Olivia Round



Upcoming Appearances:

March 2018 - Invited to speak at four different REI locations in and near Seattle, WA. Presentation is called “Touring Your Own Way,” about bicycle touring and women's adventures. Date and time TBD!

Recent Press:

July 31, 2018 - Finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writer Association's "Literary Contest for Unpublished Work." After submitting the first 28 pages of my manuscript to the contest, I was selected as one of 9 finalists in the Nonfiction/Memoir category. Hooray! 

June 26, 2018 - Interview featured on Tough Girl Challenges, one of the most popular women's outdoor podcasts in the world. Host Sarah Williams and I discuss how the emotional demands of an extended solo trip can be more difficult than the physical ones, and the role that dehumanization plays in sexual harassment... for every gender. 

June 21, 2018 - Essay featured on Out There Podcast, a multiple award-winning outdoor podcast. I share a story from my manuscript about how a helpful old man accidentally became my stalker as I pedaled through Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. 

April 26, 2018 - Essay published on Adventure Cycling Association's website: "Takes All Kinds." Think that all touring cyclists are chiseled male athletes? Think again. 

April 9, 2018 - Interview featured on Josie's Bike Life as part of the "Women Involved" series. We discuss cycling as a method of healing, and the many happy surprises on my trip across the country. 

March 22, 2018 - Essay published on Adventure Cycling Association's website: "Rock It Out, Rookie." It takes more than perseverence to get a loaded bicycle up a steep mountain pass: it takes balance. 

February 28, 2018 - Guest Speaker at Stoked Spoke Adventure Series in Seattle, Washington. I giggled and sassed my way through a presentation entitled "Across America: Touring Your Own Way."

February 22, 2018 - Essay published on Adventure Cycling Association's website: "Of Bugs & Bicycles." (Tell me I'm not the only cyclist who's gotten gnats caught in her teeth?)

February 1, 2018 - Interview featured on the G.O. Get Outside Podcast. Jason and I discuss my trip preparation and the REAL reason I chose to ride my bike across America. 

January 29, 2018 - Interview featured on the JoyRide Podcast. Cat and I chat about cultivating intuition and the importance of the "Me Too" movement, for everyone. 

December 14, 2017 - First essay published on Adventure Cycling Association's website: "It Ain't So Bad Being Vulnerable." As it turns out, there's perks to being a solo female bicycle traveler.