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Friday, September 14, 2012
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Jeff Mapes on the pedaling revolution in America

Jeff Mapes, author of Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists are Changing American Cities, will speak as part of the Explorer Lecture series at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. 

A humble 19th Century invention - the bicycle - just may well be one of the most important urban vehicles of the 21st Century. In cities around the U.S., the bicycle is coming into its own as a serious transportation alternative.  Oregon political journalist Jeff Mapes spent three years investigating the growth of the urban bike movement for his book, and he talks about how it is changing the look and feel of cities ranging from Portland to New York.  Using details from his travels throughout the U.S. and Europe, he will talk about how health, environmental and quality of life concerns are converging to create a vibrant urban bike movement.

Go here for more information and Museum ticket information. 

This lecture is co-sponsored by Ride for Miles, the annual bike ride to honor the life and environmental activism of Miles Coburn, an avid cyclist and professor at John Carroll University. The 2012 ride will be on September 16. Sign up here. 

Jeff Mapes, author of Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists are Changing American Cities, will speak as part of the Explorer Lecture series at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.  A humble 19th Century invention - the bicycle - just may well be one of the most important urban vehicles of the 21st Century. In cities around the U.S., the bicycle is coming into its own as a serious transportation alternative.  Oregon political journalist Jeff Mapes spent three years investigating the growth of the urban bike movement for his book, and he talks about how it is changing the look and feel of cities ranging from Portland to New York.  Using details from his travels throughout the U.S. and Europe, he will talk about how health, environmental and quality of life concerns are converging to create a vibrant urban bike movement. Go here for more information and Museum ticket information.  This lecture is co-sponsored by Ride for Miles, the annual bike ride to honor the life and environmental activism of Miles Coburn, an avid cyclist and professor at John Carroll University. The 2012 ride will be on September 16. Sign up here. 

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