Monthly Archives: August 2009

A Grand Bicycle Path

Earlier this month, the first eight miles of a planned system of more than 40 miles of separated bicycle and pedestrian pathways (and enhanced road shoulders) opened in Grand Teton National Park. The completed stretch of pathway connects the Craig … Continue reading

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Tools for the Road

I’m often asked by touring cyclists about tools. They are generally heavy, so you don’t want to carry more than are necessary, but at the same time, not having the correct tools can leave you stranded. There are a lot … Continue reading

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Cyclists’ Only Camping: Chester, Illinois

Chester, Illinois is not only the home of the legendary Popeye the Sailor, it is also houses a new, first class Cyclists Only Camping location run by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. It all began last summer when two cyclists … Continue reading

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New Online Bicycle Touring Portait Gallery

In 1982 the co-founder of Bikecentennial, Greg Siple, began photographing bicycle travelers visiting the organization’s Missoula headquarters–of course, we’re now known as Adventure Cycling Association! Framing his subjects with a simple neutral backdrop, and recording their stories on the spot, … Continue reading

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Guest Post! When Time Stands Still

Last December, we held a contest challenging folks to write up their best experience on an Adventure Cycling guided tour. The winner was given a prize of $100 off the 2009 tour of his or her choice. One of the … Continue reading

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A Traffic-Free Autumn Getaway

In September 2005 my wife Nancy and I joined a few hundred other riders in the 8th annual Mickelson Trail Trek in South Dakota. The George S. Mickelson Trail–or “the Mick” for short–is a 114-mile rail-trail connecting Edgemont near the … Continue reading

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Dynamo Lighting Systems

While I don’t recommend riding at night, there are times when it’s simply unavoidable. For us eight-to-fivers, night rides are the only way to get out during the work week. There are those moments where a wrong turn or mechanical … Continue reading

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