Video by Matthew Moses
Video from Continental Ski & Bike
By Jesse Vetsch
Duluth Outdoors Contributor
Need a new bike? The annual Bike Swap will be open April 24 – 26 at Continental Ski and Bike. The event is a collaboration between Continental and United Way of Duluth.
“Everybody has a story about their bike, and those stories are a part of this event,” said Tracy Gilsvik, United Way Marketing Director. “Sometimes, people will even come trying to donate, but they get too attached and decide to keep the bike they have.”
What makes someone want to hike through the mountains on foot for four months?
“If it sounds crazy, it’s probably worth trying out,” Mostofi said.
Keon Mostofi and Charlie Goudreault , two former University of Minnesota Duluth students, are gearing up to make the nearly 2,200-mile trek across the Appalachian Trail, beginning this April.
Mostofi graduated from UMD in 2013 and Goudreault graduated last December. Both were inspired by previous outdoor-related jobs. Mostofi worked at the backpacking company, Granite Gear, where he spoke to hikers on a daily basis.