Scott Stoll logo world traveler. A bicycle wheel and the globe symbolizes Scott's journey around the world on a bicycle.

Bicycle Tourer

Adventures by bicycle aka bicycle touring and bikepacking. If you are a bicyclist, bicycle tourist or bikepacker submit your journey here. We also feature some stories about bicycle gear.

Rachel and Patrick's first day on the bikes
Guest Adventures

Another one for the Bikes

After hunkering down for a year during the pandemic, at 71-years-old, Rachel begins her fourth bicycle tour with partner Patrick.

Reverend Johannes Myors 2020
Guest Adventures

The Bicycling Reverend

The bicycling Reverend Johannes Myors helps a stranded Marine suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

A packing list from a bicycle tour guide in 1897. See the article to read the complete list.
Ideas

A bicycle touring packing list from 1897

Times have changed! Both culture and technology. How many of these items from the Victorian era would you include on your cycle touring packing list?

A photo of us mimicking the pose of the presidents on Mount Rushmore.
Scott's Adventures

How to make a memorable moment

In celebration of my website’s 20th anniversary and my 50th lap around the sun, I’ve written an extra-special story about how I live a life worth living, including making memorable moments and how friends shed new light on life.

Dolly Sods Wilderness panorama. Flowing boulders in the foreground followed by rows of pine trees, mountains and clouds.
Guest Adventures

Old friends never die

A heart-warming story about how our true friends never leave us even when they take that last great adventure into the sky.

Rachel Hugens and Patrick standing on Uhuru Peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. The highest point in Africa. 5895 meters.
Guest Adventures

A new way of seeing

Rachel Hugens, world traveler by bicycle, shares the biggest lesson she learned after 25 years on and off the road. Avid traveler or armchair traveler, this will change your life, too!

Thunder Mountain Trail, Utah. A hoodoo that resembles a statue from Easter Island.
Guest Adventures

Desolate Highways to Thunder Mountain and Beyond

It has been 20 years since adventurer Mark Loftin has contributed his first story to our website. Your future self will thank you for his insights and wisdom that you can apply right now to your travels. Besides it is a beautiful story about biking Thunder Mountain Trail and exploring the Extraterrestrial Highway.

Scott's bike with colorful panniers leaning against a yellow fence in a snowy field.
Scott's Adventures

How do you plan for the weather?

Weather and climate: two slightly different things that are the second most important factor when planning your travels.

Falling Uphill Next Generation Indie Book Award 2018 Memoir Personal Struggle
Scott's Adventures

My Indie Book Award Arrived

My award arrived in the mail for the anniversary edition of Falling Uphill. Yay! You could call this my coming of age journey. The sequel is planned for 2037. I imagine I’ll have some interesting perspective as I do it all again. Well… maybe not the whole world via bicycle. Thank you Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Best packing list advice for bicycle tourers
Scott's Adventures

The best packing list advice for bicycle tourers

I don’t mean to scare people, but it’s important to know that bicycle touring can be life-threatening if you don’t have the proper supplies. Scott shares his packing list and advice from years of experience traveling.

Tim Moss, Oncoming Traffic. Cycling the world.
Guest Adventures

With the sun on our right

Tim and Laura Moss quit their jobs to cycle 13,000 miles around the world. Riding across deserts, over mountains and through jungles, they braved climatic extremes from sub-zero blizzards to the sweltering tropics.
But this is not a book about cycling.
It is a book about the world and its people.

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