Episodes

October 18, 2021

Reigning Kindness

We are joined today by Dan Beaumont. Dan is on an epic 4-month journey cycling 10,000km across Britain to raise funds for Mind Over Mountains.

October 04, 2021

Queer in the Community

We are joined today by Kevin Belanger. Kevin is here to share his wisdom, knowledge, and personal experiences on the important conversation of being queer in the outdoor community.

September 20, 2021

Road Magic

We are joined today by Aaron Stephenson. Aaron is a Spanish teacher who lives with his family in Massachusetts and uses his summer breaks to cycle for a cause.

September 06, 2021

Great American Rail Trail

We are joined today by Kevin Belanger. Kevin is the Manager of Trail Planning for the Rails to Trails Conservancy and the Great American Rail Trail.

August 23, 2021

A Traffic Jam Moment

We are joined today by Lorraine Lambert. Lorraine is a “later in life” first-time cyclist who discovered her path after a traffic jam moment.

August 09, 2021

Cycling Into the Sunset

Today's episode of Bike Life, first brought to you last year, contains some great information on planning your next bike tour. Whether it is your first long tour or you are a veteran, you will learn something from our guest Bill Roy.

July 26, 2021

50 Ways to Cycle the World

We are joined today by returning guests Tristan Bogaard and Belèn Castellò. Tristan and Belén have just released their latest book, 50 Ways to Cycle the World.

July 12, 2021

Hosting; A Rewarding Experience

Today's episode of Bike Life, first brought to you last year, contains great information on hosting that we want to share with you again. Whether you are hosting for the first time or resuming hosting after the pandemic, our guest Ann has some great tips for you.

June 28, 2021

Saying Yes

We are joined today by Sara Dykman. Sara, aka the Butter Biker, is a biologist, outdoor educator, and adventurer.

June 14, 2021

The Gift of Exploring

We are joined today by Katie Spotz. Katie is an endurance athlete, charitable ambassador, author, and world-record holder.

May 31, 2021

Wild and Wonderful Times on Tour

We are joined today by Natalie Izzo. Natalie's first solo tour led her down a fantastic road to discovery, along with some wild and wonderful experiences along the way.

May 17, 2021

Around the World with Hollie

We are joined today by Hollie Ernest. Hollie is a botanist and forester whose dream is to ride around the world on her bike.

May 03, 2021

Where Music Meets Adventure

We are joined today by Antonio Piretti. Antonio is an Italian/Canadian musician who has just completed a 6000km musical bike tour through 16 European countries. He describes the trip as somewhat of a miracle in these "locked down" pandemic times.

April 19, 2021

Keeping Connections Alive

We are joined today by Quintin Reich. Quintin is a cyclist and longtime Warmshowers.org host located on the Pacific Coast route.

April 05, 2021

Turns in the Road

We are joined by Harry Shepherd, a cyclist and environmental campaigner from England.

March 22, 2021

Touring Across England with E.T.

We are joined today by Josh Garman. Josh is a touring cyclist who lives in the U.K. and recently cycled 600 miles across England ~ with E.T. as his co-pilot!

March 08, 2021

Slow Traveler

We are joined by Josiah Skeats. Josiah is a people-focused author whose 3 year journey taught him to be a slow traveler.

February 22, 2021

Protecting our Planet

We are joined by Mike Dits. Mike is a corn-fed Indiana Hoosier and adventurer who now lives in Colorado. He is extremely passionate about clean energy and sustainability.

February 08, 2021

Woman on a Mission

We are joined by Anastasia Bouzdine. Anastasia is a 25-year-old woman on a mission to connect with humanity on a bicycle.

January 25, 2021

Riding the Wild Life

In this episode, Andrew Lee joins the show to discuss awakening through bike touring. Andrew describes how he felt like he'd had some amazing life experiences that had led him to a spiritual awakening. He decided to have one last adventure and undertake a cycling tour across Canada to consolidate his experiences and inspire others before returning to his community to give back and make a difference in the lives of others. Andrew cycled across Canada following the acronym of H.I.L.L, which stands for Hope, Inspiration, Love, and Let Go. Andrew created the H.I.L.L acronym while tackling the tough hills of British Columbia. He describes how he thinks that there is something that happens to us when we overcome big challenges, or we take steps to push ourselves into uncomfortable places where you can learn resiliency, which can help us in every aspect of your lives.  We learn about Andrew’s experiences with wild camping and the challenge and excitement of trying to find free places to stay. Read Andrew's blog at http://allineedismy2barefeet.blogspot.com/ And follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/my2barefeet/ Join our community at www.warmshowers.org or you can reach Tahverlee at tahverlee@warmshowers.org INSTAGRAM: warmshowers_org

January 12, 2021

Cycling For Personal Growth

On the show this week Tahverlee is joined by Jérôme Pilette. Jérôme had suffered from depression for many years, despite attempts to remedy it with a healthier lifestyle. In 2017 he decided to travel from Montreal to Chile by bike to gain perspective and work on himself. Jérôme talks about the challenges he faced along the way, the difficult biking conditions, and a particularly intimidating experience while traveling through Mexico.  He also talks candidly about depression and how you can let it defeat you or you can find your strength in the difficult moments and carry yourself forward. You can reach Jérôme on Facebook where he posts about the projects he is working on at https://www.facebook.com/jerome.pilette Join our community at www.warmshowers.org or you can reach Tahverlee at tahverlee@warmshowers.org. Instagram: warmshowers_org

December 07, 2020

Transformation Through Hardship

Tahverlee is joined today by Seth Davidson, a recovering lawyer who has spent his life racing bikes since 1984 and now seeks to be a beacon for truth and introspection. In recent years Seth has concluded that there is a better life available so much so that over the coming years he seeks to spend zero time practicing law and all of his time on his bicycle supporting himself with his writing. We talked about the idea of desperation and how often, the thing that connects the creators of the greatest works, is a need and having their back against the wall. When Seth set out on his 3600-mile bike tour he found that through encountering hardship, he rediscovered his creativity and gentleness along with meeting incredible people along the way who have changed his outlook on life. We talked about how by getting rid of belongings and ‘things’ we can experience a new kind of freedom as we become untethered from the emotional bonds that connect us to them. Seth plans in the next 5 years to be an itinerant minstrel on a bicycle reciter of medieval Chaucerian poetry. He has already memorized 4000 of the 17000 words Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer in Middle English Read Seth’s Blog Cycling in the South Bay at www.citsb.com Quote: "writers are desperate people and when you stop being desperate, you stop being a writer" - Charles Bukovsky Join us at www.warmshowers.org This episode is brought to you by bikeflights.com. Go to bikeflights.com/warmshowers to find out more information and to book your shipment.

November 23, 2020

Redeeming Eden with Adam

Adam Lineberry, who has just completed a tour riding from Seattle to key West Florida, joined the show on day 86 of his journey. Adam tells his incredible story of being saved by god after being an IV Cocaine and Opiate user then starting his own Rehab center to give his life to other people. He had no funds to get the rehab started and needed to get to Tennessee to make it work so he had no choice but to start from scratch using donated equipment and a Walmart bike to ride there!  Along the way he raised awareness about addiction and recovery to the people he met. His journey is documented on his YouTube channel ‘Redeeming Eden’. This episode is brought to you by bikeflights.com. Go to bikeflights.com/warmshowers to find out more information and to book your shipment. Tahverlee can be reached at tahverlee@warmshowers.org  Join our community at www.warmshowers.org

October 14, 2020

Cycling in Everyday Life

Authors, Tristan and Belen, join the show to discuss their new book titled "Bike Life".