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An­dré-Jean Ma­heu

An­dré-Jean Ma­heu went on his first bi­cy­cle tour in 1994 on the Car­retera Aus­tral in Patag­o­nia, where he quickly fell in love with wild places and the sim­plic­ity and free­dom of life on the road. Dur­ing the fol­low­ing years, he cy­cled through 15 coun­tries on five con­ti­nents over many dif­fer­ent trips. His wife, Robyn, dis­cov­ered that she was preg­nant with their first child, Ni­co­las, while they were rid­ing to­gether in the Western Isles of Scotland. Bi­cy­cle touring be­came a fam­ily af­fair. Each year, mod­est trips were planned, slowly de­ter­min­ing what they were ca­pa­ble of as a fam­ily of three and then four. With a longer trip now un­der their belts, the fam­ily went on to ex­plore South­east Asia. Ma­heu lives in Van­cou­ver, B.C., where he works as an avalanche fore­caster, wilder­ness first-aid in­struc­tor and free­lance writer.

Mike Sar­necki

Based in Ed­mon­ton, Alta., Mike Sar­necki has con­trib­uted to Pedal mag­a­zine since 2008. He is a com­muter who rides to work year-round and is also a racer who fo­cuses on MTB and cy­clocross events. Sar­necki is the 2014 Al­berta MTB XCO provin­cial cham­pion, and his love of cy­cling is stead­fast. Driven by the life­style of a cy­clist, he hopes to share his pas­sion with others on the road, the trails, or over a good cup of cof­fee.

Chris Keam

Chris Keam has worked as a writer and editor in Van­cou­ver, B.C. since 1989. He has been in­volved in cy­cling ad­vo­cacy in Van­cou­ver since the mid-’90s and has writ­ten about many as­pects of cy­cling, from cov­er­ing pro­fes­sional rac­ing to chil­dren’s safe-cy­cling ed­u­ca­tion for Pedal, Bike Trade Canada and other cy­cling pub­li­ca­tions. He be­lieves the next phase in bring­ing cy­cling back as a means of trans­porta­tion will be to look be­yond the bor­ders of big cities and cre­ate bet­ter cy­clists at a younger age. He’d like to see cy­cling op­tions made eas­ier for peo­ple for whom long-dis­tance bike com­mut­ing or down­town living isn’t a de­sir­able op­tion! In ad­di­tion to cy­cling, Keam has a keen in­ter­est in sus­tain­able living trends, par­ent­ing, me­dia is­sues, cur­rent af­fairs and lo­cal his­tory. You can visit his blog at

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