Transcontinental biker tells stories |

Transcontinental biker tells stories

Daily Staff Writer

Steve Williams is the featured adventurer at today’s installment of the five-week Adventure Series hosted by the Vail Public Library and Vail Symposium. The free event kicks off at 5:30 p.m.

At age 50, Williams is comfortable in any situation likely to be encountered in bicycle travel. As a member of the Too Tyred Tour cycling team, he has pioneered cycling routes on six continents and in the last two decades he has traveled more than 120,000 miles in 70 countries. Whether camping on the plains of Africa or enduring four-star dining in Europe, his enthusiasm for travel and adventure is inspiring.

Ultimately, Williams’ mission as an explorer is two-fold. First, he strives to further cross-cultural understanding one person at a time, sharing with each person he meets on the road a sense of curiosity, compassion and community and bringing those same sentiments to audiences back home. Secondly, Williams is passionate about bicycles. He is committed to spreading the word about the simplicity, efficiency, low-impact and opportunity for intimate cultural interaction afforded by this elegant mode of exploring our world.

The program will be a multi-media experience.

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