Category Archives: Canada

My Terrifying Encounter With The “Wild Man”

 My eyes were open, but all I could see was darkness. Pure black. A vague cloud of charcoal swirled in front of my eyes and I struggled to gain focus. I knew where I was, but I was unable to do anything about it. I was laying on my back, incapable of movement, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Realities Of A Cycling Fundraiser

Earlier this year, Bicycle Touring Pro awarded its annual scholarship, a financial boost for young people heading out on their first bicycle tour, to 24 year old Polish-Canadian cyclist Kasia Szewczyk. Kasia’s plan was to cycle across Europe, from Barcelona, Spain to Istanbul, Turkey, combining her first ever bike tour with a fund raising project […]

epicRIDES Virtual Cycling DVDs

Anyone who’s ever ridden a stationary bicycle trainer knows that it can be a little boring just sitting there, pedaling away, starring at the wall as you try and get a workout. Many indoor cyclists want something a bit more fun; a little more interactive; something that makes them feel as though they’re actually out […]

Thunder & Sunshine: A Review Of Alastair Humphreys’ Second Book About His Bike Ride Around The World

It took young Alastair Humphreys more than four years to ride his bicycle around the world, during which time he crossed through five continents and pedaled more than 46,000 miles under his own power. Thunder & Sunshine is the remarkable account of Alastair Humphreys’ bicycle touring adventures in North and South America, Asia, and Europe. […]

Ride The Divide – Movie Review

Traveling by bike for long distances at a slow and meandering pace is one thing, but racing a mountain bike, completely alone, totally unsupported, and with no scheduled breaks or time-outs for more than 2,700 miles across some of America’s most isolated environments is another. Ride The Divide is a Documentary Channel film by Mike […]

Bicycling In Ontario, Canada

The following is a guest post from Howard Pulver at Bike On Tours in Ontario, Canada. Every year more cyclists are discovering the great opportunities for bicycle touring in Ontario, Canada. The most scenic and attractive areas for bicycling are located close to Niagara Falls and near the shores of Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Lake […]