Shifting Gears / Meaghan Hackinen

Shifting Gears / Meaghan Hackinen

Show notes

This week Clint and Dawson sit down with Meaghan Hackinen. Meaghan is a Kelowna-based writer and ultra-cyclist whose two-wheeled adventures have taken her from Haida Gwaii to Mexico’s high plateaus, across Canada and the United States, and from North Cape to Tarifa along some of Europe’s highest paved roads. Meaghan loves to compete and doesn’t shy away from pushing her limits. She is a Trans Am Bike Race, Transcontinental Race, NorthCape4000, and Paris-Brest-Paris brevet finisher.

In 2023, Meaghan placed first overall in the Silver State 508, the Buckshot and Lost Elephant bikepacking races, established an overall course record on the Log Driver’s Waltz as an Individual Time Trial, and set a women’s FKT with her second-place finish at the Dark Divide. Meaghan has an MFA in Writing and is the author of two books: South Away: The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels and Shifting Gears: Coast to Coast on the Trans Am Bike Race.

We focus our podcast on her Book Shifting Gears, a Coast to Coast race across the United States. Meaghan is an amazing woman who is pushing her boundaries on a bicycle. Join us as she shares her journey and her insights from her coast to coast race. I have read the book, "Shifting Gears", and it is a book that everyone will enjoy reading.

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