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Tonight: Easy riders return to talk about cross-country trip on two wheels

 

The green machine known as the electric bicycle appears to be ready for prime time. Woodside residents Oliver Bock and his sister Catherine recently crossed the country in/on such vehicles and Mr. Bock is set to give a talk about it at 6:30 p.m. this evening (Sept. 13) in the Guild Hall in the Woodside Village Church at 3154 Woodside Road.

The event begins with a show-and-tell about the bicycle that made the trip, with the presentation set for 7 p.m. There will be light refreshments and "plenty of time" for questions, the flier says.

"Come and hear a wonderful tale along with stories about sustainability heroes that The Green Riders visited along their route who are busy creating a green future where our children will be able to thrive," said committee member Andrew Logan in an e-mail.

Mr. Bock, in a separate e-mail, wrote: "Well, we made it without getting shot at or run over. I created a policy that whenever someone was rude to us on the road, we could say what we wanted but we had to keep our hands on our handlebars so as to avoid returning obscene gestures. As I recall, that's what brought about the unhappy ending in EASY RIDER."

The event is the first in a series of talks on building a green future and was arranged by the town's Conservation and Environmental Health Committee.

Go to thegreenriders.org for more information.

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