Category Archive: Bike Touring

Trailer for Trans Am Bike Race film — “Inspired to Ride”

You might remember that last summer some 45 bicyclists took off from Oregon for the first-ever self-contained cross-country bicycle race — The Trans Am Bike Race. No drafting. No sag wagons. No support teams.

Fortunately, a team of filmmakers followed some of them. Here’s a just-released trailer of their film, entitled “Inspired to Ride,” based on the race. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/25/trailer-for-trans-am-bike-race-film-inspired-to-ride/

How to keep your bike gear dry during wet bike camping

Tarp-tent bike camping set  up from  Hendrik Christenhusz

There’s a discussion over at the Facebook page for Loaded Bicycle Touring, where a member asked about the “best ways to deal with nonstop rainy conditions while bike-camping”.

I guess that’s a good way to pose the question, because there’s really no way to stay dry. You just have to deal with it. A few readers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/17/how-to-keep-your-bike-gear-dry-during-wet-bike-camping/

Films promote Montana to bicycle travelers

As spring nears, it’s time to consider when and where you’ll set out for a bicycling adventure this summer. You might want to consider the mountains and valley of the Big Sky state.

A series of films posted at the Epic Montana site on Youtube is promoting the many outdoor pursuits in the state. Among …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/13/films-promote-montana-to-bicycle-travelers/

Snow-plowing on Bicycle Route 10 begins in Cascades

Road equipment at Washington Pass. WSDOT photo

Washington state Department of Transportation crews announced they will begin plowing snow from US Bicycle Route 10 across the Cascade Range on Monday. It could be open in less than four weeks.

Actually, the state announced it was preparing to begin snow-plowing operations on State Route 20, the scenic North Cascades Highway.

But traveling bicyclists …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/12/snow-plowing-on-bicycle-route-10-begins-in-cascades/

Adventure Cycling publishes Route 66 bicycle maps

Bicycle_Route_66

A whole new generation of travelers — this time on bicycles — will begin getting their kicks on Route 66 this spring and summer.

The Adventure Cycling Association released this week its new 6-map set for the Route 66 Bicycle Route that it started working on in 2010.

Just like the song says: “It winds from …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/04/adventure-cycling-publishes-route-66-bicycle-maps/

Caltrans clears way for Route 66 bike route

Negotiated detour for Route 66 in California (click for larger version)

The Adventure Cycling Association will be able to route bicyclists all the way from Chicago to LA on its soon-to-be released Bicycle Route 66 Map Set after Caltrans agreed to open portions of Interstate 40 to bicycles.

Last month, Adventure Cycling reported that its proposed Route 66 bike route was stalled at the California border …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/26/caltrans-clears-way-for-route-66-bike-route/

NPS rolls back proposed user and camping fees on C&O Canal Towpath

Detail from C&O Canal Towpath

A plan to charge an annual fee to bicyclists and other users along the entire length of the 184.5-mile C&O Canal Towpath has been abandoned by the National Park Service.

The park service, which administers the trail that links Washington DC and Cumberland, MD, also is dropping plans to charge a $20 per night fees …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/10/nps-rolls-back-proposed-user-and-camping-fees-on-co-canal-towpath/

Helpful Montana couple honored in Bike Travel Awards

"Trail Angels" Patti and David Bruner; photo from Crazy Guy on a Bike

It must be difficult these days for the Adventure Cycling Association to decide who to honor in its annual Bike Travel Awards.

More people than ever are being nominated for awards associated with helping touring bicyclists get down the road. Alison Riley, awards committee chair, said they received 60 nominations for the 4 awards this year.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/03/helpful-montana-couple-honored-in-bike-travel-awards/

41st Biking Across Kansas announces route

On the road in Kansas, 2011

Can’t really say why, but some of my best memories of bicycling across the US come from Kansas. Maybe it’s the wide open spaces and one century-day after another. That positive vibe was reinforced when I returned with my son to ride the 2011 Biking Across Kansas.

So I’m always interested when 2015 B.A.K. announces …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/01/41st-biking-across-kansas-announces-route/

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.

More information: …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/28/mcclinchy-mile-bike-ride-to-memorialize-victims-of-oso-landslide-on-march-15/

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