Bikepack Adventures Podcast

The Bikepack Adventures Podcast, formerly known as the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast, began in 2019 on the premise of interviewing bike tourers from around the world to hear their story and get to know more about the people from this community of travellers. 

With the growth of bikepacking, I began to explore more off the beaten track and in 2021 I created the Bikepack Adventures website to share bikepacking routes throughout the region as well as other pertinent bikepacking information. Of course, this resulted in a broader spectrum of guests on the podcast, having grown from a focus on bike tourers to now include bikepackers, ultra-distance cyclists and bikepack racers. 

Changing the podcast name from the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast to the Bikepack Adventures Podcast, was simply a means of bringing both websites together. I have every intention of continuing to interview a broad range of cyclists and hope that you continue to enjoy the content I produce.

In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures podcast, Kyle Henning and I speak about his first experience bike touring, which, surprisingly, was from the lowest point to the highest point in Africa. We also talk about some of the various volunteer programs that Americans can work in such as Americorps and the Peace Corps, […]
In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures podcast, I’m talking with Larry Walsh, an American from not too far south of the Canadian border. Larry’s cycling journey is not entirely uncommon. Major life changes later in life, led him to start cycling. Next thing you know, he was embarking on some amazing cycling journeys […]
In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures podcast I have the chance to speak with Marc and Heather, creators and directors of the 8 Hours of Hurtin’ in Haliburton gravel bike race. I first got to know Marc a few years back when I first heard about the race. Unfortunately, at the time I […]
In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures podcast I have the chance to catch up with Cory Ostertag. As a life-long cyclist, Cory has run the gamut. From mountain biking to Cat 2 road bike racing, it was inevitable that Cory would at some point get involved in bikepack racing. Although new to the […]
In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures podcast, I have a chance to talk with Sheelagh Daly. Working in the Toronto bike industry, being an avid bike traveller, nutritionist and YouTube content creator, it was great to sit back and hear her story. Throughout this talk, I learned how Sheelagh jumped head-first into touring […]
In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures podcast I’m recording a Ridecast on my ITT of the Canadian Shield 1000. I created this route as a means of showcasing some of the best riding in the Laurentian Mountains and to introduce a MTB bikepacking route to the region, incorporating as much single-track and double-track […]
In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures podcast I have the opportunity to speak with Arianna and Daniel about their amazing European cycling adventure. Coming from opposite ends of Europe and having vastly different bike touring experiences, these two physicists fell in love with not just bike touring, but also each other. After spending […]
In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures podcast I break-down our first family bike touring adventure, in which we rode the 200km Petit Train du Nord with the baby and dog in tow. I share details about the route and our setup throughout the 1 week adventure. My sister-in-law shares her first bike touring […]
In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures podcast I have a chat with Tarra Gundrum, a United States Marine Corps veteran on a mission to raise funds to support the educational outreach of the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial, while embarking on a bike tour that will take her roughly 950 miles. With the plan to […]
In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures podcast I have the chance to speak with Brook Smith after he crushed the existing BT700 FKT, setting a time of 48 hours and 36 minutes. Brook tells us about how he got into biking and bikepacking, how it’s changed his life and what the Bang Bang […]