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The Great Ride of China Press Conference

A lot of work by a lot of people went into the GRC press conference. It was a completely new experience for both Amy and I, something that was both exciting and stressful as well as a great learning experience.

A couple weeks of hard work went into the event (at the same time as I personally spent about 40 hours in 1 week on planes trying to figure out visa issues) but in the end the event turned out really well. Our charitable partner, 免费午餐, invited a local broadcast reporter 成亚 (Cheng Ya) to host the event and the General Manager of CFMOTO as well as the head of the board of 免费午餐 came to speak.

Amy and I were also introduced to a local connection of the charity’s from BTV Youth Network that was interested in doing a spot on us which we ended up filming a couple days later.

The whole thing though was a lot of fun. We had a pretty good turn out. Not quite as many press turned out as we had hoped, though it was to be expected since we hadn’t actually done anything yet. Quite a few friends turned out too to give their support as we were presented with a flag from the charity and officially unveiled the motorcycle with Zhu Xiangguang from CFMOTO.

After the whole thing was taken down, we had a get together with all our friends from our time in Beijing as well as many of the people involved with the conference at a local bar. It was quite a nice opportunity actually to get to say goodbye to everyone before setting out on our adventure!

A lot of work by a lot of people went into the GRC press conference. It was a completely new experience for both Amy and I, something that was both exciting and stressful as well as a great learning experience.

A couple weeks of hard work went into the event (at the same time as I personally spent about 40 hours in 1 week on planes trying to figure out visa issues) but in the end the event turned out really well. Our charitable partner, 免费午餐, invited a local broadcast reporter 成亚 (Cheng Ya) to host the event and the General Manager of CFMOTO as well as the head of the board of 免费午餐 came to speak.

Amy and I were also introduced to a local connection of the charity’s from BTV Youth Network that was interested in doing a spot on us which we ended up filming a couple days later.

The whole thing though was a lot of fun. We had a pretty good turn out. Not quite as many press turned out as we had hoped, though it was to be expected since we hadn’t actually done anything yet. Quite a few friends turned out too to give their support as we were presented with a flag from the charity and officially unveiled the motorcycle with Zhu Xiangguang from CFMOTO.

After the whole thing was taken down, we had a get together with all our friends from our time in Beijing as well as many of the people involved with the conference at a local bar. It was quite a nice opportunity actually to get to say goodbye to everyone before setting out on our adventure!

About Buck

Buck, originally from New York, first came to China in 2006 traveling with some friends and immediately fell in love with the country, returning frequently including a semester studying at Tsinghua University in 2009. He finally moved to Beijing after graduating from the University of Toronto in 2010. He has a passion for adventure and travel, completing numerous long distance motorcycling and hiking trips around the U.S., Canada, and China including a circumnavigation of the U.S. (13,840km) and a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail (3,500km). When he's not wandering (and sometimes when he is), Buck works as a web developer and marketing consultant in Beijing.