Posts about bicycle touring as of October 8, 2009

8 10 2009
Carneros Backroad Adventureswinecountrygetaways.com
10/08/2009
Looking For Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in all the right places, Part One Why take the tourist route? Here is a backroad gem of a tour where you can see some fantastic views of Carneros and the Napa Valley and avoid busloads of tourists. This trip starts by heading across the Golden Gate Bridge but one can certainly come from other directions, just use the Google map below or your car’s GPS. We are going to begin this trip in Carneros on the Sonoma County side, where Ramal Road on the north meets Highway 121.


Cyclists hit the rail trail for a recession-resistant getaway – USA Today

8 10 2009

Cyclists hit the rail trail for a recession-resistant getaway
USA Today
This group of 49 riders on a week-long jaunt with the Adventure Cycling Association has adopted a mixed approach. Hearty breakfasts and dinners are catered ...

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Posts about bicycle touring as of October 8, 2009

8 10 2009
10/08/2009
Syndicated from Biking Bis – Bicycle Touring and More Not-in-my-backyard naysayers often allege that proposed bicycle trails will ruin the quality of life in their neighborhoods and destroy property values. But it seems that the opposite is the case in follow-up studies or polls of neighbors. For instance, the Ithaca (NY) Journal reports that 81% of residents […]read the entire article


Posts about BikeTravellers as of October 8, 2009

8 10 2009
08/16/2009
29 April 2009: Mulege – Buenaventura beach, 43km, 500m up and down Once we managed to leave Mulege, we quickly started climbing, cutting off a rough piece of coastline. The moment the sea-breeze was out of our face, the heat took its place and we had to stop often to drink and recuperate. The reward was the first view of Bahia Concepcion, breeding place of whales and lined with small beaches, sometimes accompanied by hotels or loncherias, but just as often completely empty.
08/10/2009
Finally, we have time to sit down and write some more trip reports… As the sign on the right says: better late than never, right? We have been enjoying Mexico a lot, we will try to get you updated on this wonderful country, filled with friendly people. So what happened? The last report ended just above the 28th Parallel, which separates Baja California Norte from BC Sur (South). Different name, still a desert We stayed 2 nights in a roadside motel, as Ivana was not feeling much better.


Posts about cycling news as of October 8, 2009

8 10 2009
09/07/2009
By bolot | Published: August 29, 2009 Thanks to my writing about Yakutia for international readers, I have a unique opportunity to communicate with very interesting people. One of them is Rob Lilwall, a travel cyclist of London. Five years ago, he decided to embark on the journey of his life. Bored of his work as a geography teacher in England, Rob eventually packed his panniers and took his bike for an adventure. He flew as far from England as possible. To Magadan.


Posts about bicycle touring as of October 8, 2009

8 10 2009
10/08/2009
Syndicated from Biking Bis – Bicycle Touring and More A scenic auto tour through Washington, Idaho and British Columbia is seeing new life as a 280-mile bicycle touring route. The International Selkirk Loop links the small towns and recreation spots at the foot of the Selkirk Mountains. Because the route follows river and lake valleys, the grades are […]read the entire article
Tucson photographer launches stock photo sitewesternskycommunications.com
10/07/2009
Tucson, AZ – Martha Retallick, local photographer, web designer, community activist, and volunteer, just launched a stock photo website for ad agencies, photo editors, businesses, and organizations. BicycleStockImages.com features photos of the bike culture, including bicycle racing, bicycle touring, utilitarian cycling, and artistic close-ups of bicycles, bike tools, and bike parts. The site also offers photos […]
10/07/2009
A scenic auto tour through Washington, Idaho and British Columbia is seeing new life as a 280-mile bicycle touring route. The International Selkirk Loop links the small towns and recreation spots at the foot of the Selkirk Mountains. Because the route follows river and lake valleys, the grades are gentle to moderate with only a few steep climbs. The newly published “A Cyclist’s Guide to the International Selkirk Loop” includes 52 route and elevation maps divided into 50 to 70-mile sections.
10/07/2009
Syndicated from Biking Bis – Bicycle Touring and MoreWhen I started this blog nearly 5 years ago, fixies and singlespeeds were the next big thing. A couple of years later it was the line of Coasting bikes that used Shimano’s automatic shifting system. Now I’m reading that there are a half-dozen or more trends happening simultaneously in the bike […]read the entire article
10/07/2009
Syndicated from Biking Bis – Bicycle Touring and More This has to be a sad day in down in Shiner, Texas, population 2,070. It looks like native son Lance Armstrong has jilted good-old Texas-brewed Shiner Bock for Michelob Ultra. Armstrong has signed a 3-year agreement to be the pitchman for the light beer brand owned by Belgium-based brewing giant […]read the entire article
10/07/2009
I have not noticed any Texas bicycle racers getting caught in the doping scene but this has changed with this news. Amateur riders should be as dope aware as the pro’s. Houston-based amateur accepts doping suspension from The Journal of Competitive Cycling – by cpelkey The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced Tuesday that Houston-based amateur Mitch Comardo (Bike Barn) has been suspended after testing positive for several prohibited substances and has accepted a suspension for an anti-doping rules violation.
AT FORT LIGONIER: Excerpt from book, WARPATHbeanerywriters.wordpress.com
10/07/2009
BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE AT FORT LIGONIER An excerpt from WARPATH Charles R. Martin & Sara Mitchell Martin An excerpt from the book WARPATH, a self-published historical novel set in Southwestern Pennsylvania.      When the French and Indian war ended in 1763 with the Treaty of Paris, John Martin heard that some of the Ohio Indians were coming to Fort Ligonier to discuss treaties. He was already in Bedford Village and decided to go, without hesitation, to the fort.
10/06/2009
Syndicated from Biking Bis – Bicycle Touring and More The National Park Service is proposing regulation changes to allow bicyclists to use pathways at the Big Bend National Park in Texas and the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. The National Parks Traveler blog says that the Big Bend proposal is controversial, while the Grand Teton regulations aren’t. What’s stirring […]read the entire article
Freewheeling down to Tembunan – Day 2lovethefold.blogspot.com
10/06/2009
William our friendly driver arrived 5 mins before 7am, and we were all ready for him. The 4 foldies, this time without their boxes, fitted easily into the MPV taxi leaving us with more than enough space for the drive to Gunung Alab. The decision to transport (US$45) proved wise as the 55km journey was a never-ending climb of one hair pin after another. Misty clouds shrouding mountain tops with deep, green valleys distracted us from the possibility of losing our breakfast.
10/05/2009
Syndicated from Biking Bis – Bicycle Touring and More The Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park opened this past weekend in Poughkeepsie, New York, drawing thousands of people on bikes and on foot to enjoy the new views of the Hudson River.The 6,767-foot-long bridge is being touted as the world’s longest pedestrian and bike-only bridge. […]read the entire article


Posts about bicycle advocacy as of October 8, 2009

8 10 2009
09/24/2009
My son told me from college earlier this week that some of his buddies saw two guys with a hacksaw trying to steal bikes from a bike rack outside his dorm about noon Sunday. The guys and gals chased them off and called campus police, who dutifully took a report. All were surprised and amazed by the brazen attempt to steal bikes in broad daylight. College campuses seem to be frequent targets for bike thieves; lots of bikes left around that are often unlocked or locked with an inexpensive cable lock.
09/23/2009
The Advocacy Zone, a welcome sight for this Interbike newbie. (Photos © Elly Blue) It’s my second day at Interbike (see Day 1 report here ) and the main event is open — a giant exhibition hall packed with many hundreds of booths and the many thousands of bike industry insiders who have come to gawk, shop, and mingle. But before I got into the main floor, I stopped into The Advocacy Zone.
09/22/2009
CC photo ( attribution ) David Byrne wrote a new book entitled Bicycle Diaries , a travelogue about bicycles and urban life. From DB website : he pedals through and engages with some of the world’s major cities. In places like Buenos Aires, Istanbul, San Francisco, and London, the focus is more on the musicians and artists he encounters.
09/22/2009
Early this year I rode a lot of miles preparing for the 200-mile Seattle-to–Portland (STP) ride in early July. The weather was great here in Seattle and I fondly remember putting in some serious distance. One day, as an advisory committee member at Symform, I had a important “board meeting” at its beautiful Lake Union offices. The meeting ended at 2:00pm, I left my car parked at its offices and rode 80+ miles around the larger Lake Washington loop.
09/22/2009
Later this fall, 24 people will travel to Africa to ride their bikes in Zambia and South Africa to learn more about what World Bicycle Relief can make possible. The bike tour, which includes pro cycling team manager Johan Bruyneel, also hopes to raise $1 million toward the efforts to provide tens of thousands of bicycles to people in those countries. The non-profit was founded in 2005 by the SRAM Corporation and Trek Bicycle to get transportation — bicycles — into coastline communities devastated by the Indian Ocean tsunami.
September 21st, 2009ecovelo.info
09/21/2009
Transportation or Fashion Accessory?According to an article in the New York Times “Fashion & Style” section, bicycles have crossed the line from being merely fashionable to being actual fashion accessories: Fendi, for example, recently introduced the Abici Amante Donna, a handmade $5,900 bicycle with a front-mounted beauty case and saddlebags in Selleria leather ($9,500 for the version with the optional fur saddlebags). At Louis Vuitton, the designer Paul Helbers riffed on Manhattan bike-messenger style at the Paris runway shows in June.
09/18/2009
The following are sentences from recent news stories about bicycle crashes. I gathered them by searching for “ bicycle accident ” on Google news. I’ve listed every statement mentioning helmet use in each of the first 10 appropriate stories (one mention per story). Two stories did not mention helmet use. Her bicycle was nearby and she was not wearing a helmet. If he hadn’t been wearing a helmet, Solomon said the injuries could have been much worse. Williams wasn’t wearing a helmet when the accident occurred.
09/18/2009
What: BikeDenver’s Autumnal Equinox Ride is a casual, safe, ride for Denver cyclists. Come join us to celebrate the onset of FALL! We will ride from City Park’s Thatcher Fountain to Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub at 2030 Larimer. You’ll still have time to cruise over to Salvagetti at 8pm to see some great bicycle film shorts (6 minutes films) in the parking lot by Salvagetti’s new digs at 1611 Platte Street. When: September 22, 6pm Ride, 7pm Social, Bike Film Shorts start at 8pm at Salvagetti.


Posts about cycling news as of October 8, 2009

8 10 2009
06/16/2009
Freiburg, Germany is one of the most livable and people-oriented cities in the world. Photo by Roby©.Transport and urban development policies in European cities are recognized as being more balanced than those of the rest of the world, resulting in competitive, attractive, denser and high quality urban environments.


Posts about Adventure cycling as of October 8, 2009

8 10 2009
10/07/2009
PEPY Tours offers volunteer and adventure cycling tours in Cambodia that raise funds to support educational programs in rural areas. Tours range from multi-week bike adventures to weeklong service learning projects.
Tea and Bikes and Life Choicesstephcupoftea.blogspot.com
09/30/2009
Tea and bicycling, two of my favorite things. The cover of this month’s Adventure Cycling magazine features a woman riding her bike through the rolling hills of a tea plantation. It’s gorgeous and very green! It makes me long for a tea tour to Asia. This has been my plan for my next sabbatical, in two years. My company is generous in that, every 7 years, employees get 2 months off (in addition to vacation). No strings attached. Just go and refresh and come back and be productive.
08/29/2009
By bolot | Published: August 29, 2009 Thanks to my writing about Yakutia for international readers, I have a unique opportunity to communicate with very interesting people. One of them is Rob Lilwall, a travel cyclist of London. Five years ago, he decided to embark on the journey of his life. Bored of his work as a geography teacher in England, Rob eventually packed his panniers and took his bike for an adventure. He flew as far from England as possible. To Magadan.
Tour de Valli: Stage 7 to Hunterroycefiles.blogspot.com
08/12/2009
The following is the continuing narrative of my North Dakotan bike tour in early July. I stuck around the Sibley Crossing Campground long enough to shower. It was Sunday. A slow day for some. The beach was littered with debris from last night’s fun. You could have made a bonfire from it.After the cleaning ritual and packing I set out across Ashtabula.A paper handbill stuck out to me at the campground office the other night. It was for a restaurant that offered a Sunday brunch.
07/30/2009
VBF’s Rails With Trails petition has reached an important milestone today, with over 1,000 signatures. Thanks to everyone who has signed so far! If you haven’t signed yet, please read it and consider signing. Briefly, the petition asks that state-funded rail corridor improvements include bike-ped facilities — rails with trails.
07/29/2009
The Adventure Cycling Association’s mission is to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle. Many of those cyclists – inspired to spend their summers riding across the US – have included a stop at the ACA’s headquarters in Missoula, Montana. Since 1982, Greg Siple (that’s him in the picture above) has been photographing […]
RockaRolla Ridingbikehugger.com
07/29/2009
The band “Bicycle” rode from New York to Seattle in 1995. They did? We need a where are they now for these guys . Uploaded by Adventure Cycling Association | more from the Bike Hugger Photostream .


Posts about BikeTravellers as of October 8, 2009

8 10 2009
09/25/2009
Meeting old friends in Cancun A few years ago, I was on my way to run the Amsterdam Dam-to-Dam run. Ivana was joining me to the start when we saw two biketravellers pass by; loaded bikes, with a Mexican flag on the back. While I went to run, Ivana caught up with the cyclists and asked if they needed a place to sleep. It turned out that they did and as there were problems with their ticket, the couple stayed 2 nights at our place, our first experience as a WarmShowers host.
04/30/2009
James Bowthorpe will try to beat the record on his round-the-world bicycle trip. The record time for cycling around the world is 194 days 17 hours set by Mark Beaumont early last year. Now British cyclist James Bowthorpe is aiming for 150 days, with a goal of raising funds and awareness for a Parkinson’s disease charity. The […]
01/10/2009
Ok, you have made the selection and chose your 2-3 shirts for the road. But why those ones? Because they make you look cool/young/sexy or all of the above? Because they are (not) cotton and lightweight? As a BikeTraveller you need to combine functionality as much as possible, so you can minimize the stuff you are […]
New server for BikeTravellersbiketravellers.com
10/15/2008
As the BikeTravellers website was too slow and service was disrupted, we have decided to upgrade to an even bigger server, with better connection. *** edit *** We have upgraded and moved without any problems. All blogs work much faster now and all problems are gone. If you haven’t done so now, sign up for a new […]
How do you use your new blog?biketravellers.com
11/01/2007
All BikeTravellers are powered by the Open Source WordPress system, but we have already done the installation for you! WordPress is packed with many amazing features. So now that you’ve got it installed, what should you do? These are the instructions as also to be found on the WordPress site (all links will lead you […]