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Wandrer on the Singletracks podcast

27 June 2022 by Craig in community

Craig sat down with Jeff from Singletracks and talked about all things Wandrer: where it came from and where it’s going. And of course, he had to give a shout out to the most skilled mountain biker of all time, Chris Akrigg 😘

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Ten thousand cans

5 May 2022 by Craig in community

Erik is cycling every road in Tucson, Arizona (all 3280 miles of them), trying (without much trouble it seems) to collect 10,000 aluminum cans along the way, and discovering adventure and new places close to home. Once the 10,000 cans are collected, the plan is to melt/process them in to a functional piece of art, (like a bike rack). Lots more info here and here and definitely worth a follow on Twitter / Instagram. Prepare to see lots of cans and lots of ridiculous giant trucks.

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Learning Your City, For Better and Worse

19 December 2021 by Pearl in community

Jon describes his adventures riding > 90% of the roads in his hometown of Wigan, UK on the Wet, cold, and angry blog. This description is an entertaining read for those of us who live in an area with many Low Traffic Neighborhoods (extensive cul-de-sac neighborhoods) and have attempted to systematically ride a significant portion of said neighborhoods. Deeply learning about your city isn’t always roses and cherry pies – there’s bad (or nonexistent) cycling infrastructure and depressingly poorly maintained neighborhoods (we’ve observed both of these in Atlanta, too). Jon points out some of the good consequences to this type of completionist exploring, such as knowing the best route from any given points A to B. A highly recommended read and congrats, Jon, on your Wandrering accomplishment.

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Hidden cowboy

22 October 2021 by Pearl in community

A fun consequence of working at Wandrer is getting to see lots of different maps of where wandrers have ridden. And sometimes those maps have hidden surprises contained within!

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It came from Wandrer Earth

8 September 2020 by Pearl in community, reviews

Craig and I thoroughly enjoyed watching this video from OPE! Cycling showing an attempt to ride a century on city streets without backtracking while maximizing new roads. There are so many classic Wandrer-ing moments captured here – unexpected no trespassing signs, climbing over fences, paths that are on the map but disappear into a huge pile of weeds, dead ends at a river.

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Interview with Craig on Kentucky Cycling

1 May 2020 by Pearl in community

Our friends at Kentucky Cycling invited Craig to chat about Wandrer in this video. Nathan and Craig discussed the origins of Wandrer, the details of the data and how the game works, as well as personal details like how Craig got into cycling and how many bikes he owns (an ever changing number).

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