Baton Rouge Sierra Club - Presentations on Cross-Country Bicycle Touring

Bicycling Cross Country Kevin Nee

Local educator/coach Kevin Nee will return to the Baton Rouge Sierra Club to give two back to back presentations on his summertime cross-country cycling adventures. Earlier this year Nee presented a comprehensive slideshow of his travels along the Natchez Trace Parkway in 2013 from its beginning through its terminus near Nashville. Nee also presented on the beautiful sights of the northern shore of the Saint Lawrence Seaway, and the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec.

This summer, Kevin and his brother completed the Transamerica route in 71 days, covering 4,532 miles. The first meeting will cover the stretch from Bellingham, Washington to Iowa. The second meeting will conclude the leg from Iowa to Virginia Beach.

Did you make any travels this summer by bicycle? Join us and share your stories and highlights during this knowledge building discussion.

Dates: Oct. 28 and Nov. 18
Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm
Where: The Backpacker of Baton Rouge
7656 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: In addition to his career as a teacher at Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Nee has also coached gymnastics for a solid 36 years. His bicycle touring commenced way back in 1983 with his inaugural ride from Baton Rouge to Westpoint, NY. Nee adds that when the challenges of high-elevation rock climbing became too great with age, he found a sustained outlet for outdoor recreation by shifting that focus over to the bike and has made this an integral part of his lifestyle. Now having completed over 30 tours (15 upon the Natchez Trace,) 21 of them at least 500 miles and 9 tours over 1,000 miles under his belt, 20 of which have been solo Nee looks forward to a fulfilling future of cycling in the years to come.

Nee goes on to add that he has been married for nearly 40 years, with two children and has recently become a grandparent. Touring continues to be a necessary aspect of his life and wellness. We can all learn from his example of safe operations of the bicycle, planning ahead, and the training necessary for a steady endurance as he looks forward to many more years of cycling to come.

Light refreshments will be offered.
After the meeting, join us for dinner and conversation at a nearby restaurant which will be announced at the opening of the meeting.

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