Round the world motorcyclist Rene Cormier has just received an"IPPY" award for his book The University
of Gravel Roads: Global Lessons from a Four-Year Motorcycle Adventure.
The book was awarded the bronze medal in the
category of Travel Essay by the Independent Publishers association at their recent Book Awards gala in New York city.
Rene flew down to receive the award and likely gave a tearful speech thanking the academy, god and CMG for picking up on his adventure and publishing his reports as he circumnavigated the globe on his BMW F650GS. Or not.
Congrats to Rene on a well deserved award.
BTW, if you want to go and see a slide show and talk by the man, he’s half way through a cross-Canada tour with stops at various BMW dealerships along the way.
I had the pleasure of attending Rene’s recent stopover at Moncton’s Atlantic Motoplex where he chatted about his adventures as well as answering questions about how much it costs, must-sees and other tidbits of global traveling information.
Admission is usually free and there’s generally food and snacks to be had too, so what are you waiting for?
Events still to come are as follows:
Oakville – Presented by Budds’ BMW
Budds’ BMW, 2454 South Service Road W, Oakville, ON
July 7, 2010
Admission is free
Mosport – BMW Summerfest
Mosport International Raceway, Ontario
Admission Free with entry to Summerfest
Edmonton – Presented by Argyll Motorrad
Rocky Mountain GS Challenge, AB
August 13-15, 2010
Admission free with GS Challenge entry
Montreal – Presented by Moto Internationale
Moto Internationale, 6695 rue St-Jacques W, Montreal, QC
December 15, 2010 *to be confirmed*