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Joyride034: Let’s talk bike tours, #metoo, and cultivating intuition with writer, artist, and cycle tourist Olivia Round.

Joyriders, Meet Olivia!


On the show I talk with writer, artist, and bicycle tourist Olivia Round who is currently in the process of writing a book about the real reasons behind why she cycled more than 5,000 miles from to Oregon to Florida.
Listen in as Olivia gets real about the uncomfortable motivation for going on tour, cultivating your intuition, the #metoo movement, and the one piece of “essential” gear she didn’t even both to bring.

Topics discussed on the show:

Ketchikan, Alaska

Cultivating your intuition

Tension and righteous rage

The importance of travelling solo for women

An uncomfortable encounter in Montana

Fun solo touring eating habits

Book tour by bike!

Oregon coast trip

Cycling Austria in Lederhosen!

Olivia’s Feels Like Flying portraits & IndieGoGo 

Make sure you check out Olivia’s blog with all those fantastic interviews, and follow her up on Instagram! Tag us in a story if you enjoyed the show!


Coming up on the Bike Love Calendar:

In the Portland area? LET’S RIDE OUR BIKES TO SEE:

 Ovarian Psycos at Hollywood Theater: January 28, 2018 @ 7pm

From the Community Cycling Center:
“The film “Ovarian Psycos” rides along with the Ova’s, exploring the impact of the group’s activism, born of feminist ideals, Indigenous understanding and an urban/hood mentality, on neighborhood women and communities as they confront injustice, racism, and violence, and take back their streets one ride at a time.”

From Friends on Bikes: 

“Ovarian Psyco-Cycles is a women of color cycling group in East L.A. that creates safer streets for women, and gives a voice to those who are disempowered. They inspire us to be strong, resilient and fight for our beliefs as a woman of color.”

Meet up: Ex Novo @ 5:30 pm. Details here.

Film: Hollywood Theater @ 7 pm | Tickets to benefit the Community Cycling Center

Ovarian Psycos – Teaser from Sylvia Frances Films on VimeoHere’s another fantastic clip in this OPB article. 

Live the Revolution!

Get ready for another night of bike love stories! The eighth annual Live The Revolution on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Alberta Abbey in Portland, Oregon.

Live the Revolution is a bicycle-themed storytelling event that benefits The Street Trust and features four storytellers, three of whom are badass women in the Portland cycling community, including the Shero of Black Girls Do Bike Portland and WomenBike Roll Model Keyonda McQuarters. Tickets are $15 in advance, and $17 at the door, get ’em while they last! Learn more here.

Stoked Spoke is a winter series of bicycling adventure presentations produced by Swift Industries. This is a three-part series that highlights bike camping destinations in Cascadia and beyond. Each evening highlighting self-supported bike camping routes complete with maps, slideshow, and planning tips. Have a route you want to share? Click here to apply with Swift.

Tickets: $5 a person. Sold at the door at the Rhino Room (+21)

Doors open at 6:30pm, Presentations 7pm-9pm

January 31st, February 28th, and March 28th

WTF Bikexplorers Summit

Whitefish, Montana August 16-19

This group of rad folx are inviting women trans femme and non binary riders out to #getradberadical and #shredthepatriarchy in Whitefish, Montana, August 16th – 19th. And it looks like BAWOB Lael Wilcox herself might even be there. That’s gonna be a good one friends. More info here.

  • Cycle Oregon Kickoff party January 31
    Liv Portland Winter Warm Up  Feb 3.
  • Worst Day of the Year Ride: February 11
  • Swift Stoked Spoke Series (Seattle): January 31, February 28, March 28
  • Cycle Oregon Joy Ride: June 9
  • World Naked Bike Ride: June 23
  • Cycle Oregon Weekender: July 14-15
  • Seattle-to-Portland: July 14-15
  • WTFbikexplorers summit (Whitefish, Montana): August 16-19
  • Cycle Oregon Classic: September 8-15

Friends, you know I believe in the transformative power of the bike, in our personal lives, our communities, and the world at large. I would be super grateful if you’d leave a rating or review in iTunesStitcher, or via whatever method you listen. It helps more gals find the show, and I believe the more stories we share, the more women who ride, we make this world – both our internal and external worlds – better with every revolution.

Also, I read 5-star reviews out on the show because I love you.

Ratings and reviews help with that, but nothing is better than a personal referral, it’d be rad if you would share the show with even just one woman who you think might dig it.

Never forget, “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

Keep moving forward and until next time I hope you enjoy the ride.

Forever Forward!




By |2018-01-28T03:17:40+00:00January 28th, 2018|community, Podcast|4 Comments


  1. Deb Voorhorst January 29, 2018 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Enjoyed the podcast but not sure how this woman’s personal unfounded fear of men relates to the #metoo movement. No man was in any way responsible for causing her fear. So glad she is finding a way to overcome this disabiltating fear, but please don’t make it the fault of men.

    • Cat January 29, 2018 at 6:54 pm - Reply

      Hi Deb! Thanks for listening.

      I saw a video recently (can’t remember where) with a young girl – like 6 or 7 – saying she was afraid of being raped. It kind of broke my heart. I can’t imagine having a thought like that at her age.

      That video was in my mind when I asked Olivia, as a woman who has experienced a deep-seated fear of men since girlhood, her thoughts on whether the stories of the #metoo movement might contribute to a young girls’ phobia of males. That was the nexus of how we touched on #metoo, and I don’t think there was implied blame of men. Hope it didn’t come off that way.

      I appreciate your thoughts!


  2. Sara B Zalesky February 25, 2018 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    What an amazing story. Thank you for sharing your experiences, Olivia. Keep writing and keep pedaling forward.

    • Cat February 26, 2018 at 12:01 pm - Reply

      I hear Olivia is actually speaking at Stoked Spoke in Seattle! 🙂 Isn’t that rad?!

      Thanks for listening, Sara!

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