Links

A list of handy links to other sites, videos and stuff of interest.

WEBSITES

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. And yes Azinfische is a member, planning a long term, long distance campaign.

Cycling about – CyclingAbout started as a little travel blog but quickly snowballed into one of the biggest bicycle travel resources in the world. Cycling and travel are perhaps my two greatest passions, and I can’t express how happy I am knowing that I can share it all with you.

Once in the CyclingAbout vortex, you’ll find yourself absorbing high doses of cycling content that’ll inspire you to experience the world like I do. This website is home to the web’s most detailed tech resources, oodles of inspiration, in-depth reviews, fun videos, tips, how-tos and more.

This is an awesome resource.

RETAIL

Burkes Cycles  – Operating since the 1920s, Burkes Cycles has been an active part of the Wellington bicycle trade. They have an excellent in store selection and online presence. It’s a go to place when I go to Wellington.

VIDEO

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!