Author will share adventures from traveling world on tandem bike, inviting strangers to pedal with him
Jamie Bianchini will give free presentation Thursday at Lakeshore Bicycles
by David Crumpler Tue, May 26, 2015
Jamie Bianchini traveled the world on a tandem bicycle.
He rode through 81 countries in eight years, inviting people he met along the way to join him. More than 1,000 guest riders accepted his gesture of goodwill, trust and acceptance.
Bianchini, who lives in Santa Cruz, Calif., has written a book about his journey and is now on a cross-country tour to promote “A Bicycle Built for Two Billion.”
He will be in Jacksonville at Lakeshore Bicycles, 2108 Blanding Blvd., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday for a multimedia presentation of stories, photos and videos about his adventures. The event is free.
“By inviting strangers to ride with me, I hoped to do my part in creating more peace in the world by reducing unnecessary fears and prejudices between people,” Bianchini said. “I wanted to demonstrate that language, cultural and religious barriers could easily be overcome with a genuine desire to connect, learn and explore.”
Thursday’s event begins with a meet-and-greet with Bianchini from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be provided. His multimedia presentation, followed by a Q&A and book signing, is scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m.
For more information, call Lakeshore Bicycles at (904) 388-0612.
David Crumpler: (904) 359-4164
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