Joyride to TEDx…
It was just over 20 years ago when Mia Birk fell in love with bicycling. She was a graduate student in Washington D.C and was told that finding campus parking would be a battle… so she grabbed her brother’s 10 speed, and the rest is history.
After discovering her new love for cycling, Mia started using this mode of transportation not only for recreation, but also for touring, exercise and daily utilitarian trips. A mother of two, Mia credits cycling to the maintenance of her family’s health, safety, budget, and community connection.
Mia’s book, Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet tells the dramatic and enlightening behind-the-scenes story of how a group of determined visionaries transformed Portland into a cycling mecca and inspired a nation.
You can read more about Mia and her book on her website, www.miabirk.com.
We can’t wait to hear you at TEDxPortland, Mia!
If you don’t have tickets to the event, please be sure to watch the live streaming via the TEDxPortland website at: www.tedxportland.com.
The TEDxPortland team