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Keith’s Incredible Journey: A Record Breaking Bike Tour From Alaska To Argentina

A few months ago my mother gave me a truly heartfelt gift – a hardback book titled, Keith’s Incredible Journey. The book, which was published in 1984 and is essentially a collection of day-by-day journal entries mailed home at various times throughout the author’s travels and later compiled into one large text, tells the story […]

A Bikepacking Adventure In South-East Alaska

Some cycling adventures require a completely different arsenal of travel equipment – as can be seen in this video of five friends traveling by both bike and pack-raft along the coastline of south-east Alaska. This video was found by reader, Nathan Ross, who wrote to be and said: I found this video on Vimeo […]

Bicycle Touring Pro’s Cold Weather Bike Camping Gear List (2022 Updated)

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This cold-weather bike camping gear list would be perfect for a bicycle tour in Iceland, Norway, Russia, Alaska, and/or many other parts of the world where you have a high likelihood (even in the summertime) of encountering cold, wind, hail, and snow. Planning a bike tour in certain parts of the world at certain times […]

10 Super Interesting Things I Learned This Year

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As I travel the world on my bicycle, I’m constantly on the lookout for new and interesting pieces of information. Constant curiosity, after all, is the secret to long-term world travel. This year I cycled across Portugal, Spain, France, Andorra, Norway, Sweden, the United States and Ecuador and I wrote down any little interesting nuggets […]

Constant Curiosity Is The Secret To Long-Term World Travel


The secret to long-term world travel is constant curiosity. Yes, you can spend a short amount of time on the road and easily fill your travels by rushing from place to place, eating local foods, viewing popular tourist attractions, and interacting with the locals. But long-term travel is an entirely different thing! Traveling the world […]

If This Video Doesn’t Motivate You To Try Bicycle Touring, I Don’t Know What Will

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Josh TK is a young bicycle traveler from St. Louis, Missouri at the beginning of his bicycle touring career. He’s conducted a few short bike tours across various sections of the United States, but he has plans of cycling in other countries and one day cycling all the way around the world. In this short […]

21 Selected As Winners Of The 2014 Bicycle Touring Pro Travel Scholarship

Thank you so very much to each and every person who applied for the 2014 Bicycle Touring Pro travel scholarship. And special thanks to Axiom Performance Gear for co-sponsoring this year’s event! The Bicycle Touring Pro travel scholarship, in case you don’t know, is a small annual scholarship that has been running here at […]

Cycle Touring Makes You Cynical

I’m reading a book right now called “Keith’s Incredible Journey.” It’s written by a young man named Keith Jackson who cycled from Alaska to Argentina (a distance of approximately 18,000 miles) in just nine months – making him the youngest and fastest individual to have ever cycled this particular route. “Keith’s Incredible Journey” is essentially […]

The 3 Best Books I Read On My Last Bike Tour

Reading has always been a big part of my bicycle touring adventures. One of the many benefits of bicycle touring is that it provides you with the time to do so many of the things you are too busy to do in your everyday life… and for me, this means reading more books! During my […]

What I’ve Been Up To Lately – 2013 Roundup

After finishing my most recent 14-month-long bicycle tour across 24 different countries in Europe and Africa… I was tired. I had had a wonderful time slowly making my way by bike through some of the most interesting places on the planet, but I was ready to stay in one place for a while and walk […]

Dave Gill’s Vague Direction Bicycle Tour

At the time of writing, it’s day 50 on the road. Late December in rural Mississippi, in a little town called Lucedale. My name’s Dave and I’m currently cycle touring in the United States, working on a new bicycle-powered project called Vague Direction (If you’re reading you can keep up to date with the project […]

Bicycle Touring Pro Travel Scholarship – 2012 Finalists

2012 marks the third year of the Bicycle Touring Pro Travel Scholarship – which was created in order to give small micro-grants to young, first-time bicycle travelers. As someone who started bicycle touring at the age of 17, and with very little money in my bank account, I know that just a small amount of […]