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Cycling the Pacific Ring of Fire

August 18, 2005 – “Cycling the Pacific Ring of Fire” is an expedition of epic proportions “volcano-hopping” by mountain bike around the globe’s largest ocean 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 their ambitious “cyclo-volcanic” 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 Toronto to present their inspirational and captivating account at the MEC store (400 King St. West, between Charlotte St. and Peter St.) on Wednesday October 5, 2005 at 7pm. Free admission by reservation: (416) 340-2667.

“Cycling the Pacific Ring of Fire part 2: a mariner’s journey!” is a multimedia documentary presentation of the tales during those 18 months spent in the saddle between Santiago and JakartaSof crossing 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 the melodies and rhythms of Montreal composer, Martin Tremblay. This highly volatile, explosive and “subversive” cocktail of culture, nature and adventure with enthrall you!

Janick Lemieux and Pierre Bouchard have been cycling the globe onboard their burdened bikes, seeking adventure, and the peoples and landscapes of our planet, since 1990. They are long-time regular contributors to Pedal Magazine, Vélo Mag, Géo Plein Air, Müv and Go magazines. In May 1999, after having already pedalled more than 100,000 kilometres through some 40 countries, they set off for the volcanoes of the Pacific and adventures yet to be realized.

Click the icon to the right on this page for schedule and more info on the Ring of Fire adventure.





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