Edgerunning with Ross is proud to welcome creator of the life-changing documentary MOTHERLOAD, Liz Canning, for a special chat on cargo bikes, community, and changing the world.  

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TOPIC: Liz Canning and the MOTHERLOAD Movement

DATE: Thursday, Oct. 17th

TIME: 12:00pm PST

LENGTH: Approx 90 minutes

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Speaker Bios

Ross Evans, Founder and CEO of Xtracycle

In 1995, 19-year-old Ross Evans stowed his Stanford University textbooks and travelled to Nicaragua, carrying with him bike tools, a welder and a question for his undergraduate thesis: could a different kind of bicycle help lift the poor out of poverty? Alongside a group of war-disabled men, he set out to design an elegant, affordable solution. His passion to empower people with transformational tools continues today at the helm of Worldbike.org and Xtracycle—a pioneering manufacturer of electric and lifestyle bicycles. Ross’s two sons believe him to be 3.14 parts dragon. He is constitutionally unemployable.

Liz Canning, Creator, director, and writer of MOTHERLOAD.

Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Hauling babies via car was not only unsustainable but took the freedom and adventure out of life, and Liz felt trapped. She Googled “family bike” and uncovered a global movement of people replacing cars with cargo bikes: long-frame bicycles designed for carrying passengers and heavy loads. Liz set out to learn more, and MOTHERLOAD was born. Learn more about the documentary here: http://motherloadmovie.com/welcome.