Monthly Archives: August 2009

Bike Club Involvement

Local clubs can be a great resource for finding new places to ride and new people to ride with. They can also offer opportunities to affect positive change for cycling in your own community. For bicycle tourists, clubs can be … Continue reading

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REI’s Jewell

What follows is a special post from our executive director, Jim Sayer, on his recent trip to Bozeman, Montana, for a wellness and health summit. “After a great family vacation on the Olympic Peninsula, I raced back to Bozeman for … Continue reading

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Unexpected Service: Public Library

There are some basic services cyclists expect to see on our bicycle-travel oriented maps. These generally run the gamut from various lodging options, grocery stores, restaurants, and bike shops. With the introduction of the Lewis & Clark Bicycle Trail, we … Continue reading

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Seeking Graphic Designer!

Here’s a chance to put your mad skills to work for the nation’s largest membership cycling organization in the U.S. We’re seeking an energetic, detail-oriented graphic designer passionate about working with people, and bicycling, to design and produce complex multi-page … Continue reading

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No Smoking

Bicycle touring during the summer in the Pacific Northwest can be tricky. Summer temps are almost guaranteed to be spectacular, but weeks of dry, warm weather can provide ideal conditions for forest fires. We keep our tour leaders informed of … Continue reading

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One-Track Minds

I received a phone call about ten days ago from Matt Burney, who is unicycling the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route with Gracie Sorbello on her Divide By One adventure. The two were pedaling in the greater Yellowstone country, not … Continue reading

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Auxiliary Brake Levers

When touring loaded, your braking distance is increased. Making sure that your brakes and pads are in proper working order is always important, but having quick and easy access to your levers can also prove to be very beneficial. Auxiliary, … Continue reading

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