We all want to do the right thing, hopefully, and within any community there’s an unwritten code of conduct for proper behavior so we can all get along. On this episode, we cover some of those rules of bicycle touring etiquette!
What’s it like bicycling in Italy? Are bikes even allowed in Venice? (spoiler: um, no). In this episode, Pedalshift Goes Italian with some thoughts on bicycling in Italy plus thoughts on cross training for bike touring!
Guthrie Straw from The Sprocket Podcast joins the show to help out on the third installment of the beginner series. Steve is riding with a group on his upcoming charity ride – what are the things to think about in terms of group dynamics on bicycle tour? We cover camping, riding together, differing skill levels, eating, emergency safety nets and more. Read more
Most bike tours don’t start and end with you riding from home – most of us need a car, bus, plane, train, or ferry to help with some of the travel. On this episode, tips on how to handle the transitions in multimodal bike touring, plus a preview of May’s DC to Cincinnati bike tour! Read more
Stealth camping lets bike tourists keep costs down and ride more miles per day… but is it right for you? On this episode, we cover stealth camping upsides, downsides, tips, philosophies, risks, and some thoughts on the number one question… what to do if you get caught! Read more
Originally podcast December 22, 2014. In the summer of 2014, I took 6 weeks to ride the Pacific coast from Victoria, BC to the US-Mexico border. I recorded a 2-5 minute audio entry every day for the Tour Journals podcast to share the more detailed aspects of the ride, but always intended to edit and condense it into a more manageable length to share my Pacific Coast bike tour here.