“At the age of 49 I rediscovered the love of cycling and gained a desire to tour by bike. I’ve always loved travelling and it seemed such a great combination. Work and family commitments currently prevent me from embarking on a big tour, but having just completed my first small tour (a loop of Southern Florida) I am keen to do more. This picture was taken at the southernmost point of the U.S. in Key West, and was the midway point of my tour which took me from Miami to Key West, and then from Fort Myers Beach back to Miami via Lake Okeechobee.”
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“This image is rounding the northern end of Cape Breton and riding a Dean 29er mountain bike with a Rohloff hub. My past trips include the Riva del Garda area of Italy, the Blue Ridge Parkway USA, Route 76 Trans-Am west to east, and Ireland on a tandem.”
“The next trip is this summer (2011): Switzerland’s Alpine Bike 1 with a return trip through Italian Dolomites. After that, my sites are set on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.”
Thomas Stevens is one of the best known early bike tourists, and was the first person to go around the world by bicycle. His trip began in 1884, when he set off on a penny farthing built by the Pope Manufacturing Company of Chicago.
He carried a handlebar bag with essentials like socks, a spare shirt and a rain jacket that was also his tent. His journey took him across Europe, through Iran and into Afghanistan, across India, China and Japan, before he returned by steamer to San Francisco.
You can read about his adventures in his book, Around The World On A Bicycle.
From May 2009 to July 2010 Thomas Laussermair embarked on an adventure of a lifetime: Cycling the length of the Panamerican Highway and climbing the highest mountain of every country along the way. He chose a recumbent with trailer mostly for comfort and blogged about this journey through 15 countries on his website Pan American Peaks.
In summer 2010, Linda, Phil and 2 year old Luca set off around the world by bike. Their trip is taking them through Europe, southeast Asia and North and South America. Follow the adventure on Around The World With Luca.