Family on Bikes

A Family Cycles from the Arctic to Patagonia

familyonbikes

familyonbikes
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Boise, Idaho, USA
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August 31
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Our family of four (with 13-year-old twin boys) dreamed the impossible dream and reached the unreachable star! On March 21, 2011 we pedaled the final mile to arrive at the end of the world in USHUAIA, Argentina! We spent three years cycling 17,300 miles through 15 countries starting in Alaska to get there.

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The Nazca Lines is one of the world’s unsolved mysteries – but that doesn’t stop people from coming up with theories about who made them and why.

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It can be a challenge to make sense of the many civilizations that have cycled through the southern Peruvian desert, but the Regional Museum of Ica can help you make sense of it all. As you enter into the museum, you’ll take a walk thro...

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It can be a challenge to make sense of the many civilizations that have cycled through the southern Peruvian desert, but the Regional Museum of Ica can help you make sense of it all. As you enter into the museum...

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It can be a challenge to make sense of the many civilizations that have cycled through the southern Peruvian desert, but the Regional Museum of Ica can help you make sense of it all.

As you enter into the museum, you’ll take a walk through Read full post »

Nazca, PERU  - I never thought a bunch of rocks could capture my imagination so thoroughly. But then, I never thought I would see 20,000 extraordinary rocks intricately carved by some ancient civilization either. All it took was one quic...

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Nazca, PERU  - I never thought a bunch of rocks could capture my imagination so thoroughly. But then, I never thought I would see 20,000 extraordinary rocks intricately carved by some ancient civilization either.

All it took was one quick Read full post »

Nazca, PERU - I never thought a bunch of rocks could capture my imagination so thoroughly. But then, I never thought I would see 20,000 extraordinary rocks intricately carved by some ancient civilization either. All it took was one...

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It's Bike to Work Month! Stash the car in the garage, leave the metro ticket on your dresser, and jump on your bike - every day this month! I encourage you to unite with thousands of others through the country by riding your bike to work

APRIL 18, 2010 9:33PM

Amputee to cycle on all continents

Dejan Zafirov is anything but just another cyclist. Four years ago he lost one leg above the knee and permanently damaged the nerve in the other leg, but he hasn’t let that stop him. He has now set himself the goal of cycling all continents Read full post »

Discomfort is the first thing many people think of when they hear the words "bike tour". You'll be perched on a tiny bike seat all day... Crouched on the ground cooking around a camp stove in the evening... Tossing and turning in a tiny

Roland and Belinda Hinmueller left Alaska on a tandem bicycle in July 2009 enroute to Tierra del Fuego. They are now in Mexico and are having a hard time pushing on due to finding so many things to see and do. You can follow along with them on their

APRIL 3, 2010 6:02PM

Maps For Bicycle Touring

If you are planning to ride your bike from Point A to Point B, you'll need to know how to get there. If you're riding to Grandma's house, you probably already know the way but otherwise - you'll need some kind of map to help you out.

What do you do when you get sick while traveling? Or get in an accident? There really is no stock answer to that question - it all depends on the individual situation and the traveler can't predict what the situation will be. What you can do t...

What do you do when you get sick while traveling? Or get in an accident? There really is no stock answer to that question - it all depends on the individual situation and the traveler can't predict what the situation will be. What you can do to

What do you do when you get sick while traveling? Or get in an accident? There really is no stock answer to that question - it all depends on the individual situation and the traveler can't predict what the...

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In the back of your mind you're thinking you would love to quit your job, sell your house, and hit the road with your family. It would be wonderful to travel the world with your children, exploring the Egyptian pyramids, the Taj Majal, and may...

In the back of your mind you're thinking you would love to quit your job, sell your house, and hit the road with your family. It would be wonderful to travel the world with your children, exploring the Egyptian pyramids, the Taj Majal, and maybe

In the back of your mind you're thinking you would love to quit your job, sell your house, and hit the road with your family. It would be wonderful to travel the world with your children, exploring the...

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If you've been bicycling with your children in a trailer, and are wondering if she is big enough to graduate to a trailer bike, chances are - maybe. Everything depends on your child, but most children will be ready to move onto a trailer bike

Many people think they have to wait until their children are teenagers before heading out on a bicycle tour with them. But bicycling with small children can be a fabulous experience for all involved. There are a number of options available for

Travel is the best education a child can get. I've been a classroom teacher for 21 years and, although we do the best we can in the classroom, we are limited by those four walls around us. By getting out and seeing the world first hand, children

If you are wanting to get out on your bike with your children, you have quite a few options available to help you do that. Choose what works for your family! Small children will need to be attached to your bike in some manner. Your options are:

One of the current debates about touring bikes is whether an aluminum or steel frame is a better choice. In the end, it comes down to personal choice. Aluminum is more rigid, which some people prefer. Steel flexes, which leads to a more comfortable

While traveling long term, you will be able to take your time seeing the sights. Nancy Sathre-VogelLong term travel is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. It is a very rewarding lifestyle and you'll come back home far richer for having had ...
While traveling long term, you will be able to take your time seeing the sights. Nancy Sathre-VogelLong term travel is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. It is a very rewarding lifestyle and you'll come...

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