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Choosing a glorious day to launch a bicycle tour

Wendell Poole III

What better day to start your bicycle travels than a sparkling clear spring day in April.

That’s how it worked out for Wendell Poole III, whom I happened upon while completing a Green River Trail-Interurban Trail loop in Kent on Thursday.

As I headed north and the temperature pushed toward 70 degrees early in the …

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New Maine bike tour launches in 2013

Tents at Cadillac Challenge in Maine

Bicyclists who want to spend a week exploring the land of moose and lobsters should be interested in a new week-long, mass bicycle tour that starts in Maine next year.

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine will present BikeMaine for the first time in 2013, rolling out Sept. 7-14.

It makes the Pine Tree State the …

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Cycle Zydeco bicycle tour returns in 2013

Cyclist dances to Zydeco tunes

Restring your fiddle and prepare your taste buds for spicy Creole cuisine.

The popular Cycle Zydeco bicycle tour of southern Louisiana is returning in 2013 after a one-year hiatus.

Presented by the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Bureau for 10 years, the bike tour will be promoted and managed in 2013 by the nonprofit Transportation Recreation …

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Mr. B’s Joy Box Express plans bicycle trip down Mississippi

Whenever I hear about musicians taking to the road by bicycle, it’s usually guys or gals with small stringed instruments. The Ditty Bops nationwide tour with the ukelele and mandolin come to mind.

Then along comes Mr. B and the Joy Box Express. Boogie woogie piano player Mark Braun and his ensemble travel around their home state of Michigan on a specially built three-man bicycle that hauls a 350-pound piano.

Have you ever tried to move an upright piano? I have, it ain’t easy to roll out the door and onto a truck. I can’t imagine pedaling one….

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Bicycle Tour Network: new name and new ideas

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The organizers of hundreds of multi-day bicycle tour events in North America have changed their association’s name and are holding a conference at the swank Grand Hyatt Denver at the end of the month.

Wouldn’t it seem more appropriate for them to be camping out on a high school campus where the hot water boiler has been shut off for the season and where they hold their meetings in a stuffy gymnasium?

The National Bicycle Tour Directors Association is now simply …

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School’s alcohol policy forces major bike tour to change plans

An island community in Maine will miss out on the economic windfall created by a major bicycle tour because alcoholic beverages aren’t allowed on school property, even for a non-school event.

Velo Quebec plans to bring 1,400 to 2,000 recreational cyclists to Maine for a week-long, 600-mile bicycle tour of the state. The GrandTour Desjardins is the group’s major event of the year.

As you can see from the video, the cyclists like to ride hard then go about the business of some serious relaxation. Clips show wine bottles on tables…

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