World rider Masanori “Masa” Nishikawa from Japan showed up at our Vancouver office earlier this week on his Kona Rove ST.

Masa rides for our  Japanese distributor, Aki Corporation.  As a sponsored adventure cyclist for the last ten years he’s been through 26 countries and completed a distance of over 70000km. He is also an elementary school teacher who instructs his students remotely via Skype during his journey around the world. Though his eyes, kids get to see the world in a different way and share in Masa’s passion for riding.

Masa and Kona owner Jake (right) had a good chat at Kona Bicycle office in downtown Vancouver. We hope Masa can get his USA visa smoothly and continue his journey on wheels across the USA and down to South America.