A list of handy links to other sites, videos and stuff of interest
Bikepacking – a resource for the latest bikepacking routes, gear reviews, insight & adventure stories. Brought to you by folks addicted to campfire smoke, chromoly steel & getting lost.
Bikemaps – maps your local cycling trouble spots and rides you love by overlaying Strava ridership data.
Adventure cycling Association USA – a great organisation and resource for bicycle-travel in North America with more than 40 years of experience and 53,000 members.
Ride the divide – an award-winning feature film about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, which traverses over 2700 miles along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. The film weaves the story of three characters’ experiences with immense mountain beauty and small-town culture as they attempt to pedal from Banff, Canada to a small, dusty crossing on the Mexican border.
Comes with baggage – is a lighthearted history of bicycle travel in the Americas, that makes you want to sell your possessions, quit your job and escape on a bike. Past and current footage, along with interviews of bike pioneers, makers and historians are combined to give a unique perspective on where bicycles can take you, both physically and spiritually.
The Baja Divide is a new but already established 2735km long off-pavement bikepacking route (created by Lael Wilcox and Nicholas Carman) starting in San Diego, USA and following the length of the Baja California Peninsula all the way to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.
Reveal the path is a sequel to Ride the Divide. Though it’s not about racing, it follows Tour Divide alums on a bike packing journey, riding and camping on trails and remote mountain roads across Scotland, France, Morocco, Nepal, and Alaska.
From the South up – Solitary cyclist from Sheffield Brendon Tyree documents the dramatically changing landscape as he rides the length of South America. A limited timescale forces plenty of off road short cuts and wild camping locations during this 6000 mile trip from Patagonia to the Caribbean coast.
How tall bikes will save the world – Riding any bicycle is a positive step toward a healthy lifestyle and personal enjoyment, but it’s the tall bike that has the power to change the world. The tall bike remains on the fringes — only embraced by the daring, the creative and the foolish. Join the Zenga Bros for a six-episode series where we explore how to build, ride and coexist on a tall bike.
The Zenga Bros mission is the eccentrification of the world: To create everywhere, redeem everything and be a fool. Learn more about the modern tall bike movement in episode 1 of this radical new series!
The frozen road – Self-shot and edited whilst cycling around the world, this short film charts my winter journey into the Canadian Arctic as I completed my bike ride up the American continent. Compelled by Jack London’s assertion, that ‘any man who is a man can travel alone’, I sought an adventure of perfect solitude. Yet, as I came to realise, the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romantic images I’d held of this land. The Frozen Road is an honest reflection on my solo trip; of the wonder, terror and frustration I experienced when riding through the unforgiving emptiness of one of the world’s ‘last great wildernesses’.