Annalisa and Erik

is creating Miles of Portraits, a magazine and film

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Miles of Portraits is a magazine and film series about the people we meet as we ride our bikes around the world. It’s a celebration of goodwill and the many ways the bicycle brings us together. Think Humans of New York –– on a bicycle.

We're inviting you to support the work we are creating by becoming a member of the trail family.

Because Miles of Portraits is more than work –– it’s our passion; our drive. It’s a collection of stories on kindness in the midst of bad news. It’s a collection propelled by our bicycles –– vehicles that we’ve come to deem as synonymous with happiness, vehicles that have challenged perceptions on what is possible with type 1 diabetes and have gotten me through the loss of my mother.

Every time we take a selfie with a Dexcom-wearing toddler at an REI event, watch tears stream down faces of audience members, or are approached by someone who was inspired by us to go on their first overnight bike trip, it becomes clearer and clearer that we are on the right path.

As Erik says, every generation has different tools to build their own dreams.

Every member of the trail family supports the work we are creating and gets:
  • The Miles of Portraits magazine subscription
  • Bicycle tip and recipe videos to inspire you to get out there yourself
  • Stickers and posters
  • Exclusive deals with sponsors

Our Mile Markers:
  • 25 out of 1,000: The Foundation
    • Get our wheels turning
    • Special gift: Postcards from the road plus a postcard pack
  • 100 out of 1,000: Get Out And Ride
    • Sponsored by “you” videos and bonus downloadable content
    • Special gift: A 16oz stainless steel mug with Miles of Portraits stamped into it
  • 250 out of 1,000: Voices Of The People
    • We’re starting a podcast!
    • Special gift: Invitation to read our podcast credits and thank yous
  • 500 out of 1,000: Making Memories
    • Launch our photography store
    • Special gift: Access to limited edition prints
  • 1,000 out of 1,000: Around The World
    • Time to celebrate! We’ve circumnavigated the globe.
    • Special gift: The coffee table book

Here's what you'll be supporting:

  • The counteraction of all the bad news we’ve been hearing –– through the stories we tell about kindness
  • Bicycle travel advocacy and all the places it can take you
  • The dreams of two type 1 diabetics and the advocacy they bring to this disease
  • The power of cycling after loss
  • Our encouragement for people to move in a sedentary world

Follow along!
Instagram:  @milesofportraits@annalisavdbergh@erikdouds

Press and coverage:

Biking cross-country helped this woman feel empowered and at peace ― so she did it twice

The Ups and Down of Touring with Type 1 Diabetes

2 Your Health: Touring with Type 1 Diabetes

What I learned bicycling my way across America

Cyclists with type one diabetes pedaling to Albuquerque, makes stop in Tucson

Woman Bikes 4,000 Miles to Honor Her Late Mother


Unique adventure. Biking around the world to share people's stories in a new film

15 of 50 patrons
The Foundation
  • Get our wheels turning
  • Hire a community manager
  • Special gift: Postcards from the road
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