A native of Ireland, Michael now calls Sweden home. When he’s not running his jewelery company or being a husband and raising four kids, he spends his time exploring. Never content to sit still if he’s not on an adventure he’s designing the next one. Not that it always goes according to plan but if there’s no hike-a-bike involved then it’s not really bikepacking, right? Michael’s obsession is photography and as a keen amateur he loves to document his bikepacking travels. Mongolia, Georgia and Oman to name a few, but he’s equally happy on a local tour.
Winter riding can be daunting even for the most seasoned riders. And when your first winter ride is also your first group ride, the stakes are even higher. Throw in the fact that the uninitiated is a young teenage boy, and the strength of character needed to complete such a ride becomes inspirational. Tuesday, 2nd … [ Read More ]
Not all adventures have to involve bringing along a ton of gear and staying out for multiple days. In fact, you don’t even have to stay out the night to have a fantastic outdoor experience on two wheels. Revelate ambassador, Michael O’Dwyer of @bikepackingsweden is the king of finding great routes that aren’t too far … [ Read More ]
We left Stockholm driving north in our car loaded with adventure gear. Finally my wife and I were going to get some alone time together. It was to be Linnea’s first bikerafting adventure and was slightly nervous at the prospect of spending several days in the remote forest of the Örebro Region in central Sweden. … [ Read More ]
To dare to cycle on fresh ice you need to know how to read the signs. You need to test and make sure about what you want to do and that where you want to ride is safe. If it’s not and you break through the surface it could end up being a fatal mistake. … [ Read More ]
My wife understood that I had been working too hard in the build-up to Christmas. It’s normal for my line of work. It was agreed that after a few days’ rest and serious attention to the kids, I could take some time for myself. Newly armed with a packraft and a fat bike I could … [ Read More ]