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NYC - Public Lecture Series feat. Ryan Pyle

The Middle Kingdom Ride

This event will be streamed live. Please visit our Live Stream page at 7pm on the evening of the event to view the lecture for free.

Many years ago, Ryan Pyle decided to leave the rat race behind and ride his motorbike around China. He covered over 14,000 miles on a 60 day circuit around the country which had never been attempted before. He has subsequently become a Shanghai local, having lived there for 10 years.

Pyle has now set his sights even higher. Crazy drivers, 40 degree plus heat, massive landslides, floods, inhospitable towns and dangerous falls will hamper his progress, as he strives to claim a Guinness World record for the longest continuous journey by a motorcycle within a single country. It's a quest to go where no one has gone before; a journey they call The Middle Kingdom Ride.

Born in Toronto, Canada, Ryan Pyle spent his early years close to home. After obtaining a degree in International Politics from the University of Toronto in 2001, he realized a life long dream and traveled to China on an exploratory mission. In 2002 Ryan moved to China permanently and in 2004 became a regular contributor to the New York Times. In 2009 Pyle was listed by PDN Magazine as one of the 30 emerging photographers in the world. In 2010, he began working full time on television and documentary film production and has produced and presented several large multi-episode television series for major broadcasters in the USA, Canada, UK, Asia, China and continental Europe.

Date: 1/12/2015

Time: 6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Lecture

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: Free

Guest Ticket Price: $20

Student Ticket Price:

Free for EC Student Members, $5 w/ a valid Student ID

Reservation Notes:

Reservations are secured on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To secure a place, call us at 212.628.8383 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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