‘Take a Seat, Bangor’ to host adventurer who cycled Alaska to Chile on tandem bike

Learn about an amazing journey at “Take a Seat, Bangor: A Night with Dominic Gill,” a film screening and social hour hosted by the Bangor YMCA, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Gracie Theatre in Bangor.

10005900_10202279872811314_1954900230_oDuring the event, adventurer and filmmaker Dominic Gill will share his 2010 Banff Mountain Film Festival award winning documentary, “Take a Seat,” capturing his 20,000-mile tandem bike journey from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Ushuala, Chile.

Clearly it takes some stamina and a certain degree of toughness to bike across two continents, through blizzards and thunderstorms and deserts. But what really makes the adventure special for Dominic are the random people that hop on his tandem bike to pedal with him along the way. Some people pedal for a few miles, while others journey with him for days.

“Dominic’s journey has won fans from across the world, but it is his unique insight and charming sense of humor that has won their hearts,” the Bangor YMCA writes in a press release for the event.

(I became excited about the film after watching this awesome trailer.)

Doors open at 6 p.m. for a cocktail and social hour with the Dominic himself, and the film will begin at 7 p.m. But that’s not all. After the screening, the audience will be invited to enjoy a dessert bar, drinks and more opportunities to meet and talk with the man of the evening.

Tickets are $35 per person and are on sale at the Bangor YMCA (17 Second Street in Bangor) or online at www.BangorY.org. Tickets at the door will be $40 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Bangor YMCA adventure and youth programs.

For information, visit bangory.org/takeaseat.

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Aislinn Sarnacki

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