and will end in the Florida Keys. The run will total a distance of 2,535 miles with a 101 days of running. As a self supported runner he keeps all his goods in tow with a Nomad trailer.