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WHEN

Wed Mar 27 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WHERE

Firetrucker Brewery
Ankeny, IA

WHO

Firetrucker Brewery and BIKEIOWA.com

Description

Safety/Education/Training

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Come to Firetrucker Brewery to hear life-cyclist, Megan Hill, tell about her adventures traveling by bike.

Join us for a night of cycling talk! Firetrucker will be hosting a series of informative sessions about everything bikes, bikes, bikes!

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Be Inspired! Be Motivated - Megan will talk about how 10-speeds, independence and cycling have formed her life.

I learned to ride a bike at age 10, a little later than most kids but I was usually on a horse instead! There was also the added challenge of a 10-speed on a gravel road, not ideal conditions for a first-time learner.  Living in a rural area, all my friends were miles away so riding 20 miles in a day wasn’t odd; I put lots of miles on that bike, especially in the summer! 50-200 miles in a week was normal. Then I got a car and the bike was on hold until my college years in Colorado.  I traded in the 10-speed for a mountain bike and biked all over Colorado and Utah.  I moved to Southern California and a beach cruiser was added to my collection. Weekends were on the bike; bar hopping, going for coffee, getting groceries, etc. And then came Iowa. I was used to riding by myself and it was a struggle to learn to ride in social groups.  I liked the independence and solitude of riding by myself, going the speed I wanted, whatever distance I chose, and it wasn’t based on what someone else wanted to do or could do.

When I decided to tour around Europe, it was natural for me to think about doing it alone. Last year, I biked through several countries including Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Scotland, England, France, Spain and Portugal.  I also went to Morocco but my bike stayed in Portugal. In 6 months, 4500 miles were put in on the bike seat, the bike weighed 50 lbs. and I carried 100lbs of gear. If you haven’t traveled by bike, it’s an amazing way to see a state or country! You experience your surroundings in such a way that is more intense and intimate than you ever could by car or train.


Talk begins at 6:15pm. Come grab a beer or two and settle in for a night of learning and Adventure Biking! Come early for Happy Hour from 4-6pm and snag $1 off house pints before the session. Free to attend, all ages welcome.

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Venue

Firetrucker Brewery

716 SW 3rd St
Ankeny, IA 50023
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Registration

no cost, but please PLEASE RSVP on the Facebook Event, so we can gauge attendance for seating.

Contact

Biker@BIKEIOWA.com

dan@firetrucker.com

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