Watch: Biking the World with Judi Desire

“You don’t have to worry about ‘oh do i have to train for a tour’… your body is amazing, it’ll adjust, it’ll figure it out, just keep going. Don’t think: am I a certain weight, a certain height. Just be able to do at least 60 miles in one day, even if it takes you 12-16 hours to finish.”

From finding bike co-ops in Rio to getting life advice in Vietnam, Judi Desire of @uptownbronxbicycle has used her bike to travel the world and meet new people. This video is a 20 minute cut of an hour long talk featuring even more stories and tips and tricks! You can find the full recording on

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