A Bike Journey: from Calgary to Beijing
In May 2017, Kara Folkerts and I embarked by bicycle from our homes in Calgary, Alberta with the aim of reaching Alaska to fly onwards to Eastern Russia and cycle through Siberia, Mongolia, and China.
From the moment we set off it was a rollercoaster of highs and lows. We dealt with Emergency Response Services, a bear eating our tent, numbing weather, and mental and physical exhaustion, but we also saw sweeping landscapes, camped over 100 nights under the night sky, and met the kindest people in the most unexpected places.
In mid November we reached Beijing after 10,500kms, which marked the end of the journey or at least the first chapter. Below are a selection of images to highlight 6 months living from the saddle of a bicycle.