Category Archive: Bike Touring

Dope bike tour rolling down the West Coast from Seattle

Scott Pearse on a ferry

Bicycle tours are considered a “green” alternative to taking vacations by car.

Scott Pearse is taking that “green” connection a step further. He intends to visit as many examples of the marijuana culture as possible on the West Coast bike tour he’s taking for DOPE Magazine.

I know, you probably didn’t know there could be such …

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30 places to camp for Bike Travel Weekend — June 3-5

Bike campers on John Wayne Pioneer Trail - 2012

Interactive map of bicycle-friendly camping in western Washington

Adventure Cycling Association is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Bikecentennial 76 this summer by sponsoring National Bike Travel Weekend on June 3-5.
This is supposed to be fun, so there aren’t any hard and fast rules — except you need to ride a bicycle.

The Adventure Cycling staff just wants people to get in the bike-traveling mood this summer. Camp, stay at an inn, or plop down on a couch you found …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/23/where-you-might-camp-for-bike-travel-weekend-june-3-5/

Another Transamerica bicycle tour — 40 years later

Terry Taylor

With the 40th anniversary of the 1976 Bikecentennial bike tour rolling out this year, a lot of people are finding ways to commemorate the event.

Terry Taylor is one of them. A life-long bicyclist since he received his first bike from his father in 1944, Terry participated in that first Transamerica bike ride in 1976.

Now, at …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/18/another-transamerica-bicycle-tour-40-years-later/

Elevation gain — Cycle Oregon vs. Ride the Rockies

Day 4 of Cycle Oregon

Which week-long bicycle tour has the most elevation gain — a 457-mile ride along the Pacific Coast in Oregon or a 403-mile bicycle tour over five Rocky Mountain passes in Colorado?

If you guessed Cycle Oregon’s 457-mile option, you’d be correct.

The 2016 Ride the Rockies summits at least five high altitude mountain passes, totaling …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/02/28/elevation-gain-cycle-oregon-vs-ride-the-rockies/

Proposed laws affecting Missouri bicyclists defy logic

BWorks in St. Louis shows what 15 foot flag looks like

As a reader from St. Louis suggests, “crazy season has come early to Missouri.”

At least that’s the case for one legislator, Republican Rep. Jay Houghton of Martinsburg.

It started with his HB 2046, which would require all bicycles using “lettered” county roads to display a fluorescent orange flag suspended 15 feet above the road …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/02/16/proposed-laws-affecting-missouri-bicyclists-defy-logic/

More bike route announcements for across-state summer tours

B.A.K. jersey (info below)

Across state bike ride organizers are firming up routes and overnight host cities for many of this summer’s week-long bicycle tours.

You may hear more about long-distance bicycle tours this summer as this marks the 40th anniversary of the first Bikecentennial bike rides in 1976.

Here’s a quick list of across-state bike tours that have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/02/11/more-bike-route-announcements-for-across-state-summer-tours/

‘Breaking Away’ star will appear at vintage bicycle show and ride

Dennis Christopher as Dave Stoller in Breaking Away

Actor Dennis Christopher is returning to his role as a bicyclist to participate in the Eroica California vintage bike show and ride in April.

Christopher, 57, played a young cyclist in the 1979 coming-of-age movie “Breaking Away”, in which he and a group of friends figure out their roles in life after high school.

Known …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/02/02/breaking-away-star-will-appear-at-vintage-bicycle-show-and-ride/

Across state bike tour takes a cue from Hollywood

RASDAKlogo

You gotta applaud any effort to make a cross-state bicycle tour more fun, interesting, and relevant than it could be on its own.

So I’m tickled to learn that the theme for RASDak (Ride Across South Dakota) is the “Grit and Bear It Ride.” It commemorates the saga of local frontiersman Hugh Glass, whose escapades …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/01/27/across-state-bike-tour-takes-a-cue-from-hollywood/

RAGBRAI bike route across Iowa announced for 2016

Route for 2016 RAGBRAI bike ride

If you’re considering to ride in the grand-daddy of all across-state bicycle tours — RAGBRAI — this summer, organizers announced this year’s route at the annual gala on Saturday night.

The Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa is July 23 to July 30, so don’t worry, all the corn pone from this year’s primary …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/01/23/ragbrai-bike-route-across-iowa-announced-for-2016/

Fines don’t worry cross-country cyclist on New York Citi Bike

Tanenhaus

Choosing a durable bike for a cross-country bicycle tour is a good idea. When Jeffrey Tanenhaus chose a ride for his adventure, he went to a most familiar source — the New York City Bike bike share system.

Tanenhaus set off from New York City back on Aug. 6 on one of 12,000 bikes in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/01/08/fines-dont-worry-cross-country-cyclist-on-new-york-citi-bike/

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