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Dave Shields’ intimate understanding of endurance athletics is obvious in his fiction. He’s competed in dozens of amateur triathlons, even winning a few. In his writing career Dave has translated those experiences into intense fiction that goes far beyond athletics. His Benjamin Franklin Award winning novel, The Race, puts readers into the saddle of a racing bicycle in the midst of the Tour de France. The story they experience deals with much more than pedal power. The book’s success led to a sequel, The Tour. The author’s in depth knowledge of cycling has resulted in numerous appearances on networks including CNN, Fox News, ESPN and many more.

Dave will share stories and a short clip from the new cycling movie in development titled Barnstorm which is based on The Race.

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