Bicycle Tourer

Adventures by bicycle aka bicycle touring and bikepacking. If you are a bicyclist, bicycle tourist or bikepacker submit your journey here. We also feature some stories about bicycle gear.

Heinz Stucke sitting in front of a colorful mosaic.

The legend of legends of bicycle tourers

At first Heinz Stucke, the man who is rumored to have done more bicycle touring than anyone in history, was just a rumor. Then I met someone who met someone who met Heinz, and then not too long ago I met someone who met Heinz, confirming that he is still going.

Sunset over the Hungry Cyclist lodge and pool in Burgundy, France.

The Hungry Cyclist

Here’s a guy that combines two of my loves of life—bicycling and eating. I expect he’s got some great recipes for grasshoppers somewhere in here :)

The Path Less Pedaled

Here’s a couple exploring what it means to “live outside the lines”.

Scott standing in front of the salt piles at the Milwaukee Port

For a guy who biked the world, you _______!

His assistant said, “I can’t believe you rode a bicycle around the world and are complaining about the sun in Milwaukee.” For the record, I’m burnt! But it is funny how every one eventually says, “For a guy who biked the world, you [insert insult] !”

Cute baby in a pannier. Born to be a bicycle tourer.

Doubt you’re doubt

After cycling up the West Coast, and struggling with a worn out bicycle, including a cracked fork and broken front axle, and a worn out body, including creaky knees and a dislocated rib, I decided to recuperate at my family’s home in Waukesha, WI. My re-imagination of my book tour is going well.

Falling Uphill Book Tour Splash Screen

Falling Uphill Book Tour

Scott circumnavigates North America on a bicycle towing a trailer of books. Update 6-2010: I’m a little sad to announce that the bicycling part of

ian hibell

A man who lived by the bicycle and died by the bicycle

Ian Hibell is a bicycle tourer that makes me feel like I should take the training wheels off my bike. Ian traveled 10 times further than what I did, about the equivalent of 10 times around the equator over his 40-year travel career.

Danny Stitt and Chris Pedersen's striking a pose next to some wooden giraffes.

African Bicycle Odyssey

Chris Pederson and Danny Stitt are about to begin a bicycle tour of Africa. They will be taking the eastern route from Kampala through Tanzania and Mozambique.

Alastair Humphreys with the setting sun perfectly behind his silhouette.

Alastair Humphreys’ Adventures

Just Giving It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step out onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s

World touring bicycles loaded with supplies lean against each other in the early morning fog. Kickstands are one of the items we left behind.

Dennis’ Bicycle Ride Around the World

Read about Dennis’ bike ride around the world. These are one of the last examples of a travelogue written prior to the invention of blogs and social media.

Richard Adams testing Bike Friday and bicycle trailer.

Eluding the Psychological Barrier

Another bicycle tour “She is at it again!” With Ingrid’s insatiable appetite for adventure, there is never a quiet or relaxed moment in our home.

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