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Traveller. Cyclist. Expat. Over 15 years experience living abroad in six different countries. I've travelled to over 40+ countries and met countless travellers, cyclists, and other expats. As a passionate cyclist I've had opportunities to bike tour in some truly amazing places. While definitely not an expert at bike touring, I'm passionate about sharing bike touring stories and helping others learn hacks, tricks, and techniques to improve their touring experience. I look forward to you joining me on this journey of learning about and becoming a better bike tourist.

Gear Review | Redshift Shockstop Stem

Product Overview The Redshift ShockStop Suspension Stem aims to solve an issue that so many people riding road and gravel bikes must deal with. Poor quality roads. Whether you’re on a local group ride, or exploring gravel back roads, the ShockStop Stem will make your ride smoother, faster, and more comfortable. What is RedShift? Founded…

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Ride Review | BT 700

Butter Tart 700 As with any good cycling route, the Butter Tart 700 (BT700) has evolved into a glorious route that is 768km long, taking the rider throughout Southwestern Ontario. The designer of the route, Matthew Kadey, has taken his international experience working in bicycle route development in Costa Rica and Colombia and created a…

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Interview 053: Eric and Jen | The Log Drivers Waltz Bikepacking Route

In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast, I have the chance to speak with Eric Betteridge and Jen Adams. Hailing from the Ottawa Capital Region, Eric and Jen have been bikepacking and adventuring all over the globe since at least the 1980s. More recently they have created an 800km bikepacking route that encircles the city of Ottawa and takes the rider through many historic areas that predate confederation. Join us on the journey of learning about The Log Driver’s Waltz.

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Blackburn Outpost Elite Handlebar Roll

Product Overview With so many types of handlebar rolls on the market, it’s tough to find one that can stand up the rigor of everyday use. The Blackburn Outpost Elite Handlebar Roll is the premium offering by Blackburn Design, featuring a multi-adjustable harness system to get the roll perfectly set up. What is Blackburn? Beginning…

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Interview 052: Anisa Subekti | 4 Years On The Road

In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the opportunity to connect with Anisa Subekti, a Indonesian adventurer that in July of 2017 started on a new chapter of her life by embarking on a bike tour that has taken her all over South America and into Africa. After nearly 4 years, Anyisa is still going strong. In today’s episode we are going to talk about the places she’s travelled, her bike and setup, and what challenges there are as a female non-native English speaking bike tourer.

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Baby-O

Baby-O The Baby-O is meant to be a slightly less challenging route through the Gatineau Park. It follows some of the route of the Grand-O, but sticks to the easier path when possible. It’s also a much shorter route, making it achievable in a day for most ridings with a good endurance base. While the…

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Quebec Connect

Quebec Connect The beautiful thing about the Quebec Connect is that there are so many places where one could start riding the loop. Originally created as part of the Grande Quebec Bikepacking Loop, as a means of connecting the Grande-O (Outaouais Loop) to the Trouble in Tremblant Loop. However, with an average elevation gain of…

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Grand-O

Grand-O Starting at the Chelsea Pub in Old Chelsea, you begin your journey by warming-up the legs on the rail trail towards Wakefield. At Farm Point you will leave the rail trail and make your way into the Gatineau Parc for the first time on the ride. Following some nice fast rolling double-track (trail 72)…

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Trouble in Tremblant

Trouble in Tremblant This ride is called Trouble in Tremblant for a reason. Not only is it going to kick your ass with massive climbs as you weave your way through the Mont Tremblant Park, there is also very limited chance to re-supply once you leave the comforts of the Mont Tremblant ski resort. Not…

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Bikepack the Gats

Bikepack the Gats This route will take you on an adventure through the Gatineau Park, weaving you in and out of some of the best and most remote parts of the park. Starting near the corner of Chemin du Lac Meech and Chemin Kingsmere, you start with immediate climb up Trail 1 to the Gatineau…

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