Hey Atlanta friends! If you’re in the area on May 23rd, consider swinging by REI to hear Hirsch about his six-year bike ride that took him all around the world.

“Hirsch graduated from Furman University with a biochemistry degree and then decided to take a year “on” which included his first thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. He received his master’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Utah and took another year “on” which included a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. Having been accepted as a Peace Corps Volunteer, he served in Vanuatu for three years. Then, for almost six years, he rode his bicycle around the world. He thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail again and then moved to Guatemala for a year as a volunteer at an orphanage, after which he again hiked the Appalachian Trail. He went to Japan to volunteer on an organic farm and to hike an extensive Buddhist pilgrimage, and followed that as a volunteer teacher in India. Having returned to the States, he spent nine months cycling around North America, after which he began his current stint as a volunteer caretaker for Mountain Conservation Trust in Talking Rock, Georgia. Hirsch’s talk will focus on his six year bike ride which began and ended in Canada, with a little Cambodia and Kazakhstan (and many other countries) in between.”

Register here if you’re keen to attend.