One Year on a Bike

What happens when you leave home on a bike with no other plan than to ride eastwards? Embarking on just such an adventure, Martijn Doolaard decided to cycle from Amsterdam to Singapore. One Year on a Bike chronicles his slow travels over 17,000 km—passing through the wilds of Eastern Europe, the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, and the temples of Myanmar. Stories of animal encounters, camping at salt lakes and on deserted beaches, and Iranian hospitality are accompanied by photography that captures the breathtaking scenery, the chance meetings and friendships, and the buzz of global cities. This volume details the beauty and self-discoveries, as well as the hardships and the gear necessary, on this incredible one-man journey.

While not condoned by the USNWC, guests should be advised that this film may feature strong language and adult themes which may not be appropriate for younger children.

Event Details:

  • When: Friday, April 27th
  • Time: 8:07 pm (projected sunset on April 27th)
  • Run time: 46 minutes
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: This event will proceed rain or shine
  • NOTE: Tonight’s Film Series is a double feature, where One Year on a Bike and Into Twin Galaxies will be shown back to back.

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