126 episodes

I am a traveler, cyclist, expat and teacher with over 15 years experience living abroad in six different countries. As a passionate cyclist I have seen the world by bike and has toured in some truly amazing places, such as Sweden, Germany, Japan, most of SE Asia and of course Canada.

During that time, I have traveled to over 40+ countries and met countless travelers, cyclists, and other expats. While traveling by bike, I decided that I wanted to connect the touring and bikepacking community together and this became the catalyst of the Bike Tour Adventures podcast where I share my guests fascinating stories and helps listeners learn tips, tricks, and techniques to improve their touring and bikepacking experience.

As it's not possible to always bike tour, I have recently dove headfirst into the bikepacking world with the intent of getting out into nature and spending as much time on my bike as possible. This has re-ignited my passion around bikes and has opened up the podcast to so many more possibilities with interviews of traditional bike tourers, bikepackers, endurance athletes and more.

I hope you enjoy the show.
Keep on pedalling!

Bike Tour Adventures Podcast Chris Panasky

    • Sports
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

I am a traveler, cyclist, expat and teacher with over 15 years experience living abroad in six different countries. As a passionate cyclist I have seen the world by bike and has toured in some truly amazing places, such as Sweden, Germany, Japan, most of SE Asia and of course Canada.

During that time, I have traveled to over 40+ countries and met countless travelers, cyclists, and other expats. While traveling by bike, I decided that I wanted to connect the touring and bikepacking community together and this became the catalyst of the Bike Tour Adventures podcast where I share my guests fascinating stories and helps listeners learn tips, tricks, and techniques to improve their touring and bikepacking experience.

As it's not possible to always bike tour, I have recently dove headfirst into the bikepacking world with the intent of getting out into nature and spending as much time on my bike as possible. This has re-ignited my passion around bikes and has opened up the podcast to so many more possibilities with interviews of traditional bike tourers, bikepackers, endurance athletes and more.

I hope you enjoy the show.
Keep on pedalling!

    Intro to Bikepacking | Live @ The Brockton Cyclery

    Intro to Bikepacking | Live @ The Brockton Cyclery

    In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures podcast I sit down with Cameron and Glen, two adventurers that live and breath bikes. Both of these guys have been working at Brockton Cyclery in Toronto since it first opened and when not in the 'office' they can usually be found out riding, camping, and drinking coffee. As one of the pre-eminent bike touring and bikepacking shops in Ontario, Brockton Cyclery has grown into a household name to many people across the country.
    This Intro to Bikepacking night was originally live-streamed over Instagram on Thursday May 12th, 2022. Throughout this episode, we talk a lot about the bike touring and bikepacking, how to prepare for your first adventure, and what are the most recommended pieces of gear someone should consider buying. We also discuss bikes, bike camping, and share our own stories so that people can learn from our experiences.
    Brockton Cyclery has been kind enough to provide me with a sponsorship this year and have been instrumental in me finishing my new bike build and making it into the ultimate bikepacking rig.
    BTA's Newest Supporters:
    Darryl Pierce

    To support the Bike Tour Adventures podcast, follow the links below:
    https://www.patreon.com/biketouradventures (https://www.patreon.com/biketouradventures) or
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/biketouradventures (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/biketouradventures)


    Find them at:
    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/brocktoncyclery
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/BrocktonCyclery
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTCDmBwm6rDTsquixEBHwUA
    Website: https://www.brocktoncyclery.com/


    Find me at…
    WEBSITE: http://www.biketouradventures.com/ (http://www.biketouradventures.com)
    YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw)
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/ (https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/)
    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/ (https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/)
    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv (https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv)
    ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852)


    Show Sponsors
    The Bike Tour Adventures podcast is incredibly lucky to have some amazing corporate sponsors. Check these great companies out and feel free to use my PROMO codes.
    https://redshiftsports.com/ (Redshift Sports) - Discount code: BTA15https://restrap.com/ (Restrap) - Discount code: BTAPOD10http://www.chirubikes.com/ (Chiru Endurance Bikes)https://7mesh.com/ (7Mesh Clothing)https://www.brocktoncyclery.com/ (Brockton Cyclery)https://www.racedayfuel.ca/ (Raceday Fuel) - Discount code: CHRISP10

    • 1 hr 53 min
    LP Landry & the Overcome Cafe | Mental Mindset and Managing Fear

    LP Landry & the Overcome Cafe | Mental Mindset and Managing Fear

    In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast, I have invited Louis-Philippe Landry onto the show to talk to us about overcoming our fears and how to maintain a positive mindset when things get tough. LP is a psychotherapist here in Canada, with a passion for working with people that lead an active lifestyle. Louis-Philippe's professional goal is to help other's overcome obstacles in order to reach their potential. A passionate cyclists whose ideal morning begins with an early morning bike ride before getting home for breakfast with his wife and daughters. I'm really stoked to have him on the show and share some of his wisdom with us, and hopefully help us unlock some of our hidden potential.
    To support the Bike Tour Adventures podcast, follow the links below:
    https://www.patreon.com/biketouradventures (https://www.patreon.com/biketouradventures) or
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/biketouradventures (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/biketouradventures)


    Find them at:
    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/lplandry_overcomecafe/
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/overcomeapathy
    Website: https://www.overcomecafe.com/


    Find me at…
    WEBSITE: http://www.biketouradventures.com/ (http://www.biketouradventures.com)
    YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw)
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/ (https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/)
    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/ (https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/)
    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv (https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv)
    ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852)


    Show Sponsors
    The Bike Tour Adventures podcast is incredibly lucky to have some amazing corporate sponsors. Check these great companies out and feel free to use my PROMO codes.
    https://redshiftsports.com/ (Redshift Sports) - Discount code: BTA15https://restrap.com/ (Restrap) - Discount code: BTAPOD10http://www.chirubikes.com/ (Chiru Endurance Bikes)https://7mesh.com/ (7Mesh Clothing)https://www.brocktoncyclery.com/ (Brockton Cyclery)https://www.racedayfuel.ca/ (Raceday Fuel) - Discount code: CHRISP10

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Heinz Stücke | 50 Years Around the World by Bike - Part 1

    Heinz Stücke | 50 Years Around the World by Bike - Part 1

    In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast I really excited to introduce you to Heinz Stücke. For those of you that may not know who he is, I'm about to tell you. Starting in November of 1962 at the age of 22, Heinz rode out of his town on a 3-speed bicycle with a general plan to see the world, he would ultimately travel over 600,000km by bicycle in a journey spanning nearly 50 years and covering enough distance to circumnavigate the world 15 times around. Never giving up on his beloved bike it had been stolen and recovered 5 times and welded 16 times, Heinz lives by the motto "Be carefree - Be Mad - Be a little bit bad. It's the unknown around the corner that turns my wheel." By the end of the tour, Heinz had cycled through 196 countries and 86 territories.
    BTA's Newest Supporters:
    Chris De SistoRyan PhillipsDave WeilTo support the Bike Tour Adventures podcast, follow the links below:
    https://www.patreon.com/biketouradventures (https://www.patreon.com/biketouradventures) or
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/biketouradventures (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/biketouradventures)
    Find Heinz at:
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/heinzstucke
    Find me at…
    WEBSITE: http://www.biketouradventures.com/ (http://www.biketouradventures.com)
    YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw)
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/ (https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/)
    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/ (https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/)
    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv (https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv)
    ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852)


    Show Sponsors
    The Bike Tour Adventures podcast is incredibly lucky to have some amazing corporate sponsors. Check these great companies out and feel free to use my PROMO codes.
    https://redshiftsports.com/ (Redshift Sports) - Discount code: BTA15https://restrap.com/ (Restrap) - Discount code: BTAPOD10http://www.chirubikes.com/ (Chiru Endurance Bikes)https://7mesh.com/ (7Mesh Clothing)https://www.brocktoncyclery.com/ (Brockton Cyclery)https://www.racedayfuel.ca/ (Raceday Fuel) - Discount code: CHRISP10

    • 2 hrs 46 min
    0Stella | Bike Touring Across Canada as a Musician

    0Stella | Bike Touring Across Canada as a Musician

    In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures I have the chance to speak with Liz Pomeroy, an Irish-Canadian artist that goes by the stage name 0Stella. The "0" in her name symbolizes her advocacy for zero-waste. When venue doors locked down in 2020 it got her thinking: I’m 0Stella. I stand for sustainability, zero waste. I tour all the time. I can do this better. So she committed to touring across Canada on a bicycle, by herself. A 2022 cycling bard. There is no other way she'd rather tour right now. So she's hitting the road this spring to bring live music and stories back to you, to your garden, to your acreage, to your driveway. Four and a half months across almost 7,000 kilometres. When I first came across an article that detailed what 0Stella was planning to do, I immediately knew I wanted to get her on the show to share her story with us.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Victor Zicho | Biking the Top of the World: Cycling Kilimanjaro, Nordkapp and the Himalayas

    Victor Zicho | Biking the Top of the World: Cycling Kilimanjaro, Nordkapp and the Himalayas

    I first had the pleasure of interviewing Victor in Episode 039 of the podcast. Victor had been on a bike tour to follow the footsteps of the famed philologist and orientalist Alexander Csoma de Koros, author of the first Tibetan-English dictionary and grammar book. Victor chose to use a bike to follow the route that Csoma walked, taking him through places such as Turkey, Kurdistan, Iran, through Tajikistan into the famed Pamir Highway, across the border into Wakhan Corridor, Pakistan and then finally into India where he finished his trip at the place where Csoma is buried in Darjeeling. Now, having finished his expedition and written a book, Victor has been on the move again, embarking on some pretty amazing cycling adventures.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Steve O’Shaughnessy | MyBack40 Podcast and Bikepacking the West

    Steve O’Shaughnessy | MyBack40 Podcast and Bikepacking the West

    In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures podcast, Steve O'Shaughnessy and I sit down for a conversation on how we got into podcasting, what led us to bikepacking and how our passion for biking drives the development of our podcasts and ultimately, take us on amazing adventures. Steve has on multiple occasions ridden the BC Epic 1000, AR 700 and Lost Elephant bike races. He has a deep appreciation of all things bikes and finds that his deepest connections are with people who like to travel by bike. Listen to this conversation and be sure to check out his podcast as well.
    BTA's Newest Supporters:
    Craig DallyBob DavidsonTo support the Bike Tour Adventures podcast, follow the links below:
    https://www.patreon.com/biketouradventures (https://www.patreon.com/biketouradventures) or
    https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/biketouradventures (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/biketouradventures)
    Find Steve at:
    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/myback40_podcast/ (https://www.instagram.com/myback40_podcast/)
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/mybackforty/ (https://www.facebook.com/mybackforty/)
    YouTube: https://www.myback40.org/ (https://www.myback40.org/)


    Find me at:
    WEBSITE: http://www.biketouradventures.com/ (http://www.biketouradventures.com)
    YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw)
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/ (https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/)
    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/ (https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/)
    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv (https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv)
    ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852)


    Show Sponsors
    The Bike Tour Adventures podcast is incredibly lucky to have some amazing corporate sponsors. Check these great companies out and feel free to use my PROMO codes.
    https://redshiftsports.com/ (Redshift Sports) - Discount code: BTA15https://restrap.com/ (Restrap) - Discount code: BTAPOD10http://www.chirubikes.com/ (Chiru Endurance Bikes)https://7mesh.com/ (7Mesh Clothing)https://www.brocktoncyclery.com/ (Brockton Cyclery)https://www.racedayfuel.ca/ (Raceday Fuel) - Discount code: CHRISP10


    Show Notes
    ~ 00m 00s News and updates
    ~ 10m 45s All about Steve O'Shaughnessy
    ~ 21m 00s Running the Bikepack Canada podcast
    ~ 29m 30s Ultra-distance bikepacking: sleep schedules
    ~ 41m 00s Hardest part of endurance bikepacking
    ~ 54m 45s Sleep setup for racing and how the Tour Divide will be different
    ~ 01h 10m Fat biking in winter
    ~ 01h 18m Talking podcasting in the field, hadlebars, hand numbness, dropper posts, etc

    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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My favourite podcast

This is my favourite podcast. I’m working my way through past episodes and I’ve enjoyed every single one so far. Super interesting guests, host asks the relevant questions to keep on interesting topics. Can’t recommend more highly. Next on my to do list - send a few bucks the way of the host. He’s got a kid coming and I want him to keep hosting!!

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