Meaghan Hackinen is a writer and ultra-endurance cyclist from Canada’s West Coast. Her 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 Trans Am Bike Race, NorthCape4000, and Paris-Brest-Paris finisher, as well as the 2019 World 24 Hour Time Trial Champion and Course Record Holder (460.8 miles) in the Women’s Division.
Meaghan’s writing explores relationships, experiences on the road, and encounters with wild places. You can find her creative non-fiction, poetry, and prose in literary journals and cycling magazines, including American Randonneur, Cargo Lit Mag, Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing, The Feathertale Review, The Fieldstone Review, Momentum Mag, One Throne, untethered, and Poetry All Over the Floor, the Tonight It’s Poetry anthology. Her essay “Where the Tide Rushes Between” was a 2016 National Magazine Awards finalist and Best American Essays 2016 Notable Essay; her travel memoir, South Away: The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels (NeWest Press, 2019) was released on October 15 with praise from reviewers, and has been shortlisted for a Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. Meaghan has an MFA in Writing from the University of Saskatchewan. She lives on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan People in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia.