Monthly Archives: August 2011

Forming National Alliances for the U.S. Bicycle Route System

Last week, I traveled to Bozeman, Montana, and met with staff from the Western Transportation Institute (WTI), a division of the civil engineering department at Montana State University. I wanted to learn more about WTI for multiple reasons. They research … Continue reading

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see me wearâ„¢ jersey winner

Thanks to everyone who commented on our see me wearâ„¢ jersey give away post! It was fun to read about all of the places you ride. Our randomly chosen winner is Anna Dintaman Landis, who wrote “Anywhere between Istanbul and … Continue reading

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Armed and Dangerous: Ride in style with arm warmers

Sometimes it’s challenging to mix bike touring and fashion. A certain friend is fond of reminding me that I’m dressing for a bike ride, not for the prom, when I complain about my limited outfit options. Solar orange is certainly … Continue reading

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2012 Early & Epic Tours Announced

We’ve just announced our 2012 Early & Epic Tours, and I’m curious, what are your goals when planning a long-distance bike tour? Dip your wheels in each ocean? Complete the epic journey because it was on your bucket list? Take … Continue reading

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Jay P’s "No Idle Tour"

On returning from a trip to Seattle last Tuesday, I checked our home phone for voice mails. Among the messages was a rather excited-sounding one from endurance racer Jay Petervary, who happens to reside in the same town I live … Continue reading

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Touring Route Priorities

There I times that I feel as though the biggest obstacle to packing up and heading out on a bike tour is deciding on a route. The list of places to go, and cool things to see, is so long. … Continue reading

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Mirror Images

There is something about those roadside mirrors … it’s hard not to stop and take your photo. You know the ones I mean. The big circular mirrors placed on the road so that motorists can get a view of traffic … Continue reading

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