JaBig is riding around the world on the first DJ tour by bicycle in history, a 5-year, 100 00 km (62 000 miles) journey of a lifetime with a mission to fight child poverty globally.
On August 25th 2019, on my 40th birthday, I set off for a bicycle ride around the world. My intention is a complete circumnavigation AND visit ALL continents!
You are reading this because you are a relative, friend, fan or supporter of Jean-Aimé Bigirimana aka DJ JaBig, the DJ best known for his YouTube DJ mixes with 7 billion hours streamed.
That means that I can be real with you and state that I need your support to pull off this adventure of a lifetime
BEATS BY BIKES, the name of this project, is the journey of a Rwandan-born Canadian DJ riding a bicycle around the world to perform for his fan base and to raise money for charity.
(Please note that the route below is for illustrative purposes to give an overview of how I will travel the world by bike in the next five years, I will visit way more countries than showcased on this map)
This bicycle tour is an epic ride -- even bigger than the one across Canada that I finished in April 2017, on a fixie (fixed-gear bike) coast to coast to coast in Winter unsupported!
This expedition caught the attention of my 500 000 social media followers and global audiences thanks to ESCAPE , the multi-award winning short film presented by MEC, Canada’s largest outdoor gear retailer and directed by Anjali Nayar (re/watch it below)
Going all around the globe has been a dream of mine since I read Jules Vernes’ “Autour du monde en 80 jours” (Around the World in 80 Days) when I was 9 years old.
Three decades later, it was time to turn this lifelong dream into reality and what perfect date to get it started than on my 40th birthday on August 25th!
This world tour by bicycle is not only journey to explore and experience the planet but it's also a DJ tour to perform for my millions of fans globally live but also to raise funds for for World Bicycle Relief , a wonderful global charity that ensures that children in disadvantaged parts of the planet get to school by providing them with free bicycles to break out of the cycle of extreme poverty.
"We are so excited to have JaBig's support for World Bicycle Relief on this incredible undertaking. It's always amazing to see someone use an opportunity like this to help create positive impact in the world around them. It is inspiring to see JaBig use his own personal experience with the power of bicycles and share it with others.” -- Claire Geiger, director of partnerships.
Mr Nelson Mandela once said: “Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world.”
This GoFundMe campaign will help me with logistical expenses .
I appreciate your help and I look forward to meeting so many of you wherever you are located. I will be sharing my adventures on my social media and blog!
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- If you are in Canada and prefer Email Interac (online banking is faster and has no fees):
1) First name: JaBig Last name: The DJ 2) Email: [email redacted].
My bank account is set up to accept the funds automatically.
THANK YOU SO MUCH and see you on the road!
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