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Who are we ?


Emmanuel Bastian, founder of the Japanese Odyssey

Emmanuel has been a bike messenger for more than a decade. Needless to say he knows a thing or two about how it feels to spend long hours on the saddle, regardless of the weather. In 2015, he felt the need to expand his horizons, to do something big, and to push himself to the limits. But doing it alone wouldn’t suit him. He wanted to share the adventure with fellow, like-minded riders.
And so the Japanese Odyssey was born.


Guillaume Schaeffer, Japanese Odyssey co-organizer

At the beginning, Guillaume’s implication on the Japanese Odyssey was supposed to be limited to giving a hand on setting up the website and others technical aspects. And then, before he knew it, he found himself hastily putting together a bike suited for the adventure, with the mission to take part in the Odyssey as well as shoot pictures during the first edition.