April 24th, 2014 by Henry Gold

The road from Venice to Lisbon; Cycling the dream.

What comes to mind when you dream of cycling a route that begins in Venice, Italy, passes through France &
April 24th, 2014 by Bina Bilenky Trahan

Elephant Poo, Dung Beetles & Blue Skies: A look back at the Elephant Highway.

I loved riding through Botswana! The end. But seriously, the Elephant Highway was one of my favorite sections. It doesn’t
April 23rd, 2014 by Cristiano Werneck

The Trans-Oceania Cycling Expedition – the last great cycling adventure?

“I would say it is unbelievably interesting and beautiful. I mean, imagine some very quiet roads – actually paths –
April 19th, 2014 by Bina Bilenky Trahan

The Elephant Highway lives up to its name.

The “Elephant Highway” section is underway and it is as wonderful as it sounds. Miles of beautiful open roads with
April 18th, 2014 by The TDA Team

Funky Ferry Fun: Crossing the Zambezi River

One of the many highlights on the Tour d’Afrique route is the ferry crossing at Kazangula from Zambia to Botswana.
April 17th, 2014 by Bina Bilenky Trahan

Zambia’s Zambezi Zone

The Zambezi Zone section was full of amazing cycling and wonderful experiences. Our fourth and final bike donation ceremony of
April 16th, 2014 by Henry Gold

7 Myths about Long Distance Cycling

1. It is for elite athletes only Nothing could be further from the truth. Cycling is one of those activities
April 10th, 2014 by Bina Bilenky Trahan

The Results of the “Phoenix Experiment”

The locals absolutely loved seeing everyone roll through on the same bikes as them. We got many waves, laughs, thumbs
April 7th, 2014 by Randy Pielsticker


As if the Tour d’Afrique is not challenging enough, imagine riding 151 km on a “PHOENIX”! The participants of the
April 4th, 2014 by Bina Bilenky Trahan

Zambian ‘Shake, shake’

I think I’ve said this about at least two other countries, but so far, Zambia is my favorite. Every riding
March 30th, 2014 by Bina Bilenky Trahan

Malawi Gin Summary

We had a 20km race climbing up from Lake Malawi. It was raining, foggy and we had a cheerleader in
March 27th, 2014 by Brian Hoeniger

Tour d’Afrique Race and EFI Update

With 5200 km to go we wish all the riders happy cycling and good luck as their goal of reaching
March 26th, 2014 by The TDA Team

2015 Tour d’Afrique Details Now Online

The 2014 tour is currently cycling thru Malawi. If you have been following along and are anxious to to get
March 26th, 2014 by Bina Bilenky Trahan

First Week in Malawi

The Malawi Gin section is underway and there is a lot to absorb in just over a week. On our
March 25th, 2014 by Bina Bilenky Trahan

Masai Steppe Summary

I had a nice moment when I fell off my bike for the 4th time and was just laying there
March 24th, 2014 by Henry Gold

7 Reasons to do a Long Distance Cycling Tour

1. It helps you think through any challenges life throws at you. Professor Sebastian Thrun a celebrated academic, the godfather
March 21st, 2014 by Bina Bilenky Trahan

Through Tanzania

Our 5th day was rumored to have great potential for animal sightings but there were notes…that the only “wildlife” that
March 20th, 2014 by Bina Bilenky Trahan

Dedan’s Story

It’s been a privilege and an inspiration riding with Dedan and we wish him all the best. I have a
March 16th, 2014 by Randy Pielsticker

That was Then, This is Now; a Tribute to Lava Rock Camp

I feel like I should ask for a moment of silence to commemorate this incredible destination where no one except
March 15th, 2014 by Bina Bilenky Trahan

Jambo Tanzania

We also had our third bike donation ceremony in Arusha. One of the recipient organizations had benefitted previously from the
March 10th, 2014 by Bina Bilenky Trahan

Meltdown Madness Summary

on behalf of the 2014 Tour d’Afrique we’d like to say “asante sana” to Kenya for their hospitality and the
March 6th, 2014 by Bina Bilenky Trahan

First Week in Kenya

Now that we are passed getting to know each other and the really hard obstacles we are able to relax
March 5th, 2014 by Henry Gold

10 Things about the Silk Trade Route You May Not Know

Since the 2014 Silk Route tour is now less than three months away, here are a few things that you
March 4th, 2014 by Bina Bilenky Trahan

Rider Profile: Ian Wright

The highlight of the tour has been the whole of Ethiopia. The landscape and the scenery. Lalibela. I am continuing
March 3rd, 2014 by Henry Gold

Who Will be the First to Complete the 7Epics

We wish Eric and all of the other candidates that are planning to be the first to ride 7Epics nothing
March 2nd, 2014 by Bina Bilenky Trahan

Ride Thru Sheshemene

Although we are all ready to move forward and see Kenya we are all sad to say farewell to our
March 1st, 2014 by Miles MacDonald

What’s Special on the 2014 Trans-Europa

whether it be a jazz festival in a small Slovakian town as we found in 2012, or being invited to
February 28th, 2014 by Bina Bilenky Trahan

A Day in Addis

Ethiopia…I will also desperately miss the epic layered juices and abundance of baby barnyard animals. But I hear the tea
February 28th, 2014 by Astrid Stark

February TDA Book Review

Whether you sail or cycle, there is a whole world out there to explore and it will be a lot
February 27th, 2014 by Henry Gold

10 Reasons to Cycle Indonesia and the Trans Oceania

It is not every day that I agree with Lonely Planet, but on this one I just may. According to