Category: Bike Touring
Bike ride organizers in Northern California have postponed at least one event and changed the route of another as firefighters battle horrific wildfires in several counties.
Not wanting to hamper efforts to control the wildland fires, organizers also realize that air quality in the region is not ideal for outdoor exercise.
The 10th Annual …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/10/12/california-wildfires-spark-bike-ride-cancellations-route-changes/
Week-long Cycle Oregon among cancellations
Check in with the organizers of your weekend bike ride in Washington, Oregon, and California before you head out the door.
Thousands of acres of forests and grasslands are burning in those states, forcing closure of some major annual bicycling events, such as Cycle Oregon.
The smoky, ash-filled air, like …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/09/07/pacific-nw-wildfires-impact-scheduled-bike-rides/
One of the common worries of bicycle travel involves pulling into a state campground late in the day and finding out that all the campsites are taken.
The prospect of heading out on a dark road or stealth camping in the woods looms ahead.
A policy update by the Washington State Parks assures this won’t …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/06/13/how-bicycle-travelers-can-pitch-their-tents-at-full-wa-state-park-campgrounds/
The Giro d’Italia has ended and cycling teams are preparing for the Tour de France. But the race that inspires me is the Trans Am Bike Race — a 4,300-mile cross-country self-supported road race.
On Saturday in Astoria, Oregon, 128 riders took off on the famous Trans America route charted by Adventure Cycling Association (3 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/06/04/another-trans-am-bike-race-2017-gets-underway/
Yesterday I wrote about bike trails that cross the path of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. [Head to the bike trails to view this summer’s solar eclipse]
Given the heavy traffic expected on rural roads that day, taking a flyer out on a bike trail may be the most hassle-free way to view …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/05/04/organized-bike-tours-that-cross-paths-with-the-2017-solar-eclilpse/
Riding your bicycle out a bike path could be the best way to get to out-of-the-way viewing spots for this summer’s Total Solar Eclipse of 2017.
The moon passes in front of the sun on Aug. 21, creating a dazzling corona that can be seen in a 70-mile wide swath across the US from Oregon to …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/05/03/head-to-the-bike-trails-to-view-this-summers-eclipse/
As the President Trump administration proceeds with its highly restrictive immigration policies, many are drawing parallels with the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
If you’re not too cold, or too tired, or too hungry at the end of this Sunday’s 32-mile Chilly Hilly bike ride (presented by Seattle’s Cascade Bicycle Club) on Bainbridge Island, …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/02/24/chilly-hilly-bike-tour-passes-japanese-american-internment-landmark/
Dogs and bicyclists have a special relationship, all too often involving the dog chasing the bicyclist.
That’s not the case with Mike Minnick and Bixby, however. The pair are sharing a bicycle as they travel together around the US, stopping at animal shelters along the way to raise awareness about the need to rescue pets …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/02/21/traveling-bicyclist-and-his-partner-raise-awareness-about-rescue-dogs/
Whatever you call it — bicycle tourism, bicycle travel, or bikepacking — the Adventure Cycling Association says it is booming.
That’s great news for those of us who like to make overnight excursions by bicycle.
It means that more small towns, or park operators, or entrepreneurs will see the economic benefits of appealing to the …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2016/11/07/bicycle-tourism-is-still-on-the-rise-adventure-cycling-association/
If you’re planning to ride a bicycle tour the length of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail this summer, you better wrap it up before Aug. 22.
That’s when the trail through the Army’s Yakima Training Center will be closed due to construction. The dates are Aug. 22 through Oct. 1.
The rail-trail runs through the training center …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2016/08/03/john-wayne-pioneer-trail-closed-through-training-base-this-summer/