Thursday, April 29, 2010

5/16: Meet Adventure Dad Joe Kurmanskie

Joe Kurmaskie and two of his sonsHillsboro Main Library is pleased to present author and adventurer Joe Kurmaskie, Sunday, May 16 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Bestselling author, performer, journalist, educator, and “Adventure Dad” Joe Kurmanskie has been addicted to the intoxicating freedom and power of the bicycle since age five when he borrowed his sister's banana-seat. That first exhilarating ride set in motion a lifelong love affair with the road and the wheel.

Fresh from a summer of cycling five African countries, Joe will offer up some tales and images from an epic that covered 100 kilometers of bush country—Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Malawi and Mozambique.

Joe is author of Metal Cowboy and Mud, Sweat and Gears. He’s been a contributing writer to Bicycling Magazine, Details, Men's Journal and worked as an editor for five years at an AP newspaper.

He’s the star of Discovery Channels new “Adventure Dad” upcoming TV series and lives in Portland Oregon with his wife Beth and three boys.

Hillsboro Main Library is located at 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway.