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Joe “Metal Cowboy” Kurmaskie Presents: The Evelyn Hamilton Story
May 25 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lightning In A Saddle: The Evelyn Hamilton Story
Author and presenter Joe “Metal Cowboy” Kurmaskie shares the unbelievable but true story of cycling’s female Jackie Robinson meets Inglorious Bastards. A racing phenom and record breaker barred from taking on the men and fulfilling her dream of competing in the Tour de France. Evelyn Hamilton won countless races, pedal 1000 miles in 84 in saddle hours, fought sexism, actual nazis and her own ambitions to become a war heroine and a beacon of humanity. A blazing equality pioneer and champion on and off the bike.
The long, untamed life of Evelyn Hamilton was nearly lost to the sands of time, until one photo set author and travel adventure writer, Joe Kurmaskie on a global literary treasure hunt. Four years later his screenplay’s been optioned by Alsea Entertainment, and book completed and set for release.
A presentation that will blow your mind and inspire you to cycle with abandon AND fight for a better world. Vintage newsreel videos, private collection slides, and a lively retelling of this British emancipated warrior of cycling who literally held the fate of the world hidden in her handlebars. Tailored presentations last 45-60 minutes and a Q&A.