Category Archives: United States

18 Year Old Cycles Across the USA After Graduating From High School

18 Year Old USA Bike Tour - Quinn

 Quinn is an amazing 18 year old who cycled across the USA after graduating from high school. During his cross-country cycling adventure, Quinn came and stayed at my home in Park City, Utah… and during his stay I took some time to sit down with him and interview him about his epic cross-country bikepacking […]

Funny & Scary Police Encounters From My Travels Around The World

Police Stories

When you travel the world for years on end, you’re bound to eventually have some interactions with the police – both good and bad. In this week’s new Bicycle Touring Pro video, you will hear three funny and scary stories about encounters I’ve had with the police in different countries all around the world. In […]

Bikes & Burritos Overnight Bicycle Tour – Malibu, California

Bikes & Burritos - California

 This December, I organized the 5th ever Bicycle Touring Pro “Bikes & Burritos” overnight bike tour in Southern California… and 15 people from all across the state (and around the country) turned up to ride from the city of Camarillo, down the coast of the Pacific Ocean to the nearby Sycamore Canyon Campground in the […]

Scary Halloween Movie: The Silver Miners of Park City, Utah

Scary Halloween Video - The Silver Miners of Park City, Utah

On the eve of Halloween, 2021, I rode my bicycle to the Glenwood cemetery in Park City, Utah, locked my bike to the gate, and then began hiking up the mountain to a series of old, abandoned silver mining buildings. In this spooky Halloween video, I tell you about the 150+ year-old history of Park City, […]

Colin Herron’s Incredible Cross-Country Bike Tour (USA)

Colin Herron's USA Bike Tour - Podcast Interview

 Colin Herron is riding his bicycle across the United States! In this half-hour interview with Colin, we hear why this young man decided to make the cross-country trip of a lifetime, what he has learned about himself and his country along the way, and the lesson’s he’s learned as a long distance bicycle traveler. […]

Tell Me About Your Bike

Darren Alff on his cross country bike ride in 2002

Bicycle Touring Pro, Darren Alff, goes on the “Tell Me About Your Bike” podcast to discuss his first experiences with bicycle touring and the 1980’s Sierra Schwinn mountain bike he used to complete his first two long-distance bike tours across the United States of America. Be sure to subscribe to the “Tell Me About Your […]

The 3rd Annual “Bikes & Burritos” Overnight Bicycle Tour

3rd annual Bikes and Burritos overnight bike tour

 On the weekend of February 29th, 2020, more than a dozen people from all across the state of Camarillo gathered together in the city of Camarillo for the 3rd annual “Bikes & Burritos” overnight bicycle tour. As a group, we cycled from the city of Camarillo, down the bike path, through the strawberry fields, […]

Camping In My Backyard During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Camping in your own backyard is a great way to prepare yourself for a bicycle tour. After all, camping in a tent and sleeping outside under the stars is just one of the many aspects of traveling long distances on a bicycle. Therefore, the more comfortable you become with the camping experience before your bike […]

How To Live A Life of Adventure

How To Live A Life of Adventure with Cindy Ross

This summer I traveled to New Ringgold, Pennsylvania to meet and interview author Cindy Ross, who has been walking and cycling the long-distance trails of North America for more than 35 years. CINDY’S WEBSITE: CINDY’S BOOKS: Cindy and her husband, Todd Gladfelter, live in a log home that they built themselves for less […]

My Frightening Encounter With A Mountain Lion

Cyclist Encounters Mountain Lion in US State of Virginia

 In the summer of 2003, Darren Alff (then age 19) spent two months cycling up the Eastern Coast of the United States on his bicycle – starting in Raleigh, North Carolina and ending in Portland, Maine. Along the way, Darren pedaled his bicycle close to two thousand miles, had some incredible adventures along the […]

Bike Virginia: The Highly Addictive & Ever-Changing Annual Summer Cycling Holiday

Bike Virginia tour

Mark your calendar now: The annual week-long Bike Virginia tour takes place every June in a different part of the state, during which more than 1,600 people from all across the United States (and around the world) gather together to conduct a series of memorable bike rides in some of Virginia’s most scenic destinations. This […]

Cycling the Southern Loop of Yellowstone National Park

Bicycle Touring in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is one of the most famous outdoor areas in the world – known for its stunning scenery, impressive animal life, and (most of all) its widespread thermal activity. Yellowstone, after all, is located in the caldera of one of the world’s largest super-volcanoes. It’s no surprise then that the planet’s most well […]