Schwinn sponsors LGBTQ+ advocate on Oregon bikepacking trip

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Schwinn will partner with an LGBTQ+ advocate on a 363-mile bikepacking trip to amplify his inclusivity message in the outdoor industry.

Mikah Meyer, who once visited all 419 National Park Service sites in a single trip, will embark on his bikepacking quest along U.S. Highway 101 on the Oregon coast on May 16. A novice cyclist, Meyer said he hopes to encourage others to try a biking adventure.

Schwinn will provide equipment, food, and transportation. It also will have a film crew document the trip.

“Schwinn’s partnership sends a powerful message that you don’t have to

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Pete Buttigieg’s bicycle stars in the latest rightwing conspiracy theory / LGBTQ Nation

Pete Buttigieg cycling through the streets of Washington D.C.Photo: Screenshot/Twitter

Out Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his bicycle are the stars of the latest rightwing conspiracy theory after he biked from his office to the White House for a cabinet meeting.

Republican pundits and social media users are claiming that he “staged” a photo-op and didn’t actually ride the bike despite video of the former Democratic presidential candidate leaving both locations on it. Snopes has already rated the conspiracy theory “False.”

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CBS reporter DJ Judd

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