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Rick Gunn shares story of cycling around the world at Olympic Valley Lodge

Special to the Sun

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. and#8212; Tahoe local Rick Gunn, who circumnavigated the globe on his bicycle, shares his journey at a Squaw Valley Institute presentation Thursday, May 12 at the Olympic Valley Lodge in Squaw Valley. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a no-host bar social hour and the presentation starts at 7 p.m.

Gunn started his three-year, 26,000-mile cycling exploration of the world not knowing what to expect. What happened was an eye and soul opening experience. Attendees will hear about his extraordinary, uplifting, life-altering and unprecedented personal journey.

This special event is presented in conjunction with the largest cycling event in America, the 2011 Amgen Tour of California, a Tour de France-style cycling road race, presented by AEG, that challenges the worldand#8217;s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course from May 15-22. Lake Tahoe, America’s largest alpine lake, welcomes the worldand#8217;s cycling elite to the Overall Start and Stage 1 Finish and Stage 2 Start. The Stage 2 Start begins under the Olympic rings at the base of Squaw Valley USA May 16.

Tickets are $10 for adults. Children and students are free. For tickets or more details visit http://www.squawvalleyinstitute.org or call 530-581-4138.

About Squaw Valley Institute

Squaw Valley Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting programs having artistic, cultural and educational values. The Institute presents lectures, performances, forums, exhibitions and classes in the unique mountain environment of Squaw Valley, North Lake Tahoe, Truckee and surrounding communities, bringing together visitors, residents and friends in the truest sense of community.

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