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Special Event


At the end of a great day of riding and exploring, have you ever wanted nothing more than to fall asleep, exhausted from new experiences, only to wake up the next day and do it all again? And again? And again?

Join the adventure as 33-year-old Rene Cormier politely removes himself from the working world that surrounds him and cashes in what few possessions he has to finance a three-year-long motorcycle journey around the world. Never one to let excessive planning get in the way of a good ride, Rene runs out of money half way through the tour and ultimately takes five years to cover his 41-country, 154,000-kilometre (95,000 mile) route. Written with equal measure of cultural insight and travel logistics, this light travelogue brings you alongside Rene as he pulls off the ride of a lifetime, doing it the old-fashioned way; no sponsors, no support vehicles, and no idea about what he is going to learn along the way. (From the front flap of The University of Gravel Roads)

Event Info:

Blackfoot Motosports is thrilled to invite you to join us for an evening with BMW Motorcycle Adventure Rider Rene Cormier. Meet and talk with our special guest! Rene Cormier will be giving us a special presentation of his experiences and trips. His book, The University of Gravel Roads will be available for purchase and signing as well. There will be light refreshments and seats for our guests.


Friday May 6, 2011


Doors at 7:00pm
Presentation at 7:30pm


Blackfoot Motosports / BMW Motorrad Showroom


Free! However we are requesting cash or non perishable food item donations to the Calgary Food Bank


Please RSVP with the number of guests (this will help us with how many seats and refreshments to prepare) email:


Renedian Adventures 2010 South Africa to Namibia (part 1)

Renedian Adventures 2010 South Africa to Namibia (part 2)




Around The World on a Motorbike:
Rene Cormier, Motorbikes, Mao & a Yak

Since returning from his big trip, Rene is now bringing groups of BMW GS riders to Africa.

Extra links:

University Of Gravel Roads His Book, Global Lessons From a Four-Year Motorcycle Adventure.

10 Questions for Rene Cormier Interview by CMG

Renedian Join world rider Rene Cormier and South African-based tour operator Henk van Niekerk on a gravel road journey showcasing South Africa’s and Namibia’s finest riding.

View PDF - View Online "5 Questions with Author Rene Cormier " Calgary Herald March 7th, 2010, Spotlight : Books


Samples from The University of Gravel Roads

University of Gravel Roads preview
Pages 40-41

University of Gravel Roads book preview
Pages 126-127

University of Gravel Roads preview
Pages 130-131


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