My name is Aline, and I’m a freelance writer and content creator from Germany. I grew up in a small town in Bavaria and always loved to write, so I moved to Berlin to study Film and European Literature. I spent most of my time in college writing academic papers, tv scripts, novels and short stories. I worked for small tv companies and big companies, like Axel Springer.
Eight years later, I realized that something was missing, but I couldn’t figure out what it was. “Maybe Germany isn’t big enough for me,” I thought. “Maybe I’ll find my purpose abroad.” So I sold most of my stuff and moved to Los Angeles to get married to my long-term boyfriend. Everything seemed perfect, yet I always felt like I was living someone else’s life.
Once I started riding my commuter bike along the beach, everything fell into place.
I’ve always been far from being athletic, but suddenly, I wanted to ride far, and I wanted to ride fast. A friend helped me build a titanium road bike, and a whole new world opened up. I started to reconnect with myself and realized that I had to take matters into my own hands. So I filed for divorce, moved into a shabby little studio, and met Mitchell, a wonderful human being who shares my passion for cycling.
In Fall 2018, we left LA and moved to Germany to build a home base from where we can travel the world on our bikes. I made peace with the idea that I’ll probably never be the kind of person who settles down at one place and works a 9 to 5 job. I can’t stand still, and cycling gives me the perfect opportunity to break free.
I created Aline Goes Cycling and my Instagram Account @alinevedgd because I want to inspire others to become who they’re meant to be, no matter how difficult the road might seem. You can always walk, but cycling will get you to your destination a lot faster. Promise!