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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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  1. Ed Weirauch

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

    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.


    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.


    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

    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.

  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


    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.

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