When the welcome committee is all men, all the time, cycling solo as a woman in conservative and friendly Sudan gets … complex.
Bicycle travel is freedom. Whether touring fully loaded through a foreign land or bikepacking fast and light through an empty wilderness, multi-day bike rides ares the essence of immersive and mindful exploration.
Here you’ll find my bicycle touring routes and country guides, trip reports, gear reviews, and tips learned from over 10,000 miles on the road/trail and still counting.
Help remove racial barriers to cycling and bikepacking: Bikepacking Roots BIPOC Bike Adventure Grant
Tips for the road touring cyclist intrigued by dirt and gravel bikepacking. Here’s how to make the transition.
I was on The Pursuit Zone Podcast! We talked about travel in Africa, bicycle touring, and long-distance racing. Here’s where to find the episode.
Looking for a big bikepacking adventure but not exactly a mountain biking master? Build your experience with these intermediate-level bikepacking routes featuring plenty of gravel and dirt road.
Here’s how to fuel your bicycle tour or bikepacking trip in the US, including what to eat, where to find it, and tips on resupplying in small towns and remote areas.
The Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail is the longest official bike route in New Zealand. Here’s a guide to this scenic cycling route, especially for independent travelers who like to camp.
Deciding between panniers vs. bikepacking bags for your next adventure? This guide will help you understand which system is best for which kind of bicycle trip.
Here’s 614 miles of lightly trafficked, wide-open eastern and central Oregon bicycle route. The only catch: it’s half pavement and half dirt. This mixed terrain adventure has a bit of everything.
In February 2020 I cycled from Luxor to Abu Simbel in Egypt, and then on to Sudan. Here’s an overview of my route and some tips for other bicycle travelers wanting to cycle in Egypt.
Cycling safely in traffic isn’t always what you’d expect. Here are 6 things cyclists do that seem safe but can actually put us at risk.
In early 2020 I rode my bicycle through northern Sudan. Here are route notes, tips, and pictures from a challenging and rewarding journey.
It might seem tricky to carry enough water on your bike for multi-day bikepacking trips, but there are actually a LOT of options. Here’s a full rundown.
Detailed review of the RockBros Handlebar Bag, including what I love, what drives me nuts, and how to get the most out of this solid piece of budget bikepacking gear.
A comprehensive guide to water filtration and purification, specifically for bicycle travelers and bikepackers.
Tempted by tubeless tires but intimidated by the setup? Here’s what I wish I’d known before doing my first tubeless tire installation.
Excited by the idea of a bicycle tour abroad? Here are 8 tips for a smooth trip from someone who adores international bike travel.
A bikepacking first-timer takes on 417 miles of beautiful, rugged, cold Idaho backcountry, on a pavement touring bike.
Can you enjoy the power of clipless without sacrificing the footwear flexibility needed for a long tour? Here’s everything you need to know.
Detailed review of the Big Sky Soul 1P, an affordable, lightweight, versatile freestanding solo tent. Here’s why I love it for backpacking, bikepacking, and travel.