Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Travel Talks: Cycling in Post-Oil Cuba

From Local Motion

Join us this Tuesday, January 8th, for the re-launch of our popular Travel Talks series!Cuba
What: Travel Talks
When: Tuesday, 1/8 from 7pm - 9pm
Where: Maglianero, 47 Maple St. BTV
In this first of four monthly events, Glenn Eames of the Old Spokes Home will recount his experiences cycling in Cuba:
In 1992, a small group of "Cyclepaths" traveled to Havana, Cuba to attend a conference titled "Cycling, an option for the 21st Century." Here they discovered Cuba -- a country that had suddenly found itself with limited petroleum resources at the height of the Special Period. Their solution? Import 750,000 Chinese Roadster Bicycles and convert to a pedal-powered society.You won't want to miss Glenn's photos and commentary! Limited light fare will be available for purchase.
And, don't forget to mark your calendars for the continuing series!
February 12th: Cycling in South America with Dan Hock
March 12th: Trekking through the Bernese Oberland with Phyl Newbeck and Bryan Harrington
April 9th: Walking Distance with Robert and Martha Manning

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