I’m an expedition cyclist, travel writer, and speaker. I took my first bikepacking trip in 1988 and have 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 and Revelate Designs, and a friend of the brand at Search and State.

I am professor of philosophy at Williams College where I have chaired the Cognitive Science and the Science and Technology Studies Programs. I research and teach topics in 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

Portrait by Logan Watts