Thursday, August 21, 2014

Crossing America by Bicycle

On August 23, 2014 from 11am to 12:30pm at the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street in the lower level Latino-Hispanic Meeting Rooms, we will be having a very unusual event.

Mike Woods is a structural engineer who has lived in San Francisco since 2000. Most days he can be found at his desk, drawing and performing calculations for floodgates, tunnels, and bridges. In high school, he used to ride from library to library to find books and explore his home state of Massachusetts.

On June 1, 2013, after very little exercise, but much planning, he mounted his bicycle and began a 4,257-mile ride from San Francisco to Boston. He will discuss the process of planning and then riding for in 55 days. Long days of up to 120-miles could be expected for this out-of-shape rider with bad knees.

Mike will bring the actual bicycle, as well as the 100 items of gear that he took on his trip.

All Library programs are free and open to the public.  Supported by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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