Category: Bike Touring

Voices from the road; bicycle tour blogs

What's the latest on the bicycle tour riders that I've reported on in recent weeks? See the “On the Road Bicycle Tour Blogs” web page that references their stories and links to their blogs and websites.
Here's their progress, last time I checked:
Don Boehley, the 9/11 bicycle tour rider — He has pedaled up the …

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MS Bike Tour; cycling for a cause

What's the largest single event for bicycle touring each year? I'd say it would have to be the MS Bike Tour.

The fund-raiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is actually more than one event; it comprises more than 100 rides in 48 states this year. Last year, the MS Society estimated about 100,000 cyclists pedaled in the rides….

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/28/ms-bike-tour-cycling-for-a-cause/

Cycling cross-country on historic roads

Pat Clements is finding his own bicycle route across country. Not content to stick to the main bicycling byways, Clements is seeking out the routes that tell the story of the westward expansion of the nation. Currently on leave from a teaching job in New Jersey, Clements was interviewed recently in Eastern Kentucky.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/20/cycling-cross-country-on-historic-roads/

Cycling Yellowstone's roads without all the traffic

Note to self:
Yellowstone National Park staff begins plowing snow from roads the first Monday in March.
Cars and other vehicles aren't allowed onto park roads until the third Friday in April.
In the meantime, the roads are open to bicycle riders.

The Yellowstone ride sounds like a magical journey. There are other national parks that sometimes restrict motor vehicles, giving cyclists free reign. The Smoky Mountains and Grand Canyon are two places where I've bicycled on roads closed to cars.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/16/cycling-yellowstones-roads-without-all-the-traffic/

It's never too late to saddle up

I started my TransAmerica bicycle tour at the ripe old age of 34. That doesn't seem so old to me now.

Apparently the age of 55 didn't seem too old for Al Galletly, left. That's how old he was in 1993 when he rode his first bicycle trip cross-country, covering 4,500 miles and raising $300,000 for Alzheimer's research.

The Stamford (Conn.) Advocate…

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/15/its-never-too-late-to-saddle-up/

Bicycle classroom begins cross-country tour

The school year started Friday for teacher Joe Bowen as the 62-year-old Kentuckian began his cross-country bicycle tour. He's recreating a 14,000-mile bicycle tour he took in 1967 from Lompoc, California, to his home in Eastern Kentucky. Along the way, he's teaching kids about America.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/09/bicycle-classroom-begins-cross-country-tour/

Cycle Zydeco is movin' and groovin'

The 4th annual Cycle Zydeco bicycle tour is spinning through Louisiana's Cajun Country this weekend.

The Daily World reports 350 bicycle riders showed up for the 200-mile fully supported tour that starts in Lafayette and ends in Grand Coteau on …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/01/cycle-zydeco-is-movin-and-groovin/

Bicycle trails springing forth

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

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/03/30/bicycle-trails-springing-forth/

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.

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

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/03/25/the-911-bicycle-tour/

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.

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

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/03/23/deadlines-coming-up-for-multi-day-state-bicycle-tours/