Category: Bike travel
The Natchez Trace Parkway between Nashville, Tennessee, and Tupelo, Mississippi, seems like a natural route for bicyclists traveling between the country music capital and the birthplace of Elvis.
Of course there are many other reasons to travel the 444-mile route across Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. Among them is the fact that the parkway is designated …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/02/25/making-the-natchez-trace-parkway-safe-for-cyclists/
Those travelers who crisscross Montana by bicycle leave a lot of money behind as they go, spending on average between $75 to $102 a day.
That according to “Analysis of Touring Cyclists,” a study by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at University of Montana in cooperation with the nonprofit Adventure Cycling Association, based …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/01/23/touring-bicyclists-pump-up-montanas-economy-study/
If you shoot video of your bicycle tours for family and friends, you might want to consider sharing with the bicycle touring community at large.
There might be a little something in it for you.
The Adventure Cycling Association is hosting its second annual Bicycle Travel Video Contest at Vimeo….
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/01/17/bicycle-travel-video-contest-observes-lure-of-open-road/
It’s not even Columbus Day, but you might want to start checking around for a guided bicycle tour to take next year.
The non-profit Adventure Cycling Association on Wednesday issued its list of more than 80 guided bicycle tours in the U.S. and warned that some of its most popular trips are already booked.
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/10/09/adventure-cycling-association-lists-bicycle-tours-for-next-year/
May Valley Road is one of my favorite rides in King County. It links the populated Newcastle suburbs with routes to Issaquah and Hobart via a rural road that’s reminiscent of country byways I used to ride back East.
That’s why I rejoiced when I discovered recently that the rumble strips that had been milled …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/09/08/may-valley-road-rumble-strips-theyre-coming-back/
There are many styles of bicycle touring.
At one extreme are independent cycling holidays by those who map their own routes and find camping or lodging as they go. At the other end are cushy catered affairs where sag wagons wait at the bottom of every hill and cyclists find a chocolate on their pillow …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/09/05/free-ebook-explains-self-guided-bicycle-tours/
Complete SF Bay crossing for bicycles still years away
A bicycle-pedestrian path on the newly opened east section of the Bay Bridge over San Francisco Bay opened on Tuesday, holding the promise of a cross-bay bike route in the future.
At present, however, it’s kind of a bike path to nowhere as it stops short of Yerba Buena Island in the middle of the channel because of a design snafu.
The bike path opened at noon Tuesday …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/09/03/bicycle-path-opens-on-new-bay-bridge-span-in-oakland/
Traveling bicyclists heading out on the Northern Tier Bicycle Route from Anacortes or nearing their final destination will find their way blocked on State Route 20 — the North Cascades Highway.
Heavy rain and hailstorms that blasted Rainy Pass over the weekend unleashed mud and rock slides across the scenic highway, forcing its closure by the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/08/13/mud-slides-close-northern-tier-bicycle-route-in-washington/
Contractors are working to repair two tunnels on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail that have been closed since 2009 when inspectors found falling debris hazards inside of them.
The two former railroad tunnels — Numbers 48 and 49 on the old Chicago-Milwaukee-St. Paul-Pacific Railroad, commonly known as the Milwaukee Road — are located east of …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/06/13/state-repairing-2-more-tunnels-on-john-wayne-pioneer-rail-trail-2-others-still-closed/
This surely isn’t the first time you’ve heard this, but it certainly bears repeating: Creating long-distance bicycle routes and trails draws travelers on two wheels who spend money.
Twenty-seven Canadian communities will learn that this summer when a new, 370-mile section Ontario’s Waterfront Trail will be opened along the north shore of Lake Erie.
Coming in the …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/06/11/bicyclists-follow-waterfront-trail-through-canada-spending-as-they-go/