Category Archive: Bike Touring

McClinchy Mile bike ride to memorialize victims of Oso landslide on March 15

Mount Pilchuck overlooks many roads in Snohomish County

An annual early season bicycle ride in Snohomish County has been renamed the McClinchy Mile Oso Strong Ride as a memorial to people and communities affected by last year’s tragic Oso landslide.

The bike ride is Sunday, March 15, 2015, and comprises 34- or 56-mile options from Arlington to Darrington and back along the Stillaguamish River.

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Proposed Route 66 bike route stalls at California border; contact Caltrans

Lonely stretch of Route 66; Adventure Cycling photo

The song says Route 66 “winds from Chicago to LA, more than two thousand miles all the way. …”

The Adventure Cycling Association’s bicycle route version of that famous highway corridor, however, doesn’t make it to LA. It’s stalled at Needles, California.

That’s because Caltrans won’t give bicycles legal access to use a 144-mile stretch of Interstate …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/27/proposed-route-66-bike-route-stalls-at-california-border/

2015 RAGBRAI: Sioux City to Davenport and optional gravel

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It’s official. Organizers of Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) announced on Saturday that this year’s route would start in Sioux City and end in Davenport.

It’s the first time those cities have been the bookends for the grand-daddy of all across-state bicycle tours since the first RAGBRAI in 1973.

The expected 10,000-plus cyclists in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/24/2015-ragbrai-sioux-city-to-davenport-and-optional-gravel/

Bike touring scholarships offered by Adventure Cycling Association

Scholarship poster

If you can earn a scholarship to attend college, why not for other types of higher learning — such as bicycle touring?

The Adventure Cycling Association is offering two scholarships for young adults aged 18-25 to attend one of its educational courses this year.

The recipients will receive the costs of traveling to the course …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/14/bike-touring-scholarships-offered-by-adventure-cycling-association/

National Park Service proposes entrance/camping fees for C&O Canal Towpath

Park service proposes fees to ride on C&O Canal  Towpath

Bicyclists using the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath, one of the most popular bike touring trails in the nation, are facing new user fees along the entire length of the 184.5-mile trail from Washington DC to Cumberland, Maryland.

Also, a $20 per night fee would be charged for the currently free hiker-biker campsites that are located along the trail.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/12/national-park-service-proposes-entrancecamping-fees-for-co-canal-towpath/

Vintage global bicycle tour photos on display at UCLA

Image from the Sachtleben Allen expedition

We’ve all probably seen photos, slides and digital images taken on bicycle tours. But an exhibition at the Fowler Museum at UCLA displays amazing photographs taken by two early bicycle explorers traveling in the Middle East more than 100 years ago.

Entitled “Round Trip: Bicycle Asia Minor 1891″, the exhibition features photos taken by  Americans William Sachtleben …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/09/vintage-global-bicycle-tour-photos-on-display-at-ucla/

Images from a four-continent bicycle tour

Selected pages from Bicycle Around the World

The global bicycle travels of  photographer Paul Jeurissen and writer Grace Johnson are presented in photos in a newly released, free e-book entitled “Bicycling Around the World.”

“Wherever we go, we search out bike culture, dramatic landscapes and remote places,” Grace writes. “By the end of this book, we hope you’ll agree that the world …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/04/images-from-a-four-continent-bicycle-tour/

U.S. Bicycle Route System grows by 2,000 miles in 2014

Approved bicycle routes in bold

Traveling bicyclists can follow more than 8,000 miles of signed bicycle routes around the country after an association of state highway officials approved more than 2,000 miles of corridors in 2014.

The latest round of approvals in December by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials comprises 1,200 miles added to the U.S. Bicycle Route …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/12/26/u-s-bicycle-route-system-grows-by-2000-miles-in-2014/

13 of Pittsburgh’s steepest hills in one bike ride

Cyclists begin climb up cobblestones. Photo by Liz Reid, WESA 90.5, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station

Pittsburgh’s hilly streets won’t be alive with the sound of music on Saturday. What you’ll hear is the panting and grunting of hundreds of cyclists participating in the annual Dirty Dozen Bike Ride.

This is the 32nd annual running of the contest in which cyclists tackle 13 of the steepest hills in the city on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/11/28/13-of-pittsburghs-steepest-hills-in-one-bike-ride/

Two giant charity bike rides collect millions for cancer research

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Two of the biggest — if not the biggest — charity bike rides in the nation raised a total of $62 million for cancer research this year. The checks were presented to the beneficiary medical centers in ceremonies earlier this month.

That’s an amazing amount of support and success, especially considering that these are just …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/11/19/two-giant-charity-bike-rides-collect-millions-for-cancer-research/

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