Industry News 5/9/2008

Roadtrip Nation + Fuel TV Partner for Action Sports Roadtrip this Summer

Roadtrip Nation + Fuel TV Partner for Action Sports Roadtrip this Summer

Costa Mesa, CA – May 8 th , 2008 - Roadtrip Nation is partnering with Fuel TV and NowWhat.com to create an episodic roadtrip focusing on the action sports lifestyle and genre, which will follow a team of young adults with a passion for action sports as they connect with the heroes and icons who define this culture.

Roadtrippers will have the opportunity to converse with people in the action sports industry who will share their stories of how they got to where they are today. The finished roadtrip will air on Fuel TV’s program ‘The Daily Habit.’  NowWhat.com will provide support for the roadtrip.

Fuel TV is the only action sports cable and satellite network in the United States producing original and exclusive content, packed with programming spanning the lifestyle and culture of skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, freestyle motocross, wakeboarding and more.

Put yourself on the road trip! 

Roadtrip Nation is sending young adults on the road during the summer of 2008 to connect with the heroes and icons within the action sports world.
 
The purpose of this roadtrip is to converse with people within the action sports industry who will share their stories of how they got to where they are. The roadtrip nation crew will accompany you on the road, to capture your experience and share it with our generation. From these stories it's our hope that you and your team will be inspired to define your own roads in life by following what truly lights you up.
 
You may apply as an individual in which case Roadtrip Nation will pair you up with two other individual applicants, or you may assemble your own team of three and apply as a team. We encourage teams to apply as we'd prefer not to assemble. However there is no advantage of applying as an individual or a team-- in the end the most well-deserving, qualified team will hit the road.
 
The final team will be in charge of booking their own interviews prior to the trip and will live out of the green rv for the entire roadtrip. The roadtrips and interviews on the road this summer will be part of a documentary series to be broadcasted on Fuel TV in the United States.

Visit www.roadtripnation.com/actionsports to apply and for more information.

About Roadtrip Nation
In the summer of 2001, recent college graduates Mike Marriner, Brian McAllister and Nathan Gebhard decided to take a roadtrip to discover their place in the world. The idea behind the roadtrip was simple: if you don’t know what to do with your life, go out and talk to people who are doing what they love, and ask them how they got there. They hit the road in a mechanically unsound green RV, and 17,000 miles later had interviewed 85 individuals including the Chairman of Starbucks, Craig Venter - the scientist who decoded the human genome, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the director of Saturday Night Live, and many others.

Since then, Roadtrip Nation has evolved into a movement that helps individuals define their own lives: a PBS television series, three books, an online community, and a student network on over 350 campuses. Roadtrip Nation’s programs enable students to hit the road on their own to interview individuals across the country. In the fall and spring, Roadtrip Nation’s fleet of three green RVs tour
campuses across the country holding grassroots events, film screenings, and recruiting sessions to empower other students to hit the road and discover their own paths in life. These experiences are shared online at http://wwww.roadtripnation.com.