5 Borough Bike Club General Meeting – 30 Days Down Under
G’day Mates! Hop on your “push bike,” and join Richard Sanford for his Australian adventure. His 600 mile, 30 day journey took place during Australia’s summer months, and early into the fall, from March 10 to April 10 of 2006. His 18 days of long distance touring along Australia’s east coast had him coming face to face with Kangaroos, and Koalas, catching the strangest thief imaginable, and riding along beaches like Surfers Paradise, and Byron Bay. He even joined a beekeeper for one honey of an interview! Part of Richard’s time in Australia also combined days of city cycling, a train ride into the outback and a bus ride to Melbourne (bike on board of course). Melbourne turned out to be a cyclist’s dream. Find out what new foods he discovered, how Australians spend their free time and some of the things that make life “down under,” distinctly Australian.
Authentic Australian refreshments will be served!
About Richard Sanford
Richard Sanford is a retired high school foreign language teacher and a New York City licensed tour guide, specializing in bicycle tours. When he is not leading tours both professionally and as a leader for the Five Borough Bicycle Club you may find him pedaling his bike to places like California, Florida and Alaska or working with teachers on Chinese exchange programs. Richard is also a disaster volunteer and safety and preparedness presenter for the American Red Cross in Greater New York.
Nominations for the 5BBC 2008 Executive Board
5BBC Vice-President Andrea Mercado will be at the meeting to receive nominations. All nominations must be be submitted by 7:00 pm, and they will be announced following Richard’s presentation.