Hi! Collectively we are Pam and Matt.
We are avid bicycle tourists who love the outdoors and great adventures.
Our website is dedicated to enhancing the bicycle touring community by providing dedicated resources, products, and support.
We write about bicycle touring equipment, lodging, nutrition, community, and all things bicycle touring.
Our goal is to be THE resource for bicycle tourists, whether this is your first or one hundredth tour.
In 2008, Matt got the crazy idea of riding bicycles across the country. His Navy enlistment was up, and we were certain to have a few months before he started a new job. We planned on riding from the East coast to the West coast. Of course, we thought we were the first people to come up with this idea, and were surprised when we found a huge community of people who bicycle tour. We started reading journals of people traveling the world on bicycles and started to get excited for our own tour. We began to accumulate gear and plan our route. Then, the unthinkable happened: Matt got a job in Los Angeles practically before he even left the Navy. So, no time for a tour. Our plans got put on the back burner. We moved to LA, bought a house, and Matt started accumulating time off.
We started thinking of doing a tour again. We realized we didn’t have enough time to do the TransAmerica, but a trip down the coast would be much more reasonable. We cycled from Canada to Mexico along the Pacific Coast, using the Adventure Cycling Association maps. It was an amazing experience, and we learned a lot about ourselves and bicycle touring. Two years later, Matt saved up more time, and we tackled the Southern Tier of the United States.
We are ultra-light tourists, but we didn’t start out that way. On our first tour we were heavily loaded. As we gained experience, we were able to reduce our touring weight by 30 pounds.
As a couple, we have accumulated over 5000 miles of loaded bicycling touring, including two long distance tours. We tend to do a lot of research into products and techniques, and put our research into practice when we tour. Our first major tour was a learning experience, and then two years later we took our lessons learned and had a very enjoyable tour. Let us help you do the same.
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