About

I’m an expedition cyclist, travel writer, and speaker. My first bikepacking trip was in 1988 and I’ve since pedaled six continents to experience cultures and geographies at a human pace and scale. I’ve created and shared bikepacking routes around the world, including the track in Kyrgyzstan that has since been used in the Silk Road Mountain Race. I’m on the editorial staff at Bikepacking.com, a proud ambassador for Seven Cycles, Revelate Designs, and SRAM/Zipp, and a friend of the brand Search and State.

The other half of my life is as full professor of philosophy at Williams College where I have chaired the Cognitive Science and the Science and Technology Studies Programs. My research and teaching is on mind, knowledge, cognition, and embodiment.

My wife Margaret and I split our time between our native New York City and Southern Vermont. I’m Puerto Rican and my father drove a cab for 40 years in Manhattan and Miami.

Drop me a line at jcruz@williams.edu.

—Joe Cruz