Get $20k and a loaner adventure van as “President” of the Loam and Gravel Society

Most of our workers would go to nice lengths for $20,000, a van, and a 3-month street journey task. Sound good to you too? Here’s what to do.

Two mountain bike manufacturers simply introduced they’re in search of the inaugural president of a secret society. What does that imply? Essentially, Old Man Mountain and The Robert Axle Project need to discover the proper wild youngster to tear round the Western U.S. for 3 months in a campervan making YouTube movies.

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Note: Example of a van construct by Carefree Camper Co. solely. Actual ambassador van not pictured; (picture/Erik Fenner)

Stated {qualifications} embrace consolation with speaking to your self in public, love for driving bikes, and readiness to guide the very public Loam and Gravel Society. If you’ve all three, get your pitch deck prepared.

The two manufacturers need to pay a new ambassador (or “president”) $20,000, equipment them out with bikepacking gear, and ship them off in a Carefree Camper Co. van.

All you want is a bike, a laptop computer, and “photo and video equipment” (received an iPhone?).

Key Loam and Gravel Society’ Presidential’ Duties

The job is to create an eight-episode YouTube collection about, primarily, driving bikes. The supreme candidate will concentrate on the enjoyable from the sound of issues.

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On a 2021 Old Man Mountain firm bikepacking journey; (picture/Erik Fenner)

“You can be fast,” Old Man Mountain and The Robert Axle Project stated in a assertion. “But the focus should be on enjoying the rides, the sights, and meeting potential inductees to the society. You are a content creator, so you have to be willing to take lots of breaks and re-ride sections to properly chronicle them for The Society.”

“The Society” seems to consult with a cohort of like-minded people to whom the manufacturers can market.

Per the manufacturers, every task for The Loam and Gravel Society ought to end in a 12- to 18-minute video. Presidential duties may even embrace different, shorter video duties, plus social media and weblog posts.

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(Photo/Eric Phillips)

Job Term, Riding Requirements, and How to Apply

The president’s time period (learn: the model ambassador’s tenure) will run for 16 weeks — the 12-week journey, plus a 2-week buffer on every finish. The manufacturers don’t specify a timetable. But should you’re going to tug off the workload as established, you’ll need to get after it earlier than it will get too sizzling.

In addition to creating content material, you’ll pull off multiday bikepacking journeys and put in as much as 20-mile days on singletrack. The utility supplies additionally specify that you simply’ll go to areas, together with breweries.

Go path driving, make movies, write, and drink beer for 3 months? For apparently good purpose, the society password is “huzzah!”

If you suppose you or somebody you recognize is Old Man Mountain/Robert Axle Project model presidential materials, fill out the application by Wednesday, March 16 at midnight CST.

Be ready to indicate off your social media accounts and wow the utility reviewers together with your bikepacking expertise — and, of course, your charming artistic instincts.

This story was initially revealed on GearJunkie

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