We’re Friedel & Andrew: two Canadians who love travelling by bicycle.
So far, we’ve travelled through over 30 countries and cycled over 60,000km. Most of that distance was covered on a bike tour around the world from 2006-2009.
When we first started bike touring, we had almost no cycling experience. We did have a couple bikes but they were in terrible shape (the brakes didn’t even work properly!) and we only used them for a short commute to work along flat bike paths.
Ultimately, it was the desire to travel independently and to experience the ‘places inbetween’ that encouraged us to try bicycle touring. We started with a big dream – to bike around the world. Considering our lack of experience, this plan was a little ambitious but we reasoned that we could always trade in our bikes for backpacks, if it all went wrong.
Thankfully it never came to that. We fell in love with cycling as a way of seeing the world and decided to start this website as a way of encouraging others to do the same.
Our monthly newsletter is a great way of staying in touch with us and the latest website happenings. We pack it full of practical tips, and you’re welcome to read previous editions of the newsletter.
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