What does six years of solo cycling do to a person? This interview with Heike, the “Pushbikegirl” of Instagram fame, provides a sneak peak into the (often) solitary life of a woman who’s out to explore the world by bicycle… and who’s greatest fear is becoming an unrelatable outcast.Read More
Of the women who travel by bicycle, the majority are coupled with male partners or with groups. Solo female riders are rare.
“I want to change that,” says Cynthia Ord on her decision to ride solo across America. “Muscle-powered travel is doable for women too. We just don’t see enough examples or hear that message very often.”Read More
I figured there should be a list of all the goodies, maps, nonprofits, and for-profits that help us adventure by bicycle. So I made one.Read More
Sometimes it’s not a matter of proper riding technique: it’s a matter of life & death.Read More
My number one tip for camping cyclists? Pack more water than you think you’ll need. Always.Read More
Janine has always been a cyclist. But her dream of pedaling across the United States, on a long-distance, self-supported bike tour, has eluded her. Something mental, emotional, or physical has always held her back. But now, at age 58, she says it’s now or never. “I want to be my own hero,” she writes, “and all I have to do is pedal. I know how to do that.”Read More
The blackest night I’d ever encountered had effectively erased all my belongings from this earth, leaving me with just three possessions: a quickening heartbeat, a nearly dead headlamp, and the sleeping bag I was curled inside of… it was going to be a long night in Tennessee.Read More