Meaghan Hackinen

The Writer and Racer

Hometown

British Columbia, Canada

Meaghan Hackinen is a bikepacker, writer, and adventure seeker 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. She is a 4X Everester, as well as a Trans Am Bike Race, North Cape 4000, Alberta-Rockies-700, Transcontinental Race, and Paris-Brest-Paris finisher. She holds women’s course records for the BC Epic 1000, The Big Lonely, and the World 24 Hour Time Trial Championships.

Meaghan shares her journey with others primarily through her writing: her debut travel memoir, South Away: The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels (NeWest Press, 2019) was shortlisted for two Canadian book awards. Her upcoming release, Shifting Gears: Coast to Coast on the Trans Am Bike Race (forthcoming from NeWest Press, 2023) documents her entry into self-supported bikepacking races and the challenges, joys, and friendships accompanying it. In 2023 Meaghan was awarded the DotWatcher Jack of All Trades award, for her success on the bike on a variety of events, everything from ITTs to Grand Departs.