Category: Bike Touring

A summer's worth of cycling in Washington

Starting in early April, bicyclists in Washington State can find an organized cycling event to ride in just about every weekend through October.

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The list I compiled over this past weekend starts with a colorful ride through the tulips and ends …

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Win a Maryland bicycle shop in 25 words — or more

The owners of a bicycle shop on the C and O Canal in Hancock, Maryland, are offering their business to the best essayist. The business includes the shop, a general store, and bunkhouse for folks bicycle touring on the 185-mile trail along the Potomac River.

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TransAmerica bicycle route's unforgettable Cookie Lady

When I set out to ride by bicycle cross-country 21 years ago, I didn't expect to meet so many helpful and remarkable people along the way.
There was Lazy Louie in Missouri, the preacher in Elk Garden, and a Navajo Code Talker in Arizona. But the first, and most memorable, person I met was June “The Cookie Lady” Curry.

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Bicycle route's Cookie Lady doing “remarkably well”; needs help

June “The Cookie Lady” Curry, who suffered a stroke in February is doing “remarkably well,” according to close friend Joyce Cooke.

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June lives in Afton, Virginia, a town on the TransAmerican bicycle route. She has provided refreshments and a place to stay …

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Bicycle tour repeat: 38 years later

A 62-year-old cyclist from Kentucky is embarking on a cross-country bicycle trek this summer to teach kids a lesson. Joe Bowen is cycling 14,000 miles to retrace the route he took 38 yeas ago. Along the way, he'll file reports aimed at schools in eastern Kentucky.

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This 2005 Tour starts in Paris, Texas

Can't afford to travel to Paris to see the conclusion of this year's Tour de France? The Bartlesville (OK) Examiner Enterprise suggests riding the Oklahoma Freewheel, which starts in Paris, Texas — Eiffel Tower and all.

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TransAmerica bicycle route's Cookie Lady recovering from a stroke

Bicycle tourists who have ridden the Bikecentennial route through Virginia have surely met June Curry, the “Cookie Lady.” She has dispensed cool water and cookies to thousands of weary bicyclists struggling up the steep climb to Rockfish Gap in the Shenandoah Mountains. The Richmond Times Dispatch reports that June, 84, suffered a stroke on Feb. 20 …

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Bicycling through time with Lewis and Clark

Bicyclists riding the Lewis & Clark trail can keep track of what was happening to the expedition 200 years earlier in its journals. Now a blog adds a wider perspective to the expedition.

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Bicycle tours in Oregon, Idaho and wide open Wyoming

John Aeby's column in the Eugene (Ore.) Register Guard nails the reason behind taking weeklong bicycle rides… “disconnecting yourself from your workaday life.” (updated March 3)

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Cyclists on your left… right… in between

I don't want to sound like an anal retentive bicycle killjoy, but this picture scares the heck out of me. The photo, taken by Karen Ducey, appeared in Monday's Seattle Post-Intelligencer story about the annual Chilly Hilly ride. Because of unseasonably decent weather, some 5,000 bicyclists showed up to pedal the 33-mile ride on Bainbridge …

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