January 20, 2009 (Squamish, BC) – “Cycling the Pacific Ring of Fire”, “volcano-hopping” by mountain bike around the globe’s largest ocean, is an expedition of epic proportions undertaken by Canadian adventurers Janick Lemieux and Pierre Bouchard. Come and meet them as they share their tales and discoveries gathered during the second stage of this ambitious “cyclovolcanic” quest: 11,000 kilometres and 18 months astride their mounts from Patagonia to Indonesia via the South Seas’ fabled isles of paradise and fire!
As part of Pedal Magazine “Cycling the Pacific Ring of Fire part 2: a mariner’s journey!” pan-Canadian series, the two globetrotters on wheels will stop over in Squamish to present their inspirational and captivating expedition account at Howe Sound BrewPub (37801 Cleveland Avenue) on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 19:30. Admission: $5. Info: (604)892-2603. www.howesound.com
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“Cycling the Pacific Ring of Fire part 2: a mariner’s journey!” is a multimedia documentary presentation of the adventures they’ve endured during those 18 months spent in the saddle between Santiago and Jakarta”¦completing a “mostly” pedalled crossing of the South Pacific via hundreds of volcanoes scattered throughout archipelagos of Polynesia, Melanesia and Indonesia. Over 1,000 stunning images portray their fabulous journey as the adventurers provide witty and insightful commentary and observations, intertwined with melodies and rhythms of Montreal composer Martin Tremblay. This highly volatile, explosive and “subversive” cocktail of culture, nature and adventure will enthral you!
Janick Lemieux and Pierre Bouchard have been patrolling the world onboard their burdened bikes, seeking adventures and searching for the people and landscapes of our planet, since 1990. They are long-time regular contributors to Canada’s Pedal Magazine, VÃ©lo Mag, GÃ©o Plein Air, MÃ¼v and Go magazines. In May 1999, after having pedalled more than 100 000 kilometres in some 40 countries, they set off for the Pacific Ring of Fire’s volcanoes and dwellers”¦