Travel writer to share tale of epic bicycle ride at Rancho Santa Fe Library


Meet author James Bianchini at 11 a.m. May 7 at the Rancho Santa Fe Library in the library’s Guild Room.

Bianchini rode a tandem bicycle through 81 countries around the world, inviting more than 1,000 total strangers to jump on and join the adventure. Along the journey, he hustled up donations to provide 100 bikes to an impoverished township in Cape Town, disperse hundreds of doses of life-saving malaria medication to small African communities, start a school for AIDS orphans in Uganda, and bring fresh water to a Bolivian community. Bianchini’s worldwide expedition will soon be shared in his long-anticipated book “A Bicycle Built for Two Billion,” and nationwide via dozens of free multimedia presentations.

For more on the book, the Family Book Tour and charity projects it supports, visit Autographed copies will be available for purchase at this event. Call the library for details at 858-756-2512.