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Bike brands and shops support musician's ride around Lake Superior

Published June 29, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Several bike industry suppliers and retailers are supporting musician Ben Weaver's planned 16-day ride around Lake Superior next month.

Bag maker Banjo Brothers is one of the tour's supporters. The company also supported a tour that Weaver did last fall with novelist Jonathan Miles. Other supporters this year include Salsa Cycles, Swrve, Search and State and the Angry Catfish Bike Shop and Coffee Bar in Minneapolis.

Weaver debuted his eighth musical release last fall. Besides being a musician, he is a poet, letterpress printer and naturalist. His ride around Lake Superior is intended to raise awareness about the U.S.'s fresh water supply.

Weaver will leave Minneapolis, on his bike on July 10, and perform that night at the Bayfield Bike Route store in Bayfield, Wis.

Banjo Brothers has supported Weaver in part by designing a custom bag to carry his guitar and gear. Banjo Brothers co-founder Eric Leugers designed and sewed the bag with Weaver's input. Banjo Brothers will also manage a trip-long photo installation for Weaver at Angry Catfish.

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