Know Go: Bicycling Through Oregon

Posted By:  Tina Walker Davis
Date Posted:  2/25/2014

Cycling SojournerThe poet Hilaire Belloc said “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” An increasing number of people are finding fulfillment by taking cycling sojourns—trips by bike. Ellee Thalheimer, the author of Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-day Tours in Oregon, joins us for two programs designed to help people embark on multi-day self-supported bicycle tours in Oregon.This program is part of the Library’s “Know Go” series of programs throughout March. These events are free and open to all. No registration is required.

Saturday, March 1, 2014 • 1:00 p.m.
Redmond Library

Sunday, March 2, 2014 • 1:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

Thalheimer says that cycle touring affords the opportunity for people to see the world on a shoestring. “Touring is a chance for adventure,” she says. “Not knowing where the day will plop you down, or in what condition. It’s a way to spend an entire vacation building a terrific base of fitness and flying high from a huge exercise and endorphin rush.” She emphasizes that time on the road is a chanve to connect with nature and recalibrate to what is important in life. “Grinding up Cascade passes or coasting along the diamond-blue water, you forget about yourself and day-to-day concerns that seem so ominous at home,” Thalheimer says.

Ellee Thalheimer is a freelance travel writer and owner of Into Action Publications. She is a cofounder of the Portland Society, a group of women business owners who are passionate about cycling. Her books include Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-day Tours in Oregon; Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-day Tours in Washington; Lonely Planet Cycling in Italy; and Hop in the Saddle: A Guide to Portland’s Craft Beer Scene. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Tina at 541-312-1034.

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