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159 bicycle touring destinations you must see

Map of the 159 best bicycle touring destinations in the world

Editor’s Note: Here’s another great infographic with over 50 original drawings of cyclists. And, I’m one of them. And—Yes!—it looks like me. Scroll down and try to find my favorite 3 places to cycle tour in the world. All the other bicycle tourists contributed a lot of great suggestions that I’ll have to add to my bucket list of places to cycle. (I need a bigger bucket.) Thanks again to Mads for all the hard work that goes into collecting this information and making it look pretty. If you like this, see Mads’ other that shows 121 examples of trips that other bicyclists took.

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The advertisement that got me fired and “ruined” my life

Bike USA ad, full-page, 4-color newspaper ad. This is the ad that got Scott fired from his job as art director.

This career-changing and life-changing event led to the incendiary moment which compelled me to ask, “If I could do anything, what would I do?” And if you know me, you know my answer was to ride a bicycle around the world and find the meaning of life and happiness or die trying. Well, I came close to dying, but I lived to write my best-selling, independent book Falling Uphill about my quest for happiness

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Spot the International Space Station

International Space Station over Earth the pale blue dot.

Here is an easy backyard adventure that have done 3 times already. You can easily spot the International Space Station flying overhead. Nasa will send you an email with a time and place when the International Space Station (ISS) will be overhead. It looks a lot like a fast airplane. The timing will be down to the exact minute, so it is very easy to spot. I even used a pair of binoculars that got at Goodwill.

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Race to Alaska

Colin Angus R2AK Day 10

Colin finally got out of the Grenville Channel. Yesterday he had 20 knot winds against him so he had to pull into an anchorage early and this morning the current and winds were still against him. Finally, when the current slackened in the late morning he left his shelter and continued rowing north through the channel.

It’s been another soggy slog of a day and he rowed for the entire day except for half an hour when the wind puffed. All day, he’s had light head winds and weather that alternates between drizzle and downpour. He described as monsoon rains but without the warmth.

Colin passed the mouth of the Skeena River without any issue, voyaged along the west side of Kennedy Island and crossed over to Porcher Island, where he is now anchored. He’s about 180 km from Ketchikan and he’d like to reach the end within 2 days. If not, he’ll run out of food and have to start fishing.

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3 book projects in the works

Ruby the Red Worm inspired hundreds of homes to begin kitchen composting, and not just the families involved with the book, but the friends, families and neighbors one to two times removed, maybe more. Just a quick update to let everyone know that the we have not one, but three book projects are in the […]

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Angels on every corner

Brian the Vancouver bicycle angle

Editor’s Note: This is an amazing story of faith, trust, intuition and a bicycle angle all framed in the adventure of losing a bicycle and having it miraculously returned.

My bike got nicked while I was running the door for PattiPow’s choir concert, at the Korean Hall at Hastings & Clark. The ol’ slippery pole trick got me. I locked my bike to a sign post with not-one-but-two heavy-duty U-locks, and even gave the pole a firm tug to ensure that it was solid before I walked away. The thief simply pulled out the bolt at the bottom of the post and slid it out. Bike vanished, U-locks and all.

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Welcome Book Expo Friends

Marcia Clark (aka the Lead Prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson Trial) with her new book "Blood Defense".

Welcome to all our new friends from the Bookexpo America. My partner, Dr Sara Williams, and I had a great time participating as both educators and authors. Pictured above is myself with Marcia Clark, infamous for being the lead prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trials. I actually watched these trials live long ago while I […]

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Fan Links and More Useful Travel Resources

Resources for the traveller, adventurer and bicyclists. These are links back to our friends. If you link to us or promote our website on social media, we’ll add a link here. It’s one of the best ways to maximize SEO and get found on the web. Please send us your recommendations but only if it […]

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Solar-Powered Bicycle

Andrej Berlec and his Solar-Powered Bicycle.

Editor’s Note: After suffering knee pains, Andrej Berlec invented his own solar bicycle. Now he can ride up to 250 km per day. He doesn’t have a lot of money left after building his prototype so he hopes to launch a Kickstarter Project to fund mass production. By Andrej Berlec Location: Slovenia Invention of a […]

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The American Dilemma

The war versus peace dilemma.

In this article, I will attempt to explain one of the modern problems of the United States: the growing discontent between the upper, middle and lower classes and the battle between greed and altruism. It seems greed always wins. So, how does the good guy win? I call this the American Dilemma. I believe there […]

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Explore Venice the City of Water

The Digital Nomad Part 2 By Jacob Laukaitis I’m Jacob Laukaitis, a 21–year-old digital nomad who’s already been to more than 35 countries in the last almost 3 years. I enjoy making travel videos and sharing them with the world. Here’s my newest one from my trip to Venice. Before coming to Venice, I’ve heard […]

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Caribbean kick scooter adventure

Nicolai Bangsgaard Kick Scooter Adventure

Editor’s Note: If you think riding a bicycle around the world is crazy, try kick pushing a scooter. The locals think it’s crazy too. Don’t miss this inspirational documentary by Danish anthropologist and adventure Nicolai Bangsgaard. By Nicolai Bangsgaard. Location: Carribean Don’t call it a holiday As far as I remember, I never had a […]

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The Wheels of Chance by H.G. Wells

The wheels of chance, a holiday adventure

The First Bicycle Touring Author H.G. Wells wasn’t just a visionary when it came to time machines or men walking on the moon, he also wrote the very first book about bicycle touring, which also helped give rise to the female emancipation movement. The Wheels of Chance features a story about a man and a […]

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Bicycle Quotes Einstein

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein letter to his son Eduard, 1930. I thought of that while riding my bicycle. ~ Einstein in reference to the Theory of Relativity. These are some of my favorite quotes by one of my personal heroes. We published […]

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