Think the world is best seen by bike? Then this might be just the opportunity you’re looking for. This week, Blackburn announced the third installation of its “Out There” adventure cycling program. The cycling gear maker is recruiting six new ambassadors for 2015.
Dubbed “Rangers,” these ambassadors will be tasked with both testing Blackburn product and helping spread the company gospel while riding a pair of iconic and lengthy cycling routes — the Pacific Coast Trail and the Great Divide Trail.
Interested candidates will be asked to explain their best experience on a bike and why they want to ride from Canada to Mexico via a short video uploaded to YouTube with the hashtag #beablackburnranger2015. Extra credit for illustrating what will make you stand apart as a ranger, and getting others involved by sharing your adventure and getting friends, family, and community members to endorse you via social media.
If you’re one of the chosen ones, get ready to spend a lot of time in the saddle. The Pacific Coast route covers 1,852 miles from Vancouver, British Columbia to Imperial Beach, California. Rangers will use touring bicycles and Blackburn racks and panniers to carry necessities along the way.
The Great Divide mountain bike route is a 2,740-mile off-road from Banff, Alberta to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. Great Divide Rangers will ride mountain bikes, whether rigid or suspended, and use bikepacking bags strapped to their frames, handlebars and saddles. Lights, pumps and computers from Blackburn will keep them rolling and safe.
For more information on the Blackburn Rangers and the “Out There” program visit blackburndesign.com and check out the video below.