Biking Bis

Bicycle touring and more...
  1. You can find bike-friendly communities in all 50 states

    Thanks to the bike advocates and city officials in places as different as Honolulu and Fargo, there are now bicycle friendly communities in all 50 states.

    The League of American Bicyclists announced its newest round of 23 communities that earned bike-friendly status last week. That makes a grand total of 325 communities across the US …

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  2. Two giant charity bike rides collect millions for cancer research

    Two of the biggest — if not the biggest — charity bike rides in the nation raised a total of $62 million for cancer research this year. The checks were presented to the beneficiary medical centers in ceremonies earlier this month.

    That’s an amazing amount of support and success, especially considering that these are just …

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  3. Age no barrier on solo trans-Canada bicycle tour

    Don’t tell Howard Dietzman that he’s too old to ride his bike. The 81-year-old grandfather from New Jersey completed a solo bicycle tour across Canada earlier this fall.

    It was his second bike trip across Canada. He’s completed three rides across the US, in addition to a bike tour from New York to Alaska. I …

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  4. 10 ways bicycle tourism is booming; annual tour directors gathering

    Bicycle tour directors are gathering in San Diego this week to discuss the growth of their segment of the tourism industry and celebrate their 25th annual conference.

    They’re all members of the Bike Tour Network, formerly known as the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. They run everything from one-day charity bike rides, to week-long cross-state mass …

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  5. Adding a little color to our bike rides

    Lots of bicyclists hit the roads this weekend to enjoy the fall colors after a week-long deluge in the Pacific Northwest.

    Last week I headed out to Preston in search of fall foliage along the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail. This weekend I found the big leaf maples turning a brilliant yellow just a couple of miles from …

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