Welcome to Milestone Rides! My name is Johnny Lam and I am the primary writer on this blog. You’re probably here because you are looking for bicycle touring or travel related information.
Good news! You’ve come to the right place.
This site is dedicated to providing the resources, information, and inspiration for you to go out and discover your own milestone ride.
Unlike other bicycle touring “pros” out there, I believe that going on a tour is more than just cool pictures on Instagram or rocking the right underground brand on your bike. I believe that anybody can go on their own bicycle tours and experience the beauty that our world has to offer. I am not referring to just the visual aesthetics of landscapes, but the beauty in every experience you come across with. The small offering of iced cold water by a stranger when you’re standing outside a closed general store, or the prickly touch of a dog’s whiskers as she curiously sniffs the scent of your dust covered shins.
There is no right or wrong way to bicycle tour. Just as long as you’re doing it, you’ll soon learn what works for you and what doesn’t. Don’t let the “experts” (including me) tell you otherwise.
I started this blog in 2013 as a way to document my personal journey from a full-time, 9-to-5 worker to what one would refer to as a lifestyle career. Prior to the last few years, I had never gone on vacation for more than 1 week while working or in transition between jobs, so I made up for it by traveling to multiple locations in the world for 2-3 months at a time every year. Sometimes I even get paid to do it!