Iohan’s journey in this world came to end on August 19th. He had been struggling with insomnia and depression for several years.

BIKEIOWA NOTE: We have watched Iohen's bikepacking YouTube channel "Iohan Gueorguiev" and his website since 2014. His first video (I want to see the world: The North (1 of 2)) of his "See the Worlds Series" where he rode (pretty un-prepared) to the shore of the Arctic Ocean has us hooked in the first few minutes.

We sent Iohan a set of BIKEIOWA's Pogie Lites in April 2019 since he was traversing so many mountains and rainy regions. Joe Still with Bar-Yak was our connection. He used them in a few of his videos. It was nice to make the Iowa connection with someone who was traveling the world.

Over the years, Iohan has gained over 93,000 YouTube subscribers and posted 78 adventure videos. All of his videos are still online. If you haven't watched any, now is a great time to start.

We will miss Iohan and his adventurous spirit. He showed what was possible and we all lived vicariously through him with each video he posted.

Insomnia, depression and suicide are real.

RIP Friend.


Our friends at Bikepacking magazine have posted a great tribute for Iohan.

It’s with a broken heart that we share the news of a fallen friend today. We just learned that longtime bike tourer Iohan Gueorguiev’s inspiring journey came to an abrupt end a few weeks ago. Find a tribute to Iohan here.

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