Journey of a Lifetime by John Mercer

Former employee John shares photos & stories of his cycling trip around the world!
Wed, Sep 26
5 pm - 8 pm
Mountain Room
901 SW Simpson Avenue
Bend, OR
(541) 312-6946
After almost 12 years at Deschutes Brewery, John Mercer left to ride a bicycle with his partner Emily Dooley from New Zealand to Nepal. 11 countries, 13,000 miles, 2 years and a marriage later the ride is complete. Join us for a slideshow & commentary focusing on China and India, their favorite Asian countries for cycling.

As you could imagine, this journey was a life changing experience for each of them. 15 months traveling around Asia on a bicycle will do that to anyone. To learn more about their adventures visit

The event is free and open to the public. Proceeds from beer sales will be donated to non-profits they interacted with along the way; COPE in Laos and Grassroots Education Nepal.