The League of American Bicyclists has added 15 more communities to its list of Bicycle Friendly Communities.
The 15 are among a list of 61 towns and cities in 27 states honored by the League in this week’s announcement. The others either renewed their status on the Bicycle Friendly list or improved their standings on …
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It’s hard to believe the Tour of California is celebrating its 14th year in 2019.
I remember anxiously awaiting the pre-race announcements for the event that was scheduled to start in February 2006. What was the route? What were the teams? Who would be the top riders (George Hincapie, Floyd Landis, and Levi Leipheimer competed)?
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/12/05/tour-of-california-bike-race-host-cities-announced-for-2019/
If you’re looking for a bicycling themed calendar to help keep track of your busy days as your roll through 2019, consider two that feature Washington rail-trails on their covers.
The calendar I’m most excited about is published by Rails to Trails Conservancy, featuring a photo I took last fall on the Snoqualmie Valley Regional …
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Breaking with tradition, the folks who run Biking Across Kansas — aka BAK — have announced the dates and route of the 2019 across-state bike tour before Christmas this year.
The 2019 west-to-east route runs from Goodland to Atchison from June 8-15. The ride offers the ability to extend the route a few miles to …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/29/biking-across-kansas-announces-2019-tour-route/
Washington state’s reputation as a rainy destination is proved false every summer and fall as blue skies greet bicyclists coming to the Evergreen State.
You’ll notice that the week-long and across-state rides below are scheduled during that sunny period.
The Cascade Bicycle Club and Adventure Cycling Association, both nonprofits, schedule the bulk of the longer …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/27/washington-states-2019-week-long-bicycle-rides/
A Swedish front air suspension fork importer is recalling 5,400 forks used on some Specialized-branded Enduro, Stumpjumper, Fuse, and Levo mountain bicycles.
The company, Öhlins Racing AB, reports four injuries, including a broken rib, after the air cartridge abruptly sprung out of the stanchion tube. Mountain bikers who have the forks mounted on their bikes can …
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The historic wildland fire that swept through Paradise, California, has left 42 people dead and countless others missing. Officials sifting through debris estimate that more than 6,000 structures are destroyed.
Thousands of bicyclists have enjoyed the northern California town’s hospitality over the years on the annual Wildflower Century presented by the Chico Velo Cycling …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/13/wildflower-century-bicyclists-found-relief-in-paradise-now-paradise-needs-relief/
The coastal and mountain roads of California draw touring bicyclists like a magnet. Here are just some of the week-long and across-state bicycle tours already scheduled in California for 2019. More California tours presented by Adventure Cycling Association can be found here.
I plan to update more Pacific Coast bike tours for Oregon and Washington …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/08/24057/
It seems that rail-trails are among the best places to enjoy the fall color from a bicycle.
Maybe it’s because so many are bordered by trees. Even in suburban areas, the trails are often buffered by trees that have sprouted up along the old railroad rights of way.
Or maybe it’s because there’s no threat …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/06/leaf-peeping-along-rail-trails/
I can't close off this cross-country bicycle trip without a postscript, because the tour really didn't end for me when we arrived in Oceanside. Still suffering from wanderlust, the trip ended for me up the Pacific coast with a chance meeting with another cyclist who had ridden ahead of us on our bike tour.
…. It made me realize that while we cross-country bicycle tourists are pedaling throughout the world, we're also cycling in our own world…
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/07/20/bike-tour-1984-postscript-transamerica-tour-comes-full-circle/