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Bikes or Death is a podcast centered around the growing sport of bikepacking, adventure cycling, and the outdoors. The show features the amazing people who participate in these activities and contribute so greatly to the cycling community. The Bikes or Death Podcast is dedicated to sharing the stories and experiences of these individuals with the hopes that it inspires others to get outside, get on their bikes, and experience what our natural world has waiting for them. At its heart Bikes or ...
 
“A bicycle is fast enough to go far, but not too fast to savor what you find along the way. It’s the good speed.” That’s the founding principle of our bike shop, GoodSpeed Cycles in Homewood, Illinois. This podcast will help anyone who rides a bike (or wants to) find their own good speed, featuring information on bike rides, cycling tips, area route suggestions and reviews, local bike clubs, maintenance advice and more! Plus we’ll talk to the people, organizations, and businesses who are mak ...
 
Professional mountain biker Payson McElveen sits down with some of the biggest names in sports and adventure to get an inside look at what sets them apart. With no script, the casual conversations are as diverse as the guests, with topics ranging from harrowing tales of survival, to debates on current events, to everyday tips and tricks and everything in between. As Payson travels the world for his two-wheeled day job, listen in as he rubs shoulders with and learns from some of the most insp ...
 
The adventure cycling and bikepacking podcast. Join us as we travel the length and breadth of the UK, seeking out the very best off road riding in the wild and wonderful British Isles. We’re seeking out the riders, route masters, gear designers and creatives that help us get the most out of leaving the tarmac behind. Our introductory series explores the fundamental concepts of what it means to ride off road; exploring cycling history, how new communities are being born all over the country a ...
 
Formerly the We Need More Heroes Podcast, the Call to Adventure pod brings you the best in adventure and activism. We sit down with adventurers who are doing something inspiring - skiing to the poles, summiting mountains, putting up new routes, exploring the unknown - whilst doing their bit to protect our wild places. Join the mission at CalltoAdventure.UK and 'CalltoAdventureOfficial' on social media.
 
Founded in 2012, BIKEPACKING.com is the leading resource for bikepacking routes, in-depth gear reviews, inspiration, planning insight, adventure stories, news, and events. Brought to you by folks addicted to campfire smoke, chromoly steel, and getting lost. Our small team strives to inspire readers to get out and explore our planet, discover its wild places, and connect with its diverse cultures, all via the bicycle’s elegant simplicity.
 
Bicycle tourist, traveler, adventurer - there are many titles for people who get on a bike and pedal for hundreds and thousands of miles. Be it weeks, months , or years, those people who take up riding a bicycle for adventure are fascinating individuals. Why I Bike Podcast tracks down these people, during their adventure or in between, and asks them, "Why do you bike?"
 
Traveller, cyclist, and expat with over 15 years experience living abroad in six different countries. By no means an expert at bike touring, join me to learn how to get started with bike touring, different hacks, tricks, and techniques you can use to improve your bike touring experience, or just to hear some of their great experiences along the way. A new episode will be released as often as possible, on various topics related to bike touring adventures.
 
The Hidden Athlete Podcast delves into the lives of the humble elite endurance athlete who has achieved incredible things with little or no public recognition. This Podcast will always be about the athlete and has not been developed for commercial gain. For images and further stories about our stars jump on Instagram @thehiddenathletepodcast Enjoy.
 
Welcome to to The Hardest Kit on the Planet Podcast, brought to you by Heinnie Haynes! In this podcast we interview some of the hardest people and companies from around the planet. We aim to extract loads of helpful tips and tricks to help your outdoor experiences that much better. In this podcast we be interviewing adventurers, explorers, knife makers, peppers, bushcrafters, and people who work for some of the biggest outdoor companies in the world!
 
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This week Lael Wilcox joins us on Breakfast with Boz to share her experience of bikepacking a newly created route with Bikepacking.com and Conservation International. Ruta Chingaza is a 420km bike route around the Paramos of Colombia which provides 70% of the fresh drinking water for Bogota Colombia. Be sure to also check out the Ruta Chingaza film…
 
This week we've gone for a completely different approach. Instead of delving into the life of an adventurer or activist I've teamed up with a co-host, Adam Hugill, to give you our best cycle touring and bikepacking tips. There's something for everyone in here from absolute beginners to more experienced bike rats. Our top tips range from the bigger …
 
The Wild West Bikepacking Route is a new 2,700 mile route from Canada to Mexico that stitches together existing unpaved paths and forest roads to create an incredible cross-section experience of the American West. The route takes riders to incredibly beautiful and iconic places ranging from the red rock deserts of the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon …
 
Kurt Refsnider is a professional bikepack racer who holds records for the Arizona Trail 750 and Grand Loop. He’s also won multiple bikepacking races including the Tour Divide, and Colorado Trail Race. In this conversation, he and Payson talk about how he got into cycling in his teens, why he chose to abandon cyclocross and crits for ultras, and the…
 
Hear from Rob Belsom on how he made big fitness gains through consistent structured training on TrainerRoad, how he fits in his training around family and a busy work schedule, how he tackles massive bike packing events with low volume training and more in Episode 019 of The Successful Athletes Podcast. Rob Belsom on Strava: https://www.strava.com/…
 
Show Notes: We're delighted to welcome back a good friend to the Active Towns, Mr. Ryan Van Duzer, to talk about his recent bikepacking adventures and help us launch our video podcast. That's right! We will now feature a video version of a select number of our future episodes that will really benefit from having a visual component. Ryan is the perf…
 
In June, Michael Barry discussed the UCI’s plan for a compressed 2020 road season. Recently, Canadian Cycling Magazine editor Matthew Pioro wanted to look back at some of Barry’s predictions from late spring. There is something unfair about looking back at predictions. In the best of times, guesses about the future are usually wrong. During this pa…
 
My three day weekend tour was about to be washed out by the remnants of yet another hurricane rolling through the area. And since the C&O isn't exactly the best trail in a soaker, it was a good idea to reverse course and head back to my cabin. But would the tropical gusher wipe me out or would my "special" river crossing be impossible to traverse? …
 
Quiet, simple, positive — this might not be how you’d think of the whistleblower who brought professional cycling to its knees and changed both the course and history of the sport. But there’s more to Floyd Landis than an excommunicated Tour de France champion — a lot more. Floyd Landis etched his name in the history books with his harrowing Tour d…
 
Originally published August 22, 2016 Tom Smith is the Executive Director of Summit Adventure. Want some life-changing adventures and college credit to boot? Summit might be for you. Listen in as Tom tells of stories of impactful travel, cultural immersion, mountaineering, and more. Tom is an avid tele skier, climber, and mountain biker who has made…
 
Ian is joined by Meghan Griffin to chat about The City We Became, a novel that uses a multidimensional sci-fi/fantasy story to shine a light on the social and political strife facing many of our cities today. It's a real good book. Links “Valedictorian” by N.K. Jemisin – LeVar Burton Reads – Omny.fm “Cuisine des Mémoires” by N.K. Jemisin – LeVar Bu…
 
As temperatures begin to drop and the days get shorter, trainer season is quickly approaching. Before you begin your winter training it's time to assess your fitness and set a baseline. This week I will be running my neighbor and young prodigy Francesca through her first-ever physiological test with The Sufferfest's Full Frontal 4DP test. The guine…
 
Hannah Bergemann is a freeride mountain biker whose performance at Red Bull’s first ever female freeride event, Formation, gained her widespread public attention in 2019. As the first person to drop in at the event after days of building the perfect line, she set the tone for the rest of the day and established herself as one of the sport’s most pr…
 
This week we discuss the greatest rivalry of all time and the guy who tried to insert himself in the middle. The crash and the sprint heard round the world plus we pick our cycling cool kids table. Oh and the Giro. This podcast is supported by the generous and amazing donors to the Wide Angle Podium Network. Check out and support Willa's Oatmilk! S…
 
Hear from Jon Tarrant about how he used TrainerRoad to train for his first triathlon after coming back from running injuries, how he manages his time to train for all three sports, why setting clear goals for yourself will help you improve and more in Episode 22 of The Successful Athletes Podcast. John Tarrant on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athl…
 
Recently I asked the Femme Cyclist community what their biggest challenge was as it relates to cycling. One of the most frequent answers? Bike maintenance. In this podcast episode, I share what you should know, what tools you need, and how to gain bike maintenance skills. Full Show Notes (including lists of tools, classes, etc): https://www.femmecy…
 
After growing up on a farm in Saskatchewan, Bernadette got the taste of mountain living on a family trip to Banff, Alberta. She was so awestruck by the Canadian Rockies that she eventually moved there and worked at the Banff Centre, directing the Banff Mountain Festivals and starting a new division – Mountain Culture at The Banff Centre. After 20 y…
 
They say you only live once and some people shorten that up to YOLO, turn that into a verb and make questionable decisions. Sometimes that's a pathway to adventure. And sometimes, it's a convenient excuse to do things you aren't supposed to. On my first day to complete a full ride of the C&O this year, I YOLO'd more than I typically YOLO. Filling i…
 
Originally aired January 4, 2018 One of our own show listeners Josh Shouse is with us on this episode to fill us in on the mysterious world of underwater cave diving. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to toss a SCUBA tank on your back and explore the unknown under the surface, then sit back, relax and listen in as Josh fills the rest of…
 
On the sixth episode of the podcast, Nik and Stephen sit down with Evan Christenson. We talk about Evan's multitude of bike touring trips, how he ended up getting his second choice pick of a custom bicycle–a Flaanimal 4.0– a bike he immediately took bike-packing in Morocco and Uganda. He seemingly hasn't looked back, but if he isn't out under the s…
 
This week we talk about the 3 million races that just happened and the one that won't be happening this year. The Giro and Ghent, deals and dreams and numbers we can't count to. This podcast is supported by the generous and amazing donors to the Wide Angle Podium Network. Check out and support Willa's Oatmilk! SRP listeners can save 20% on their or…
 
Kait Boyle is an ultra-endurance mountain bike racer whose achievements on the bike include winning the 24-hour World Championship in 2018, holding the women's record on the Arizona Trail 300, and being a two-time winner of 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo. Her results often challenge both female and male records, and she continues to hold the fourth fas…
 
This week we sit down with Ray George one of the founders of the Ohio Gravel Grinders group. Using grassroots community-building tools, OGG has assembled an ever-growing resource for regional gravel athletes. These regional efforts are an incredibly useful tool and can be replicated by anyone to benefit their local communities. Episode Sponsor: Ath…
 
A civil engineer by trade, Fedor has spent the last few years travelling around the world making the most of work and travel visas, hiking, biking, eating and looking for the perfect IPA. I had the pleasure of meeting Fedor this past summer while cycling along the Yellowhead Highway, while making my way towards the Cassiar Highway. Due to the remot…
 
In this interview, I chat with Hannah Ross, the author of Revolutions: How Women Changed The World On Two Wheels. We talk about the history of women on bikes (and women's bikes themselves), the diversity problem in cycling, and how we can get more women on bicycles. Full Show Notes: https://www.femmecyclist.com/hannah-ross/ Buy The Book: At Amazon:…
 
Hear how Will Stinger trained with TrainerRoad to go from dead last to a podium spot at Lotoja, including how Will recovered from a major crash the year before, how Will fuels early morning workouts and more in Episode 21 of The Successful Athletes Podcast. Will Stinger on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/5664316 Will’s TrainerRoad Career: h…
 
Today we have Alex “Armadillo” Dyson give us his halfway point update from the Appalachian Trail. His original plan was to leave much earlier in the spring, but I think we all understand why that wasn’t as doable. He’s joining us near Harper’s Ferry, recognized as the symbolic halfway point of the trail. He actually called us from a mountaintop aft…
 
In July Talib Abdullahi created and organized a Black History Ride in Austin, TX. Motivated by the BLM movement he wanted to create a positive event that would both be education and fun. Originally, he was thinking it would be him and maybe 20 of his friends, but word quickly got out, and within a week he was leading his Black History Ride with 400…
 
Welcome to our very first episode of Ripstop on the Record! This week Kyle and Carter sit down to talk about how Ripstop by the Roll got started and how we got to where we are today. Including a brief stop in our first down room. (Or the ‘Saw’ bathroom with which we now affectionately memorialize.) Seeing as this is our first episode, there are som…
 
In this episode I speak with Evan Deutsch about his most recent race, the inaugural Big Sky Spectaculaire. A 960+ mile mixed terrain ultra-endurance bike race that takes place in Montana. Evan is an experienced bikepacker and ultra-endurance cyclist, so I really enjoyed hearing about his racing experience and getting some insight in regards to his …
 
This past summer, Tim Johnson went on his first bikepacking trip. As trips go, this one was big: seven days, roughly 700 km on the Trans-Taiga, which is roughly 1,300 km north of Montreal. Johnson knew Quebec pretty well beforehand. Sure, he’s a six time U.S. cyclocross champion and currently a director of development at USA Cycling. His Strava pro…
 
Kerry Gross wanted more stories of inspiring women. So, she decided to ride her bike from California to Maine in search of women who inspire others. Now she brings those stories to us via the Women Who Dare podcast, the story of Kerry’s 5,700-mile bike ride and the interviews with these remarkable women. Originally podcast April 26, 2018.…
 
Originally aired March 5, 2018 On today's episode, we talk with Alexandra Heminsley, author of "Running Like a Girl" and "Leap In". Alex overcame a deep fear of water to eventually become an open ocean swimmer. Both of Alex's books are written to provide the inspiration to get off the couch or out of the bar and do something beyond your comfort zon…
 
Show Notes: Angie Schmitt is the author of the new book Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America published by Island Press. John and Angie discuss the many complicated and convoluted reasons why this has been happening and talk about some of the inspiring, hopeful stories of change she highlighted in the bo…
 
Professional athletes are some of the most dedicated and focused individuals out there. They dream, sacrifice, and work towards continual improvement in both body and mind. At some point, the career of every athlete comes to an end. How do they make that choice, is that choice made for them and what values do they take away from a career and quest …
 
This week we post up early and enjoy ourselves. Tim is back to do his tight 30 on Alaphilippe and obviously we talk ducks and triangles. Oh and some horrible kid. This podcast is supported by the generous and amazing donors to the Wide Angle Podium Network. Check out and support Willa's Oatmilk! SRP listeners can save 20% on their orders with the c…
 
Jesse Jakomait is a bikepack racer and SRAM design engineer who holds the record on the Colorado Trail. He broke the record on his fifth attempt in 2015, completing the 562 mile route from Durango to Denver with over 75,000 feet of climbing in just under five days, beating the previous record by more than eight hours. To achieve this, he rode for 2…
 
How Jack Turnbull used TrainerRoad to go from 3.6-4.8w/kg all the while balancing life and training, breaking through fitness plateaus and injury, and much more in Episode 20 of The Successful Athletes Podcast. Jack Turnbull on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/39065342 Jack’s TrainerRoad Career: https://www.trainerroad.com/app/career/jotters…
 
Whether you’re brand new to mountain biking and feeling a little scared, or have been riding for a while but are struggling to improve your technical skills, there are concrete steps you can take to improve your confidence. Use a few (or all) of the tips in this episode and you’ll be feeling more confident on the mountain bike in no time. Full Show…
 
On the Myers-Briggs personality test, Lea Davison charts on the extreme extrovert end. In elite mountain bike racing, where many athletes are reserved and restrained, Davison’s spontaneity and playfulness aren’t the norm. But that's exactly what we love so much about her…along with her commitment to empowering girls and young women through her nonp…
 
A few weeks ago I set out to do some on-the-bike stealth camp scouting for a future tour of the Delmarva Peninsula. Is the eastern shore a good bet for some sneaky no-impact camping? plenty of opportunities, not all of them great further north may have more limited opportunity as a lot of the wooded areas are cleared for ag use May be a good option…
 
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