Monthly Archives: October 2011

Compare Adventure Cycling Tours

Adventure Cycling Association offers many types of tours, including self-contained, inn-to-inn, van-supported, fully-supported, family tours, and educational trips. It can be daunting to decide which fun trip to take. However, on our Guided Tours page there is a nifty Compare … Continue reading

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Who’ll Make the TransAm Touring Bike?

Though it shares its name with a city in North Dakota occupying very un-Great Divide-like terrain, the Salsa Fargo is another terrific bike designed for off-pavement bicycle touring. As I read Josh Tack’s October 1 “Touring Gear and Tips” post … Continue reading

Posted in Biking Without Borders | 8 Comments

Interbike Roundup Part 5: Bicycle Accessories

In this week’s roundup I’m going to check out some cool accessories that I spotted around the Interbike floor. This is one of my favorite categories; items that give you the opportunity to add some individual personality to your stock … Continue reading

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A Double Dare

In a little town in Northern Romania, two boys laughed as they wheeled up and down the street. I’m sure they would have been pedaling bikes if they’d had them. They didn’t. But they had a wheelbarrow. It had a … Continue reading

Posted in Sights and Sounds | 2 Comments

Six Reasons To Bike Tour Across The Netherlands

My husband Andrew and I have been living in The Netherlands for two years now, and we’re convinced that this little slice of cycling paradise is the perfect place for anyone considering a first international bicycle tour. These are just … Continue reading

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Bike Ride in Madison, Wisconsin

As I mentioned in a blog post a few weeks back, this month I traveled to Madison, Wisconsin, for the annual meeting of NACIS (North American Cartographic Information Society) and stayed an extra day so I could do a bike … Continue reading

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Meet Cossette Burnham – Newest Staff for the U.S. Bicycle Route System

Meet University of Montana student Cossette Burnham. Cossette moved to Missoula from Utah and has high hopes of finding comparable winter skiing in Montana. While I don’t know about her chances for that (weather is so fickle here), I do … Continue reading

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