Bike for Life Stories
The podcast about cycling adventures from around the world
Epic races. Awesome products. Monster climbs. Spectacular triumphs. Crushing defeats. Daunting challenges.
In Bike for Life Stories, journalist and bestselling author Roy M. Wallack takes you to Costa Rica, Hawaii, Paris-Roubaix, the High Sierra and around the world on the wild 30-year adventure of an ordinary cyclist capturing extraordinary moments. As Roy and guest writers narrate their best stories in the coming weeks, listen in at the links below — and enjoy the ride.
LA RUTA DE LOS CONQUISTADORES:
Why this Costa Rican killer is the world's hardest mountain bike race.
2001 Men's Fitness
GO TO HAWAII & CLIMB YOUR BRAINS OUT:
Surviving 13,796-ft. Mauna Kea, the steepest, highest, sea-to-summit climb on Earth.
2011 Bike for Life
SHEDDING TEARS AT PARIS-ROUBAIX:
What it's like to ride the world's most jarring race
ONLY IF YOU DARE: Combine the snowbound Sierras with a fat bike and ... all hell breaks loose!
2017 Los Angeles Times
REVELATION ON THE C&O CANAL:
Father and son reverse roles on this amazing, car-free, 335-mile route from DC to Pittsburgh.
2016 Adventure Cyclist
MY FRIEND RUSSELL:
Russ Allen, the longest-lived member of the 1932 U.S. Olympic cycling team, was a gambler, a super-star 6-day racer and the world's greatest 93-year-old tandem partner
2006 Bike for Life
THE HEAVYWEIGHT HILLSLAYER & CO. CONQUER THE CALIFORNIA COAST:
Non-cyclists struggle through the iconic 500-mile route for the Arthritis Foundation
2019 Los Angeles Times
SHE WAS EVERYTHING TO ME:
I loved the Rock 'n Road Tour-- then I cheated on her.
1994 Bicycle Guide
ROLLING IN AGONY & ECSTASY:
Krampin' Kennedy's in a bind on the ride to Shangri-La.
2005 Los Angeles Times
Please check back often as we put up more stories from Roy and other cycling writers.
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