Former Steamboat resident to travel in South America on homemade motorcycle |

Former Steamboat resident to travel in South America on homemade motorcycle

Arthur Bremner works on his motorcycle outside his apartment July 3 in Boulder.
RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post

DENVER — Arthur Bremner was 14 years old when he bought his first moped using $300 of his own money.

That small, motorized scooter took him all around Paddock Lake, Wis. His devotion to two-wheeled transportation has evolved to motorcycles, after his father purchased one for him at age 16, and now his self-taught skill of rebuilding them and his passion to help those in need will take him on an 12 to 18-month journey around the world.

The 26-year-old University of Colorado-Boulder graduate plans to ride a motorcycle he built through Central and South America, volunteering along the way with hospitals and aid organizations.

He first began planning the trip about two years ago, as he was starting his sophomore year at CU. During this time, Bremner bought, disassembled and rebuilt a motorcycle in his bedroom.

Bremner plans to depart on July 20 and is raising money through a GoFundMe account to help cover expenses. He also has been sponsored by Big Agnes, a Steamboat Springs based outdoor retailer, and Mosko Moto, a Washington-based company that sells motorcycle gear.

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