Category: Interviews

Bikepacking experts

121 Bikepacking Experts Share Their Routes Around The World

Bicycle touring has a rich and unique history. From working class travel in late 19th century Europe, to US soldier brigades traveling entirely by bike in the early 1900’s history has seen its share of people who supported and got the most out of bike travel. However, prior to 1976, bicycle touring was really seen

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Cargo bike with dogs in

Talking Bike Style With New York Photographer Sam Polcer

One of my favorite cycling books is New York Bike Style by Sam Polcer. No other book cover the diverse cyclist population as well as Polcer’s book, so I’m happy that we recently had a chance to talk with him and ask a few questions. Why did you decide to photograph cyclists and their bikes?

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Walking with a bike through sand

This Family Survived on Free Food For a Year

Patrick Jones and Meg Ulman spend a year cycling up and down the east coast of Australia with their two boys. Great idea – and what really made their trip unique was that they aimed to live of foraging, roadkill and other free food! By doing so, they showed just how much free food there

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Transcontinental gear

How To Bike 4239 Km From Belgium To Turkey In 10 Days

The Transcontinental is one of the most extreme races in the world. 4000+ km (2485+ miles) from Geraardsbergen, Flanders in Belgium to Istanbul in Turkey. The whole race is unsupported, so there are no team cars and no fresh bikes if your bike breaks down. You are on your own and have to fix all

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Rebecca Rusch

6 x World Champion Rebecca Rusch Is The Queen Of Pain

Rebecca Rusch is a legend in mountain biking. 6 x world champion, 4 x Leadville 100 champion and a lot of other incredible achievements. In this interview she explains a lot about her background, how she train and how she keeps winning. How did you get into mountain biking? I got into cycling because I

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Clarence with video gear

Streetfilms – This Is How You Feel After 700+ Cycling Films

Clarence Eckerson runs Streetfilms. Through Streetfilms, he has made more than 700 films about cycling and sustainable transportation. 700+ films that has been played more than 10 million times in total! In this interview Clarence talks about how Streetfilms started out, how he is making the films, his favorite films and what he think about

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Bicycle touring with bags

Tilmann Waldthaler Has Lived On His Bike For More Than 30 years

Tilmann Waldthaler has been cycling since October 1977! So far he has visited 143 countries and cycled 462,000 km (287,000 miles). His tours have been full of adventure, including crossing the Himalaya mountains, being shot at in Iran and meeting his wife in the middle of Sahara. In this interview he explains how he travels,

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Steven Abraham

Steven Abraham And The One Year Time Trial

Steven Abraham is biking 75,000+ miles this year (more than 120,000 km). If he manage to ride those 200+ miles/day, he is going to beat a world record that haven’t been beaten for more than 75 years and set a new UMCA Highest Annual Mileage Record! Here on Icebike.org we have talked with several randonneurs

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Kris Holm, mountain in Bhutan

Kris Holm – The World’s Leading Mountain Unicyclist

Not so long ago I got in contact with Kris Holm who is probably the world’s leading mountain unicyclist. He is famous for having cycled on a mountain unicycle all over the world and for having created his own bicycle brand. Given the chance, I had to ask him a few questions about unicycling: How

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Dave Sherry helmet

Dave Sherry is Britain’s most hated cyclist

Dave Sherry is being called ‘Britain’s most hated cyclist’ and ‘the most hated man on two wheels’. He is being called these things because he films drivers breaking road laws on his daily commute. Video from his three helmet cameras have secured convictions for 70 drivers so far – and more are sure to come

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Shirine portrait

Shirine Bikes Around the World for $5 Per Day

A few weeks ago I heard about Shirine who is biking around the world. That is impressive by itself, but what is even more impressive is that she started when she was 20 years old, that she did it alone for the first 10 months and that she survives on just $5 per day! It

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