Big Lonely Doug with Author Harley Rustad

Meet Harley Rustad, author of Big Lonely Doug: The Story of One of Canada’s Last Great Trees. In this episode, Dirty Freehub’s Sarah Burch interviews Harley about his book for the READ & RIDE program. Learn what inspired Harley to write Big Lonely Doug, how his book has impacted the ecotourism and environmental movements, and so much more!

This podcast is part of READ & RIDE, a program from Dirty Freehub that matches 5-star gravel routes with books to create a memorable journey. Dirty Freehub has created five bike routes to take you to visit Big Lonely Doug and other old-growth trees mentioned in the book. For the routes and more information about the program, visit

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