The Joy of Human Relation - Travel by Bicycle

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  • Date
    Friday, 27 September, 2019
  • Time
    From 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm UTC
  • Organizer
    MEC Ottawa
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Ottawa
    366 Richmond Rd
    Ottawa, ON


David Trattles will be your host for a session on bicycle touring ­ – and photography, and in making community as you travel.

Dave knows cycling and slow journalism: for 25 years he has been traveling by bicycle through 90 countries, and working as a social documentary photographer (National Archives of Canada, Canadian Geographic, Macleans, Elle). This presentation will be about why you should travel by bicycle and what happens when you do – shared largely through stories that will have you out there in the world, living a specific time and experience.

Along the way, Dave reveals the joy of human relations. By learning who the people are and how they live their lives, rather than focusing on what they are doing, he will share stories about ordinary people who do extraordinary things (Muslim girl boxers of Calcutta, German cowboys, cheese rollers of Sicily, Tomato throwers of Bunol, marathoners of Calcutta, remote lives of Canadians..).

This evening, Dave Trattles will inspire you to get in touch with your own life force – to go out into the world on your bicycle and express your own individuality, your own richness – and to engage deeply in the lives and experiences of others.