Keynote - Willie Weir

Bitten repeatedly by the travel bug, Willie Weir left a career as a stage actor, hopped on a bike, and pedaled into a life of travel, adventure and discovery. 

His two-wheeled adventures have taken him over 60,000 miles throughout the world -- from the horse tracks of the highlands of Lesotho, to the war-torn roads of Bosnia, to the back roads of Colombia.

He is a columnist for Adventure Cyclist magazine, a former bicycle correspondent for public radio station KUOW in Seattle and the author of Travels with Willie and Spokesongs. He has presented assemblies in over a hundred schools, motivating students to hop on "The World's Greatest SUV"
... their own bike.

He lives on Beacon Hill in Seattle with his dream travel partner, Kat Marriner.