Category: Bike Touring

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/03/04/bicycling-through-time-with-lewis-and-clark/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/03/02/bicycle-tours-in-oregon-idaho-and-wide-open-wyoming/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/03/01/cyclists-on-your-left-right-in-between/

RAAM bicycle race: faster and faster

Contestants cycling in the Race Across America are turning in faster and faster times. Now the RAAM organizers are launching an event that starts with the other bicyclists, but finishes in 24 hours.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/02/23/raam-bicycle-race-faster-and-faster/

Seattle bicycle show: Pack 'em up

Here's a hand-built touring bicycle that travelers can fold up and stick in a suitcase. The Rodriguez Bicycle company has been hand-building bikes in Seattle for more than 30 years. At this year's Seattle bicycle expo the firm displayed its W-2 Adventure. The touring bicycle features S and S Couplings, which allow it to be folded and packed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/02/21/seattle-bicycle-show-pack-em-up/

Bicycle tourists retrace the steps of Lewis and Clark

Hundreds of modern day explorers are cycling on two wheels to follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark as the nation commemorates the expedition's 200th anniversary.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/02/18/bicycle-tourists-retrace-the-steps-of-lewis-and-clark/

One week to register for Bike Florida

Bike Florida's Red Hills to the Sea bicycle tour cuts off registration this Friday, Feb. 18. The ride, which features worm gruntin' (whatever that is) and oyster shuckin' (I know what that is, yum), begins its week-long tour of the Florida Panhandle on March 19. It's the earliest multi-day state bicycle tour I have listed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/02/14/one-week-to-register-for-bike-florida/

Bike Virginia misses the summit this year

One of my fondest memories of cycling Bike Virginia in 2000 was struggling up a narrow, winding road to the Blue Ridge Parkway. There were about 1,100 cyclists on the bicycle tour that year, and I remember hearing a lot of fear and loathing the night before the climb about the steep grade. When we reached the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/02/13/bike-virginia-misses-the-summit-this-year/

Rescue

Traveling independently on a self-contained bicycle tour means no sag wagon, no mechanics, and no large group to look to for support.
But no matter how bad things might get, it seems that someone always shows up at just the right moment to lend a hand, offer a lift, or provide a place to stay.
Touring cyclists call this a rescue. Here's how my friend and I were rescued once while cycling the TransAmerica Trail in 1984.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/02/11/rescue/

Retirement and independence on a bicycle seat

Roscoe and Ann Phillips are a retired couple who use their free time to take self-contained bicycle tours of the US and Europe. Here, they add Canada to their itinerary.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/02/10/retirement-and-independence-on-a-bicycle-seat/