Bike Adventures

AFRICA

Pedaling Through Jambiani, Zanzibar

Pedaling Through Jambiani, Zanzibar It was a hot pedal out of Jambiani with Eddie through Paije. We started out on soft sand, then pavement for a hard 10-mile stretch underneath the sun before rolling on the red clay off-road tracks … Read More

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Pedaling Through Nungwi, Zanzibar

Nestled in the Indian Ocean east of Tanzania is Zanzibar. A 60-mile island north to south with beaches that stretch to infinity until you find the next sand bar. But before the ocean lays the road. A mix of paved … Read More

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EUROPE

CANADA

ASIA

Amsterdam City Touring

City Cycling Journal The euro horns of the police cars sounding off were the first thing I heard when stepping on the cobbled streets of Amsterdam. It was perfect, and it reminded me of an old daydream I had long … Read More

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Paradise In Banff

Cycling & Photo Album The dramatic mountains here in Banff dominate the sky. The turquoise colored lakes surrounds the mountains floor, and snow that coat the summits. Plans for seeing the northern lights fell through as we entered shoulder season … Read More

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Hong Kong – The Twisted City

It was 7 am when I arrived in Hong Kong. A few hundred Hong dollars loaded on my Octopus Card and I was off via the MTR to Causeway Bay where I’ll be staying for 4 days before Diane arrives. … Read More

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NORTH AMERICA

The Cardinal 100 Ride

One of my favorite moments bicycle touring is exploring a new place and finding new roads that I have never ridden before. Whether it be on a fat bike, gravel bike, or in this case my road bike, I love … Read More

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Bikepacking New Mexico’s Valles Caldera Supervolcano​

What a trip. I can honestly say I was a bit stubborn for the first day. I rode 30 miles from Albuquerque to Kewa Pueblo where I picked up the trailhead for another 8 miles to camp. It’s been a … Read More

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River Road – NYC Road Cycling Training Ground

North of the unfolds of New York City is a bucolic (sub)urban scenic bike ride that passes through the historic neighborhood of Washington Heights and over the towering George Washington suspension bridge. The ride unfolds new wonders of escape as … Read More

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SOUTH AMERICA

Learning From Failure – Reflections From Colombia

LEARNING FROM FAILURE – REFLECTIONS FROM COLOMBIA [Originally published in the BIKEPACKING.com One Question Five Voices Series, 2019.] My biggest bikepacking failure was when I abandoned a route on my 10-day Colombia trip in 2017. I’d spent months planning a … Read More

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End Route: Colombia Bikepacking Trip Report Day 4-5

We got into Cajamarca after our jeep broke down for the 3rd time shortly after leaving Touché. The breakdown kept us roadside for about an hour before we decided to leave on two wheels. We covered too much ground on … Read More

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