Category Archives: Website Announcements

I’m Still Alive…

Bicycle Touring Pro is still alive

 It has been almost four months since I last sent out an email, published a new blog post or released a new video on the Bicycle Touring Pro YouTube channel… and in that time, I’ve received dozens of messages from people all around the world, asking if I’m okay. ►► CLICK HERE TO WATCH […]

New Online Course Helps You Find & Equip Your Dream Touring Bicycle

New Online Video Training Course about Touring Bicycles

If you could leave this life with either a lot of money or a lot of EXPERIENCES AND ADVENTURES… which would you choose? If you’d pick “life experiences,” then I built my new touring bicycle video course especially with YOU in mind! The “Your First Touring Bicycle” video course is my new online training program […]

Bike Virginia: An Epic 3 or 6-Day Bike Tour In The Shenandoah Valley

Bike Virginia - 2019

Join the Bicycle Touring Pro in June, 2019 for the week-long BIKE VIRGINIA cycling tour across the scenic Shenandoah Valley. Click here for details on how you can join this 3 or 6-day cycling event! 🚴 The 32nd annual BIKE VIRGINIA tour is taking place between the 21st and 26th of June, 2019… and I think […]

Join the 3rd Annual “Bikes & Burritos” Overnight Bicycle Tour

Hotel California with two bike tourists

Join me (Darren Alff – the Bicycle Touring Pro) on the weekend of February 29 – March 1, 2019 for the 3rd annual “Bikes & Burritos” Overnight Bicycle Tour in Camarillo, California. We’ll be cycling from my parents’ home in Camarillo to the beach and then spending the night at Sycamore Canyon Campground on the […]

Join The Bicycle Touring Pro on a Cycling Holiday in France!

Provence prestige bike tour in France

Are you ready to participate in the cycling holiday of a lifetime in Provence, France? In April of 2019, I will be participating in the Provence Prestige en Vélo bike tour with Belle France… and you’re invited to join me on the trip! This is your opportunity to travel with me, Darren Alff (the Bicycle […]

Co-Motion Cycles Factory Tour, Bike Ride & Lunch in Eugene, OR

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, Bicycle Touring Pro readers from all across the western United States were invited to meet, ride bikes, and have lunch with me, Darren Alff – the Bicycle Touring Pro, at the Co-Motion Cycles factory in beautiful Eugene, Oregon. This was the first ever Bicycle Touring Pro meet-up/bike ride in the […]

READER SURVEY – What Do You Want from Bicycle Touring Pro in the New Year?

bicycle touring pro readers on a bike ride in santa fe new mexico

Will you do me a quick favor and fill out this short survey? It’s been more than 10 years now since I started Bicycle Touring Pro and began my mission of helping people from all around the world experience the joys and benefits of bike travel. In that time, a lot has happened: I’ve cycled […]

My 2017 Bike Tour In Sweden, Norway & Finland

Pitching a tent on a bike tour

It’s time to announce the plans for my 2017 bike tour in Sweden, Norway and Finland! This summer I will be participating in a three-month long cycling adventure in some of Europe’s most northerly places – many of which are high above the Arctic Circle, where the sun never sets during the summer months and […]

Here’s Your Chance To Have Your Biggest Question About Bicycle Touring Answered

Two young men with touring bicycles

What is your biggest question about bicycle touring or world travel? Record a short 30-second video, send it to me, and I may answer your question in a future Bicycle Touring Pro YouTube Video. Here’s what you need to do… Grab a camera or a smartphone. Record a short 30-second video where you tell me […]

The First Person To Ride A Bicycle In Space!

On Thursday, March 31, 2016, The Russian Corporation for Spacetime Activities, commonly known as Ruscosmos, announced that in the spring of 2017, they plan to send a rocket into space carrying four volunteer astronauts… and I am going to be one of those four people! The goal of the mission, Ruscosmos announced, is to circle […]

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 […]

Here’s What I Learned From My Bike Tour On The Danube River

I’ve just returned to Poznan, Poland after having completed an amazing self-guided bicycle tour down the Danube river with a company called Rad & Reisen. The trip started in Passau, Germany and over the course of 8 memorable days, took me through Austria, Slovakia and Hungary as well. Plus, I was lucky enough to be […]