Category Archives: Biking Without Borders

Dreams of the Mother Road

When I was a kid, my favorite non-western TV series was Route 66, an ongoing tale about a pair of itinerant young men who gadded about the American countryside in a sexy Corvette convertible, accompanied by a soundtrack of smoky … Continue reading

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Flat’s Where It’s At: My 10 Favorite Rail-Trails

Here they are, in no particular order: 1. George S. Mickelson Trail, South Dakota; length: 109 miles. 2. Great Allegheny Passage, Maryland-Pennsylvania; length: 141 miles. 3. Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, Idaho; length: 72 miles. 4. Katy Trail State Park, … Continue reading

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New Zealand Trails … and More Trails

Last week I received a note from a representative of Tourism New Zealand, with some pretty darn exciting news. “Tourism New Zealand has just announced the latest cycle trail opening on New Zealand’s national cycleway,” wrote Kelly Stephens. “It is … Continue reading

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Europe, from a Friend of Mine

My friends Jeanne and Peter Anderson traveled to Europe earlier this fall, where they had some fun on bicycles. For this edition of BIKING WITHOUT BORDERS, I’m going to run a piece Jeanne sent to me shortly after their return. … Continue reading

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Things I’m Thankful For

It’s Thanksgiving weekend as I’m writing this. I’m trying to stay away from the computer as much as possible, so I’ll keep this short and sweet. A lot of cycling-related videos, news stories, and blogs cross my desk, metaphorically speaking … Continue reading

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Slow Down!?

In an October 2010 post titled When is Motorized ‘Okay’?, I wrote about the controversy surrounding people riding power-assisted e-bikes on pathways in the Colorado Front Range region. (Incidentally, here’s a new piece of news on that topic.) Now another … Continue reading

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Donning the Bike Overnight Hat

I’m happy to announce that I have recently been entrusted with overseeing and organizing Bike Overnights, IMHO one of the most promising new programs we’ve launched at Adventure Cycling in years. As you can read at my Bike Overnights profile, … Continue reading

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