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Contact Gene Bisbee at: ebis50@yahoo.com

Years ago, my wife started calling me Biking Bis as I always seemed to be itching for a bike ride. I thought it was an appropriate name of the blog because there are so many people like me who are planning their next ride.

The blog started out devoted entirely to bicycle touring. I soon realized that there were bicycle-related topics beyond touring that I found interesting — advocacy, pro bike racing, recreational riding — so I’ve included those as well.

Beyond bicycling “news,” this website contains updated lists of hundreds of bike ride events. Across State Bicycle Tours comprises multi-day bicycle tours in all 50 states and British Columbia. There’s an exhaustive list of charity bike rides, as well as weekend bike rides in the Pacific Coast region — California, Oregon and Washington state.

Essentially, I’d like this to be the place where bicycle tourists or weekend riders can go to find bicycling opportunities and to keep up-to-date with cycling news so they can say over a beer at the end of a ride: “Hey, did you hear about ….. ?”

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15 comments

  1. Ed Weirauch

    CONTACT: Ed Weirauch, 302-528-8847, edweirauch@earthlink.net

    FIRST MULTI-DAY TOUR OF DE-PA BORDER ANNOUNCED
    New bike tour explores the Delaware-Pennsylvania border, also known as the Brandywine Valley

    The Brandywine Valley Bike Tour (http://www.BrandywineValleyBikeTour.com), a new bike weekend that takes bicyclists along the scenic terrain where northern Delaware meets southeastern Pennsylvania, is set for the weekend of August 11 and 12, announced event organizer Ed Weirauch.

    “This is a tremendous biking region with beautiful scenery, varying terrain and lots of lightly traveled roads,” says Weirauch, who has led bike tours throughout the mid-Atlantic region. “There haven’t been multi-day bike tours here and I’m so inspired by this region that I developed this tour to share with others what I think of as my back yard.”

    Bicyclists will ride in the morning along marked routes with rest stops and technical support and then on their own, take in the cultural attractions that make the Brandywine Valley such a popular destination. “The Brandywine Tour’s starting point is within two hours of Baltimore, Harrisburg and northern New Jersey and just a few miles off Rt. 95 in Wilmington making for a convenient weekend getaway,” Weirauch adds.

    Ride options on Saturday include the challenging 62- or 75- mile Conquer the Hills featuring 15 of the Brandywine Valley’s most scenic hills; the 50-mile Ride the Rollers which is an easier route; and a 25 mile route that’s a mixture of both.

    “Each of these options go deep into the Brandywine Valley where bicyclists will ride along the Brandywine River and its far-reaching network of streams and creeks, through open fields, deep woods and vegetable and horse farms,” Weirauch explains. “I’ve ridden my bike in 15 states throughout the US and this region ranks right up there with what I have experienced in California, Virginia and New England.”

    Sunday’s ride travels along the northern branches of the Brandywine and reaches into Philadelphia’s Main Line suburbs before ending near a refurbished house circa 1725 and the Brandywine River Museum and its collection of Wyeth family art.

    “We’ll ride near the DuPont family legacies including Winterthur, Longwood Gardens as well as the Delaware Art Museum so once bicyclists finish their ride, these attractions are right there. If I didn’t live here already, I’d make it a long weekend,” says Weirauch of Wilmington, DE.

    Registration fees are less than $100 for the weekend (by June 11) and participants can check http://www.BrandywineValleyBikeTour.com for a list of participating hotels and bed and breakfast inns.

    Weirauch is a public relations consultant who rides approximately 3,500 miles every year, mostly in the Brandywine Valley. In the past, he led MidAtlantic Bike Tours, a series of bike weekends for small groups.
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  2. SaddleAmericana

    All right Biking Bis—thanks for representing the world of cycling, and especially the world of long distance touring! Keep up the good work!

    If you or any other readers have bicycle-related stories, art, or other materials you want published, check out Saddle Americana, a bike culture publication created by the cycling community itself! We publish a daily blog, a quarterly eBook, and a yearly print compendium.

    http://saddleamericana.blog.com/submit/

    Pedal well!

  3. Cindy Houts

    Please join us for the 4th annual Wheels for Meals Ride on October 20, 2012 in the beautiful Livermore Valley wine region. We have a maximum of 1000 riders this year.

    https://www.wheelsformealsride.com/

    With three routes to choose from, we have something for all levels:

    A family friendly 15 mile route, great for kids and beginners
    A 35 mile route for those who are looking for more of a challenge
    Our 70 mile route is strenuous with steep climbs and fast descents, perfect end of season ride for the experienced cyclist
    All of our routes are fully supported with SAG vehicles, well stocked rest stops, route markings, and cue sheets. All riders are treated to an excellent post-ride BBQ with live music, booths, and ice cream!

    Alameda County Meals on Wheels supports the delivery of over 2,200 meals to homebound seniors every week day across the county. The Wheels for Meals ride raises money through registration and rider solicited fundraising. We offer incentives for those who choose to fundraise, and a grand prize for the rider or volunteer who raises the most!

    Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at the Wheels for Meals Ride! Saturday, October 20, 2012

  4. Donna

    I love the ride photos on the top of the website. Is it possiible to state where these rides are? would love to ride there but don’t know where there is .

  5. Brenda

    First time I see your blog. Landed in here while doing a search for bike groups, events, something where I could learn and keep my recently discovered passion for biking . Love it! Very informative and inspiring!
    Thanks! Brenda

  6. Kundan

    Hi,
    Really great Post! I’ve enjoyed reading through your blog http://www.bikingbis.com/ because of the great style and energy. I have a blog on travel theme. If you’re interested, we would love to have you on as a guest blogger. Please send me an e-mail and I can give you more information. Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thanks

  7. Robin Wilkerson

    Please include our scenic wine country ride on your calendar.

    Join your hosts, the Cloverdale Rotary for the 6th annual Asti Tour de Vine, a 25k, 50k, 100k, or 100m (century) bicycle tour. The tour is on Saturday, October 19, 2013, and takes place in Northern Sonoma County, California’s breathtaking wine country. This exclusive ride is limited in size, and is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Cloverdale.

    October is the perfect season for a bike tour in beautiful Northern Sonoma County. Ride on uncrowded routes through charming rural valleys, past autumn-hued vineyards, alongside the meandering Russian River, and on pathways overlooking Lake Sonoma.

  8. juls goodwin

    Hello:

    Cool website! I am starting a commercial business and specializing in California bike trips. Is there a way to list my longer California trips with you? Going to have a Bigfoot ride and a northern coast ride announced soon. Will also be offering a specialized rental van for on road bikers, for those interested in forming their own group and needing a sag wagon and driver.

    Juls Goodwin

  9. Bill wooton

    Shenandoah fall foliage bike festival…2 days based in staunton va….see their web site. Variety of route lengths..excellent organization and scenery is grade A.

  10. shannon dixon

    Hi there,

    We would love you to add a fantastic women’s only cycling event onto your calendar…

    Spinderella
    June 21, 2014
    Pocatello, Idaho
    http://www.SpinderellaRide.com

    Thanks!!!!

  11. Lauren Benshoof

    Join us for the Young Survival Coalition Tour de Pink- West Coast
    Dates: October 17-19, 2014
    Location: Paso Robles, CA to Pt. Mugu, CA
    Event Description: A multi-day, 200+/- mile bike ride that will take riders through some of California’s most scenic territory. Beginning in Paso Robles, participants will travel to San Luis Obispo through Cambria and Morro Bay. On day two, riders will continue on to Solvang and finish at Point Mugu on day three. This route will take riders through the vineyards and along the Pacific Ocean, some of California’s most scenic bike terrain. 2014 marks Tour de Pink West Coast’s fifth year.Cost: $125 for 3-Day riders with a $2500 fundraising minimum, $99 for 1-Day rider with a $350 fundraising minimum
    Website: http://www.ysctourdepink.org/site/TR/TourdePink/TourdePink-WestCoast?fr_id=1401&pg=entry
    Phone:646-257-3000
    Email: info@ysctourdepink.org
    Contact: Kristen Buckler

  12. breda

    Good Morning,
    I am a volunteer at the the Alzheimer’s Association looking to spread the word for our 2014 Ride to End Alzheimer’s. Thank you in advance for your support!
    Breda

    RIDE TO END ALZHEIMER’S

    This year’s Ride to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Saturday, July 12, in Devens MA and we invite you to participate as a rider or volunteer. It will be another exciting year with a 2 mile Family Ride as well as 30 mile, 62 mile, and 100 mile route options through Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, followed by post-race food and prizes. For more information, please visit http://www.rtrendalz.org or call 617-868-6718.

    Your participation plays a crucial role in funding research that advances our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, helps to identify new treatment strategies, and furthers our knowledge of brain health and disease prevention. Together we are MOVING to find a cure to end Alzheimer’s disease.

  13. Josh

    Hi Gene,

    Everyone here at DuVine loves your site and what you are doing for the world of cycling. Keep it up!

    We have just started a very special partnership and I would love to get your help to spread the word. Together with the Pan-Mass Challenge, Autism Speaks, National MS Society and the Travis Manion Foundation, we’ve developed what we’re calling Travel for Change. For every booking made on a classic 6-day DuVine bike tour in August, we will be donating $150 ($300 per couple) to a participating charity of the traveler’s choice. It’s that easy.

    We love the idea of giving back while having fun and wish we could get more people involved in this wonderful opportunity. In a sense, we’re putting our money where our mouth is to help out some of the greatest organizations making the world a better place.

    Find out more on our website at: http://www.duvine.com/blog/1716/Travel-for-Change

  14. Debbie Brubaker

    Hi Gene – Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog and website. What a great service to the cycling community :)

    We at the California Bicycle Coalition would like to share with everyone the announcement of our inaugural fundraising bike tour from Santa Barbara to San Diego.

    When – October 31 to November 5, 2014
    Where – Santa Barbara to San Diego

    The California Bicycle Coalition’s inaugural California by Bike Surf ‘N Turf Tour is the most fun you’ll have raising money for better bicycling in California. Tour southern California’s beautiful coastline with fantastic new friends and enjoy great accommodations and food and connections with fellow bicyclists committed to bettering every Californian’s cycling experience. Our unique position as leaders of California’s bike movement will give us special access to community leaders and superstars in the bike world whom you’ll get to meet. Proceeds benefit the Better Bikeways campaign, advocating for more funding and improved design for bikeways in California, and the Give Me 3 campaign, created to promote awareness of the Three Feet for Safety Act going into effect in September 2014. Lodging, full rest stops, most meals, SAG and mechanic support, jersey, and entertainment included in the tour price of $2,150. You can fundraise to support your ride which we’ll make easy with a personal fundraising page or register with the full price and reserve your spot outright. Registration fee is $100.00.

    The California by Bike Surf ’N Turf Tour is your opportunity to make a difference for every person who desires to live, breathe and maintain a healthy, happy lifestyle in our state – while having a great deal of fun.

    For more info, please see our website https://calbike.org/surfnturf/ or email debbie@calbike.org.

  15. scott

    Thanks Gene, Sent a message to Greg this am Photo is beyond me as this mail is my extent Hopefully the poster will literally live forever as I really like it want it framed now as I am excited about these replys. Thank you, Sincerely,Scott

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