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Tour d'Afrique racers turn up the heat in Ethiopia

Photo by Kristian Pletten


The Tour d’Afrique bicycle race and expedition is now just over a quarter of the way into its journey.  For the past week the racers have been slogging up, and sailing down, the Ethiopian Highlands.


After 26 stages and 3097 km, the 2011 race is turning into a battle between 2 cycling veterans;…


Added by Theresa Brown on February 24, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Anyone up for a bike tour in Namibia?

The team at Tour d'Afrique have dreamed up some pretty cool bike tours over the past 9 years - but this year, along with their 'epic' trans-continental tours, they're also going to be doing a few 'spotlight' tours.

 'Spotlight' tours, which focus on a particular section of a country and are much shorter than the epic tours, are being planned for Namibia and Turkey.


Spotlight on Namibia

A cycle tour through the surreal splendour of Namibia…


Added by Theresa Brown on February 23, 2011 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Indian Adventure Bicycle Tour exceeds all expectations

By all accounts, the riders on the Indian Adventure Bicycle Tour from Agra to Kunyakumari are having an incredible time. Tour Leader, Shanny Hill, shared a bit of what the riders have been experiencing over the past few days.


"The route has far exceeded expectations. The logistics and planning to make it work have filled my days over the last several months and it’s very rewarding to see the smiling faces of riders coming into the hotels after another successful day on the…


Added by Theresa Brown on February 21, 2011 at 3:47pm — 1 Comment

Indian Adventure cycling tour off to a great start


Riders pose in front of the world's most beautiful building for the start of the inaugural Indian Adventure Bicycle Expedition.  Photo courtesy of Shibaji Sahu.

After a year of dreaming, planning and scouting, the team from Tour d'Afrique are on yet another trans-continental cycling adventure – this time from the Taj…


Added by Theresa Brown on February 5, 2011 at 11:53pm — 3 Comments

Silk Route Bicycle Expedition features in National Geographic Traveler '50 Tours of a Lifetime' issue!

An epic journey by bicycle along the legendary Silk Route just became one of National Geographic Traveler’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime.”

The Silk Route Bicycle Expedition from Istanbul to Samarqand appeals to travelers willing to move outside their comfort zones and delve into the cultural diversity of five different countries - Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The "50 Tours of a Lifetime" feature will be… Continue

Added by Theresa Brown on March 31, 2010 at 2:51am — No Comments

"Earth Hour" coming up this Saturday. (I guess one mingey hour is better than nothing:)

"Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia with 2.2 million homes and businesses turning their lights off

for one whole hour.

Only a year later and this global warming awareness event had become a global sustainability movement with up to 100 million people across 35 countries… Continue

Added by Theresa Brown on March 24, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Tour d'Afrique riders reach the half way mark in Tanzania.

The first half of the 2010 Tour d’Afrique Bicycle Race and Expedition is complete!

Tour d'Afrique riders celebrate arriving at the Equator in Kenya.

Recovering from clocking up 5,232 km in 48 days through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya, the riders recently enjoyed three well deserved rest days in Arusha, Tanzania.

Now back on their… Continue

Added by Theresa Brown on March 24, 2010 at 7:38pm — 1 Comment

Tour d'Afrique riders arrive in Luxor after 6 days of punishing headwinds, long days in the saddle and thundershowers.

January 26 – (Luxor, Egypt.) The first 700km of the tour have been more difficult than the riders had anticipated. Facing punishing headwinds, a rare desert thundershower and sleepless nights the riders have arrived in Luxor, Egypt for their first rest day.

All riders were able to maintain their Every Fabulous Inch (EFI) status through the first stage. The second stage took the riders 168km away from Cairo along the Red Sea. The winds… Continue

Added by Theresa Brown on January 26, 2010 at 7:36pm — No Comments

DreamTour in India

Tour d'Afrique is excited to announce its first expedition to India!

Created as a DreamTour a few months ago by Brenda McLean, the tour has captured the imagination of riders in the Tour d'Afrique community.

The 2011 Indian Adventure will depart from the famous Taj Mahal in Agra on Saturday January 29th, 2011 and head towards the southern tip of India at Kanyakumari. Riders will pass through the colourful desert cities of Rajasthan; Spend a day in the bustling… Continue

Added by Theresa Brown on January 22, 2010 at 9:18pm — 1 Comment

World’s Longest Cycling Race and Expedition Gets Underway in Egypt

Riders Battle Fierce Headwinds in Stage One of Tour d’Afrique 2010

Jan. 18 – They’ve come face to face with the great pyramids and pedaled their way to the Red Sea.

Sixty-one brave individuals have begun the first stage of their quest to travel Africa from top to bottom on a bicycle.

Tour d’Afrique is the world’s longest bicycle event, attracting a record number of entrants for 2010, including seven South… Continue

Added by Theresa Brown on January 21, 2010 at 1:15pm — 4 Comments

Vuelta Sudamericana gearing up to roll!

Good luck to the gals and guys who are gearing up to participate in the world's longest organized bike tour ever!

Starting in Rio de Janeiro on 26th July, 23 riders from 8 countries will participate in the inaugural 12 000 km Vuelta Sudamericana tour.

They'll travel through Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Peru and and finish four months later, on December 6th, in Quito, Ecuador.

The tour features 110 cycling days, averaging 110 km each day, as well… Continue

Added by Theresa Brown on July 10, 2009 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Bicycle Film Festival in San Francisco 14 – 18 July

If you're in San Francisco between 14 -18 July, don't miss the International Bicycle Film Festival.

Especially worth seeing is Brian Vernor and The Zenga Brother's film 'Where are you go' - a full length film documenting their experiences from Cairo to Cape Town on the Tour d'Afrique bicycle race and expedition.

It has one screening only – Friday 17th July at 7:00 pm.


2961 16th St. near Mission St.

Watch the trailer here:… Continue

Added by Theresa Brown on July 8, 2009 at 6:18pm — No Comments

International Bicycle Film Festival

For the first time since its inception in 2003, the Tour d'Afrique Bicycle Race & Expedition has been documented by a team of filmmakers.

Titled “Where are you go” the film premiered in New York at the International Bicycle Film Festival last weekend, and will be screened in Philadelphia this weekend (26 & 27 June)

The Zenga Brothers and Brian Vernor teamed up on the 2008 Tour d'Afrique and spent four months on the road between Cairo and Cape Town, capturing it… Continue

Added by Theresa Brown on June 26, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments


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