Presenter Series: Absa Cape Epic – REI SoHo, NYC

Interested in learning what it takes to compete in one of the toughest endurance mountain bike races in the world? Want to know more about South Africa and minimalist traveling? Want to learn how to train and eat nutritiously?

Join us at REI SoHo on Friday, May 11th at 7:00pm


  • Date: 5/11/2012
  • Event Location: Soho REI
  • Event Fee: Free
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (EDT)
  • Presenter: Josh Fonner
  • Group Size: 45

Training hard since October, Absa Cape Epic is not for the faint of heart. It is the longest and most difficult team stage race in the world. 800 kilometers over 8 days of grueling and gorgeous terrain, these two were tested on the journey through the landscape of this beautiful country.

Out of 600 teams competing in the Absa Cape Epic, Josh and Jackie make up one of only 16 from the United States.

Join us as we introduce Josh, endurance rider and founder of Roam Life. Josh will share his experience of training and preparing for the 2012 Absa Cape Epic; an 8 day, 800km stage race located in South Africa. He’ll then present their journey on the road to Cape Epic, the experience of completing the biggest and longest mountain bike stage race in the world – including the frustrations, pitfalls, successes, and…overall bizarre situations that occurred during this agonizingly difficult 8 day race.

We’ll be sharing pictures, video, and stories as well as helping YOU decide on your next big adventure!

For more information or to ask questions, contact [email protected] / 914-584-8760

Photo by Cape-Epic

Roam Life: Presenter Series

Learning to Roam Life From Those You Meet Along the Way

Josh Fonner and Christine Perigen are self-proclaimed roamers. Nomadic in nature and both having found the freedom of life on the road and on their bicycles individually, they come together to launch Roam Life ( Josh explains the purpose of Roam Life through conversation, “So many people say to me, ‘You’re so lucky to go there.’” My response, “It’s not luck. It’s purpose. Anyone can do it. Anyone can go.”

Josh shares the philosophy of Roam Life through the stories of those he’s met on the road. He hopes that sharing the stories of those he encounters inspires those admiring his adventuresome nature to aspire to change their own lives.

Roam Life is about inspiring adventure in your daily life. In the Roam Life Presenter Series, we’ll be bringing you stories about amazing people doing amazing things to help you realize your own adventure story.


Whether your idea of adventure is going beyond the five block radius around your house, venturing over to the next town, or exploring the far flung reaches of the planet, we want to help you get there.”

For more information about Roam Life, Christine, and Josh or to schedule an interview, call Christine at 914.584.8760 or email at [email protected]