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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Long 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 the experiences you've had. Your life will never be the same. But what do you do before you can

A trailer bike is a great option for young children. NancyIf 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 mo...
There are many options for getting kids out touring at a young age. Nancy Sathre-VogelMany 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 ...
Biking with kids is a great experience for both children and parents. Harry VerburgTravel 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 thos...

The shoes you wear while touring on your bicycle will dictate a lot of your tour and will be one of the most basic decisions you will need to make. Do you want dedicated, hard-soled cycling shoes? Or will regular sneakers work for you? Depending

Saddle bags for bicycles, called panniers, are the main piece of equipment cycle tourists need. The majority of your gear and equipment will be carried in the panniers, so the choice of which type to buy is an important decision. There are many

There are many options for getting kids on bikes. Nancy Sathre-VogelIf 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 nee...
MARCH 24, 2010 10:12PM

The basics of bicycle touring

Bicycle touring is traveling using your bicycle as your means of transportation. There are generally two types of touring – supported and unsupported.

A supported tour is one with some sort of sag wagon to carry your gear. It may be Read full post »

MARCH 24, 2010 8:12PM

The basics of bicycle touring

Bicycle touring is traveling using your bicycle as your means of transportation. There are generally two types of touring – supported and unsupported. A supported tour is one with some sort of sag wagon to carry your gear. It may be a...

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Is fear of a health concern arising holding you back from international travel? You are not alone. For many people, the idea of being far from adequate health care is a major stumbling block preventing them from getting out and about in the world....

Is fear of a health concern arising holding you back from international travel? You are not alone. For many people, the idea of being far from adequate health care is a major stumbling block preventing them from getting out and about in the world.

Is fear of a health concern arising holding you back from international travel? You are not alone. For many people, the idea of being far from adequate health care is a major stumbling block preventing them from getting out and...

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MARCH 19, 2010 8:42PM

Family on Bikes made it to Peru

This is a newsletter from Family on Bikes. The family of four is currently cycling the Pan American Highway from Alaska to Argentina as the 12-year-old twin boys attempt to break the world record as the youngest cyclists to bike the entire

MARCH 19, 2010 7:22PM

Family on Bikes in southern Ecuador

This is a newsletter from Family on Bikes. The family of four is currently cycling the Pan American Highway from Alaska to Argentina as the 12-year-old twin boys attempt to break the world record as the youngest

“This is Monica’s fault!” the crowd chanted. “She’s an assassin!” I wandered through the market in Piura, Peru on Friday, surrounded by a crowd of 30 or 40 vendors – vendors incensed...

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“This is Monica’s fault!†the crowd chanted. “She’s an assassin!â€

I wandered through the market in Piura, Peru on Friday, surrounded by a crowd of 30 or 40 vendors – vendors incensed with anger. In Read full post »

Piura, PERU - Rioting erupted in this small town in northern Peru on Wednesday after authorities ordered vendors to leave their shops in the local market.

Tension has been rising since December, when the mayor of Piura announced all vendors

Ambato, ECUADOR - The Festival of Fruits and Flowers is Ambato's claim to fame - and for good reason. Whereas Carnival is a rowdy, boisterous event in other towns and cities in Ecuador, Ambato's celebration is a thing of beauty.

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Guaranda, ECUADOR - Carnaval de Guaranda 2010 concluded yesterday with a spectacular, high-energy extravaganza. For five hours, professional dance groups from throughout Ecuador danced their way through the streets of the city accompanied by loud,

The Carnaval de Guaranda moved to the neighboring village of Guanujo for the festivities today - a colorful parade followed by music and dancing in the park.

While yesterday's parade featured students and professors from the local university,

FEBRUARY 11, 2010 8:46PM

Carnival in Ecuador is in full swing!

Guaranda, ECUADOR - Carnaval is underway for another year! The small Andean town of Guaranda is now filled with partiers looking for a few days of parades, music, and partying - and Carnaval won't disappoint them.

The festivities got underway

FEBRUARY 4, 2010 11:47AM

Trapped by a Volcano

Banos, ECUADOR - “People ask me all the time why I don’t move from here,†Pablo Barrera told me. “The fact of the matter is that we are trapped here – trapped between circumstances and a volcano. We can’t move.†Read full post »

FEBRUARY 4, 2010 10:47AM

Trapped by a Volcano

Banos, ECUADOR - “People ask me all the time why I don’t move from here,” Pablo Barrera told me. “The fact of the matter is that we are trapped here – trapped between circumstances and a volcano. We can’t move.&...

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FEBRUARY 1, 2010 4:21PM

Andean village endangered by volcano

Banos, ECUADOR - Fabiola Guevara wakes up every morning thankful that she's survived another night. Every day, she travels one hour to work in Baños, Ecuador, and worries about her husband and daughter she left behind at their house on Read full post »

JANUARY 31, 2010 5:46PM

Things to do in Banos, Ecuador

Let me guess – you’ve been sitting at your desk way too much lately and need to get out. You need to stretch your legs a bit and back in contact with nature. Baños, Ecuador should be high on your bucket list.

 

It Read full post »