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Book Launch Event & Talk @ Spokesman Bikes

April 18, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Join us at Spokesman Bike Shop in Santa Cruz for our book release party with the very first copies of A Bicycle Built for Two Billion going on sale to the public!  We’ll have an exciting multimedia author presentation taking you around the world on a 2-seat tandem bike while inviting strangers to join the journey on the rear seat.

Amazing Grip Wines and yummy food will be served to accompany some great story telling.  Books will be available for sale after the presentation and can be signed by the author.  Come on by to enjoy an intimate two-wheeled adventure around the planet by tandem!

Please RSVP so we can plan food, drinks and chairs.  All RSVP’s will be entered into a special drawing at the event for some very cool prizes.  



April 18, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Spokesman Bike Shop
231 Cathcart
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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“Bianchini’s A Bicycle Built for Two Billion is not about the bike. It’s a life odyssey of epic proportions. Few of us live from the heart. Jamie reminds us how.”   –– Les Stroud (Survivorman) Related

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An exhilarating debut memoir that chronicles a fallen entrepreneur’s eight-year world tour on a tandem bike. Bianchini’s extraordinary chronicle begins with his often tumultuous childhood and showcases his enduring love of bicycle-riding. He sometimes felt overshadowed by his large extended Northern California family, which fractured when his parents divorced, but his outings on his bike

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Once I started reading I just couldn’t put it down. The story ended up being so much more than I had expected…more engaging, more unpredictable, more emotional. Jamie shares his own life journey even as he shares a perspective of the world few of us get to see in any country let alone many across

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As the World Turns “A great ride and finding time to stop and smell the flowers along the way… cultural exposures, meeting people…ups and down of daily life… Ran into these adventurers in Paraguay on the “long bike . Nice to read about their entire exploits… easy reading…” Related

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Total Adventure “Even though I already had a connection to this book because I had met Jaimie and Garryck in Japan, I was pleasantly surprised at how well the writing and story layout was. I read 100 pages the first day, simply because I couldn’t put it down! Both then and now, Jaimie has reminded

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Inspirational Indeed! “Live Big. Give Big.” Stuck in a rut? Read this book! Enough said! Related

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Very pleasantly surprised with this book! Bianchini takes a big bite outta life in this adventure (and sometimes pays the price). His honesty is well, honest and his heart seems to be fixed in just the right place. This is definitely ‘feel good’ terrain but with a goal in mind. I highly recommend “A Bicycle

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