National Geographic Travel photographer Tyler Metcalfe recently quit his job and sold off his possessions to embark on an epic solo adventure of cross-country cycling that has dealt him many ups and downs.
If travel experiences were judged solely based on the number of different places a traveler slept during a single trip, bike touring might win a prize as the best form of travel. Though I don’t believe this is how a travel experience should be judged (and I have had some of my greatest travel experiences by simply planting myself in a single neighborhood for the duration of a trip), I do believe bike touring offers an extremely unique form of travel where a lot can be … More
Sitting just inches behind a modified Land Rover SVR, Denise Mueller of San Diego, California, set a new women’s bicycle land speed record at 147 miles per hour on Saturday.
“I’m the fastest woman on a bicycle ever!” Mueller screamed while still shaking from the attempt. “I can’t explain it. You don’t get a sense of the speed. All I know is we went faster than we’ve ever been before … More
As the riders at the Vuelta a España prepare to tackle the final big climb of the race, the Alto de Aitana in Alicante, we highlight 12 more that should be on every cyclist’s bucket list.
12. Puerto de Urkiola
It’s shorter than the world’s tallest building, but in Basque culture and cycling, this climb has a towering reputation. During the annual Tour of the Basque Country, stages here have the same status as the Tour de France’s trips to Alpe d’Huez and Mont Ventoux … More