Posts Written By
Laura Killingbeck

At twenty-one, with no prior cycling experience, Laura packed up her camping gear and biked solo around Iceland. Since then she's biked across Colombia and Ecuador, around Costa Rica, and across eastern and western Canada and the US. She loves campfires, open roads, and the feeling of disappearing into the wind. Laura's stories have appeared in Bicycling Magazine, Outdoor Research, Communities Magazine, Permaculture Design Magazine, the Tico Times, and more. She is a frequent contributor to the Adventure Cycling Association's blog and newsletter Dynamo Jenny.

When she's not biking or hiking, Laura lives in a tiny house in Massachusetts with a small family of sock puppets. You can connect with her on Instagram at @laurakillingbeck.

Making friends with animals is part of the journey.
Feb 8, 2021
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Three reasons to go full-flair on your next long journey. (All it takes is super glue and a festive attitude.)
Jan 12, 2021
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You push pedals downward, move your body forward, pass through landscapes and, perhaps most importantly, other people’s lives. 
Dec 8, 2020
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The pandemic disrupted traditional schooling, but outdoor education is thriving. Here’s how one organization motivates kids to learn: on bikes.
Nov 9, 2020
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When a kind act holds other motives, Laura activates her defenses: bear spray, strong cycling legs, and laughter.
Oct 12, 2020
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Laura’s memory of cycling through Alaska is layered with show tunes, pine cones, and extraordinary bear attacks never recorded by humankind.
Sep 3, 2020
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Social distanced backyard camping might leave you wondering about a few logistics — like the loo! — but Laura has it covered. 
Aug 11, 2020
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When a career in the sex industry began to feel like a trap, Laura had one last Hail Mary: cycle so far away from that life that she wouldn’t be able to find her way back. It’s the story of her greatest escape.
Jun 30, 2020
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In 2011 British adventurer Sarah Outen set out to bike, row, and kayak 25,000 miles around the world. Her documentary Home tells the story of this adventure.
May 11, 2020
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It’s more important than ever to keep your body moving. Physical activity helps you and your immune system stay strong.
Apr 6, 2020
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