The Pedalshift Project 349: Filmmaker Interview – We Are All in This Together

We kick off 2024 with an interview with filmmaker Daniel Troia on his award-winning documentary, We Are All in This Together which tracks a cross-country bicycle journey with the hope of gaining a better understanding of the human connection, relying on the kindness of strangers.


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Filmmaker Interview – We Are All in This Together

– Introduction

– The Documentary

– Social Issues and Cycling

– Route and Experiences

– Previous Cycling Adventures

– Dumpster Diving and Food Waste

– Encounters and Human Connection

– Bicycling Mechanics and Gear

– Reflections on Social Division in the U.S.

– Closing and Additional Information

Links and Resources

https://www.weareallinthistogethermovie.com

Daniel’s YouTube: The Travelin Dude

Daniel’s Instagram: @the_travelin_dude

As always we like to close out the show with a special shoutout to the Pedalshift Society! Because of support from listeners like you, Pedalshift is a weekly bicycle touring podcast with a global community, expanding into live shows and covering new tours like this summer’s upcoming bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there’s one-shot and annual options if you’re not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at pedalshift.net/society.

Kimberly Wilson
Caleb Jenkinson
Cameron Lien
Andrew MacGregor
Michael Hart
Keith Nagel
Brock Dittus
Thomas Skadow
Marco Lo
Terrance Manson
Harry Telgadas
Chris Barron
Mark Van Raam
Brad Hipwell
Mr. T
Nathan Poulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
Cody Floerchinger
Tom Benenati
Greg Braithwaite
Sandy Pizzio
Jeff Muster
Seth Pollack
Joseph Quinn
Drue Porter
Byron Paterson
Joachim Raber
Ray Jackson
Jeff Frey
Kenny Mikey
Lisa Hart
John Denkler
Steve Hankel
Miguel Quinones
Alejandro Avilés-Reyes
Keith Spangler
Greg Towner
Dan Gebhart, RIP
Jody Dzuranin
Lucas Barwick
Michael Baker
Brian Bechtol
Reinhart Bigl
Greg Middlemis
Connie Moore
William Gothmann
Brian Benton
Joan Churchill
Mike Bender
Rick Weinberg
Billy Crafton
Gary Matushak
Greg L’Etoile-Lopes
James Sloan
Jonathan Dillard
John Funk
Tom Bilcze
Ronald Piroli
Dave Roll
Brian Hafner
Misha LeBlanc
Ari Messinger
David Gratke
Todd Groesbeck
Wally Estrella
Sue Reinert
John Leko
Stephen Granata
Phillip Mueller
Robert Lackey
Dominic Carol
Jacqi McCulloch
John Hickman
Carl Presseault
David Neves
Patty Louise
Terry Fitzgerald
Peter Steinmetz
Timothy Fitzpatrick
Michael Liszewski
Hank O’Donnell
David Zanoni
David Weil
Matthew Sponseller
Chad Reno
Spartan Dale
Carolyn Ferguson
Peggy Littlefield
Lauren Allansmith
Eric Burns
Thomas Pearl
Darrin McKibben
Richard Stewart
Dave Fletcher
Jack Smith
Luke Parkinson
Ryan Patterson
Cyrus Farivar
John Gardiner
Sam Scruggs

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Jason has a new solo album available NOW. Go listen to COMMON TONGUES wherever cool music is available! 

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Ballot Measure Insights

On this edition, we’re thrilled to welcome Emma Olson Sharkey from Elias Law Group, bringing her fresh perspective after successfully guiding clients to victory in the critical 2023 Ohio reproductive rights ballot measure fight. Emma will help shed light on the essential considerations for tax-exempt organizations before taking the plunge into a ballot measure campaign.

Attorneys for this Episode

Quyen Tu

Tim Mooney

Emma Olson Sharkey

 

Shownotes

 

·      Introducing Emma

·      Lessons from Ohio:

o   Progressives can work together to protect fundamental rights – and can be successful, even in states where conservatives otherwise control the state.

o   We are seeing conservatives attack the ballot measure process at every point in the process. We need to think about what we can do to bolster our efforts from the very beginning to defend against attacks.

·       

·      Ballot measure considerations Two major considerations: state campaign finance obligations and federal tax implications:

o   State campaign finance rules:

§  Registration & reporting obligations

§  Is there already a main ballot measure committee?

§  Do you want to be an independent expenditure committee?

·      Will you trigger registration or reporting by your planned activity?

o   If so, will this include donor disclosure?

§  Disclaimer obligations (including those you might not have thought of) – both for entities themselves and top donors.

o   Also, need to be careful about implicating federal campaign finance rules – even referencing federal candidates or parties in communications could create coordination issues and lead to inadvertent in-kind contributions.

§  Advocacy and education outside of registration/reporting requirements

·      Typically, communications to the public on the general subject addressed by the ballot measure, which do not refer directly or indirectly to the ballot measure itself, will not be regulated by state campaign finance.

·      However, state laws vary so you should check state and local law to confirm.

o   Federal tax implications:

§  In general, for public charities, advocating for or against ballot measures will be considered “lobbying” under federal tax law; public charities can only do an “insubstantial” amount of lobbying.

·      If the organization measures its lobbying under the 501(h) expenditure test, it will need to count work on a ballot measure as direct lobbying once a petition is circulated among voters for signatures.

·      If the organization measures its lobbying under the insubstantial part test, the IRS has provided less clarity; generally “influencing legislation.”

·      Communications to the public on the general subject addressed by the ballot measure, which do not refer directly or indirectly to the ballot measure itself, will generally not be considered lobbying.

§  Since 501(c)(3) organizations can only do an “insubstantial” amount of lobbying, many entities that engage in ballot measure work are organized as 501(c)(4) organizations, which can do unlimited lobbying under federal tax law.  Also considered “primary purpose” activity.

 

Resources

 

·      Bolder Advocacy Ballot Measure Toolkit

·      Seize the Initiative

 

The Pedalshift Project 348: An AI Boost for Your Bike Adventures

For the final epsiode of 2023, we take a peek at the future at the intersection of technology and cycling. It seems like artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing everything else, so how could it help with bicycle travel? On this edition we dream up AI-assisted route planning, gear selection and maintenance tips from our robot overlords (kidding!) to help keep your ride smooth.


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An AI Boost for Your Bike Adventures

AI in Route Planning for Bike Touring

    • How AI can optimize route planning based on terrain, weather, and personal preferences.
    • Example: AI tools that analyze hills, weather patterns, and scenic routes.
    • AI-generated personalized routes that cater to different cycling levels and interests.
    • Case Study: A beginner cyclist planning a scenic and easy route vs. an experienced cyclist seeking challenging terrains.
  • Benefits of real-time updates and rerouting options based on current conditions.

AI-Driven Gear Recommendations

    • How AI can suggest the best gear based on trip length, terrain, and weather.
    • Example: AI suggesting lightweight tents for dry conditions or more durable gear for rough terrains.
    • Discussion on AI’s role in helping cyclists choose the right bike for their journey.
    • Example: Recommending a gravel bike for mixed-terrain tours.
  • How AI can assist in packing lists and weight distribution for optimized bike handling.

Bicycle Maintenance and AI Assistance

    • AI’s role in predictive maintenance and bike health monitoring.
    • Example: AI algorithms predicting when parts like brake pads or chains need replacement.
    • Interactive guides for on-the-road repairs and maintenance using AI.
    • Example: AI providing step-by-step repair instructions through an app.
  • The future of bike maintenance: integrating AI for enhanced safety and performance.

SAM as a tool for future episodes of the show

  • Introduce SAM (Smarter Alternative to Me) as the new ocassional AI cohost.
  • SAM’s expertise in bicycle builds, ebike battery technology, and mechanics.
  • How SAM will assist in future episodes, focusing on ebike power optimization and cycling technology discussions.

As always we like to close out the show with a special shoutout to the Pedalshift Society! Because of support from listeners like you, Pedalshift is a weekly bicycle touring podcast with a global community, expanding into live shows and covering new tours like this summer’s upcoming bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there’s one-shot and annual options if you’re not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at pedalshift.net/society.

Kimberly Wilson
Caleb Jenkinson
Cameron Lien
Andrew MacGregor
Michael Hart
Keith Nagel
Brock Dittus
Thomas Skadow
Marco Lo
Terrance Manson
Harry Telgadas
Chris Barron
Mark Van Raam
Brad Hipwell
Mr. T
Nathan Poulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
Cody Floerchinger
Tom Benenati
Greg Braithwaite
Sandy Pizzio
Jeff Muster
Seth Pollack
Joseph Quinn
Drue Porter
Byron Paterson
Joachim Raber
Ray Jackson
Jeff Frey
Kenny Mikey
Lisa Hart
John Denkler
Steve Hankel
Miguel Quinones
Alejandro Avilés-Reyes
Keith Spangler
Greg Towner
Dan Gebhart, RIP
Jody Dzuranin
Lucas Barwick
Michael Baker
Brian Bechtol
Reinhart Bigl
Greg Middlemis
Connie Moore
William Gothmann
Brian Benton
Joan Churchill
Mike Bender
Rick Weinberg
Billy Crafton
Gary Matushak
Greg L’Etoile-Lopes
James Sloan
Jonathan Dillard
John Funk
Tom Bilcze
Ronald Piroli
Dave Roll
Brian Hafner
Misha LeBlanc
Ari Messinger
David Gratke
Todd Groesbeck
Wally Estrella
Sue Reinert
John Leko
Stephen Granata
Phillip Mueller
Robert Lackey
Dominic Carol
Jacqi McCulloch
John Hickman
Carl Presseault
David Neves
Patty Louise
Terry Fitzgerald
Peter Steinmetz
Timothy Fitzpatrick
Michael Liszewski
Hank O’Donnell
David Zanoni
David Weil
Matthew Sponseller
Chad Reno
Spartan Dale
Carolyn Ferguson
Peggy Littlefield
Lauren Allansmith
Eric Burns
Thomas Pearl
Darrin McKibben
Richard Stewart
Dave Fletcher
Jack Smith
Luke Parkinson
Ryan Patterson
Cyrus Farivar
John Gardiner
Sam Scruggs

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Jason has a new solo album available NOW. Go listen to COMMON TONGUES wherever cool music is available! 

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Nonprofit New Year’s Resolutions

On this episode, we’re going to talk about those pesky new year’s resolutions… and no, we’re not talking about signing up for a gym membership or signing up for a marathon. We’re talking about resolutions that nonprofit organizations can apply as we enter into the year 2024. As you all know, 2024 is like Stefon from SNL, it has everything…primaries, general elections, an additional day… So as you are headed for your holiday break, we wanted to leave you with a list of things your nonprofit organization can do as we head into the new year.  

 

AFJ Team Members on this Episode: 

Natalie Ossenfort 

Monika Graham 

Victor Rivera 

On this Episode: 

Top ten things your nonprofit organization can do to maximize its advocacy in 2024: [drumroll] 

Host an elections training for staff ahead of the 2024 primaries and general election.  

Remember that while 501(c)(3)s are not permitted to support or oppose candidates for public office, they CAN engage in nonpartisan election-related activities. 

Bolder Advocacy can help you navigate the do’s and don’ts with an elections workshop. Request a private workshop through our website or check out one of our many 2024 public webinars. 

Consider organizing a GOTV campaign or voter registration drive. 

Check voter registration deadlines that apply to primaries and general election. 

Brush up on your state’s voter engagement and registration laws. Check out our Practical Guidance – Voter Assistance series, created in partnership with The Democracy Capacity Project.  

Remember that all 501(c)(3) voter registration efforts must be nonpartisan. 

Prepare staff and volunteers to NOT answer the question: “Who should I vote for?” 

Offer services to all. 

Avoid partisan targeting. 

Invite members of your coalition to participate in a voter education campaign, which could include a nonpartisan candidate questionnaire and/or voter guide. Guidelines for creating 501(c)(3) safe candidate questionnaires and voter guides include: 

Use unbiased, open-ended questions (distributed to ALL candidates). 

Cover a broad range of issues. You’ll also want to avoid comparing your organization’s position on an issue to where candidates stand. 

Publish all responses impartially and equally (with no editing or variations in font, formatting, etc.), and make the final guide generally available to the public. 

Remember NOT to include candidate pledges. 

Also, do not coordinate with candidates and campaigns.  

Just remember, facts and circumstances matter, so consult with Counsel if you have any questions regarding your specific voter education activities. 

Organize events inviting public officials to speak during election season. Remember to make the distinction between a candidate appearance and an incumbent appearance.  

Candidate appearances: must invite all viable candidates, avoid expressing support or opposition for candidate, do not allow candidate fundraising, and ensure compliance with state and federal election laws. 

Policymaker appearances (in official capacity, unrelated to candidacy): No equal opportunity required, but make sure you’re working with official staff (not campaign staff) and that you reiterate to the incumbent and their staff in writing that you are a 501(c)(3) that is not allowed to support or oppose candidates. Incumbents who are also candidates should not mention their candidacy at your event. And you should also avoid speaking to their upcoming election and focus, instead, on their official acts as policymakers. 

If you are a 501c4, consider making independent expenditures or coming up with a list of endorsements. 

501(c)(4)s can engage in partisan political activity as a secondary activity of the organization, but they are prohibited from making candidate contributions and coordinating activities with federal candidates and campaigns (under federal election law) and are oftentimes subject to similar prohibitions at the state and local level. 

IE’s and other partisan activity may trigger campaign finance reporting. 

If your 501(c)(4) has an affiliated 501(c)(3), remember that 501(c)(3)s can’t support or oppose candidates. This means that any (c)(4) partisan work should be kept entirely separate from any joint projects you may have between your organizations and be carried out with (c)(4) resources ONLY. 

Don’t forget… you can continue to advocate or lobby for issues that are central to your organization’s mission! 

Know your organization’s lobbying limits

Be aware of state and local lobbying laws that might apply to your work. Our State Practical Guidance – Lobbying series (created in partnership with the Democracy Capacity Project) now includes state-level guidance for all 50 states and DC. 

Educate supporters, policymakers, allies, and other interested parties about the current policies and problems affecting your community. 

Produce resources that reflect the real story of your community and its needs. 

If you’re a 501(c)(3), avoid comparing your organization’s position on an issue to where the candidates or parties stand on that issue. 

Have a track record of working on the issue. 

Talk about issues as they arise, as opposed to timing your issue-based communications to coincide with upcoming election dates. 

Avoid suggesting how voters should vote or mentioning the election in relation to your issue advocacy. 

Don’t be afraid to comment on candidates or campaigns, but remember the facts and circumstances matter. To avoid impermissible partisan activity, 501(c)(3)s should: 

Focus on what was said (the issue), not who said it (the candidate). 

Avoid discussing a candidate’s record or qualifications. 

Avoid talking about voters and making references to upcoming elections. 

Avoid identifying candidates by name. 

Issue disclaimers / reminders of your (c)(3) status and inability to support or oppose candidates for public office. 

Make sure any staff who speak on behalf of the organization are well-trained and understand the rules. 

Write an Op-ed and share your expertise on an issue that is core to your nonprofit’s mission, and establish your organization as a trusted thought leader. 

Launch or engage in litigation to challenge an unconstitutional law 

Litigation is different from lobbying and not subject to c3 lobbying limits. 

Remember that state and federal courts matter. To learn more about your state courts or the federal judiciary, visit www.afj.org.  

 

Resources: 

What is Advocacy? 2.0  

Practical Guidance – Lobbying Series 

Practical Guidance – Voter Assistance Series 

Commenting on Candidates and Campaigns Factsheet 

Hosting Candidates at Charitable Events Factsheet 

Public Charities Can Lobby Factsheet 

BA’s Trainings and Events  

The Pedalshift Project 347: The Pedalshift Holiday Spectacular 2023

The annual tradition continues! Did you know that during this special season of giving I often visit the old retired podcasters home to spread some holiday cheer? Why don’t you come visit with me? You never know who we might run into!


(If you like the conversation, there’s an aftershow too!)

The Pedalshift Project 347: The Pedalshift Holiday Spectacular 2023

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The Pedalshift Holiday Spectacular 2023

No shownotes, but check out the after show either in your feed or above!

As always we like to close out the show with a special shoutout to the Pedalshift Society! Because of support from listeners like you, Pedalshift is a weekly bicycle touring podcast with a global community, expanding into live shows and covering new tours like this summer’s upcoming bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there’s one-shot and annual options if you’re not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at pedalshift.net/society.

Kimberly Wilson
Caleb Jenkinson
Cameron Lien
Andrew MacGregor
Michael Hart
Keith Nagel
Brock Dittus
Thomas Skadow
Marco Lo
Terrance Manson
Harry Telgadas
Chris Barron
Mark Van Raam
Brad Hipwell
Mr. T
Nathan Poulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
Cody Floerchinger
Tom Benenati
Greg Braithwaite
Sandy Pizzio
Jeff Muster
Seth Pollack
Joseph Quinn
Drue Porter
Byron Paterson
Joachim Raber
Ray Jackson
Jeff Frey
Kenny Mikey
Lisa Hart
John Denkler
Steve Hankel
Miguel Quinones
Alejandro Avilés-Reyes
Keith Spangler
Greg Towner
Dan Gebhart, RIP
Jody Dzuranin
Lucas Barwick
Michael Baker
Brian Bechtol
Reinhart Bigl
Greg Middlemis
Connie Moore
William Gothmann
Brian Benton
Joan Churchill
Mike Bender
Rick Weinberg
Billy Crafton
Gary Matushak
Greg L’Etoile-Lopes
James Sloan
Jonathan Dillard
John Funk
Tom Bilcze
Ronald Piroli
Dave Roll
Brian Hafner
Misha LeBlanc
Ari Messinger
David Gratke
Todd Groesbeck
Wally Estrella
Sue Reinert
John Leko
Stephen Granata
Phillip Mueller
Robert Lackey
Dominic Carol
Jacqi McCulloch
John Hickman
Carl Presseault
David Neves
Patty Louise
Terry Fitzgerald
Peter Steinmetz
Timothy Fitzpatrick
Michael Liszewski
Hank O’Donnell
David Zanoni
David Weil
Matthew Sponseller
Chad Reno
Spartan Dale
Carolyn Ferguson
Peggy Littlefield
Lauren Allansmith
Eric Burns
Thomas Pearl
Darrin McKibben
Richard Stewart
Dave Fletcher
Jack Smith
Luke Parkinson
Ryan Patterson
Cyrus Farivar
John Gardiner
Sam Scruggs

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Jason has a new solo album available NOW. Go listen to COMMON TONGUES wherever cool music is available! 

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The Pedalshift Project 346: Slow Travel by Bike

On this episode of The Pedalshift Project, we explore slow travel and its relevance to your bicycle adventures. We also circle back to our previous discussion on eBikes, reflecting on some listener feedback and exploring the evolving role of eBikes on the future of bicycle travel.


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E-Biking Adventures Follow-Up

  • A recap and appreciation for the previous episode’s guest, Biking Brian.
  • Discussion on the high listener engagement and feedback from the eBike episode.
  • Future implications of e-bikes in bicycle travel.
  • Addressing listener feedback on the capabilities of commercially available e-bikes for touring.

Slow Travel by Bike

  • Defining Slow Travel
  • Embracing the Journey – the importance, the rewards, the opportunities
  • Slow Travel Planning
  • Slow Travel Benefits

As always we like to close out the show with a special shoutout to the Pedalshift Society! Because of support from listeners like you, Pedalshift is a weekly bicycle touring podcast with a global community, expanding into live shows and covering new tours like this summer’s upcoming bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there’s one-shot and annual options if you’re not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at pedalshift.net/society.

Kimberly Wilson
Caleb Jenkinson
Cameron Lien
Andrew MacGregor
Michael Hart
Keith Nagel
Brock Dittus
Thomas Skadow
Marco Lo
Terrance Manson
Harry Telgadas
Chris Barron
Mark Van Raam
Brad Hipwell
Mr. T
Nathan Poulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
Cody Floerchinger
Tom Benenati
Greg Braithwaite
Sandy Pizzio
Jeff Muster
Seth Pollack
Joseph Quinn
Drue Porter
Byron Paterson
Joachim Raber
Ray Jackson
Jeff Frey
Kenny Mikey
Lisa Hart
John Denkler
Steve Hankel
Miguel Quinones
Alejandro Avilés-Reyes
Keith Spangler
Greg Towner
Dan Gebhart, RIP
Jody Dzuranin
Lucas Barwick
Michael Baker
Brian Bechtol
Reinhart Bigl
Greg Middlemis
Connie Moore
William Gothmann
Brian Benton
Joan Churchill
Mike Bender
Rick Weinberg
Billy Crafton
Gary Matushak
Greg L’Etoile-Lopes
James Sloan
Jonathan Dillard
John Funk
Tom Bilcze
Ronald Piroli
Dave Roll
Brian Hafner
Misha LeBlanc
Ari Messinger
David Gratke
Todd Groesbeck
Wally Estrella
Sue Reinert
John Leko
Stephen Granata
Phillip Mueller
Robert Lackey
Dominic Carol
Jacqi McCulloch
John Hickman
Carl Presseault
David Neves
Patty Louise
Terry Fitzgerald
Peter Steinmetz
Timothy Fitzpatrick
Michael Liszewski
Hank O’Donnell
David Zanoni
David Weil
Matthew Sponseller
Chad Reno
Spartan Dale
Carolyn Ferguson
Peggy Littlefield
Lauren Allansmith
Eric Burns
Thomas Pearl
Darrin McKibben
Richard Stewart
Dave Fletcher
Jack Smith
Luke Parkinson
Ryan Patterson
Cyrus Farivar
John Gardiner
Sam Scruggs

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Jason has a new solo album available NOW. Go listen to COMMON TONGUES wherever cool music is available! 

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Firewalls & Programmatic Independence

On this episode, we discuss best practices for working in coalition and with affiliated organizations and the importance of firewalls to 501(c)(4)s that engage in independent expenditures.

Attorneys for this show

Monika Graham, Susan Finkle-Sourlis, and Leslie Barnes

Working in Coalition – Affiliated Organizations

·       Maximize advocacy and resources

·       501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) activities

·       Establishing legal, financial, and programmatic independence

o   Separate names, logos, EIN, and activities

o   Cost sharing agreements

o   Separate or joint websites and social media accounts

o   Timesheets

o   Branding matters

Firewalls – 501(c)(4)s and political organizations, candidates and committees

·       What are independent expenditures?

·       Why are independent expenditures important?

·       Establishing firewalls to protect against impermissible coordination

·       Safe harbors for permissible communications

·       FEC firewall policy

 

Resources

Please check out the resources listed below and our extensive resource library at bolderadvocacy.org for more information on this topic. We hope you join us on a future episode of the podcast!

The Connection

The Practical Implications of Affiliated Organizations

Nonprofits Working Together

Working Together: Affiliation and Coalition Basics

FEC guidance on independent expenditures and firewalls

 

Best of Pedalshift 074: Fast Forward Your Bike Adventures

On this edition, how to fast forward your bike adventures. It’s your ride… make it the best you can by bypassing parts you don’t want, catching up on a schedule or accommodating an extra day in a cool spot! Originally podcast March 23, 2017.

Best of Pedalshift 074: Fast Forward Your Bike Adventures

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The Pedalshift Project 345: eBike Adventures with Biking Brian

On this episode of The Pedalshift Project, we welcome eBike expert Biking Brian to chat about his eBike touring and adventures. We discuss his background in bicycling and touring, his experiences with building eBikes and battery packs, and the future potential of eBike travel.


The Pedalshift Project 345: eBike Adventures with Biking Brian

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eBike Adventures with Biking Brian

  • Brian’s eBike touring experience
  • Brian’s charger and battery pack
  • Brian’s background and early bicycling experience
  • Building eBikes and battery packs
  • The ease of installing eBike components
  • Potential future eBike tour routes
  • The challenges of finding charging spots during the day
  • The availability of online videos for guidance in installing eBike components
  • The future of eBike touring and its potential popularity
  • The complexity and process of building eBikes and battery pack
  • Future adventures

Watch this conversation

Biking Brian on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/@bikingbrian
Brian’s Indiana to Boston ride route – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/43237806

As always we like to close out the show with a special shoutout to the Pedalshift Society! Because of support from listeners like you, Pedalshift is a weekly bicycle touring podcast with a global community, expanding into live shows and covering new tours like this summer’s upcoming bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there’s one-shot and annual options if you’re not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at pedalshift.net/society.

Kimberly Wilson
Caleb Jenkinson
Cameron Lien
Andrew MacGregor
Michael Hart
Keith Nagel
Brock Dittus
Thomas Skadow
Marco Lo
Terrance Manson
Harry Telgadas
Chris Barron
Mark Van Raam
Brad Hipwell
Mr. T
Nathan Poulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
Cody Floerchinger
Tom Benenati
Greg Braithwaite
Sandy Pizzio
Jeff Muster
Seth Pollack
Joseph Quinn
Drue Porter
Byron Paterson
Joachim Raber
Ray Jackson
Jeff Frey
Kenny Mikey
Lisa Hart
John Denkler
Steve Hankel
Miguel Quinones
Alejandro Avilés-Reyes
Keith Spangler
Greg Towner
Dan Gebhart, RIP
Jody Dzuranin
Lucas Barwick
Michael Baker
Brian Bechtol
Reinhart Bigl
Greg Middlemis
Connie Moore
William Gothmann
Brian Benton
Joan Churchill
Mike Bender
Rick Weinberg
Billy Crafton
Gary Matushak
Greg L’Etoile-Lopes
James Sloan
Jonathan Dillard
John Funk
Tom Bilcze
Ronald Piroli
Dave Roll
Brian Hafner
Misha LeBlanc
Ari Messinger
David Gratke
Todd Groesbeck
Wally Estrella
Sue Reinert
John Leko
Stephen Granata
Phillip Mueller
Robert Lackey
Dominic Carol
Jacqi McCulloch
John Hickman
Carl Presseault
David Neves
Patty Louise
Terry Fitzgerald
Peter Steinmetz
Timothy Fitzpatrick
Michael Liszewski
Hank O’Donnell
David Zanoni
David Weil
Matthew Sponseller
Chad Reno
Spartan Dale
Carolyn Ferguson
Peggy Littlefield
Lauren Allansmith
Eric Burns
Thomas Pearl
Darrin McKibben
Richard Stewart
Dave Fletcher
Jack Smith
Luke Parkinson
Ryan Patterson
Cyrus Farivar
John Gardiner
Sam Scruggs

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Jason has a new solo album available NOW. Go listen to COMMON TONGUES wherever cool music is available! 

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