The Pedalshift Project 296: Thanks a Million [LIVE]

As we close out the summer, we gathered live for a live show celebrating the millionth download of The Pedalshift Project sharing what has the show meant to listeners! We’ll also chat all things bicycle touring, so bring your questions for a big ol’ Ask Me Anything. PLUS I’ll reveal my summer to fall 2022 tour! Recorded live 9/11/2022.

The Pedalshift Project 296: Thanks a Million [LIVE]

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Thanks a Million

Your podcast has provided me with the inspiration to not only get out on my bike but to bring the “ride your ride” mentality along with me. Digital creators like yourself and Russ Roca from Path Less Pedal are a welcome breath of fresh air in the world of lycra and FKTs.
Greg L’Etoile-Lopes

Five stars for your creative content during the 2 years of pandemic which I think will stand alone as something really special. Being an armchair traveller by bike along your American trails has been something special and definitely helped to keep me afloat during these unique times, so a huge thank you.
Jacqui M.

I first heard of the show by word of mouth from someone at the Half Moon State Beach, here in California, a few years ago.  The podcast gives me something to look forward to every Thursday: I especially like play-by-play or the tour journals. Here’s to another 1M downloads!
Cyrus Farrivar

I’m not sure when I first discovered your podcast but I have listened religiously since then. I even went back and listened to the previous shows until I was relegated to only once a week content.
I have toured over 30,000 miles so far and I am currently on a break in Cambodia until spring of next year. I spend a lot of time cycling through the temples and the countryside to keep in cycling shape.I look forward to listening more over the next tens of thousand of miles I get to ride in the future.
Scott Sharick

I am a long time listener from Australia. Your podcast has provided me with hours of entertainment over the years and I congratulate you on reaching 1 million downloads.
Your podcast has opened my eyes to touring possibilities in the US, in particular the Pacific Coast and C and O.
 Martin Gibson

Congratulations on the 1 million milestone! During a 2018 tour I went back and listened to the podcast from start to the (then) end. I also found the sprocket episode where you sang the sound bite that infamously became their calendar sounder, I will be kind and never reveal it.
Byron Paterson

I do not know how I discovered Pedalshift, but I am very glad that I did.  It makes me look forward to Thursdays.  I just enjoy traveling with you… and also planning with you and dealing with the various issues that we have to deal with – both on the road and back at home.
Terry Fitzgerald

I also got a kick out of seeing your sticker on the 44 marker in Rockwood, PA during my ride.
Chris in Central VA

Tour Reveal

  • A little repeat, a lot of new: The Empire State Trail: Buffalo to NYC
  • 530 miles
  • Fully loaded tour
  • Mix of paid, free and stealth camping plus a roof or two
  • Full preview episode on Pedalshift 297 on 9/22
  • Tour Journals begin with episode 298  on 9/29 and will run (assuming all goes to plan) all the way to the Holiday Spectacular at the end of the year
  • So excited to tackle this tour and share with everyone. It’s the biggest one in over 3 years, so it’s a long time coming.

Plus… the AMA

As always we like to close out the show with a special shoutout to the Pedalshift Society! Because of support from listeners like you, Pedalshift is a weekly bicycle touring podcast with a global community, expanding into live shows and covering new tours like this summer’s upcoming bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there’s one-shot and annual options if you’re not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at

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