I’m an expedition cyclist, travel writer, and speaker. My first bikepacking trip was in 1988 and I’ve since pedaled the world to experience cultures and geographies at a human pace and scale. 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 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