Category: Bike Touring
The historic wildland fire that swept through Paradise, California, has left 42 people dead and countless others missing. Officials sifting through debris estimate that more than 6,000 structures are destroyed.
Thousands of bicyclists have enjoyed the northern California town’s hospitality over the years on the annual Wildflower Century presented by the Chico Velo Cycling …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/13/wildflower-century-bicyclists-found-relief-in-paradise-now-paradise-needs-relief/
The coastal and mountain roads of California draw touring bicyclists like a magnet. Here are just some of the week-long and across-state bicycle tours already scheduled in California for 2019. More California tours presented by Adventure Cycling Association can be found here.
I plan to update more Pacific Coast bike tours for Oregon and Washington …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/08/24057/
It seems that rail-trails are among the best places to enjoy the fall color from a bicycle.
Maybe it’s because so many are bordered by trees. Even in suburban areas, the trails are often buffered by trees that have sprouted up along the old railroad rights of way.
Or maybe it’s because there’s no threat …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/11/06/leaf-peeping-along-rail-trails/
The long wait is over. Bicyclists can now take the paved Foothills Trail from the East Puyallup trailhead, through Orting and South Prairie, and into Buckley — a distance of 21 miles. (more)
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/04/05/pierce-countys-foothills-trail-open-for-bicycling-from-east-puyallup-to-buckley/
Traveling alone by bicycle is one thing. Bicycling alone through the frozen Canadian Arctic is something altogether different.
UK-based filmmaker Ben Page found that out on his 3-year around the world bicycle journey.
In the introduction to his 24-minute film of his Canadian adventure — “The Frozen Road” — Ben says that he sought to …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/03/28/complete-solitude-on-arctic-bicycle-journey/
Seattle bicycling writer Bill Thorness says riding a bicycle down the Pacific Coast is an epic adventure. I found that opinion hard to dispute after talking to him about his recent guidebook — “Cycling the Pacific Coast: The Complete Guide from Canada to Mexico.”
Published by Mountaineers Books in partnership with the Adventure Cycling Association, …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/03/18/qa-bicycling-the-pacific-coast-deep-forests-sunny-beaches-and-driving-rain/
With half of the nation covered in snow in mid-February, perhaps this is a good time to start dreaming about warm weather pursuits, like an overnight bike ride this summer.
The Adventure Cycling Association wants to inspire such a trip during Bike Travel Weekend on June 1-3.
This is the third year that the nonprofit …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/02/15/plan-now-for-bike-travel-weekend-in-june/
Do you like flat bike rides? Organizers announced the 2018 route for the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, and it’s the fourth flattest in RAGBRAI history.
You might assume that any ride across Iowa would be flat. But the state’s rolling topography means that some of the past 400-plus-mile bike tours have rivaled …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/01/28/ragbrai-announces-flat-bike-route-for-2018/
If a bicycle tour of the Pacific Coast is in your sights, you should consider using “Cycling the Pacific Coast” by Bill Thorness.
The book published by Mountaineers Books is nothing less than the definitive guidebook for those traveling the 2,000 miles from Vancouver, BC, to the Mexican border.
Bill Thorness, a Seattle-based author and …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/12/19/cycling-the-pacific-coast-is-definitive-guidebook-for-west-coast-adventure/
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve updated the state-by-state list of Across-State and Multi-Day bicycle tours. Some states have none, but most have multiple rides. I’d estimate there are more than 100 rides listed.
By popular demand (a few requests over the years), I’ve also listed the rides in a calendar and agenda format. …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/12/15/across-state-and-multi-day-bike-tours-listed-here/