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Tough Rides: India

Tough Rides: India
1 Devonshire Place, Munk School of Global Affairs, Campbell Conference Facility
Time: Nov 1st, 4:00 pm End: Nov 1st, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: South Asian, Political Science, East Asian Studies (FAS), 2000-
A Screening and Discussion with Ryan Pyle

The Asian Institute presents

Tough Rides: India

A Screening and Discussion
with Ryan Pyle



Tuesday, November 1 
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Reception follows
Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 
Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place

After completing their Guinness World Record breaking tough ride around China, adventure motorcyclists Ryan and Colin Pyle geared up for their latest challenge – an epic 14,000 kilometre, 54 day circumnavigation around India. Tough Rides: India takes the biker brothers from the crowded capital city of New Delhi to the isolated northern Himalayan regions, back down to the rain forests of the southeast and up the tiger infested jungles of Bengal.  A country full of contrasts, India is one minute colourful and vibrant, the next crowded and chaotic, but the brothers’ biggest challenge was taking on some of the planet’s most dangerous roads. 

Ryan Pyle, born in Toronto, spent his early years close to home. After obtaining a degree in International Politics from the University of Toronto in 2001, he realized a lifelong dream and travelled to China on an exploratory mission. In 2002 Ryan moved to China permanently and in 2004 he became a regular contributor to the New York Times. In 2009 Ryan was listed by PDN Magazine as one of the 30 emerging photographers in the world. In 2010 Ryan began working full time on television and documentary film production and has produced and presented several large multi-episode television series for major broadcasters in the USA, Canada, UK, Asia, China and continental Europe.

Chair: Joseph Wong, Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation, Munk School of Global Affairs





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