Posted Under: Ben Weaver: Surrounding Water

Be Weaver's New Video

Posted December 18, 2015 @ 2:39pm

Our friend Ben Weaver has a new video of his fall tour in the Pacific Northwest. Give it a watch.

 

Surrounding Water Group Ride Two Harbors to Duluth July 26

Posted July 18, 2015 @ 10:03am

Surrounding Water Group Ride Two Harbors to Duluth July 26On July 26th 2015 join the crew from Ski Hut in Duluth as they organize a celebratory group ride from Two Harbors, Minnesota to Duluth, Minnesota to help Ben Weaver conclude the ride portion of his bike and stewardship tour. There are two options for joining the group ride.Duluth Departure:Duluth: Lester Park (Intersection of Superior Street and Lester River Road)Meet time: 7:45 Group rolls at 8:00 a.m. sharp Two Harbors Departure: Lakeview Park (on Burlington Bay) Meet Up Time: 11:45 Group Rolls at 12:00 noon sharp Later that night - 7pm, presented by Salsa Cycles and the Minnesota Land Trust, Ben will play a free show with his friend Charlie Parr at the Lafayette Community Center on Park Point 3026 Minnesota Ave, Duluth, MN 55802

 

Supporting Ben Weaver's 1300 Mile Bike Tour

Posted July 8, 2015 @ 6:21pm

Supporting Ben Weaver's 1300 Mile Bike TourA little over a year ago we were introduced to musician, cyclist, letterpress printer, naturalist and poet Ben Weaver. Banjo Brothers stepped up to help with his "All The River" bike and stewardship tour to New Orleans.Weaver is back for another round of music and stewardship by biycle. This video, shot and edited by Ben's brother Greg Weaver, tells the story.Today, Weaver packed up his Salsa Marrakesh Touring Bike and will endure a 16 day, 1300 mile circumnavigation of Lake Superior he calls "Surrounding Water". One of Banjo Brothers' contributions is a "Franken-Pannier" a guitar-specific pannier Banjo Eric made to carry Ben's instrument. It's fully weather-proofed with a custom neck cover. (You can see it in action around 1:50 into the video)Weaver is partnering with the Great Lakes Commons and will use their visionary Commons Charter in his...

 

Day 24: Ben Weaver: It's All The River Tour

Posted November 15, 2014 @ 12:10pm

Day 24: Ben Weaver: It's All The River Tour Day 24. Rolled into New Orleans after 24 days of riding. Feels like the beginning not the end. Read and sang down by the river at Crescent Park for my last performance. Big thanks to dear friend Nick Slie who organized the gathering and made the gumbo we all shared. I wrote and read these thoughts as part of this performance. My backbone's house is a river. A meander belt that holds any bug, all the falling rain, and whatever comes washed in that rain. Rising or diving wings, turtle dreams, grain, corn, rice, soy, soil, oil. It sits under the roaming fog, tugs and trains, barges and bridges, hollering out the keeping place names of an embodied life-nature. A waxwing in the Chinquapin Oak. A rooster drinking the dog chain sky.I left home 25 days ago on my bicycle because as a dear friend said, I could no longer avoid my heart. I am looking to the land and listening back for ways I can re-aquaint mine and my people's intimacy with...

 

Day 23: Ben Weaver, "It's All The River Tour"

Posted November 12, 2014 @ 8:52am

Day 23: Ben Weaver, "It's All The River Tour"Day 23. This trip started as a dream. Now we have only one more day of riding. You could tell me it was 10 years ago, or 1 day ago that we rode out of MPLS with Lucas and Devin and I would believe either. When the trip gets broken up into all these daily adventures it's difficult to feel the overall impact. You just recall fragments. I suppose the aerial view is yet to come. I have Seen so much. Heard so much. Am Grateful for so much. Looking forward to my last show in Nola on Friday. Looking forward to snowy riding when I return home. Someone I deeply respect shared this Aldo Leopold quote with me yesterday. I'll leave it at that for now. It's been ringing in my ears screaming against all the Mississippi and Louisiana logging trucks that have been blasting past us. "To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering." BW

 

Day 22: Ben Weaver, "It's All The River Tour"

Posted November 10, 2014 @ 9:48pm

Day 22: Ben Weaver, "It's All The River Tour"Day 22. I believe after 22 days of riding that there is no single solution to the worlds problems, however I do believe there is one unifying step to the multitude of potential solutions. Let it be something and someone you love, that gets you out of bed each morning. BW

 

 
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