Category Archives: Guest Posts

Cycle Touring with a Dog – How to Bring Your Best Friend on Your Next Cycling Adventure

Since April 2015, my partner Dave and I, along with our Australian Shepherd, Sora, have crossed 25 countries by bicycle. When Dave first proposed the idea of cycle touring with a dog, I thought he was nuts. How would we travel with her? Traveling by plane with a dog is expensive and traumatic for her. […]

The Pletscher ESGE Multi Zoom Rear Adjustable Bicycle Kickstand

Pletscher sge kickstand

Click here to buy this kickstand. The Pletscher ESGE Multi Zoom is rear mounted kickstand designed to provide stability for your loaded or unloaded bicycle, even on rough terrain, making it ideal for local commuting or for long-distance bike tours all around the world. While a kickstand like this isn’t 100% necessary for bicycle touring […]

A Quick Look At The Do (Almost) Anything, Go (Almost) Anywhere, Van Nicholas Yukon

van nicholas titanium touring bicycle

The bike I ride most often is the Van Nicholas Yukon. I often times call it my ‘Swiss army bike’ due to the fact that it suits all of my cycling purposes – i.e. road riding, touring, etc. I’ve had it for just over three years now and in that time the Yukon has proved […]

The Van Nicholas Deveron – My Next Ride In Portugal & Spain

van nicholas deveron touring bicycle in taiwan

There are a multitude of “touring bikes” on the market. They range in price, design, quality and reliability. I know when I was first looking for a “touring bicycle,” I got a great deal of choice fatigue trying to remember all the important features of each model. I’ve got a couple bikes now that I […]

How To Raise Money For A Cause With A Bike Tour

how to fundraise with a bike tour

Over the summer of 2013, my brother and I raised $96,281 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital by pedaling our bicycles across the United States. No small undertaking, our 4,450 mile journey from Atlantic to Pacific took 76 days while the planning and execution of our fundraiser spanned a full year. In that year, we went from […]

Explore Norway By Bicycle – My Official Review Of The Fjord Cycling Route Bike Tour

red cabin hotel on a lake in norway surrounded by mountains

If you’re interested in bicycle touring in beautiful Scandinavia and exploring the deep water fjords of western Norway, you’ve come to the right place! I recently completed The Fjord Cycling Route Bike Tour offered by a Norwegian company called Berg Fritid. I enjoyed the bike tour so much, I’d like to take a moment right […]

Katelyn & Darren Bike Across Norway On The Fjord Cycling Route Bike Tour

Hi everyone, Katelyn here. For the last five years I have been moving around Europe for my Dutch husband’s career. While I am no Bicycle Touring Pro, mine and Darren’s friendship has grown because of our similar, nomadic lifestyles. We keep in touch fairly regularly, comparing travel stories, changes in perspectives, and exchanging ideas (aka, […]

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 And The Sideways Glance

If there is one thing I have learned in thirty-four years of teaching, it is that words matter. That said, the ten-day bicycle tour that we took down the Oregon coast should not have been a surprise. Really, I was just showing off for my nineteen year-old daughter’s boyfriend, an avid cyclist and junior criterion […]

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 […]

“Ride to Read” – Cycling Tales From Europe

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 is to cycle across Europe, from Barcelona, Spain to Istanbul in Turkey, combining her first ever bike tour with a fundraising project […]

Kasia Prepares For Her “Ride To Read” Bicycle Tour

Earlier this year, 23-year-old Kasia Szewczyk was selected as the recipient of the 2012 Bicycle Touring Pro Travel Scholarship and was given $500 USD to help her make her bicycle tour, from Spain to Turkey, a reality. Not only is Kasia planning to ride by herself from Spain to Turkey (an impressive feat in and […]