Posts about bicycle touring as of October 24, 2009

24 10 2009
10/13/2009
For those of us in the Tampa Bay area, another Bicycle Bash has come and gone. This year’s Bicycle Bash by the Bay was in a new venue (Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg), had some new sponsors and was even better-attended than previous years. It was a celebration of pure bikie love under the trees! While Bikecommuters.com didn’t have a tent this year, I still wanted to share coverage of the event for those of you who couldn’t make it down.


Posts about bicycle advocacy as of October 24, 2009

24 10 2009
10/22/2009
Last weekend I was among the members of the STAR Team of Ozark Greenways who participated in bicycle advocacy training sponsored by the Alliance for Biking & Walking . The training took place in North Little Rock, Arkansas. About 40 advocates from states in the south-central region attended the training. The purpose of the training was to help advocacy groups develop winnable, short-term campaigns by teaching a particular method of strategic planning. I plan to write about the STAR Team campaign soon.


Posts about Adventure cycling as of October 24, 2009

24 10 2009
10/22/2009
Underground Railroad Bicycle Route The history of this remarkable period comes alive as you pedal along the corridor that traces the Underground Railroad route from the Deep South to Canada. This bicycle route memorializes the Underground Railroad, a network of clandestine routes by which African freedom seekers attempted to escape for many years before and during the Civil War. You can watch a short video about the creation of the UGRR (in four segments) on our YouTube Channel .


Multiple problems dog event – Tasmania Examiner

24 10 2009

Multiple problems dog event
Tasmania Examiner
The rise in popularity of road cycling around the world, both for participants and spectators has contributed. Whether as tour stage races or street ...


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Posts about bicycle touring as of October 24, 2009

24 10 2009
10/22/2009
Back in September , I posted that the Bike and Brew Tour was leaving Brooklyn, NY , and that they’d be touring the country, stopping at as many breweries along the way as they could.  The crew has finally reached Nevada, and will be in Reno/Sparks this Friday! On the morning of Wednesday the 21st, they were in Battle Mountain , setting their destination for Mill City (not really even much of a town…), or further down the road to Rye Patch Reservoir State Park, a more desirable place to camp.


Couch Surfing: social networking for travellers – Stabroek News

24 10 2009

Couch Surfing: social networking for travellers
Stabroek News
The French pair has been cycling around the world some 16 months to date and is expected to 'touch base' in their hometown in Paris sometime in 2010 (their ...

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Posts about bicycle touring as of October 24, 2009

24 10 2009
One Day In Africa – Now On DVDbicycletouringpro.com
10/23/2009
Long time readers of Bicycle Touring Pro may recall my praises for a documentary film titled,  A Map For Saturday . If you haven’t seen the film yet, I highly encourage you to check it out. If you are unfamiliar with the film, A Map For Saturday is the story of those who backpack around the world for extended periods of time and what it feels like to live on the road with people you don’t know and in places that are completely unfamiliar.
10/19/2009
If you read my previous article on The Evolution Of Bicycle Touring Clothes you will have seen that my bike touring clothes have changed a lot over the past nine years. I started my bicycling career with dark, neutral colors and clothes designed for life off the bike. But as the years progressed, I got sucked into the bike culture here in the United States and started to wear the clothes I saw others in the bicycle industry wearing.
10/14/2009
In the summer of 2008 I traveled with my new Bike Friday folding bicycle and spent 8 days on the island of Aruba. Around this time I produced the following article (which is the first part of a three part series on my trip to Aruba, which I never published… until now) about how I planned my trip, what items I brought with me, why I chose to go to Aruba, and how you too can plan a short trip to anywhere in the world with your bicycle.


Posts about Adventure cycling as of October 24, 2009

24 10 2009
Lightload Towels: Product Reviewbicycletouringpro.com
10/16/2009
I was recently sent a 3-Pack of Lightload Towels and asked to review the product here on the site. To find out what I think of Lightload Towels and how I would use them on my own travels, you can watch the video above or read the quick summary below. Product Features Each towel comes in a small, waterproof, compressed disc that is about the size of three or four poker chips stacked on top of one another. When unfolded, each towel measures 12 inches wide and 24 inches long (30cm x 60cm).