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Kifer on a tour in 2003
|Born||October 23, 1945|
|Died||September 14, 2003 (aged 57)|
|Known for||Cycling, Walden|
Ken Kifer (October 23, 1945 – September 14, 2003) was an American writer, bicyclist and webmaster. Kifer was a Walden scholar and admirer of Henry David Thoreau, and wrote Analysis and Notes on Walden. His website is still a source of information on bicycling and especially bicycle touring.
Kifer was born in Pittsburgh to Paul and Dorothy Kifer and moved to Gadsden, Alabama in 1954. He attended Jacksonville State University and was a fan of caving. A keen cyclist, Kifer went on many long and short tours many of which he chronicled on his website, and several that he did not, including one to the west coast of the United States that took him through Montana.
Kifer's web site was, and continues to be, an inspiration to many new and returning cyclists.
- Archives of Ken Kifer's web site: , , on Wayback Machine, at Bike Idaho.
- A Forgotten Hero, an article about cyclist Major Taylor by Kifer.
- Article on Kifer from Adventure Cycling.
- Bicycling Advocacy discussion group started by Kifer.
- Why promote cycling?, Ken Kifer, Letters, The BMJ, 2000 Aug 5; 321(7257): 386.
- "This website is dedicated to the memory of Ken Kifer". Personal.umich.edu. Archived from the original on 2013-11-22. Retrieved 2014-05-03.
- portrait gallery, open road galleryadventure cycling, bicycle touring, bicycle travel, bicycling, cycling, bike touring info, bike touring, bike resources, adventure travel by bike, bike maps, how to bike tour, how to travel by bike, cycling tour (2010-05-02). "Open Road Gallery Online | Resources | Adventure Cycling Association". Adventurecycling.org. Retrieved 2014-05-03.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
- "Ken Kifer killed by drunk". Bikeforums.net. Retrieved 2014-05-03.
- Ken Kifer (2000). "How to Get into Any Cave". Retrieved 2018-08-18.
- Zombie Cyclist (2016-04-16). "Ken Kifer Revisited". Retrieved 2018-08-18.