Traveling Eurasia By Bike to Find Issues that Matter

  Recent college graduates Morgan Hartley and Chris Walker aren’t your average cycle tourists.  They’re ...

Traveling Eurasia By Bike to Find Issues that Matter

  Recent college graduates Morgan Hartley and Chris Walker aren’t your average cycle tourists.  They’re citizen journalists on a quest to explore our planet and share the stories of the people they encounter along the way.   Spend just a few minutes on this bicycle touring blog and you’ll be hooked. Here’s an excerpt from the [...]

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Escape Plan A

Australians Trace and Dave are cycling south from Canada to discover the Americas.  Not only will this creative duo (she’s a photographer, he’s an illustrator) wow you with their images and designs, they’ll also have you chuckling with their well-told yarns. I’m sure you can all relate to this sort of incident:  Heading up a [...]

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Cycling Dutch Girl

How would you like to set off on holiday and never come back?  That’s exactly what happened to Mirjam Wouters (AKA Cycling Dutch Girl) way back in March 2007.  After several failed attempts at settling down, she came to the conclusion that “you don’t necessarily have to study, work, have babies, die.” Mirjam is truly [...]

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Cycling East

Alex Gandy is cycling east across Asia beginning in Istanbul. He has no fixed destination or timeframe.  His plan is to have no plan. My objective is to live simply and journey to places far and seldom visited in a form which allows complete freedom. Moving through the world at a pace dictated by the [...]

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Pedaling Nowhere

What happens when three 20- somethings simultaneously come to the conclusion that the value of time outweighs money and adventure means more than daily indulgences? They form a trio, hop on their bikes and start riding south from Mexico City.  Virginia Krabill, Michael Vigilanco and Logan Watts began their ride in December 2012 and are [...]

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Cycling About

Australians Alex and Kat set off in July 2012 to ride their bikes from Amsterdam to Melbourne.  The couple intends to be on the road for at least two years, but have nothing holding them back from riding longer. Their plan is to follow the summer… meeting awesome people, learning about new cultures, tasting new [...]

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Bicycle Traveler Magazine

If you’re short on time but still want to keep on top of everything that’s happening in the world of bicycle touring, there’s a new resource that’s perfect for you. Bicycle Traveler is a FREE online international magazine that’s all about bicycle touring. It’s full of entertaining stories and inspiring photography which will have you [...]

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Get Geared up to Cycle Across America

It’s Memorial Day weekend and that means bicycle touring season is officially in swing.   If you’re still in need of a little nudge to get your bum off the couch and into the saddle cycling across America, head on over to America ByCycle. The enthusiastic duo behind the site, Los Angeles-based journalists Ryan McAfee and [...]

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The most popular bicycles for long distance touring

What’s the best bicycle for a long-distance tour?  Impossible to say.  What I can tell you is which bicycles are the most popular for round the world cycle tours. Here’s a short list of the most common touring bikes we’ve come across on our world cycle tour.   You’ll also find links to reviews of expedition [...]

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The Slow Way Home: Julian Bloomer on the road since 2008

I can’t tell you how many people write to say how surprised they are to discover so many blogs from people who are cycling around the world.  Well, here’s another one, folks! And this one’s a real ride around the world. Julian Bloomer set off from Ireland in July 2008 to cycle to Cape Town.  [...]

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London to Cape Town with Matt and Tom

“Throwing ourselves into the ether of life, soaking up as much as we can, learning every step of the way and pedaling for as long as our budgets will allow.”  That’s the plan for  Matt Chennells and Tom Perkins as they bike from Tom’s home near London to Matt’s home in Cape Town. Tom and [...]

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Bicycle Nomad: Well-told travel tales and route notes from South America

Tom Walwyn and Sarah Hedges set off from Banff, Canada in August 2010 with the simple idea of a bicycle journey: no time limit and no particular destination. The couple plunged into cycle touring by riding the infamously challenging ACA Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.  By the time they reached the Mexico border, Tom and [...]

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