"It's important to find the right balance between work and play, and to be a mentor to my children."
Name: Christopher Panasky
Discipline: Cycling, Bikepacking
From: Chelsea, QC
Instagram: @bikepackadventures / @bike_tour_adventures
Website: www.biketouradventures.com / www.bikepackadventures.ca
Podcast: Bike Tour Adventures Podcast
"My name is Chris, and I'm not just a husband, father and teacher, but I am also a world traveller who has lived in 6 countries and travelled to over 40. I think it's important to find the right balance between work and play, and to be a mentor to my children so that they know anything is achievable if they are willing to try and work for it.
As an athlete I have been riding bikes for as long as I can remember. About a decade ago I started to do triathlon, because it seemed like the right amount of challenge. After 7 years of amature triathlon and duathlon racing I moved on to gravel biking and endurance cycling - setting to fastest known time (FTK) records on bikepacking routes in Ontario and Quebec..
I started the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast in 2019 and have interviewed bike tourers from around the world to share my passion for bike touring and bike adventures. More recently I created the Bikepack Adventures website to share bikepacking routes throughout the region and ultimately, further afield."