Just wanted to update you on plans for the next few months, but first of all: And–drum roll–I’ve finally worked out my route through Europe! I plan on attending the UN Climate Conference in Morocco this November–that’s the sequel to last year’s COP21 in Paris–but it’s too far to bicycle there in time, and I wanted to … Continue reading What’s Next: Athens to Copenhagen
Header Photo: Snowy mountains near Zhangye, Gansu, China Lanzhou/兰州 to Jiayuguan/嘉峪关–452 km this section (Total Mileage: 6837 km/40,075 km) The last few weeks have brought storms down upon me, and with my visa deadline looming, I decided to hitchhike and take a train through some of the more remote and energy-rich regions of Northwest China. I missed pedaling those miles, … Continue reading Driving Snow, China’s Energy Crossroads, and the Desert End of the Great Wall: 16 Photos from the Road
Hey, Everyone! The posts have been sparse, but what do you expect? I’ve been reading and writing, but most of these past two weeks have been taken up by two of my favorite things: family and plans for ’round-the-world adventures. For those of you just joining us, my name is Forrest Watkins and I’m cycling … Continue reading Help Fill in the Map of the 360 By Bike Silk Road Tour
Pictured: Hanyang “Johnny” Wei and the author meet in Guangzhou A natural gas pipeline may soon run 232 miles across my home state of Oregon. The proposed project would cut across rivers and creeks and slice a 96 foot swathe out of the forest along its entire route, carrying a Canadian company’s fracked gas from the … Continue reading Preview: LNG Resistance in the Pearl River Delta
This is a copy of a post that I wrote for the blog of Climate Ride, the organization that supported this phase’s fundraising efforts. It is mostly intended for readers new to the project. Hi, I’m Forrest, founder of 360bybike.com, an around the world (40,000 km) bike tour aimed at using on-the-ground storytelling to increase public … Continue reading The China Tour: 18 Photos from the First 4,559 km of My World Tour for Climate Action
Two weeks ago, violence surged further into the Western world than it has in years. The fear of injury, death, loss and repression coursed through our media, terrible images from a place like our home of a people like our tribe, suffering. In a moment of guilt we realized we hadn’t thought about the victims … Continue reading El cielo y el infierno and El desafío: Translations for Peace
Well, there you have it. 4,559 km down of 40,000. The cycling part of this segment of the tour is done. Once I find a cord to transfer my GPS data onto my computer I’ll try to play around and make up a map. For now, there’s more work to do. We’re SO close to … Continue reading 360bybike is Now Part of ArtCOP21, and We’re SO Close to Our Fundraising Goal!