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Full Circle: A Bike Tour Comes to an End

I remember last spring sitting down to write a blog article about helping my 17-year-old son plan his cross-country bike trip. The guys named their ride A Bike Story for Cory and rode in honor of Cory Stalling (pictured far left), a local … Continue reading

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Bonding on a Bike Ride

This summer I, like thousands of other cyclists across the globe, embarked on a bicycle ride to raise money for a non-profit. In my case, I was riding in RATPOD (Ride Around the Pioneers in One Day) a fundraiser for … Continue reading

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Tell Us About It – Trail Angels Abound

Here is my son, Mac with his friends Drew and Ty outside the Gummers’ (also known as the Biking Vikings) house in Hermiston, OR, on the fifth day of their cross-country adventure to raise money and awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. … Continue reading

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Cycling our National Parks – Free Admission This Week

In honor of National Park Week, April 21-29, all 396 U.S. National Parks are offering free entrance admission. Maybe it’s time you checked biking to and through a National Park off your bucket list. Realizing that not all the National Parks … Continue reading

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Family Circles: Planning A Cross-Country Bike Trip

Spring, a time for training and planning summer bike trips. Usually, I would be signing up for an Adventure Cycling trip or planning my own excursion with my husband or friends (or both) — but not this year. This year, … Continue reading

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What A Week! A Glimpse Inside DC

Last week, I spent some time in our nation’s capitol and observed politics first hand. I was there for an America Bikes board meeting and squeezed in additional meetings with the National Park Service and AASHTO. While we accomplished a … Continue reading

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Bicycle Thievery!

Last week we received an email from a member in Salt Lake City. His bike had been stolen — his only means of transportation — and he was desperate to get it back. I quickly emailed my friend Becka Roolf, … Continue reading

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