Category Archives: Travels

Custom-building a Surly Fat Bike for “50 Across Iceland”

Bicycling the interior of Iceland next summer over a six week period is not going to just be a bike in the park!  To handle the rugged, rough, lunar-landscape interior of Iceland, I am having Cale and Matt at Sun City Cyclery and Skates in my hometown of Sun Prairie, WI build me another bike […]

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Summer 2015 George Maurer Bicycle Adventure Video

Follow George Maurer on yet another of his bicycle adventures, as he crisscrosses America’s western deserts and mountains in support of a cure for cancer, in honor of his friend, Carolyn Held. In the summer of 2015, George biked from San Francisco to Salt Lake City, and then biked 14,110′ to the summit of Pike’s […]

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February-March 2015 Newsletter

After a lengthy month of travel in January (NYC, KY, NOLA, FL, AL, MS ending with a 10 day visit to the Mexican Riviera to visit a good friend), I decided I needed to take a break away from travel and postings and Facebook itself…and get some work done!  So, I deactivated my account and […]

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The 2015 Carolyn Held Memorial Bike Ride: A 2-leg journey, 2600 miles

Thank you for giving and, yes, I’m riding again for cancer research next summer… …as if riding 3600 miles in across the USA in 48 days wasn’t goal enough last summer, when you helped me raise over $21,000 to benefit cancer research at the Mayo Clinic with the Carolyn Held Memorial. But even Carolyn didn’t […]

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48 Across the 48 Journal #11

Here’s where you can give to The Carolyn Held Memorial Fund Your contribution is 100% tax deductible. Here’s my latest video journal for 48 Across the 48, my 3600 mile solo bicycle ride from Seattle, WA to Boston, MA (and then on to Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA) from July 3-August 20, 2014.  This journey helped raise […]

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48 Across the 48 Day 1 Journal

Here’s where you can give to The Carolyn Held Memorial Fund Your contribution is 100% tax deductible. You can also support me directly:  If you have extra to share, I welcome you to contribute to my food, camping and equipment expenses. These donations are not tax deductible. However, they do help offset the cost of being […]

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48 Across the 48: The Carolyn A. Held Memorial Bike Ride

I am taking a once-in-a-lifetime bicycle journey across the country. I am putting my musical career on hold this summer to answer an inner challenge and pay tribute to one of my closest friendships, and I am going to need your help to reach my goals. “48 Across the 48: The Carolyn A. Held Memorial […]

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George Maurer Group featured in public television series about regional artists who have made an impact

July 7, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE George Maurer Group featured in public television series about regional artists who have made an impact MINNEAPOLIS —The stars of the Minnesota jazz stage are now being featured in all their improv glory on the small (or medium, or big) screen. PBS affiliate Pioneer Public Television is featuring the […]

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Minneapolis composer/performer George Maurer, Paynesville band director Ken Vork help Minnesota Orchestra rewind to the ’80s

May 2, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINNEAPOLIS —Sweet dreams are made of this, at least for George Maurer and Ken Vork. Both make major contributions to the Minnesota Orchestra’s May 6 and 7 “’80s Rewind!” concerts. The show features a few firsts for Maurer, who serves as bandleader, vocal director and piano/keyboard player: His first […]

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Minneapolis composer/performer George Maurer releases new CD that takes listeners along on his wayward musical journey

Oct. 13, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINNEAPOLIS — Buckle up and get ready for an auditory adventure. Minneapolis-based composer and performer George Maurer displays his diverse array of musical styles on his new compilation of 12 original compositions, “Songs from the Wayward Journey: The Nicollet Island Compositions Volume 1.” It’s a journey in that Maurer […]

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