Tag Archive: tourism

Oregon’s Old West Scenic Bikeway captured on video

Oregon boasts nine official Scenic Bikeways that allow bicycle tourists to easily experience some picturesque landscapes on low-traffic roads.

Now Travel Oregon is promoting them on video. Their first film, a larger version can be seen on the jump, shows some highlights from the Old West Scenic Bikeway in eastern Oregon. The 174-mile bike loop starts in John Day and is designed to take three days. …

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Bicycle breakdown on the road? AAA now offers rescue in Pacific NW

Non-AAA road assistance/ dansteeves68@flickr.com

AAA Washington begins offering roadside assistance to bicyclists today, getting on board with services offered for more than a year in Oregon and southern Idaho.

The new service covers bicyclists on their travels anywhere in Washington, Idaho, Oregon or British Columbia.

No, AAA has not hired a crack team of bicycle mechanics who can be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/07/01/bicycle-breakdown-on-the-road-aaa-now-offers-rescue-in-pacific-nw/

Seeing the world on loaded bicycle and $8 a day

Jilly Sherlock

Finding herself suddenly unemployed in England, Jilly Sherlock loaded her panniers with 50 pounds of gear and hit the road on her bicycle.

That was a year ago. So far she’s traveled more than 8,000 miles in an easterly direction through 23 countries.

She celebrated her 1-year anniversary on the road in Thailand this week.

Sherlock may be traveling solo, but she is by no means alone. She keeps in touch …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/04/13/woman-sees-the-world-on-loaded-bicycle-and-8-a-day/

Virginia parks guarantee campsites for bike travelers

A new policy in Virginia requires state parks to set aside areas for bicycle tourists so they’ll have a place to pitch their tents, even when the campgrounds are full.

This is an issue near and dear to traveling bicyclists who prefer camping but don’t relish the thought of stealth camping in a patch of woods.

It hasn’t been much of an issue for me lately, as most of my bike camping involves overnight trips. If I’m heading to Washington state parks, I can choose those that have primitive hiker/biker spots, such as the one at Joemma Beach State Park on the Key Peninsula, above left.

This one was swank by primitive standards ….

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/04/05/virginia-parks-guarantee-campsites-for-bike-travelers/

Economic windfall forecast for Vélo Québec’s bike tour in Maine

Bienvenue dans le Maine. Profitez de votre balada a velo!

These words — Welcome to Maine. Enjoy your bike ride! — might be uttered many times as Vélo Québec brings a bicycle tour with some 2,000 cyclists to the state in 2013.

The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development announced the non-profit bicycling association is coming to Maine for a week in 2013 for its 20th annual Grand Tour Desjardins.

The bicycle tour is expected to be a big economic windfall for the state. The cyclists will stop in many of Maine’s small towns clamoring for food, entertainment and lodging ….

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/03/21/economic-windfall-forecast-for-velo-quebecs-bike-tour-in-maine/