Category: Bike Touring

Bicycle trails springing forth

New bicycle trails — or plans for new trails — are blooming across the country this spring.

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The Seattle Times reports a section of the Centennial Trail in Snohomish County will be opened on Saturday. It's just one of the …

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The 9/11 bicycle tour

What inspires Don Boehly to keep pedaling?

The 49-year-old handyman from Grayson, Ky., is cycling through all 50 states to raise awareness for the families of the victims of 9/11.

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He began bicycling Sept. 1, 2003, and so far has …

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Deadlines coming up for multi-day state bicycle tours

The deadline to apply for that rolling bicycle party called the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) is coming up on April 1.

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So many people want to ride, that the Iowa event organizers limit participation to 8,500 …

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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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