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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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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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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No last names are needed here. Lance is scheduled to appear Friday on Oprah's TV show. He's supposed to talk about bicycle racing and his work with cancer research and survivors. Rockstar girlfriend Sheryl (Crow) also will be interviewed. Then Lance and Oprah will race bikes. I've been known to videotape obscure bicycle races for later …
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At one time, only the state-run Flying Pigeon bicycle plant operated in China's Tianjin. Today, there are upwards of 800 bicycle and bicycle parts makers there.
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Those small bicycling rides can add up. Instead of waiting until my mood and the weather is just right for a big ol' monster bicycle ride, I've been using my bicycle for light errands in whatever the weather. Here in the Northwest, that usually means drizzle and temperatures in the upper 30s to 40s — …
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