Here's how to physically prepare your body for a long distance bicycle tour.
We take you through the different types of bicycle tours, help you figure out what you need from your bike and identify the bicycle that's right for your first big tour.
From traffic to weather to city centers — everything you need to consider when planning your bicycle touring route.
Robber barons, immigrant communities and native burial practices — it's all here.
A slice of life in the Washington Cascades: mountains, elk, heaven-sent convenience stores and "worship centres" masquerading as churches. After a long climb into the mountains from the east, I spent a day and two nights loitering around Randle and sleeping behind the local Methodist church, recharging for the ride to Mount St. Helens.
Everything you need to know about planning your route for your first big bicycle tour.
After a week or two following rivers in central Washington, Baxter and I headed back to the Cascades.
1,000 kilometres deserves a beer with my handlebar bag companions, Piglet and Dougal the Cancer Council bear.
Before we launch into the details, from route planning to gear to hiker-biker camp culture, I thought it’d be fun to assemble ten reasons why you (yes, you!) should get your wheels on the road for the first time. Personally, I could go on forever about why cycle touring is the greatest thing since sliced bread and how you should start planning your trip right now, so it took considerable effort to trim this list back to just ten.
The seedy and the sublime on the banks of the Columbia River, in Washington state. Central Washington is a dry and dusty plain, but these rivers are like living tunnels hidden below the horizon.