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Alaska Highway 2025

Alaska Highway 2025

Alaska Highway 2025

An epic cycling journey from the Arctic Ocean to the Panama Canal

RIDERS AND STAFF

Monique Laflamme

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Monique Laflamme

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Canada

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george browes

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Anchorage to Yuma

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george browes

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Anchorage to Yuma

Canada

A veteran rider ,eager to discover and learn about countries and cultures I have not previously experienced. Grateful to all at TDA for providing the adventure and opportunity.

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Alex Klopfer

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Anchorage to Whitehorse

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Alex Klopfer

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Anchorage to Whitehorse

Canada

I live in Vancouver, I'm 73 ... will turn 74 on the trip. Looking forward to meeting everybody. Alex Klopfer

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Judy Murphy

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Judy Murphy

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Anchorage to Mexico City

United States

I'm retired after many years as an auditor for the State of Alaska. I been on 47 bicycle tours mostly in the United States, all in North America. They've varied from overnights to 8 week cross-country (USA) trips. Early trips were self-supported, but recent ones have almost all been supported. I look forward meeting new people, seeing new places, seeing some great new scenery, and to the challenge. "I'm not slow—I just enjoy the ride a lot longer than you." http://yehudamoon.com/20120328/

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Maxime Drouin

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Anchorage to Banff

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Maxime Drouin

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Anchorage to Banff

Canada

Dear All: I've dream about this Africa bike trip for so many years ! I was part of the Silk Road expedition in 2008 ... and nothing has been the same since ! These expedition are just addictive - by far the best way to travel. I can't wait to meet you All - we will have so much FUN ! And sometimes ... little less fun ... goanna be challenging for sure - but it is all worth it. Cheers - Max

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frank smith

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Banff to Moab

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frank smith

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Banff to Moab

Canada

This is a great chance to ride with some old Boet from the RSA.I have only been in this part of the country while travelling in a car so it will be great to slow down and see the area.

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Haley Elzen

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Haley Elzen

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Anchorage to Mexico City

Canada

Hi everyone! I will be the medic for 2013 NAE. I am a Registered Nurse and have worked as Ski/Bike Patroller in British Columbia for several years. I am an avid cross country cyclist, dabble in downhill and new to touring. I'm excited to hit the pavement and have been dreaming about cycling North America for some time now. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

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Jessica Wolf

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Fort St. John to Banff

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Jessica Wolf

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Fort St. John to Banff

United States

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Charlie Wolf

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Fort St. John to Banff

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Charlie Wolf

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Fort St. John to Banff

United States

Like to ride a bike anywhere in the world. Recently retired but had to go back to work to get some rest. Looking forward to doing the tour with my daughter Jessica.

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Anchorage to Fort St. John

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Anchorage to Fort St. John

Canada

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Andreas Pakenham

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Andreas Pakenham

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Anchorage to Mexico City

Canada

As a tour leader, I love the daily challenges, and ever changing worlds we are all so lucky to travel through. Getting a diverse group of cyclists, with different backgrounds, and goals across a continent is a rare thrill that makes life at home feel a bit pedestrian! The best feeling on tour is making a tough day go smoothly, and to surprise the riders with something unexpected or memorable along the way.

I live on the west coast of Canada, in Victoria, a quiet town which can seem like an extreme contrast to many of the places I tour with TDA. In the past I have done a number of solo cycling trips, as well as exploring by motorcycles when time was more limited. Over the years of travelling though, I've realized how much I enjoy the camaraderie of travelling with a group to share experiences and make memories with. My future goals for personal travel at the moment are a bit different, and are based around the sea. In the next couple years I want to go by boat to the extreme north of Canada, in the hopes of exploring places impossible to reach in any other manner.

It's hard to nail down a single memorable experience from all my trips with TDA, but I most often think back to the experiences of Central Asia, and discovering the beauty of the Pamir Mountains for the first time. At one particular high altitude camp in Tajikistan, I remember taking a hike with a group of riders up a steep 5000m peak adjacent to the camp. As we neared the top, we found ourselves unable to safely make it past 5000m due to a loose rock scramble for the last 20 meters. Disappointed, we turned around and witnessed a flock of Marco Polo Sheep running along the ridge just below us, making time before the sun set.

If I were to make a single suggestion to a future TDA rider, it would be to slow down, and keep a camera close at hand. The best stories at the end of the trip are not normally those of the speediest cyclist.

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Aloysius Carlay

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Moab to Yuma

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Aloysius Carlay

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Moab to Yuma

United States

This is my fourth TDA tour - did North America, South America, and India. Looking forward to this part of the world and reuniting with some old friends from previous tours. I currently ride with a full carbon moutain bike setup w/ 29 inch wheels and 2.35/2.2 sized tires and a 1x11 setup. It worked really well in South America where there was a good combination of pavement and dirt/gravel roads. Expecting something similar with the Bamboo tour.

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Alice Roest

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Banff to Helena

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Alice Roest

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Banff to Helena

Canada

This will be my fourth trip with TDA, since 2011. I have also done three self guided trips; Paris-Rome (2012), Barcelona-Lisbon (2014)and Amsterdam-Madrid (2016). Looking forward to this new adventure and meeting new like minded people.

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Len Spratt

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Anchorage to Banff

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Len Spratt

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Anchorage to Banff

Canada

Hi, I live in Alberta and have travelled quite extensively by bike around the world. Currently riding for Kids With Cancer in Alberta and British Columbia.

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Anchorage to Mexico City

Canada

Very excited to be Chef of this years North American Epic!

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Bernice Aebly

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Yuma to La Paz

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Bernice Aebly

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Yuma to La Paz

Canada

This is me having fun in Vermont. This will be my fifth time with TDA, Orient Express in 2018, Baja section of North American Tour, 2013; Australia 2104; and 2 month Silk Route in 2016. The draw for the Silk Route was going through Mongolia . This new tour in the Himalayas is an area that I have not travel to before. Looking forward to the experience and meeting up again with friends from past tours. Wow so excited, a space came available for Journey to the East 2, so here I go again. So many good friends to meet up with again and to enjoy Japan. See you all soon.

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Mazatlan to Mexico City

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Mazatlan to Mexico City

Canada

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Banff to Helena

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Banff to Helena

Canada

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Anchorage to Mexico City

United Kingdom

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Bob Tessier

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Bob Tessier

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Canada

In 2010 cross Canada, 2011 North American Epic and 2013 the new North American Epic I'm not a fast rider -

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Brett Lanham

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Anchorage to Banff

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Brett Lanham

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Anchorage to Banff

Australia

I’m an ex seafarer, retired now for 12 years, fortunate enough to have been able to get away on a bike tour with TdA every year since 2011, until 2020 that was! Last ride was Morocco, Kingdom of the West, in 2024. I look forward to catching up with friends from past rides, meeting new ones, and sharing this great adventure with a beer, or two.

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Brian Fullerton

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Anchorage to Fort St. John

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Brian Fullerton

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Anchorage to Fort St. John

Canada

Have done several tda trips (mostly sections) and am excited about Helena to Moab. Even more excited about having a shiny new bike. The photo was taken during the West African trip not long before I fell in the ocean and ruined my phone, my gps, my pride and of course my bike.

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Anchorage to Moab

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Anchorage to Moab

South Africa

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Garis Alexander

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Fort St. John to Mexico City

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Garis Alexander

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Fort St. John to Mexico City

Australia

I am retired, living in rural Victoria, Australia, and have toured Europe most years since 2007 on a bike, including the 2008 Orient Express. It is time to see the National Parks of North America.

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Ian Tingle

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Anchorage to Moab

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Ian Tingle

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Anchorage to Moab

South Africa

Anchorage to Moab. This will be my first visit to North America. I am looking forward to the vastness and solitude of the experience. An added bonus is that I will be with my brother Craig, a TDA veteran. It will be great to be away from the salt mine for a while too!

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Jacqueline Goodall

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Anchorage to Banff

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Jacqueline Goodall

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Anchorage to Banff

Australia

Cant wait to hit the road for another TDA Tour! Looking forward to seeing some old touring buddies and meeting some new ones. Wish I was joining you for the full tour, but feel very lucky to be able to get away from work for three sections.

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John Waterhouse

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John Waterhouse

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Canada

This will be my eighth TDA tour. Obviously, I am an addict. Why do I enjoy it enough to keep coming back? The people, the sights, sounds and smells of distant lands, the food, the physical challenge and the comradery of touring.

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Louise LEVITT

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Louise LEVITT

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Canada

This will be my second adventure with TDA. It would be redundant to say I am looking forward to another great summer of cycling.

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Marina Krilova

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Anchorage to Banff

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Marina Krilova

Rider
Anchorage to Banff

Canada

Having got to explore Alaska, Yukon down to Banff with the tour I knew I was hooked for life. People and places you get to meet, experiences you get to share change you. It was only a question of time before I cleared my schedule and packed the infamous duffles to hit the road! Can't wait to see some old friends and make new ones! Xoxo

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Nina Gässler

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Nina Gässler

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Anchorage to Mexico City

Germany

A mountainbiker at heart I just love cycling and being outdoors. I've raced a lot of long distance races and done a few solo trips. I run a little fatbike guiding and rental business in Norway. I live in Norway and work as ski-instructor, fitness- and personal-trainer, fatbike- ski and snowshoe guide. The NAE 2013 was a life-changing experience. Loved it!

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Nykänen Ilkka

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Nykänen Ilkka

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Anchorage to Mexico City

Finland

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Anchorage to Banff

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Anchorage to Banff

Canada

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Rob Waghorn

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Rob Waghorn

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Anchorage to Mexico City

United Kingdom

I retired early and have enjoyed my bike riding a lot since then, so I am looking forward to another challenging trip. I have enjoyed riding long distance events for all my years of cycling. I have completed classics such as Land's End to John O'Groats in the UK and also various Audax events from 200K to 1400K. I have also raced in events of 12 & 24 Hours. In the last few years I have taken part in The Andes Trail and a journey across West Africa, both with another company similar to TDA. I did the North American Epic with TDA in 2013. Also Oh! Canada with TDA in 2017. In 2018 I rode from Lhasa to Timbuktu over The Himalayas with another cycle touring company based in the UK. So looking forward to meeting some more intrepid riders on the journey through Europe.

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Anchorage to Whitehorse

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Anchorage to Whitehorse

Canada

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Stirling Lee

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Stirling Lee

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Anchorage to Mexico City

Australia

I probably like cycling more than cycling likes me. That means I will probably be at the rear of the group but I have completed every trip I have been on. I enjoy eating enormous amounts of food, cycling means I do not gain weight while eating. I also speak a little of any language in any part of the world we are likely to travel in.

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Trina Prior

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Anchorage to Whitehorse

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Trina Prior

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Anchorage to Whitehorse

Canada

I live in Vancouver, British Columbia. I love to see the world from the view of my bike and have done several multi-day cycling trips including Kenya to Tanzania in 2007 and Alaska to Whitehorse in 2013 with TDA. I will be raising money for Cycle 4 Sam which supports Pediatric Palliative Care Service at the Adelaide Children's Hospital http://www.cycle4sam.com/ This will be my second long distance bike trip with my husband Peter Roberts Looking forward to Cycling with Vlad and the rest of the TDA riders.

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Monique Laflamme

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george browes

Rider

Anchorage to Yuma

Alex Klopfer

Rider

Anchorage to Whitehorse

Judy Murphy

Rider

Anchorage to Mexico City

Maxime Drouin

Rider

Anchorage to Banff

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Francine Plante

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Francine Plante

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Anchorage to Mexico City

Canada

ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ! On n’est pas à la plage...

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Marie-Christine Fleury

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Marie-Christine Fleury

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Anchorage to Mexico City

Canada

I am originally and live in Montreal, Canada. I crossed Canada in 2009 and I am very excited to take to road with all of you. See you in Anchorage !

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Karine St-Jean

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Karine St-Jean

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Anchorage to Mexico City

Canada

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Beate W

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Beate W

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Anchorage to Mexico City

Germany

After finishing Tour d'Afrique in 2011 I postponed the 'bigger' tour plans year after year.... Will I be perfectly prepared? NEVER! Will I ever be ready for a new adventure? ALWAYS! And YES- I want to ride EFI ! Looking forward to the long days on the bike-exploring NA on a bicycle-and meeting all of you soon!

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Viv Horton

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Viv Horton

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Anchorage to Mexico City

United Kingdom

I'm 70 and live in the South West of England. A happy veteran of Cairo to Capetown 2009, I look forward to meeting you all to share another epic. I hope there'll be Scrabble...

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Rana Freedman

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Anchorage to Fort St. John

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Rana Freedman

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Anchorage to Fort St. John

United States

Tour d'Afrique 2009 alum. Lonely Planet staffer. Occaisonal writer. Slow but steady rider. Big eater.

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Keith Hazeldine

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Anchorage to Banff

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Keith Hazeldine

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Anchorage to Banff

Canada

I am 68, married 45 years to Ethel, with 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren. Retired engineer from Michelin Tire Corp. Snowbird: summer in Nova Scotia, winter in Florida. Kayak. Biked across Canada summer 2011. Sections 1-3 of TdA North American Epic 2015. Really looking forward to this major ride next spring.

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Dan Squires

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Anchorage to Banff

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Dan Squires

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Anchorage to Banff

Canada

Having sampled TDA and the first three sections of the North American Epic I could not resist book ending it with the last 2 sections of the South American Epic. Look forward to seeing the crew again and meeting everyone else.

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Philip Gordin

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Yuma to La Paz

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Philip Gordin

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Yuma to La Paz

Canada

I am a 62 year old lawyer living in Toronto. My wife and I have 3 wonderful daughters. I was on on the original TDA trips about 10 years ago - Namibia to Capetown section - and it took this long to get another friend to agree to go on another one. I'm looking forward to a fun two weeks with all of you.

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Morris Kansun

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Yuma to La Paz

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Morris Kansun

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Yuma to La Paz

Canada

56 year old native of Toronto. Married with three children... I enjoy biking, and I love the southwest.... and adventure. Who knows, if things go well, I may just retire early and keep riding...

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Manni W.

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Fort St. John to Moab

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Manni W.

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Fort St. John to Moab

Germany

I am 54 years young, live at the Lake of Constance in Germany. This will be my first long bicycle tour.

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Robert Fletcher

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Robert Fletcher

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Anchorage to Mexico City

Canada

I belong to Edmonton Bike and Touring club and I have enjoyed past tours with TDA. Last year I did the French Connection and prior to that the India and NAE tours. I spent 30 years as an educator with Edmonton Public Schools. I also spent 2.5 years teaching in Australia. I have been retired for 19 years. I look forward to meeting everyone on this trip.

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Wayne Grover

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Wayne Grover

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Anchorage to Mexico City

Canada

Wayne Grover is a retired Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, his professional life encompassed time with the military, with Bell North Research as a Research Engineer, then as founding VP Research for TRLabs, and as a full Professor (ECE) at the University of Alberta. He has over 150 peer-reviewed published articles, one book, and 38 patented inventions. Among other awards and recognitions he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Commonwealth Scholar to the UK, Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers, Life Fellow of the Alberta Association of Professional Engineers, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and Professor Emeritus University of Alberta. As a cyclist, he is a past Hawaii Ironman and an Alumni of five other TDA rides before Trans Europa. From July to December last year he rode 14,500 km from Fairbanks, Alaska to the Panama Canal, accompanying fellow TDA Alumnus Bob Fletcher as he set the Guinness World Record for the longest e-bike ride to date. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with his wife Jutta. Their son, Ted lives and works in Vancouver, B.C.

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Thomas Lais

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Thomas Lais

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Anchorage to Mexico City

United States

I love to bike tour. I did the North America Tour and ThetourdeAfrique

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Anchorage to Banff

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Anchorage to Banff

Netherlands

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Anchorage to Banff

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Anchorage to Banff

Netherlands

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volker ecke

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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volker ecke

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Anchorage to Mexico City

Germany

76 years young, not bald as yet. Married to Heidi, a girl from the Rhineland, two children, daughter Petra, son Axel. 6 grandchildren, all of them normal but great. Born and bred in Germany, ja, ja, look like it, think like it, when I do. Work took me around Europe, New Zealand/Australia, Central Asia. We all live in Aussieland now. I am a mad cyclist, fascinated by it since age four, riding roadbike, 2 MTB, dual suspension and hardtail plus a comfy touring bike for when I am getting older. At present I am still keen to see, what's round the next corner. Been to 35 or so countries (not all on the bike) did the tour d"afrique this year and still can't get enough of it. The world is a wonderful place, see you out there.

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Clement Lam

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Anchorage to Fort St. John

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Clement Lam

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Anchorage to Fort St. John

United States

This is my Sixth time cyclo-touring with TDA. The other five times were portions of Orient Express (Vienna to Istanbul, 2007), Silk Road (Shanghai to Dushanbe, 2012), North American Epic (Anchorage to Fort St. John, 2015), Oh Canada (Winnipeg to Quebec City, 2017) and North American Epic (Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse) 2019. I enjoy travelling and cycling very much so TDA tours are perfect match. I look forward to meeting like-minded friends on this trip.

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Liam Stroud

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Liam Stroud

Rider
Anchorage to Mexico City

Canada

Hey there! My name is Liam and I'm a 26 year old fella from Ottawa, Canada but currently living in New Zealand. This is my first season with Tour d'Afrique and I'm more than looking forward to getting started as one of your staff members. More specifically my primary role will be as the trip bike mechanic. I've worked in Canada and New Zealand as a cycle guide and mechanic for several years so I'm excited to continue the adventures by joining the Tour d'Afrique team and riding with you folks. See you there! Liam

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Emily Currie

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Emily Currie

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Anchorage to Mexico City

South Africa

“‘Happiness is only real when shared’: I think this counts for a whole spectrum of experiences and emotions—pain, hardship, excitement, joy, for instance—and explains why sharing an adventure or journey with a group makes it so very real!”

Who would have thought that growing up on a farm and a career in rural healthcare would prepare me for a job like my job at TDA? I always had the desire to travel and even though I thought working here would be too good to actually come true when I sent in my job application, here I am, six tours and 28 countries later. I’ve learned more about the world and myself then I ever expected.

With so many incredible memories—and so much food shared, so many friends made along the way—it will take me years to process everything I’ve experienced courtesy of TDA. Highlights of my travels so far include finishing the North American Epic (NAE) in Mexico City on the Day of the Dead, cycling Central Asia’s Pamir Highway, Abdul’s pilaf in the parking lot, Colombia, pan con chicharron, Patagonia, a massive thunder storm in Zambia, Hami melon, Madagascar, Samarkand, walnut and honey spread on fresh bread and topped with whipped yak cream, eaten in a warm yurt… and the list goes on! It’s amazing to realize that everything I experience with TDA will have an impact on my life long after these adventures are over.

One adventure I don’t expect to have again is the one I had in Mexico, when we discovered Hurricane Patricia was heading right straight at us. Monitoring the storm’s progress through the night—from stage 4 to stage 5—seemed so unreal. By 5:00 a.m., CNN was calling Patricia the strongest hurricane ever measured on planet earth. A few hours later, we loaded all bikes, riders, kit and crew onto an extra van and bus … and took off, tails between our legs, because Patricia was shaping up to be a beast! By nightfall we were safe and sound in the heart of tequila country, and, as Patricia lost most of her fury at landfall, the party at our lodgings ramped up.

There are so many wonderful aspects to working with TDA but key amongst them are travelling with purpose, meeting people from all over—and the food!

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Roger Hesford

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Anchorage to Yuma

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Roger Hesford

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Anchorage to Yuma

Australia

Hi i'm in my mid fifties, a keen, though average cyclist. I am looking forward to scenery on route and the challenge of completing a lengthy journey by bike.

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Anne-Marie Adachi

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Anchorage to Whitehorse

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Anne-Marie Adachi

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Anchorage to Whitehorse

Canada

I am originally from Newfoundland Canada, currently living in Edmonton Alberta Canada. I love cycling and I am the Touring Coordinator for the Edmonton Bicycling and Touring Club. I am excited about doing the first leg of the NAE Anchorage to Whitehorse. I have always wanted to see the Great Canadian North and can't think of a better way to do it than from the seat of my bike. I am also excited about doing this leg with 3 friends who are members of our club

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Anchorage to Whitehorse

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Anchorage to Whitehorse

Canada

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Jacob Warner

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Jacob Warner

Rider
Anchorage to Mexico City

United Kingdom

Hi everyone, I will be helping out on the tour and occasionally riding a bike too. See you in Cartagena!

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Michael Andersen

Rider

Yuma to Mexico City

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Michael Andersen

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Yuma to Mexico City

Australia

I am 42 years old. I live in East Timor with my wife and two kids. I like cruising around on my bike, but I'm built for comfort, not for speed! I like learning languages. 5 weeks through Mexico is going to be incredible. Hola!

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Kelley Hale

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Banff to Helena

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Kelley Hale

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Banff to Helena

United States

Cyclist, photographer, goofball from Santa Fe New Mexico. Looking forward to my third trip with TDA.

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Lizz Hale

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Banff to Helena

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Lizz Hale

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Banff to Helena

United States

Avid cyclist from Santa Fe, New Mexico. This will be my third trip with TDA.

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Bonny Fairweather

Rider

Anchorage to Whitehorse

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Bonny Fairweather

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Anchorage to Whitehorse

Canada

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Yanez Novoa

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Anchorage to Mexico City

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Yanez Novoa

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Anchorage to Mexico City

South Africa

Oh to be on the road again. I am still suffering from a bit of cabin fever from the last few years and am excited to join you all in Buenos Aires.

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Isabelle Roy

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Whitehorse to Fort St. John

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Isabelle Roy

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Whitehorse to Fort St. John

Canada

I canot held my self to go take a short ride with my UK friend who I cross Afrika with in 2009. See you all at the start of this epic tour.

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Pascale Bilodeau

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Yuma to Mexico City

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Pascale Bilodeau

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Yuma to Mexico City

Canada

Hi, I'm a french canadian who's english is not perfect. This trip is in my mind since 2006. The timing is good enough now to make that dream come true. Can't wait to go back in Africa and meet you all! Pascale

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Erin Hamayda

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Helena to Yuma

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Erin Hamayda

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Helena to Yuma

Canada

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Chris Bass

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Whitehorse to Banff

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Chris Bass

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Whitehorse to Banff

Canada

I'm 24 years old and from Toronto. Looking forward to cycling this adventure with everyone!

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Helena to Moab

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Helena to Moab

United States

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Mike Gemus

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Yuma to La Paz

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Mike Gemus

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Yuma to La Paz

United States

60-year-old male. Avid cyclist for 25 years. Several tours completed, including a Trans-Am. Second time TDA participant.

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Anchorage to Banff

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Anchorage to Banff

Australia

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Mike Hennessy

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Fort St. John to Banff

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Mike Hennessy

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Fort St. John to Banff

Canada

From Shawnigan Lake BC, near Victoria, I will be 70 by the time I get on my bike in Srinagar. In 2014 I rode the Silk Route from Tehran to Istanbul and returned in 2016 to ride from Beijing to Almaty. In 2015 I rode from home across my province to connect with the North American Epic and some riders and staff from SR 2014 - what a hoot! Now I'm returning to ride the Himalayas and a Silk Route reunion - at the time of this profile update eight Silk Route 2014/16 tour riders will be riding. I'm excited by the notion of riding with a new tribe across northern India and Nepal. Certainly much more exciting than doing the same ol' 50-150 km rides around familiar roads at home. See y'all soon. Cheers! Mike

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David Briery

Rider

Fort St. John to Banff

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David Briery

Rider
Fort St. John to Banff

United States

I’m a recreation cyclist who passion is discovering new places and cultures from the back roads of the world. I have cycled Malaysia, Vietnam, Morocco, and Ethiopia, much of Europe, as well as significant portions of the American West, including Alaska. Last year, I celebrated the first day of my retirement, by beginning a solo adventure from Venice Beach to my 50th High School Reunion in Topeka, KS. Through heat, followed by torrential monsoons, I finished 25 days later “one happy camper.” Twenty-five years ago I was fortunate to help start a ski school, the U.S. Adaptive Recreation Center at Big Bear, for the disabled of Southern California and Nevada. To help support the school, each October we cycle 350 miles from Big Bear to Mammoth in an adventure we call Peak-To-Peak. I hope many of my new friends from the Silk Route will join me.

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Rider

Yuma to La Paz

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Rider
Yuma to La Paz

Canada

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Brian Hoeniger

Rider

Banff to Moab

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Brian Hoeniger

Rider
Banff to Moab

Canada

There are few experiences in life that compare to riding my bike through beautiful landscapes in faraway lands. Beyond working for TDA as Accountant and Tour Support, I've been a client 7 times now. All these journeys have had their magical moments. Spinning through Iran - pinch me, I'm dreaming!, across Turkey - where east meets west, down Chile's remote Carretera Austral, and into the canyonlands of the American southwest, to name a few. Completing the Tour d'Afrique is another. And of course, meeting our amazing clients from around the world and the "salt of the earth" local people along the way. I rode Hanoi to Bangkok 2 years ago and now its time to carry on down the Malay peninsula from Bangkok to Singapore. See you in November!

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Rider

Anchorage to Fort St. John

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Rider
Anchorage to Fort St. John

New Zealand

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Shanny Hill

Rider

Anchorage to Whitehorse

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Shanny Hill

Rider
Anchorage to Whitehorse

Canada

Look forward to meeting everyone in Alaska. I have worked for TDA for over 10 years now and every trip is a new and challenging experience. I have been fortunate to have traveled all over the place, but North America ironically I have not explored much. It should be great fun (except maybe for the mosquitoes). Happy pedals...

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Francine Plante

Rider

Anchorage to Mexico City

Marie-Christine Fleury

Rider

Anchorage to Mexico City

Karine St-Jean

Rider

Anchorage to Mexico City

Beate W

Rider

Anchorage to Mexico City

Viv Horton

Rider

Anchorage to Mexico City

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Sarah Thomas

Bike Mechanic

Whitehorse to Fort St. John, Helena to Mexico City

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Sarah Thomas

Bike Mechanic
Whitehorse to Fort St. John, Helena to Mexico City

United States

I'm from Providence, Rhode Island, and I love to travel by bicycle! I have ridden self-supported from Providence to New Orleans, Atlanta to Virginia Beach, Portland to San Francisco, and various tours around Colombia and Ecuador. I also like mountain biking, trail running, racing cyclocross, and I used to compete in triathlons and marathons but haven't done one in a while. I have worked in the bike industry since 2011, and have experience as a pedicab driver, tour guide, mechanic, advocate, and courier. I love anything having to do with cycling, staying active outdoors and being in nature!

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Emily Lister

Medic

Whitehorse to Fort St. John

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Emily Lister

Medic
Whitehorse to Fort St. John

Canada

Hi There, My name is Emily Lister and I will be the Tour Medic/Support staff for the stretch of the tour from Tuktoyaktuk to Helena. I am very excited to join TDA for a leg of this EPIC ADVENTURE. A little bit about myself, I graduated from Algonquin College's Practical Nursing Diploma Program in 2016. From there, I have worked several jobs ranging from hospitals to medical clinics, and everything in between. I am also going into my fourth and final year of my Bachelor in Science Nursing Degree program at the University of Ottawa. I am an avid outdoors enthusiast. I love cycling, running, and yoga. In my spare time, I can be seen sipping coffee with a tabby cat in my lap, reading. I look forward to meeting all of you :)

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Micah Markson

Tour Leader Trainee

Banff to Yuma

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Micah Markson

Tour Leader Trainee
Banff to Yuma

Canada

“A mountain biker at heart, but bike touring pays the bills!”

Most of the time, I work at the TDA head office in Toronto as the IT Manager, but I also sometimes work on the tours as needed, either as a guide or a bike mechanic. I landed here because my uncle mentioned to me he had a friend—Henry—with this crazy bike company, the friend and I met, and the rest is history.

I studied Business and IT at university, and my previous job was at an exotic car dealership. In my own time, I do more mountain biking than touring, and usually find nice trails to ride wherever our tours take me. Outside of TDA, I’ve cycled across Europe and half of Canada.

The Pamir Highway was a peak experience for me! As a mountain biker, I always love the roughest, crappiest roads our tours travel on. My favourite day of the entire Silk Route was actually the day that most of the other riders thought was the worst—it ended with a long switchback descent on a rough gravel road.

Every day brings a new challenge to solve, whether here in the office or on the side of a road in the desert. I really value that element of my job and relish it immensely.

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Andreas Pakenham

Tour Leader

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Andreas Pakenham

Tour Leader
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Canada

As a tour leader, I love the daily challenges, and ever changing worlds we are all so lucky to travel through. Getting a diverse group of cyclists, with different backgrounds, and goals across a continent is a rare thrill that makes life at home feel a bit pedestrian! The best feeling on tour is making a tough day go smoothly, and to surprise the riders with something unexpected or memorable along the way.

I live on the west coast of Canada, in Victoria, a quiet town which can seem like an extreme contrast to many of the places I tour with TDA. In the past I have done a number of solo cycling trips, as well as exploring by motorcycles when time was more limited. Over the years of travelling though, I've realized how much I enjoy the camaraderie of travelling with a group to share experiences and make memories with. My future goals for personal travel at the moment are a bit different, and are based around the sea. In the next couple years I want to go by boat to the extreme north of Canada, in the hopes of exploring places impossible to reach in any other manner.

It's hard to nail down a single memorable experience from all my trips with TDA, but I most often think back to the experiences of Central Asia, and discovering the beauty of the Pamir Mountains for the first time. At one particular high altitude camp in Tajikistan, I remember taking a hike with a group of riders up a steep 5000m peak adjacent to the camp. As we neared the top, we found ourselves unable to safely make it past 5000m due to a loose rock scramble for the last 20 meters. Disappointed, we turned around and witnessed a flock of Marco Polo Sheep running along the ridge just below us, making time before the sun set.

If I were to make a single suggestion to a future TDA rider, it would be to slow down, and keep a camera close at hand. The best stories at the end of the trip are not normally those of the speediest cyclist.

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Cristiano Werneck

Tour Leader

Yuma to Panama City

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Cristiano Werneck

Tour Leader
Yuma to Panama City

Brazil

“Good afternoon, my dear dream merchants."—TDA rider arriving at the office in Toronto for a visit.

I started with TDA as a local cyclist in Brazil during the Vuelta Sudamericana in 2009. I had just finished a long solo cycling trip through South America and I was invited to join the first couple of sections of the tour to help with the language. Once I was back home I started volunteering for the company, doing everything I could to spread the word about TDA. Eventually they decided that it was only fair to hire me.

It’s really hard to choose a place or a tour that was special, but both scouting and leading our first Trans-Oceania tour was certainly out of the ordinary. I had ten weeks to scout the whole thing from Medan to Sydney and spent nine of them trying to wrap Indonesia.

I recall a particular day in Indonesia that the riders later named "The Wall". Henry and I had been discussing avoiding a stretch of highway we weren’t happy with. We’d seen an alternative on the map but the road was privately owned by industry and we were having trouble getting the getting the permits we needed to use it. When we arrived, we saw local people using the road, which was a trail, so we decided to have lunch there to give me time to scope it out. A local guy on a motorbike took me up the steep trail to check it, flag it, and take notes and waypoints. At some stage, the trail got so steep that the motorbike couldn’t get both of us up, so I walked the rest of the way before calling staff at the lunch spot to tell them the route worked and to give them directions. It was a bit improvised and out of the ordinary but it was functional.

Because I knew what this steep route would put the riders through, I decided to wait and touch base with the first to complete it to see what they had to say about the experience. The first couple of cyclists showed up with big smiles on their faces and said they’d loved it but that they didn't think I should wait for everyone because there was sure to be some aggravated rider who would probably punch me. I decided to stay and wait for that punch, and while a few people did arrive looking ready to smack me, the angriest of them all actually just gave me a big hug. After a good shower and some good food everyone was in fine spirits; in the end, this day turned out to be a rider favourite of the whole trip.

Working with TDA is really the perfect job. Not only do I love both travel and bicycles, I also love watching people achieve things of which they never imagined themselves capable. Finally, this job allows me to share these loves with a wonderfully diverse group of people.

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Katherine Stelfox

Medic

Helena to Panama City

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Katherine Stelfox

Medic
Helena to Panama City

Canada

Hi there! My name is Katherine and I'll be joining the NAE from Montana to Panama City as a cycling medic. Currently I'm working as a Registered Nurse up in the Canadian Arctic in a small city called Iqaluit. After six months in the arctic I'm looking forward to the warmer weather down in Mexico. I have some experience with long distance physical pursuits, having completed the Appalachian Trail in 2016 and the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018 - both taking 5-6 months to complete. And While I grew up mountain biking for fun or just to get into town, I'm new to the world of long distance cycling. I'm looking forward to testing myself and meeting all of you!

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Carolina Ceravolo

Tour Leader Trainee

Yuma to Panama City

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Carolina Ceravolo

Tour Leader Trainee
Yuma to Panama City

Brazil

There are many things I love about my job, but my favorite is to dive deep in the route to learn all about its features, profile, geographical and historical facts, and to reunite with the team and riders to explore the journey together. All of us are very privileged to be able to explore the world at the pace of a bicycle; to really be present and see, feel, hear and smell all the environments we are cycling through. I love to keep the riders focused on their journey, motivating them to see the magic and the beauty of what we have the opportunity to be doing. I like to be the bridge to their experience, helping them face the challenges and persevere.

I currently live in Belgium. I have been traveling through all hidden corners of the American continent and Europe for the last 10 years where I learnt about its history and culture. I'm a certified nature and history guide in Mexico, specialized in Mayan History. I'm also a technical cave diver and worked with cave exploration in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, where I lived for 9 years. Here I developed skills in safety and risk management, which is one of my favorite aspects of the job as a tour leader: to be able to foresee hazards and plan ways to mitigate them.

Cycling is my favorite thing to do, so in 2017 I did a solo self supported bike trip for 4 months from Mexico to Brazil. This was when I decided to change the course of my career from guiding nature and cave diving tours to working with cycling tour companies, realizing I could transfer my skills in safety and risk assessment from cave diving into leading cycling tours/expeditions.

My tip for cyclists joining our tours is to trully allow yourself to be out of your comfort zone and to enjoy being there. Traveling by bike is physically challenging, but having a strong, open and adventurous mind is what you need to take the most out of it. Learn to appreciate the differences. To think as a group and to be realistic about what crossing a country - or a few of them - by bicycle implies. It's a unique and a massive achievement for everyone involved in it, don't forget that! Have fun, and smile always.

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Lezinda Rossouw

Driver

Tuktoyaktuk to La Paz

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Lezinda Rossouw

Driver
Tuktoyaktuk to La Paz

South Africa

Namibian born who grew up on a farm. This will be my 3rd trip with TDA. Looking forward to seeing something new everyone day and meeting new people.

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Colleen Gordon

Chef

Tuktoyaktuk to La Paz

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Colleen Gordon

Chef
Tuktoyaktuk to La Paz

South Africa

I just love Africa. I love introducing Africa to people that have never been here or have never done anything like this. You can just see their eyes open, and all of their prejudices drop as they ride through it. The bike is just such an amazing way to do it, I’ve done tours in the past where the passengers are in the vehicle with me, and it’s just not the same. [On a TDA tour] you stop at coke stops all the time, and are constantly interacting with your environment. You often rely on locals for something like water, that interaction is absolutely essential to the tours. In the end, it’s one giant road trip with people that become your family. I love camping. You get addicted to the camping lifestyle, to see the sunrise and sunset everyday. You’re in the mix, you’re hearing the hyena’s and the owls. The amount of times I’ve had elephants come through our campsites in Africa, it’s magic.

I have been leading tours in Africa for over a decade, but I started at TDA as a chef. I love shopping at local markets in Africa, the interactions with the mama’s, and just buying everything they’re selling in bulk.

I love the behind the scenes moments. Everything it takes to keep the show on the road. Trucks getting stuck, and us having to try and pull vehicles out with help from the locals and their tractors. I remember another time on the North American epic, on the Arctic section, we had such a hard time trying to source water, that we sent up the drone to find the local water tank in a little First Nations village. It’s stuff like that that I love, the behind-the-scenes challenges. I like the spontaneity, the natural chaos of Africa.

[As a tip for future participants of our expedition tours], get comfortable with all your camping gear. Set up your tent first, maybe even sleep in it for a night or two in your apartment. Test your mattress, take it up and down a couple of times, because you’ll be doing that a lot. People don’t always realise this. You’ll be coming into camp after a long ride, and having to set your tent up and then tearing it down again in the middle of the night, just day after day after day, it’s relentless. So packing well and being comfortable with your set-up is absolutely essential in my opinion.

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Jairo Corrales

Driver

Yuma to La Paz

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Jairo Corrales

Driver
Yuma to La Paz

Costa Rica

Pura Vida!!

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Coby Werlin

Content Creator

Whitehorse to Yuma, Mexico City to Panama City

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Coby Werlin

Content Creator
Whitehorse to Yuma, Mexico City to Panama City

United States

I am the Content Creator on TDA's tours, mostly traversing Europe and the Americas, and off-tour I spend my time between Boston, MA and Maui, HI.

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Andrés Guadrón

Bike Mechanic

Yuma to Mexico City

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Andrés Guadrón

Bike Mechanic
Yuma to Mexico City

still learning...

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Cindy Smith

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

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Cindy Smith

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

United States

This will be my fifth trip with TDA, having ridden TransEuropa, Bamboo Route, the first half of the NA Epic and SA Epic, Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. I have also ridden gravel from Canada to Mexico on the Great Divide. Looking forward to this adventure in Morocco.

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Tim Sole

Rider

Banff to Panama City

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Tim Sole

Rider
Banff to Panama City

New Zealand

Married to Judy. Both rode LEJOG in 2014, TDA Bamboo Road in 2015, the first third of TDA Trans-Europa in 2016, the TDA Odyssey in 2017, the TDA Pub Ride in 2018, and the last 80% of TDA's North American Epic (so for us Banff to Panama) in 2019. This tour will be my first on an e-bike. My superpower is finding coffee stops.

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Judy Sole

Rider

Banff to Panama City

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Judy Sole

Rider
Banff to Panama City

New Zealand

Married to Tim Sole, who is also on the tour. This will be my sixth TDA trip having previously done the Bamboo Road, part of the Transeuropa, the Odyssey, the Pub Ride and 80% of the North American Epic (Jasper to Panama). Greatly enjoyed cycling LEJOG (Lands End to John O' Groats) and the South Island of New Zealand.

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Murray Beare

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Fort St. John

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Murray Beare

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Fort St. John

Canada

Rode from Tuk to Fort St John on the NA Epic 2109. Trans Caucuses late Summer 2022. I have never been on a TDA tour without camping so this is a great opportunity without a tent.

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edward sokol

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

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edward sokol

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

United States

retired, single worked 44 years in retail business, owned it for 30 years like cycling, hiking

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Chris Wille

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Chris Wille

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Canada

"The very core of man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun" Chris McCandless Into the Wild Extremely happy and grateful to have participated in and cycled the equivalent of twice around the world on some 10+ incredible TDA trips, Coast to coast, all EFI, on 6 of the worlds 7 continents. First rider to have completed all & of the TDA 7 Epics. Special thanks to the TDA and their amazing, dedicated staff for making such trips,. and the quote above, possible- there is an incredible amount of work that goes into scouting, logistics, bookings, vehicles, staffing food, etc etc. Nobody does it better than the TDA, No one runs tours like they do on roads less travelled. It's a wonderful lifestyle, Eat, Sleep and Ride. Learning lots every day from wherever we are on the planet. " The world is my classroom, I am it's student and class is in session" Thanks also to the many wonderful, strong willed fellow riders who have helped shape each unique journey and make it special. From ages 25 to 78+, you are all very inspiring and show us what is possible, proving that age is just a number. Super inspired on the recent Journey to the East tour where over 50% of the riders were between 70-80 years young! Thanks also to my dedicated and understanding wife Linda, Together we started a charity in 2008, Bicycles for Humanity Victoria. Since inception we have collected, shipped and donated over 6513 good used bikes and spare parts to 4 African countries, Namibia, Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi in 15 Containerloads. Our work has paused for now after 15 years due to wife's health issues., .

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John Hemmen

Rider

Banff to Panama City

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John Hemmen

Rider
Banff to Panama City

United States

I have been an avid cyclist all my life and have done many tours on both road and mountain bikes. Cycling is simply the best way to travel through country, for it lends itself to a relaxed and visceral connection to the land and its people. I am a retired Emergency Physician and have done the Trans Europa, Odyssey, Pub Ride, and NAE tours previously with TDA.

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ray harder

Rider

Mazatlan to Panama City

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ray harder

Rider
Mazatlan to Panama City

United States

i am a 73 year old male from missouri, usa. i have ridden on bike tours across the us, and this will be my fourth out of country. i am glad that we are going north to south as it seems downhill to me... i am looking forward to this trip... email me -- [email protected] if you want to talk... ray

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Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

United Kingdom

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Peter Millikan

Rider

Banff to Yuma

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Peter Millikan

Rider
Banff to Yuma

United States

I am 75, a retired emergency physician, married since 1973, three children and five grand children, living north of Seattle on the Tulalip Indian Reservation. Travel highlights: half year backpacking and tent camping in East Africa and South America, four weeks trekking in Nepal, half year living in Andalusia, Camino de Santiago on mountain bike, road bike trips from Seattle to Bath, Maine, Natchez Trace, Seattle to San Francisco via Oregon Coast, TDA Transeuropa, TDA Odyssey, TDA North American Epic (Banff to Yuma), mountain bike trips in Northern Rockies, around Moab, and various rides around California and Washington with friends, bike clubs or solo. I've summited the volcanic peaks in the Cascades as well as Mt Whitney. Besides hiking and biking I like windsurfing and skiing. I can say a few things in Spanish or Russian.

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Cynthia Sheller

Rider

Fort St. John to Banff

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Cynthia Sheller

Rider
Fort St. John to Banff

I’ve got an itch to travel via cycle across swathes of this earth... and am joining this tour as an experiment in handing the planning and support details over to the pros. Surely there are advantages in both columns, so it comes down to this; which, for me, is more satisfying/enriching/‘wow-ing’/fun ; Tour? Or, doing my own thing? I’m a great fan of the Earth ....mountains...grasslands...undersea wilderness...desert......Equally appreciative of living rough or living with luxuries... I enjoy my delightful well-fledged sons, reading...nature (not excluding human nature), lounging around, good friends, good food, good wine, good conversation, film, jazz, blues, classical, swing dancing, spontaneous adventure. I can't carry a tune, so if I'm singing you might want earplugs. Finally retiring this June, I’ll gift myself with you all + tda North America See ya in July....

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Kevin Hall

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

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Kevin Hall

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

Australia

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Geoff Bailey

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Geoff Bailey

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Australia

After a lifetime of long distance walking around the world, it’s time for me to swap the trekking boots for pedals. I’m excited to be participating in this big adventure and really looking forward to meeting you all.

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Peter McCartney

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Banff

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Peter McCartney

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Banff

Ireland

My name is Peter McCartney and this is my 4th TDA trip.

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Jim Skeel

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Helena

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Jim Skeel

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Helena

United States

Barb and I have done several TDA rides. The most difficult part of this trip will be leaving my one old dog at home. Consequently, I am only signing up for the first section.

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Tuktoyaktuk to Helena

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Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Helena

United States

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Rider

Fort St. John to Banff

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Rider
Fort St. John to Banff

United Kingdom

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Alexandra Ruch

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Alexandra Ruch

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Germany

After having cycled the Tour d`Afrique 2018 and Hippie Trail & Canada 2019, I am Looking Forward to another Cycling Adventure, this time in Westafrica.

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Walker Mooney

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

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Walker Mooney

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

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Herman Sans

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Herman Sans

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Netherlands

A busy year. Fist we want to do the South Korea Japan tour and later this year italia. As long we feel strong enough to do this kind of tours we want to do this. It is very nice to see the world from your bike .

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Ada Sans

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Ada Sans

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Netherlands

Together with my husband herman I did several tours through Europe. Last year we did together cross America. It was a new experience for us cycling lonely roads . But we had a very nice group and looking back we are homesick of making such a tour. Because my husband has his 65 years birthday a diside to give him this present. We hope to see a lot of nice nature and animals. Off course we also looking forward to meet the group and have lots of fun together.

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Kim Wright

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Kim Wright

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Australia

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Richard Walsh

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Moab

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Richard Walsh

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Moab

Ireland

Retired teacher but not inactive. In previous years I crossed USA and Australia and indeed Europe (from the West coast of Ireland to Istanbul) and in 2016 from Beijing to Osh, and the Pamir Highway in 2018..... always on my trusty cyclo-cross. I live in Tipperary.....so, no matter where I am, IT'S A LONG WAY TO GO home.

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Elizabeth Rooke

Rider

Banff to Helena

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Elizabeth Rooke

Rider
Banff to Helena

United Kingdom

Liz Rooke Love cycling and love travelling and caught the TDA bug a few years ago. Did Venice to Barcelona leg in 2014 and it was so good that in 2015 I completed the Orient Express and the Bamboo Road before realising I had to get a job again! Sadly this year I can only do one segment but with lots of old friends (no reference to ageism) I couldn't resist returning - looking forward to joining you in Banff

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Peter Glasson

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Peter Glasson

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

New Zealand

I have cycled, run, and tramped all my life. My first long ride was riding the length of New Zealand years ago self supported but raising money for CPR training equipment for the NZ Red Cross. Later I cycled from Vancouver to Calgary over those beautiful magnificent Rockies. I have mountain biked off road across Spain on the Via de la Plata. Also across Europe from the Atlantic to Belgrade on the EV6. Last year (2018), the moment I retired (!), I cycled 3,200 kms right around France (Vive la France! Wow!) . In 2019 I cycled with TDA from Tuktoyaktuk to Puerto Vallarta. I completed the Baja California and Central America cycle tor in 2022 and am looking forward to teh Journey to the East.

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Dean Murray

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

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Dean Murray

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

United States

Retired from engineering in 2015 and have been doing cycling and hiking trips since, including Newfoundland, Ruta Maya, Australia, Pub Ride, West Africa and Great Divide. Cycling trips with camping are my favorite times.

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Beat Jenni

Rider

Mexico City to Panama City

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Beat Jenni

Rider
Mexico City to Panama City

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Bill Wilson

Rider

Mexico City to Panama City

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Bill Wilson

Rider
Mexico City to Panama City

Canada

This will be my 13th trip with TDA, as I've previously ridden all or part of the Trans Europa, the Orient Express, the Hippie Trail, the Bamboo Road, Magical Madagascar, the Tour d'Afrique, the Trans Oceania, the Odyssey, the North American Epic, the South American Epic, the Great American Roadtrip and Journey to the East. . I retired nine years ago, after more than 35 years prosecuting criminal cases for the Ontario government, and spend the bulk of my time cycling, golfing, reading and travelling. I am looking forward to getting together with some old friends and making some new ones.

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Linda Wille

Rider

Antigua to Panama City

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Linda Wille

Rider
Antigua to Panama City

Canada

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Knut Erling Wedul

Rider

Antigua to Panama City

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Knut Erling Wedul

Rider
Antigua to Panama City

Norway

In 2008 I cycled with TDA for the first time and made The Silk Route from Istanbul to Beijing. This was fun, so I did the Tour d'Afrique in 2010. The tour was a bit short, so I started at the top of my country, North Cape in Norway, and rode alone to Cairo. In 2014, I cycled from Kathmandu to the southern tip of India, and crossed South America from Quito to Usuhaia. Last year, I cycled with friends from Myanmar to New Zealand, through the countries of Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia. The only continent I have not cycled is North America, but in the fall I will meet you all there!

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Benedicte Therien

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse, Mexico City to Panama City

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Benedicte Therien

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse, Mexico City to Panama City

Canada

I have been cycling all around the world solo or duo (Cuba, France, West Africa, Patagonia, Balkans, S-E Asia, etc..). First organized tour ever was North American Epic in 2019 (northern part and central America). Liked it so much, here I am super excited to bike the Trans Caucasus with you

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Corinne Burt

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Corinne Burt

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

United States

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Stein Jotul Simensen

Rider

Antigua to Panama City

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Stein Jotul Simensen

Rider
Antigua to Panama City

Norway

Enthusiastic off road / mtb cyclist who loves nature

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Anne Wedul

Rider

Antigua to Panama City

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Anne Wedul

Rider
Antigua to Panama City

Norway

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Norman Viner

Rider

Helena to Yuma

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Norman Viner

Rider
Helena to Yuma

Canada

Physician, happily married, 3 grown boys. Trying to stay young. Love the open road on a bike. Open to new ideas, people and places. Looking forward to learning from and interacting with all riders and staff.

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David McIntyre

Rider

Antigua to Panama City

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David McIntyre

Rider
Antigua to Panama City

Canada

I am a Canadian recently moved to Cayman Islands. First tried bike touring a few years ago - London to Edinburgh, more recently Toronto to Cape Breton, both on my own. I now have an idea of circumnavigating the Caribbean Sea (most of it) by bike and kayak, and I'm joining this trip- from Guatemala to Panama, as part of this journey.

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Mark Heim

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Moab

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Mark Heim

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Moab

United States

I was fortunate to retire early several years ago and since then I enjoy spending my free time staying fit and active. I've done multiple other long distance bike tours including a ride across the US then up to Alaska, TDA's Transeuropa, South American Epic, the Silk Route, and part of Africa, and the first half of the North American Epic. I’m looking forward to sharing this adventure with old friends and meeting new people.

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Nancy Stueve

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Nancy Stueve

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

United States

Avid road cyclist who loves seeing new places from a bike seat.

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Clement Lam

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse

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Clement Lam

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse

United States

This is my Sixth time cyclo-touring with TDA. The other five times were portions of Orient Express (Vienna to Istanbul, 2007), Silk Road (Shanghai to Dushanbe, 2012), North American Epic (Anchorage to Fort St. John, 2015), Oh Canada (Winnipeg to Quebec City, 2017) and North American Epic (Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse) 2019. I enjoy travelling and cycling very much so TDA tours are perfect match. I look forward to meeting like-minded friends on this trip.

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Bonnie Blundon

Rider

Banff to Yuma

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Bonnie Blundon

Rider
Banff to Yuma

Canada

This will be my second TDA tour! In 2019, my husband and I joined the NAE in Banff and cycled to Yuma. I am sooo looking forward to the Dublin to Copenhagen Tour.

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Doug Winter

Rider

Banff to Yuma

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Doug Winter

Rider
Banff to Yuma

Canada

Retired, so now life is filled with XC Skiing, Canoeing and Cycling Cycle tours have included Vancouver to St John's, Vancouver to Inuvik, End to End in the UK , and some of the NAE (2019)

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Anton Tasic

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Anton Tasic

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Slovenia

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Rider

Banff to Yuma

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Banff to Yuma

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Stephen Wahl

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse

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Stephen Wahl

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse

Canada

I am an old guy who likes adventure and travel. if I detail my background I'll have nothing to talk about around the campfire.

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Donna Keystone

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse

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Donna Keystone

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse

Canada

I follow Steve Wahl. He keeps me young

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Greg Roberts

Rider

Mexico City to Antigua

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Greg Roberts

Rider
Mexico City to Antigua

Australia

I enjoy cycling, spending time outdoors, and visiting other countries and cultures, so this has to be the perfect combination, right? In between holidays I'm a hospital-based pharmacist/researcher. Looking forward to meeting a few of the locals at the various stop-overs, having a few beers with the other cyclists, and hearing a few tall stories.

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Anne Glasson

Rider

Banff to La Paz

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Anne Glasson

Rider
Banff to La Paz

New Zealand

I am a retired accountant, exchanging a computer for a bicycle! My husband Peter and I have ridden several unsupported tours through Europe, so this will be a change for us not having to carry our own gear. I am looking forward to the challenge, companionship and the opportunity to see new and amazing things.

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John Poe

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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John Poe

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

United States

Recently retired and excited about riding north to south with people from all over the world. Looking forward to learning from the vast cycling experiences from the cyclist on the expedition. A trip of a life time for me.

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Antigua to Panama City

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Rider
Antigua to Panama City

Canada

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Kevin McAleer

Rider

Mexico City to Panama City

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Kevin McAleer

Rider
Mexico City to Panama City

Canada

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Paul Blint

Rider

Moab to Yuma

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Paul Blint

Rider
Moab to Yuma

United States

Hi, I'm 63 years old, and have been running and cycling for 49 of those years. Been biking for 32 years, wow I'm old! Raced bikes for 8 years including a couple of years as a category 2. Now it's all about seeing the sights and moving under human power, and meeting like-minded folks. I rode across Nevada last fall and I'm really looking forward to seeing more of the Southwest on two wheels!

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Jess Moyer

Rider

Antigua to Granada

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Jess Moyer

Rider
Antigua to Granada

Canada

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guy bonnetta

Rider

Granada to Panama City

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guy bonnetta

Rider
Granada to Panama City

Canada

I'm a retired manager at a bio tech seed company. I live in Winnipeg Canada. I have 3 grown daughters and 4 wonderful little grandchildren, 2 of which I see just about everyday. I'm a avid road biker, belonging to a couple of different cycling groups. But living in the Prairies I don't get much hill or mountain practice. So I'll be slow on the hills of Central America. Looking forward to meeting up with the group in Granada

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Lee Taylor

Rider

Granada to Panama City

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Lee Taylor

Rider
Granada to Panama City

United States

I am retired in Tucson, Arizona, in theprocessofmovingtoThailand, and have been a bicycle tourist for the last 25 years or so. I road bike, mountain bike, and try to get in a tour each year. I have toured South America, Vietnam, Singapore to Thailand, Japan. At home rode the Great Divide Trail and Northern Tier among others. Normally I tour with friends self supported. The last five years I have done four supported tours. Did the last section of the North American Epic in December 2019, Tour de Europa, Slovenia to Barcelona, NAE, Puerto Vallarta to Nicaragua, and Journey to the East

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Adele Woodyard

Rider

Mazatlan to Panama City

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Adele Woodyard

Rider
Mazatlan to Panama City

Canada

Back on the road with TDA after a long COVID hiatus! Looking forward to getting this tour rolling with all the antics and adventures it may bring. See you in Seoul!

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Granada to Panama City

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Granada to Panama City

United States

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Barendina Hunt-Davis

Rider

Whitehorse to Banff

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Barendina Hunt-Davis

Rider
Whitehorse to Banff

South Africa

Love exploring countries on my bicycle

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Brian Fullerton

Rider

Helena to Moab

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Brian Fullerton

Rider
Helena to Moab

Canada

Have done several tda trips (mostly sections) and am excited about Helena to Moab. Even more excited about having a shiny new bike. The photo was taken during the West African trip not long before I fell in the ocean and ruined my phone, my gps, my pride and of course my bike.

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Charles Feaver

Rider

Mexico City to Panama City

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Charles Feaver

Rider
Mexico City to Panama City

Canada

My first TDA ride was India in 2012. Loved it. Bamboo Road in 2013. Awesome. Ruta Maya 2015. Oceania 2016. South America 2017. Looking forward to going back to Central America.

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John Waterhouse

Rider

Moab to Panama City

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John Waterhouse

Rider
Moab to Panama City

Canada

This will be my eighth TDA tour. Obviously, I am an addict. Why do I enjoy it enough to keep coming back? The people, the sights, sounds and smells of distant lands, the food, the physical challenge and the comradery of touring.

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Lloyd Strong

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Lloyd Strong

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Canada

HI, I'm looking forward to this adventure and meeting everyone. And renewing some old friendships as well. Never been to the Northwest territories and can't wait to experience all it's charms.

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Louise Sims

Rider

Helena to Yuma

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Louise Sims

Rider
Helena to Yuma

Canada

I'm not a fast rider by any stretch, but I love to travel this way!

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Nelson Lacharity

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Banff

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Nelson Lacharity

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Banff

Canada

I am from Vancouver, BC, retired June of 2012. I discovered bicycling when I was 42 and long distance cycling when I was 59, so I had to retire to make time for the touring. I have been on six other TDA tours (Amber Route 2010, Bamboo 2013, and South American 2015, TransEuropa 1016, Tour d'Afrique 2017, Silk Route 2018 and North American Epic 2019) as well as several other long distance rides. For me cycling is mostly about the bike, but the chance to see new places and new cultures is right up there, along with one of the biggest pleasures, which is the people - meeting new ones and meeting up with ones from previous rides.

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Richard Russek

Rider

Helena to Yuma

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Richard Russek

Rider
Helena to Yuma

Canada

I enjoy the slower pace of cycling that allows one to explore a country. And the opportunity to try new food. And the history. But not the sore bum.

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Svend Paulsen

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Svend Paulsen

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Canada

Hi Since I retired from Teaching 11 years ago I have had the opportunity to travel with TDA . This will be my 9th trip. I enjoy meeting new travelers as well as reuniting with old friends . Together we see and experience the incredible wonders of the world first hand and up close . I look forward to seeing all of you on the trans oceania

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Andreas Pakenham

Tour Leader

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Cindy Smith

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

Tim Sole

Rider

Banff to Panama City

Judy Sole

Rider

Banff to Panama City

Murray Beare

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Fort St. John

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Malcolm Juring

Bike Mechanic

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Malcolm Juring

Bike Mechanic
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

United States

What I love most about being a Tour Leader is traveling the world, riding bikes, and meeting new and interesting people on every trip. What more could you ask for?

I started working at bike shops and as a bike courier while at university. The income from these jobs allowed me to plan my own cycling trips during school breaks. Following university, I spent two years working with an aid organization in Guinea, where I was surprised to see a TDA tour passing through rural West Africa. Several years and one pandemic later, I found myself guiding bike tours around the US, dreaming about even greater adventures.

One of my most memorable experiences from a TDA tour was in Tuktoyaktuk at the start of the North American Epic. I went for a swim in the Arctic Ocean and I remember thinking "Would I ever have this chance again?" But when I waded into the water, I realized something wasn't right: the water wasn't cold. It felt like a heated pool and it ended up being an unpleasant swim. My mind was occupied with what I had read about rising sea temperatures while every inch of my skin above water was attacked by mosquitoes. But I remember the visceral feeling of "so, this is what the Arctic Ocean really is."

My advice for anyone planning to join a TDA tour is to read a book, fiction or nonfiction, set in your tour's destination. Also, try learning a few phrases in the local language, and don't forget your towel!

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Christopher Thompson

Medic

Tuktoyaktuk to Cabo San Lucas

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Christopher Thompson

Medic
Tuktoyaktuk to Cabo San Lucas

United States

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Carolina Ceravolo

Tour Leader

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Carolina Ceravolo

Tour Leader
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Brazil

There are many things I love about my job, but my favorite is to dive deep in the route to learn all about its features, profile, geographical and historical facts, and to reunite with the team and riders to explore the journey together. All of us are very privileged to be able to explore the world at the pace of a bicycle; to really be present and see, feel, hear and smell all the environments we are cycling through. I love to keep the riders focused on their journey, motivating them to see the magic and the beauty of what we have the opportunity to be doing. I like to be the bridge to their experience, helping them face the challenges and persevere.

I currently live in Belgium. I have been traveling through all hidden corners of the American continent and Europe for the last 10 years where I learnt about its history and culture. I'm a certified nature and history guide in Mexico, specialized in Mayan History. I'm also a technical cave diver and worked with cave exploration in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, where I lived for 9 years. Here I developed skills in safety and risk management, which is one of my favorite aspects of the job as a tour leader: to be able to foresee hazards and plan ways to mitigate them.

Cycling is my favorite thing to do, so in 2017 I did a solo self supported bike trip for 4 months from Mexico to Brazil. This was when I decided to change the course of my career from guiding nature and cave diving tours to working with cycling tour companies, realizing I could transfer my skills in safety and risk assessment from cave diving into leading cycling tours/expeditions.

My tip for cyclists joining our tours is to trully allow yourself to be out of your comfort zone and to enjoy being there. Traveling by bike is physically challenging, but having a strong, open and adventurous mind is what you need to take the most out of it. Learn to appreciate the differences. To think as a group and to be realistic about what crossing a country - or a few of them - by bicycle implies. It's a unique and a massive achievement for everyone involved in it, don't forget that! Have fun, and smile always.

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Odessa Kelebay

Tour Leader Trainee

Tuktoyaktuk to Moab

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Odessa Kelebay

Tour Leader Trainee
Tuktoyaktuk to Moab

Canada

Make good choices!

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Bethany Butcher

Medic

Puerto Vallarta to Panama City

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Bethany Butcher

Medic
Puerto Vallarta to Panama City

United Kingdom

Hi all, I will be the tour medic for our tour around Morocco. I am a doctor from the UK, currently working in Scotland. I love to be on a bike and can't wait to get started and see what Morocco has to offer.

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Colleen Gordon

Chef

Tuktoyaktuk to Cabo San Lucas

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Colleen Gordon

Chef
Tuktoyaktuk to Cabo San Lucas

South Africa

I just love Africa. I love introducing Africa to people that have never been here or have never done anything like this. You can just see their eyes open, and all of their prejudices drop as they ride through it. The bike is just such an amazing way to do it, I’ve done tours in the past where the passengers are in the vehicle with me, and it’s just not the same. [On a TDA tour] you stop at coke stops all the time, and are constantly interacting with your environment. You often rely on locals for something like water, that interaction is absolutely essential to the tours. In the end, it’s one giant road trip with people that become your family. I love camping. You get addicted to the camping lifestyle, to see the sunrise and sunset everyday. You’re in the mix, you’re hearing the hyena’s and the owls. The amount of times I’ve had elephants come through our campsites in Africa, it’s magic.

I have been leading tours in Africa for over a decade, but I started at TDA as a chef. I love shopping at local markets in Africa, the interactions with the mama’s, and just buying everything they’re selling in bulk.

I love the behind the scenes moments. Everything it takes to keep the show on the road. Trucks getting stuck, and us having to try and pull vehicles out with help from the locals and their tractors. I remember another time on the North American epic, on the Arctic section, we had such a hard time trying to source water, that we sent up the drone to find the local water tank in a little First Nations village. It’s stuff like that that I love, the behind-the-scenes challenges. I like the spontaneity, the natural chaos of Africa.

[As a tip for future participants of our expedition tours], get comfortable with all your camping gear. Set up your tent first, maybe even sleep in it for a night or two in your apartment. Test your mattress, take it up and down a couple of times, because you’ll be doing that a lot. People don’t always realise this. You’ll be coming into camp after a long ride, and having to set your tent up and then tearing it down again in the middle of the night, just day after day after day, it’s relentless. So packing well and being comfortable with your set-up is absolutely essential in my opinion.

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Shauna Danos

Tour Leader Trainee

Tuktoyaktuk to Mexico City

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Shauna Danos

Tour Leader Trainee
Tuktoyaktuk to Mexico City

United States

I'm passionate about helping people live and breathe adventure, and I've traveled the world in pursuit of that goal. I've flown helicopters in South Korea, performed avalanche control as a ski patroller in Utah, piloted whitewater rafts on the Colorado River, instructed outdoor education programs in China, led treks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Iceland, and guided cycling trips all over the American West and Europe. I have been searching for a leadership role that would truly challenge me, which led me to join the staff of TDA Global Cycling. I can't wait to help everyone achieve their goals and have the cycling experience of a lifetime!

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Sime Baricevic

Content Creator

Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse

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Sime Baricevic

Content Creator
Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse

Croatia

Media Creator, joining the tour from Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse

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Josiah Skeats

Tour Leader Trainee

Mexico City to Panama City

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Josiah Skeats

Tour Leader Trainee
Mexico City to Panama City

United Kingdom

In 2015, I pedalled from my home in England intending to cycle to Australia, a journey I naively believed would take one year. Three years later I eventually reached Sydney having discovered a passion for slow travel and adventure. Since then, I've cycled across southern Africa, sailed across the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, and spent the covid pandemic stuck on a one-kilometre island in the Arctic with a fisherman, an artist and a trumpet player - sounds like the start of a joke, right? I particularly love sharing this love of adventure travel through writing, photography and expedition leading. I can't wait to begin my next TDA adventure, and meet you all along the way!

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Jairo Corrales

Tour Leader Trainee

Yuma to Antigua

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Jairo Corrales

Tour Leader Trainee
Yuma to Antigua

Costa Rica

Pura Vida!!

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Sarah Fonger

Content Creator

Antigua to Panama City

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Sarah Fonger

Content Creator
Antigua to Panama City

Canada

I am a Videographer from Ontario, Canada. I will be joining the trip as the content creator and will be documenting our adventures along the way!

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Juan Farias

Tour Leader Trainee

Whitehorse to Moab

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Juan Farias

Tour Leader Trainee
Whitehorse to Moab

Argentina

Born and bred in Buenos Aires, I am a History teacher and traveller. I'm looking forward to meeting you all and have the privilege to share this experience in our beautiful continent. Nos vemos en unas semanas!

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Alicia Arellano

Content Creator

Helena to Antigua

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Alicia Arellano

Content Creator
Helena to Antigua

Mexico

My name is Alicia and I am from Mexico. I love documentary films and travelling and I would love to continue exploring the world and telling stories about it! This is my second expedition with TDA, and I am thrilled to hit the road one more time.

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Philippe Paradis

Tour Leader Trainee

Moab to Panama City

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Philippe Paradis

Tour Leader Trainee
Moab to Panama City

Canada

Adventurer travelling the world on two wheels! I am a Phys.Ed. teacher and course lecturer. I love human relationships and the outdoors more than anything else in this magnificient world! After completing many bicycle touring on my own, I had the privilege to be part of the crew on the 2022 North American Epic. I loved it! I am very excited to join the Odyssey 2023 team and meet more inspiring people!

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Amy Laird

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

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Amy Laird

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

United States

Love cycling. Have done the southern tier across the U.S., and various state rides of about a week in New York, Wisconsin and California. Did a week in France and a week in Italy. I love camping on the tours, but the hotel nights are good too! I so look forward to this!

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David Malakoff

Rider

Whitehorse to Moab

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David Malakoff

Rider
Whitehorse to Moab

Australia

Cyclist. What else is there to know?

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Yvonne Malakoff

Rider

Whitehorse to Moab

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Yvonne Malakoff

Rider
Whitehorse to Moab

Australia

I live in Tasmania, Australia. I enjoy commute to work cycling, and cycling for fitness, fun and adventure.

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Marv Hildebrand

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Fort St. John

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Marv Hildebrand

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Fort St. John

Canada

Happily retired, grateful for the opportunities I’ve had, and trying to make the most of QTR (quality time remaining).

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Klaus Michael Jensen

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Klaus Michael Jensen

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Denmark

I'm 70 years old. I have done Africa-tour and South America Epic.

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Yvonne Waalewijn

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

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Yvonne Waalewijn

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

Netherlands

Nationality: Dutch Gender: Female Occupation: retired/dive instructor Passions:diving, biking, travelling the world and looking forward to another adventure

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Michael Treloar

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Michael Treloar

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

South Africa

Retired Geotechnical Engineer, who enjoys long distance cycling, currently residing in the Great Karoo, RSA. "When it comes to traveling, it's not the destination which matters, but how many different beers you get to taste, before you get there" (Apologies to Ralph Waldo Emerson).

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Judith Treloar

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Judith Treloar

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

South Africa

Retired High School Teacher and Sports Coach. Previously a PA in corporate business. After completing Tour d'Afrique 2017, I cannot resist joining Michael on another tour. - otherwise I am going to suffer from FOMO!

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Mike Crum

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Mike Crum

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

New Zealand

Sixty years old. Kiwifruit Orchardist from NZ Looking for adventure Have ridden Tour d Afrique and NA Epic Epic Should be experienced, sure don’t feel Iike it !!! Very excited and challenged to be doing this !!!

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Richard Yurich

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Richard Yurich

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Canada

I enjoy outdoor activities such as cross-country skiing, biking, fishing, golfing I and most outdoor activities. I have travelled to many countries and continents. I mountain climbed in three peaks in Peru. I am a retired school teacher.G

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Lee Taylor

Rider

Puerto Vallarta to Granada

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Lee Taylor

Rider
Puerto Vallarta to Granada

United States

I am retired in Tucson, Arizona, in theprocessofmovingtoThailand, and have been a bicycle tourist for the last 25 years or so. I road bike, mountain bike, and try to get in a tour each year. I have toured South America, Vietnam, Singapore to Thailand, Japan. At home rode the Great Divide Trail and Northern Tier among others. Normally I tour with friends self supported. The last five years I have done four supported tours. Did the last section of the North American Epic in December 2019, Tour de Europa, Slovenia to Barcelona, NAE, Puerto Vallarta to Nicaragua, and Journey to the East

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Mexico City to Panama City

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Rider
Mexico City to Panama City

Ireland

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Peter Ferris

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Banff

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Peter Ferris

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Banff

Canada

This is my second TDA tour. I rode on the 2016 Silk Route from Beijing to Siberia. Since 2016 I have enjoyed several cycling tours. I have cycle toured in British Columbia, Wales, England and New Zealand. I have enjoyed both supported and self supported cycle tours. I retired in 2016 to join the Silk Route. Since my retirement I have enjoyed cycling as a wonderful pastime. Cycling keeps me fit and young at heart. I’m looking forward to cycling across Canada and seeing the many sights that Canada has to offer.

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Inge Ruijs

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Inge Ruijs

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Netherlands

In 2022 I did the North American Epic and got hooked. I love longdistance walking and biking and am looking forward to my next trip!

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Isla McColl

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Isla McColl

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Switzerland

Originally from Scotland, I have lived most of my adult life in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. I love biking and travelling, and have done lots of "cycling holidays" and one big solo trip through Europe (2 1/2 months). I am now retired, having worked as an English teacher, and later in sports administration in various sports organisations and federations (sailing, rugby, football and the Olympics). I'm a bit of an extrovert.

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Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

United Kingdom

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Johan Saey

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Johan Saey

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Belgium

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Jan Demeulemeester

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Jan Demeulemeester

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Belgium

In daily life a site manager in Belgium, who likes to discover and enjoy the world by bicycle in a slow way.

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Hans van der Wulp

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Hans van der Wulp

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Netherlands

When we travel, we open up, we learn, we absorb and we get amazed by the different sights, landscapes and the people we meet. This is what I am continue to look for on my second long distance bike tour. Hopefully I am able to complete the North to South journey of the Americas. From the Arctic Ocean to the Straight of Magellan. I am of Dutch nationality but feel more like a cosmopolitan as I lived the majority of my professional career abroad. Love doing all kind of sports and in particular triathlons.

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Catherine Hardee

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Catherine Hardee

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

United States

I am an avid cyclists and a law professor. I'm using my sabbatical to bike across my fourth continent and create a class on bicycle law and transportation justice. I look forward to chatting with the other tour riders about cycling laws around the globe.

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Erwin Attenberger

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Banff

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Erwin Attenberger

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Banff

Germany

Hi, I´m Erwin, already 69, retired. My first long tour was TDA 2014, where I went from Khartoum to Nairobi and on my own through Uganda, back to Kenia and from there down to Southafrica, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique. Meantime I´ve been on several TDA-Tours including South America, Silk Route and Trans-Himalaya. Looking forward to meet you on the next tour with TDA.

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Peter Mulcahy

Rider

Yuma to Panama City

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Peter Mulcahy

Rider
Yuma to Panama City

United States

Excited about this adventure. Where are we going?

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Jan Donkers

Rider

Mexico City to Panama City

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Jan Donkers

Rider
Mexico City to Panama City

Netherlands

After joining the Bamboo Road a few years ago, I'm eager to go on a next TDA adventure. I'm looking forward to cycling in central America and experiencing its culture and nature.

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Marloes Verwijst

Rider

Mexico City to Panama City

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Marloes Verwijst

Rider
Mexico City to Panama City

Netherlands

This will be my first time in Central America. I'm looking forward cycling through it.

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Francine Plante

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Fort St. John

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Francine Plante

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Fort St. John

Canada

ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ! On n’est pas à la plage...

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Marie-Josée Vasseur

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Fort St. John

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Marie-Josée Vasseur

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Fort St. John

Canada

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David Grassham

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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David Grassham

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

United Kingdom

Did the 2018 Tour D'Afrique. Looking forward to the 2nd tour.

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Matt Payne

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

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Matt Payne

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

Canada

I'm a technology guy (ex CTO) just starting down the road to retirement. I've cycled across Canada and the US as well as several other long tours.

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Beat Karl Aschwanden

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Beat Karl Aschwanden

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Switzerland

I have been retired since April 2017. In 2018 I rode with a group of cyclists from St. Petersburg to Vladivostock. I had registered for the Tour d'Africa for 2020. On December 14, 2019, I suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in my left foot. The dream of Africa was over. Now I need a new challenge. Just 5 days later, I registered for Silk Road 2021. And again there is a shift. Now I hope that we can start the journey from Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City on July 7, 2022. I completed the trip successfully. Now I'm looking forward to the South America Epic 2024 from Cartagena to Ushuaia

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Marjon Baas

Rider

Fort St. John to Yuma

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Marjon Baas

Rider
Fort St. John to Yuma

Netherlands

I enjoy travelling, cycling, and camping, so I'm looking forward to join a few sections of the NAE. Not my first time in North America, but definitely my first time cycling multiple weeks. Will meet you all in Jasper :)

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John Edwards

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

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John Edwards

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

United Kingdom

Long retired 56 years old UK male (with an Irish Passport), experienced recreational road cyclist. Husband of Hilary who is also riding. We have done lots of week long supported cycle trips in many parts of the world, but this is by far the longest. Had intended to do the South American Epic this year, but switched to North American Epic once shortened South American Epic route announced because we wanted the full continent ride. However, subsequently found out that our daughter is expecting our first grandchild in October so we will stop in Yuma.

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Hilary Edwards

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

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Hilary Edwards

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

United Kingdom

I am a 55 year old female. I have done a lot of cycling in different countries, mainly on road bikes. I am looking forward to this adventure.

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Steven Nadler

Rider

Helena to Moab

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Steven Nadler

Rider
Helena to Moab

Canada

69 year-old retired physician, spending way too much time on my bike, but who cares, I so enjoy it. Never done any bike-camping trips though, this would be my first.

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Niels van Dongen

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Niels van Dongen

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Netherlands

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Dave Yaeger

Rider

Banff to Moab

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Dave Yaeger

Rider
Banff to Moab

Canada

Live in Ottawa, Canada and have done a number of bike tours in Canada, Europe, Hawaii, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and India. Cycled New Zealand - north and south islands - with TDA in 2018. Active in sports......running, cycling, swimming, skiing, triathlons. Retired professional engineer and find that the days are not long enough to do everything.

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Jetje Antonietti

Rider

Banff to Moab

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Jetje Antonietti

Rider
Banff to Moab

Netherlands

Retired banker , loves cycling to new places .

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Jess Moyer

Rider

Yuma to Mexico City

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Jess Moyer

Rider
Yuma to Mexico City

Canada

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Charles Elliott

Rider

Banff to Moab

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Charles Elliott

Rider
Banff to Moab

Canada

Recently retired.

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Rider

Mexico City to Panama City

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Rider
Mexico City to Panama City

United Kingdom

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Peter Glasson

Rider

Yuma to Panama City

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Peter Glasson

Rider
Yuma to Panama City

New Zealand

I have cycled, run, and tramped all my life. My first long ride was riding the length of New Zealand years ago self supported but raising money for CPR training equipment for the NZ Red Cross. Later I cycled from Vancouver to Calgary over those beautiful magnificent Rockies. I have mountain biked off road across Spain on the Via de la Plata. Also across Europe from the Atlantic to Belgrade on the EV6. Last year (2018), the moment I retired (!), I cycled 3,200 kms right around France (Vive la France! Wow!) . In 2019 I cycled with TDA from Tuktoyaktuk to Puerto Vallarta. I completed the Baja California and Central America cycle tor in 2022 and am looking forward to teh Journey to the East.

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Corinne Burt

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Corinne Burt

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

United States

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Tom Perlmutter

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Tom Perlmutter

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Canada

This will be my fourth TDA tour. The first was in 2019, Tour d'Afrique, the last full one before Covid. It was exhilarating and somewhat addictive. After a year and a half of confinement I was happy to jump on a bike and do TDA's inaugural Great American Road Trek. I did North America in 2022 and looking to complete the hemisphere with the South America tour.

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kim payne

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Fort St. John, Moab to Panama City

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kim payne

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Fort St. John, Moab to Panama City

New Zealand

I have realised cycling holidays let you see and experience so much more - and you can eat porridge every day and not feel guilty for all those carbs! Sign me up. I have cycled sections of Ruta Maya, Tour D'Afrique, and the last section of West Africa in 2018. Let's hope there is WIFI. I'm self employed so have to work outside of riding my bike. It's been done everywhere else so I am sure I'll be fine here too. Places I want to see before I die.. Iran, Mauritius and Alaska in no particular order. At least I’m close to Alaska I guess.

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Whitney Kistler

Rider

Fort St. John to Banff

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Whitney Kistler

Rider
Fort St. John to Banff

United States

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Michel Lebel

Rider

Yuma to Cabo San Lucas

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Michel Lebel

Rider
Yuma to Cabo San Lucas

Canada

I am an experienced tourer who did almost all Europe, Canada, USA, Mexico and Central America and a part of South America on a bike. I have recently added NewZealand. What remains to claim to have done Montreal (my hometown) to Ushuaai (South of America), is the distance from Lima Peru down to Ushuaai that I intend to do in parts. I did the Baja California lately with TDA to get an experience of TDA tours. I almost speak fluently spanish.

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Erin Hamayda

Rider

Yuma to Cabo San Lucas

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Erin Hamayda

Rider
Yuma to Cabo San Lucas

Canada

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Rider

Yuma to Panama City

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Rider
Yuma to Panama City

Canada

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Deborah Mulcahy

Rider

Yuma to Cabo San Lucas

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Deborah Mulcahy

Rider
Yuma to Cabo San Lucas

United States

I like cycling.

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roger warren

Rider

Granada to Panama City

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roger warren

Rider
Granada to Panama City

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Anna Manceron

Rider

Banff to Yuma

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Anna Manceron

Rider
Banff to Yuma

Germany

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Henry Gold

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Fort St. John

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Henry Gold

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Fort St. John

Canada

Founder, TDA Global Cycling

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Brian McCloskey

Rider

Banff to Helena

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Brian McCloskey

Rider
Banff to Helena

United States

My wife Karen and I reside along the seacoast north of Boston. I've previously enjoyed experiences with TDA riding sections of the GART tour in 2021; a section of the 2023 NA Epic from Banff to Helena last fall; pedaling across Rajasthan Province on the Hippie Trail last February and most recently riding on TDA's Trans Himalaya. As always I am looking forward to reuniting with old friends and exploring new and exciting landscapes and cultures.

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Alexander Kling

Rider

Granada to Panama City

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Alexander Kling

Rider
Granada to Panama City

Germany

I am an actuary. In my daily business, I am used to deal with risk and I am usually on the safe side. I’m joining the last part of North American Epic 2022. I hope I will be able to enjoy while trying to survive. I did my calculations, and I can say that the chances for both, enjoying and surviving, are pretty good.

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Christine Bierling

Rider

Granada to Panama City

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Christine Bierling

Rider
Granada to Panama City

Germany

For living, I try to optimize the financials as a management accountant. For fun, I try to optimize the time I spend outdoors. I’m currently on a sabbatical. Tour d’ Afrique is one part of a long and active journey through different parts of the world. I’m excited about it.

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Michael Holley

Rider

Mexico City to Antigua

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Michael Holley

Rider
Mexico City to Antigua

United States

In my normal life, I'm a public defender, but I'm looking forward to learning something more about bike touring.

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Ruth Storm

Rider

Yuma to Panama City

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Ruth Storm

Rider
Yuma to Panama City

United Kingdom

Joining the Tour d’Afrique in 2007 was the beginning of my love of cycle touring. Since, I’ve cycled independently in Europe, New Zealand, Middle East, North America, TDA Silk Road 2016, TDA Madagascar 2019 and TDA Himalayas 2019. I also sail, trek, climb and ski long distances and remotely. Looking forward to exploring with like-minded friends!

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Alastair Wilson

Rider

Mexico City to Antigua

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Alastair Wilson

Rider
Mexico City to Antigua

I'm a high school teacher taking a career break for 6 months. I teach Business and Economics. I'm naturally very adventurous and culturally inquisitive. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

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Mark Pittaccio

Rider

Mexico City to Granada

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Mark Pittaccio

Rider
Mexico City to Granada

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Carolina Ceravolo

Tour Leader

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Amy Laird

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

David Malakoff

Rider

Whitehorse to Moab

Yvonne Malakoff

Rider

Whitehorse to Moab

Marv Hildebrand

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Fort St. John

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Cindy Smith

Rider

Yuma to Panama City

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Cindy Smith

Rider
Yuma to Panama City

United States

This will be my fifth trip with TDA, having ridden TransEuropa, Bamboo Route, the first half of the NA Epic and SA Epic, Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. I have also ridden gravel from Canada to Mexico on the Great Divide. Looking forward to this adventure in Morocco.

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Chris Moran

Rider

Yuma to Cabo San Lucas

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Chris Moran

Rider
Yuma to Cabo San Lucas

United States

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Thomas Naatz

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Thomas Naatz

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Germany

My home is my family

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Mercedes Mompel

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Banff

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Mercedes Mompel

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Banff

Canada

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Lars Tore Stokkenes

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse

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Lars Tore Stokkenes

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse

Norway

Hobby cyclist from Bergen, Norway. See this as a great opportunity to experience the edge of Canada.

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Steve Johnson

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Steve Johnson

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

United States

I retired in September 2022 and I am now ready for adventure. I have ridden across the United States twice. Once on the Southern Tier with Adventure Cycling and next I road The Great Divide Mountian Bike ride with Bike Dreams. I am now registered to ride the South American Epic in 2024 also. So now its time to complete the second half of the contient.

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Daniel Chemtov

Rider

Yuma to Granada

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Daniel Chemtov

Rider
Yuma to Granada

Canada

Carbon based lifeform briefly passing through this world. Hoping to see as much of it as possible during that time.

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Mireille Macia

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse

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Mireille Macia

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse

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Luca Bortolami

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Luca Bortolami

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Italy

I am an Italian man that loves cycling and traveling. I have been able to retire at an early age in order to purse these two interests, and TDA expeditions where one of the reasons why I really wanted to gain full control of my schedule while still relatively young. I am single, still looking for that woman, and have no kids.

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Stephen Owen

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Stephen Owen

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

United Kingdom

Cycling since school age chasing buses to school, and now aged 57, I have stepped up cycling in the last 10 years with weekend rides and endurance 300/500km rides in 24hrs, wisdom/body is now telling me that multi-day riding is more fun... More recently cycled across Atlas mountains North Africa, Sri Lanka, and recently TDA Madagascar. The Tour d'Afrique 2023 trip will be exciting and push me to the limits and beyond, TDA Madagascar May 2019 recharged my batteries for a few years and this trip is long overdue and will scratch the itch again. It always brings a smile to my face once I've sat down at end of the day with coffee in hand and consider how lucky I am.

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Kevin Hall

Rider

Yuma to Panama City

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Kevin Hall

Rider
Yuma to Panama City

Australia

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Sabine Hoffmann

Rider

Yuma to Panama City

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Sabine Hoffmann

Rider
Yuma to Panama City

Germany

My husband and I live in Berlin and Italy with - sometimes - our two kids, who live actually in London and the US. We like to do sports of any kind and decided to do this bicycle trip for having fun, learn more about foreign areas and having some nature experience. I don`t like social media, which does not mean that I am not a social person.

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Uwe Rydzek

Rider

Yuma to Panama City

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Uwe Rydzek

Rider
Yuma to Panama City

Germany

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Kaye Hudson

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Kaye Hudson

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

New Zealand

Previous tours Trans Europa 2012, South America 2015, NZ section Trans Oceania 2016, Oydessy 2017 (Auckland to Queens Town) Bosnia to Amsterdam, Pub Ride 2018, Africa Kenya to Capetown 2019, and Oydessy 2022 (Adelaide to Melbourne). Looking forward to catching up with riders from previous rides and meeting new riders.

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Svend Jensen

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Svend Jensen

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Denmark

To Travel is to Live (at rejse er at leve) were famous words by the Danish fairytale author Hans Christian Andersen. My version goes – To Bike is to Live. I love to bike. I bike more now age 65 than I did when I was 35. I’m not as strong as I was at 45 but I still enjoy a good biketour. Hans Christan Andersen was a seasoned traveler, however, I’m not. I am a comfort rider and have never been outside Denmark to bike. So, this TDA North American Epic is way way out of my comfort zone. Look forward to meeting you all.

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Karen Bartels

Rider

Fort St. John to Banff

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Karen Bartels

Rider
Fort St. John to Banff

United States

I enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities, including hiking, kayaking, canoeing, road and gravel biking, and camping. I dabble in pottery and photography. I am a semi-retired college instructor, teaching geology and mathematics part-time.

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Patricia Long

Rider

Fort St. John to Banff

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Patricia Long

Rider
Fort St. John to Banff

United States

I am a veterinarian still practicing in Southern California, USA. I have been an avid outdoor enthusiast all my life and enjoy kayaking, skiing, camping, exploring etc. My youth was spent skiing, on a motorcycle (dirt bike) and horseback riding as our area was poor for bicycles. Lots of thorny plants = many flat tires. I came to bicycling later in life and found I enjoy longer rides and tours. Did the western half of the Northern Tier USA as my longest ride and really enjoyed just getting out on my bike and riding. I have not traveled much out of the US and Canada. Went to NZ and Austria hiking. Loved exploring small villages and enjoyed the beer for sure. I will be riding w/ my partner Karen Bartels on this trip. I am really looking forward to good riding, good company and the thrill of a new adventure!

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Mike Jakeman

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Mike Jakeman

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Canada

Bike and travel.....it's a retirement thing.

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Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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JULIO REVILLA

Rider

Yuma to Cabo San Lucas

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JULIO REVILLA

Rider
Yuma to Cabo San Lucas

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Julio Revilla Jr

Rider

Yuma to Cabo San Lucas

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Julio Revilla Jr

Rider
Yuma to Cabo San Lucas

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Nubia Revilla

Rider

Yuma to Cabo San Lucas

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Nubia Revilla

Rider
Yuma to Cabo San Lucas

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Jackie Silverberg

Rider

Puerto Vallarta to Panama City

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Jackie Silverberg

Rider
Puerto Vallarta to Panama City

Canada

I’m a retired high school teacher . Im very fit and love riding my bike . I have ridden in Patagonia , the Atlas Mountains , Rwanda and Uganda , Laos, Thailand ,and Borneo .Road Egypt and Sudan., southern US and Transoceania , Japan and Korea with TDA

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Linda Reid

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

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Linda Reid

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

United States

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Peter Roberts

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse

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Peter Roberts

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse

Australia

Riding the Dempster Hwy is a fascination for me, and I’m excited to make that a reality in July 2025! I’ll be raising funds for Cycle4Sam, a charity supporting the families of kids in palliative care.

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Catharine Archibald

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Catharine Archibald

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

United Kingdom

Retired in 2021 and completed TDA Ruta Maya 2023. Also a few shorter supported tours in UK, Europe, Mongolia, North & South America over the last 5 years. Enjoy road biking, gravel biking and bike packing trips in UK. Love using my bike to get from A to B. Lived in Scotland for over 30 years with Scottish husband John (also joining trip) but I am originally from England. We have 3 grown up girls - only the eldest gets the cycling thing …..

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John Archibald

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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John Archibald

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

United Kingdom

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Jeff Boyer

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Moab

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Jeff Boyer

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Moab

United States

I'm a retired accountant living in central Florida. I'm a cardio junkie and love to ride gravel, road, and bikepack. Looking forward to escaping the Florida heat in the summer of '25 and spending quality time on the bike with some like minded folks.

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Stephane Lancereau

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Stephane Lancereau

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

France

………………. but …..……….., also ………………!

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Richard HIMBERT

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

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Richard HIMBERT

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

France

Cyclist since 1987 after having been a runner, I traveled mainly in France and a little in Europe, in 1993, I made my first trip ouside the european continent, it was Colorado's turn. In 2018 i started a world tour by bike....The tour d'Afrique is one of them.

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Glen Greedy

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Glen Greedy

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Australia

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Leah Jay

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Leah Jay

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Australia

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Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Canada

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Linda Ng

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse

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Linda Ng

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse

Canada

Hi fellow cyclists on this tour!! I’m a baby boomer, semi-retired physiotherapist & outdoor enthusiast! My favorite outdoor activity is riding my bike all year round. I celebrated my 50th birthday by cycling in New Zealand for 5 months, solo & unsupported. It’s been over 10 years now since I’ve done an extended multi-day tour so really looking forward to SAE 2022

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Jim FOWLER

Rider

Yuma to Panama City

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Jim FOWLER

Rider
Yuma to Panama City

United States

I'm a nomad and spend as much time as possible traveling. With TDA I've done the Tour d'Afrique, Magical Madagascar and the Orient Express. I’ve become a TDA junkie and am signed up for lots more trips. Looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones on the next tour!

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Jay Ozturk

Rider

Puerto Vallarta to Panama City

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Jay Ozturk

Rider
Puerto Vallarta to Panama City

Canada

I am a real estate broker living in Toronto, Canada. I love to travel and I think cycling is best way to do it. I conquered the Orient express and had a blast. TDA has the right balance of distance, and days off, however the hotels could be chosen a little more wisely. Looking forward to meeting new friends and some previous ones. Andes will be painful, but a good steak and Malbec will make up for it! Jay Ozturk

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Kelly Bryant

Rider

Fort St. John to Moab

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Kelly Bryant

Rider
Fort St. John to Moab

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Christopher Brown

Rider

Banff to Yuma

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Christopher Brown

Rider
Banff to Yuma

Australia

Australian Actuary. Live on the Sunshine Coast Queensland. Love adventure travelling. Keen cyclist, surfer, triathlete. Have done a few cycling trips in various countries including some of the TDA 2020 before it was cut short due to COVID. Time to try again !

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Toni-Anne Pease

Rider

Yuma to Panama City

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Toni-Anne Pease

Rider
Yuma to Panama City

Canada

I am determined to live life to the fullest, taking risks and smiling.

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bo fagergren

Rider

Mexico City to Panama City

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bo fagergren

Rider
Mexico City to Panama City

Sweden

Borned -56. Swedish. Love family, wife and son. Love bicycles and cycling. Some says that I'm very social. Think I have quite easy to connect to other people.

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John Karwoski

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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John Karwoski

I enjoy bicycling, camping, and hiking. Looking forward to sharing adventures on this tour with new and old friends.

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Lea Degen

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Lea Degen

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Switzerland

I am a crazy 58 year old lady from wonderful Switzerland. I do a lot of sports and I love to travel. Normally you will find me in the gorgeous Swiss Alps trailrunning, cross country skiing, hiking or cycling up the passes. Now one of my biggest dream comes true: My husband joins me on this bike trip. I have cycled already in the alps, the dolomites and the pyrenees. In 2010 I was on a Biketour in Southamerica and cycled up and down "The Andes". In 2014 I joined TDA for „The Hippie Trail“ in magical India and 2019 „The Bamboo Road“ in Asia.

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Christian Degen

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Christian Degen

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Switzerland

In terms of riding a bike, my wife Lea is far ahead of me. But now I catch up ... She managed to get me excited about exploring different parts of the world by bike.

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Adrian Amelse

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

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Adrian Amelse

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

United States

Retired. An avid cyclist with a passion to explore the world, taking the road less traveled. In 2018 and 2019, I completed the U.S. Coast 2 Coast Southern Tier and the Japan Samurai Epic. Since then, I have cycled from London to Rome, Barcelona to Rome, Venice to Athens and Missoula to Jasper. I look forward to meeting the group and cycling the North American Epic with all of you :-)

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ian priestner

Rider

Mexico City to Panama City

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ian priestner

Rider
Mexico City to Panama City

United Kingdom

I joined the Africa 2020 tour in Nairobi and three riding days later the Tour was over due to Coronavirus. In that short time I became addicted despite not being in a tent since my 20s. I also cycled the 23 TDA sections from Arusha to Lilongwe and in 2024 from Lilongwe to Windhoek I'm sort of retired with family commitments though occasionally I'm allowed out.. Hopefully see you all later next year

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Keith Elliott

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Keith Elliott

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

United Kingdom

I am a retired teacher (last job) living in Hampshire. After taking early retirement, I have done several cycle tours in the UK and a long tour in Canada. I now intend to see more of the world by cycling.

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Soren Schriver

Rider

Banff to Yuma

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Soren Schriver

Rider
Banff to Yuma

Denmark

Danish native, born 1956. Maried to Nina, who is riding Silroute too. 30 years mainly MTB riding. This will be my first TDA trip and first long trip. We have biked many places in the world, the picture is from today, taken in Georgia, Kaukasus mountains. Looking forward to ride with you all. Søren

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Nina Billenstein Schriver

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Banff to Yuma

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Nina Billenstein Schriver

Rider
Banff to Yuma

Denmark

I am Nina from Denmark, 66 years old. I am married to Soren who is also on the Silk Route tour. I am still active working with a program I have startet in 2007 - WAWCAS - Women at Work Children at School - an entrepreneurship program for women living in poverty in Nepal. Living in Nepal several months a year I have had the opportunity to mountainbike there in the beautiful mountains. I am roadbiking and mountainbiking in Denmark and in several other countries around the world. My picture is taken in fantastic Georgia, which we are so lucky to experience again on our Silk Route tour. I am looking very much forward to the tour through fantastic countries and on a historical route together with all of you being a part of the group.

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Barry Smith

Rider

Yuma to Cabo San Lucas

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Barry Smith

I love to jump on my bicycle and explore different places, meet people, and experience new things. When not cycling, I'm generally planning our next adventure and dreaming of all the places we’ll visit next. We (myself and Penny Carmichael) look forward to getting to know everyone on this most excellent adventure!

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Mary Russell

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Mary Russell

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

New Zealand

In need of an adventure so starting BIG! Looking forward to meeting new people and having fun. I'm Scottish but have lived in NZ for 16 years. My first ultra-long bike tour so expecting some hiccups along the way :)

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Brenda Trenholme

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Brenda Trenholme

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Canada

I have a passion for most outdoor sports, especially in the mountains. As a TDA veteran, I’m looking forward to exploring SA with old cycling friends and staff and meeting new ones. By giving slideshows of my cycling adventures, I fundraise for a Canadian charity called the Kenya Education Endowment Fund. www.KenyaEducation.org

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John Hutchison

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Banff

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John Hutchison

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Banff

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Anton de Porto

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

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Anton de Porto

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Yuma

Netherlands

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Loren Larson

Rider

Moab to Yuma

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Loren Larson

Rider
Moab to Yuma

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IAN BLOOMFIELD

Rider

Puerto Vallarta to Antigua

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IAN BLOOMFIELD

Rider
Puerto Vallarta to Antigua

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Martha Valois

Rider

Banff to Cabo San Lucas

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Martha Valois

Rider
Banff to Cabo San Lucas

Canada

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Eva Jungmann

Rider

Mexico City to Panama City

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Eva Jungmann

Rider
Mexico City to Panama City

Germany

German living in London. Just retired from 30 years in the NHS and ready for some new adventures.. Mad road cyclist but novice off-roader. Excited to ride the Tour D'Afrique in 2024!

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Rider

Banff to Yuma

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Rider
Banff to Yuma

Canada

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Pamela Sbar

Rider

Mexico City to Panama City

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Pamela Sbar

Rider
Mexico City to Panama City

United States

I have thrived on outdoor adventure throughout my life. Bike adventures at the top of the list, and Africa has always captured my imagination. There's nothing quite like living in a "bike bubble" on a long haul tour! So off I go with my fellow adventure seekers!

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Rider

Yuma to Panama City

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Rider
Yuma to Panama City

United States

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Brett Lanham

Rider

Yuma to Panama City

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Brett Lanham

Rider
Yuma to Panama City

Australia

I’m an ex seafarer, retired now for 12 years, fortunate enough to have been able to get away on a bike tour with TdA every year since 2011, until 2020 that was! Last ride was Morocco, Kingdom of the West, in 2024. I look forward to catching up with friends from past rides, meeting new ones, and sharing this great adventure with a beer, or two.

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Elisabet Otterstedt

Rider

Mexico City to Panama City

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Elisabet Otterstedt

Rider
Mexico City to Panama City

Sweden

I am very much looking forward to experience countries I haven't seen yes. The route is the target!

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Stephen Williams

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

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Stephen Williams

Rider
Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Australia

Hi all committed and prospective fellow Orient Express participants, I hail from Canberra, Australia - though the family "home town" is Darwin, NT. I've participated in a number of "Big Bike Rides" in Australia - But they are small stuff (in terms of duration) compared to the Orient Express. Aside from recreational road riding I also play at mountain biking (for fitness). I work for an international development non-government organisation - 23 years plus now. Motivation for ride is mainly to be able to say I've ridden from Paris to Istanbul! NB. Despite career/professional expertise I'm linguistically (outside of English) and directionally challenged

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Cindy Smith

Rider

Yuma to Panama City

Chris Moran

Rider

Yuma to Cabo San Lucas

Thomas Naatz

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Panama City

Mercedes Mompel

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Banff

Lars Tore Stokkenes

Rider

Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse

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“From the shores of the Arctic Ocean to the Panama Canal - beluga whales and bison to monkeys, sloths, macaws and toucans. Truly the trip of a lifetime! What better way to experience the North American continent with all your senses? The people, the culture, the landscapes - priceless!”

“A wonderful experience which certainly took me out of my comfort zone. The staff were excellent and all the food supplied by TDA was nutritious and filling.”

“The tour navigated through nine countries and across mountains and into forests, through canyons and over long, straight and hot stretches of desert...And in the end, the journey was far less about the physical challenge, but about the scenic places, the people and the varied cultures they visited over the course of nearly six months.”

OVERVIEW NORTH AMERICAN EPIC 2025


  • FULL TOUR
  • SECTION 1
  • SECTION 2
  • SECTION 3
  • SECTION 4
  • SECTION 5
  • SECTION 6
  • SECTION 7
  • SECTION 8
  • SECTION 9
  • SECTION 10
  • SECTION 11
  • NORTH AMERICAN EPIC
  • ARCTIC SPIRIT
  • ALASKA HIGHWAY
  • ICEFIELDS
  • ROAD TO THE SUN
  • THE GREAT DIVIDE
  • CANYONLANDS
  • BAJA CALIFORNIA
  • CONQUISTADORES
  • MAYAN ADVENTURE
  • SMOKING VOLCANOES
  • RAINFOREST RECCE
  • TUKTOYAKTUK TO PANAMA CITY
  • TUKTOYAKTUK TO WHITEHORSE
  • WHITEHORSE TO FORT ST. JOHN
  • FORT ST. JOHN TO BANFF
  • BANFF TO HELENA
  • HELENA TO MOAB
  • MOAB TO YUMA
  • YUMA TO CABO SAN LUCAS
  • PUERTO VALLARTA TO MEXICO CITY
  • MEXICO CITY TO ANTIGUA
  • ANTIGUA TO GRANADA
  • GRANADA TO PANAMA CITY
  • JUL 10 TO DEC 21
  • JUL 10 TO JUL 26
  • JUL 28 TO AUG 9
  • AUG 11 TO AUG 20
  • AUG 22 TO AUG 31
  • SEP 2 TO SEP 15
  • SEP 18 TO SEP 29
  • OCT 1 TO OCT 21
  • OCT 25 TO NOV 9
  • NOV 12 TO NOV 27
  • NOV 29 TO DEC 7
  • DEC 9 TO DEC 21
  • USD 32900
  • USD 4900
  • USD 3300
  • USD 3000
  • USD 2800
  • USD 3800
  • USD 3300
  • USD 5500
  • USD 4800
  • USD 4500
  • USD 3000
  • USD 4200
  • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
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  • FULL TOUR
    • NORTH AMERICAN EPIC
    • TUKTOYAKTUK TO PANAMA CITY
    • JUL 10 TO DEC 21
    • 32900 USD
    • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 1
    • ARCTIC SPIRIT
    • TUKTOYAKTUK TO WHITEHORSE
    • Jul 10 - Jul 26
    • 4900 USD
    • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 2
    • ALASKA HIGHWAY
    • WHITEHORSE TO FORT ST. JOHN
    • Jul 28 - Aug 9
    • 3300 USD
    • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 3
    • ICEFIELDS
    • FORT ST. JOHN TO BANFF
    • Aug 11 - Aug 20
    • 3000 USD
    • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 4
    • ROAD TO THE SUN
    • BANFF TO HELENA
    • Aug 22 - Aug 31
    • 2800 USD
    • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 5
    • THE GREAT DIVIDE
    • HELENA TO MOAB
    • Sep 2 - Sep 15
    • 3800 USD
    • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 6
    • CANYONLANDS
    • MOAB TO YUMA
    • Sep 18 - Sep 29
    • 3300 USD
    • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 7
    • BAJA CALIFORNIA
    • YUMA TO CABO SAN LUCAS
    • Oct 1 - Oct 21
    • 5500 USD
    • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 8
    • CONQUISTADORES
    • PUERTO VALLARTA TO MEXICO CITY
    • Oct 25 - Nov 9
    • 4800 USD
    • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 9
    • MAYAN ADVENTURE
    • MEXICO CITY TO ANTIGUA
    • Nov 12 - Nov 27
    • 4500 USD
    • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 10
    • SMOKING VOLCANOES
    • ANTIGUA TO GRANADA
    • Nov 29 - Dec 7
    • 3000 USD
    • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
  • SECTION 11
    • RAINFOREST RECCE
    • GRANADA TO PANAMA CITY
    • Dec 9 - Dec 21
    • 4200 USD
    • LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

Full tour and section dates listed are for first and last day of cycling. Prices based on double occupancy at majority of the hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same gender at no additional charge. Accommodation the night before first cycling day and the night of last cycling day are included in entry fee. We advise booking at least 1 additional night at tour accommodation before the tour, to be able to attend rider briefing and have assistance from tour bike mechanic in setting up your bike.

Full entry fee payment is due 90 days before the tour start date. A registration fee of US$150 must first be paid to hold your place on the tour and is in addition to the entry fee listed above. Registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. We recommend registering 4 - 6 months before the tour start date to take full advantage of our pre-tour support and information bulletins, but late registrations are possible when spaces are still available.

Full tour riders, and sectional riders whose sections include Baja California and Conquistadores, must book and pay their own flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta.

Full tour entry fees will receive an early payment discount of US$1,000 if full payment is received 6 months before the start of the tour. Those coming for multiple sections get 10% off for 2 or more sections on the same tour (multiple section discount does not apply to full tour price). TDA alumni get special alumni discounts. Please contact our office for further details.

 

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