SFBC Treehouse Talk: Paul Dorn

"Bicycling for Paul Dorn is much more than an effective means of city travel. He also considers it a great vehicle for social engagement, self expression, and personal transformation. The longtime SFBC member has aided prospective bicycle commuters for more than a decade with his popular advice website and blog, and now his new book, The Bike to Work Guide: What You Need to Know to Save Gas, Go Green, Get Fit. Dorn will share his book, discuss the critical importance of advocacy, and explain why the future for bicycle commuting has never been brighter."

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