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Big Adventure, Small Wheels

Our dear friends Russ and Laura have announced a few days ago that they’re embarking on another bicycle adventure. You may remember them from their 15 month + journey they chronicled on The Path Less Pedaled.

This time, though, they’re doing it on folding bikes:

Cycling Couple Announces Bicycle Adventure at NAHBS, Will Use Folding Bikes


AUSTIN, Texas (February 25, 2011) – At this year’s North American Handmade Bike Show, Russ Roca and Laura Crawford announced their next epic bicycle adventure. It is their “Big Adventure. Small Wheels” tour. They will be riding Bromptons – a 16-inch-wheel folding bicycle that folds into the size of a small suitcase. Combining folding bikes and trains, they will cross the country and redefine the American road trip.

In 2009, Russ Roca and Laura Crawford sold everything they owned to travel around the US by bicycle and started They pedaled 10,000 miles over 15 months, and spoke about bicycle touring, following your dreams, and simple living to people across the country.

“We want to show that car-less travel is not only possible, but is a viable and adventurous way to travel,” say Roca and Crawford.

This time, however, they won’t be hitting the road alone. Their 2800+ Facebook fans and 1200+ Twitter followers will assist them on their journey. Their readers will be encouraged to actively help them find fascinating people, local food stops, breath-taking views, and hidden gems along the way. It will be a constantly changing “choose your own adventure,” and their readers will help guide the way.

All the while, there will be constant suspense as people wonder if they can really climb mountain passes, as well as board trains, with their small-wheeled Bromptons.

Russ and Laura – 562-331-1705

Of course, we wish them luck and happiness along the way, and look forward to reading about their many adventures on The Path Less Pedaled.