Man biking from San Francisco to Boston, speaking in SLO Tuesday
Nonprofits welcome cross-country bike rider to SLO
–The Central Coast Aquarium, Bike SLO County, and ECOSLO are teaming up to present “How Biking Helps Oceans and Animals” on Tuesday, February 26, 7:00 p.m. in the Large Conference Room at RRM, 3765 South Higuera Street, #102, San Luis Obispo. (Entrance is on Hind Lane.)
This interactive talk is tailored for all ages and will be presented by Tim Oey, retired engineer, father of two, passionate bike advocate, and aquarium enthusiast, on a stop over during his Save our Seas 4,500 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Boston to raise awareness about ocean plastic pollution as well as bike safety. Oey’s cross-country journey includes visiting over two dozen aquariums to connect with people and encourage reduced use of plastics that make their way into the ocean killing marine life and, eventually, ending up in our own food chain. Oey’s goal is to have 90 talks in 90 days during his three month bike ride across the U.S.
Oey explains that he’s visiting aquariums along his route because “oceans are difficult for people to explore and understand but aquariums bring oceans to people so they can learn about their wonders and how critical they are for life on earth. “
Oey is the founder of ZeroW.org, a nonprofit to help people learn to tread more lightly on the earth and pursue zero waste. He says that “bicycling is one of the most impactful ways to go zero waste and it’s fun!” In addition, Oey is a League Cycling Instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists.
About his adventure, Oey states, “People are powerful. We have changed the world in many ways already and we have the power to improve our world. Connecting with each other is key to working together, which is why I’m doing this ride. Together we can do it.”