At 33 years old, Rene Cormier cashed in his physical world to finance a
nearly five-year, mostly solo, unsupported, and non-sponsored motorcycle
ride around the world on a budget of $25/day.
The travelogue of that ride, "The University of Gravel Roads" won the
Bronze medal in the 2010 Independent Book Publishers awards, the 2010
Davinci Eye award, and a finalist in the Eric Hoffer Award for Short Prose
Rene and his South African wife Colette split their time between promoting
the wonders of adventure motorcycle travel to audiences in North America
and guiding motorcycle tours in southern Africa.
I am bringing my story and the motorcycle that I travelled on to i BMW Motorcycles of Roanoke Valley in Salem,VA on Saturday 15 March from 3pm - 5pm.
Admission is free.
Those in attendance with a valid motorcycle license are also eligible to
win a trip to guided motorcycle tour of Africa with my touring company,