The original downloadable touring magazine.
From Dennis Koomen in Kyrgyzstan.
Grace Johnson and Paul Jeurissen are both well known among the touring fraternity, having been at the forefront of adventure cycling photography for many years. In the autumn of 2011 they worked together to publish their first issue of Bicycle Traveler.
“Bicycle Traveler magazine is my attempt at bringing some of the best bicycle touring photography and stories together in a magazine format”, says Grace, who along with her husband Paul has spent years on the road trying to capture with words and pictures the feeling of discovery by bike; the unexpected challenges, the contact with other cultures and the monumental flashes of scenery that can be encountered from one’s saddle.
Peter Gostelow’s bike makes a pit stop in Africa.
Bicycle Traveler differs from many other touring magazines in its international scope which covers destinations from around the world instead of just local rides. An emphasis is also placed on publishing material from heavy hitters of the world’s bike touring community such as Frank van Rijn, Peter Gostelow, Adam Coppola, etc. – icons of the pursuit who have inspired others to take up bicycle touring.
Prior to the first issue’s release, their modest expectations had been that maybe five hundred people would download it. But by the time the second issue was ready to go to press, Number One had already been downloaded close to 20,000 times by a readership full of positive feedback.
It’s eloquent testament to the surging global interest in getting away from it all, and we’re happy to be in some way involved with the movement, remaining gratified to see the odd B17 or Flyer popping up from the pages of Bicycle Traveler.
India. Photo courtesy of Paul Jeurissen.
Since its first issue, the magazine has gone from strength to strength, and as we say, the June 2014 edition is now available to download free of charge.
As can the entire Bicycle Traveler archive. Simply register your subscription for free at Bicycle Traveler today and get clicking!
Riding through Ladakh. Photo Paul Jeurissen.