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A chat with Mary McGowan — the Rebel Without a Car. She's a Delaware native now in South Carolina who went from a car-free bike commuter to bike tourist and has discovered a ton of adventure along the way.Upcoming Bikey Events Follow the Underground Railroad Ride... I'm in touch with the folks behind it and trying to get them on the show, but they are just about ready to roll so we might be checking in down the line. Do follow them on instagram for this ride of activism, adventure, protest, resistance and hope... We load a lot of things into that hope bucket for Black Americans these days, but one of those things for me is to see more representation in adventure cycling so I want to make sure you all are aware of this. Support the ride and check out the teaser video. The Interview Mary McGowan is the Rebel Without a Car. She's a Delaware native now in South Carolina who went from bike commuter to bike tourist and has discovered a ton of adventure along the way. Quick sidebar... our audio gets a little garbled here and there but it's a really fun conversation so stick with it and you'll be rewarded like one of those long climbs that pay off with a view at the end. Check Mary out on Insta too. You're the Rebel Without a Car, which speaks to so many of us (even those of us who sheepishly have access to a vehicle). Do you feel like the Rebel Alliance is making some inroads on the Empire car culture? What got you started in bike touring? You've done some pretty great tours I'm jealous of. What was your favorite part about touring in Canada and is poutine in the top 5? Your ACA North Lakes tour looked really interesting - my family on my mom's side is from Michigan but despite that I never got to the Upper Peninsula yet. What's it like cycling amongst the Yoopers? Your most recent ride was up in Vermont, featuring our 2020 sidekick COVID. How did COVID impact your ride?