2022 Cycling Objectives – In A Nutshell

Each year I try to ensure I put down some realistic and obviously desirable activities or aims that for the forthcoming 12 months. By writing it down… 2022 Cycling Objectives – In A Nutshell

Moose Alley Ride: A Vermont Bike Overnight

We rode down a beautiful road in prime moose habitat. Bicycle Adventurer: Carolyn, Dan, Gerold, and Ron When: June 3-4, 2017, Bike Travel Weekend! Accommodations: Elmore State Park, Vermont. Here’s everything you need to know about camping in Vermont’s state parks. Distance: 46 miles round trip over the two days. Bonus tip for this adventure: Climb…

My Bike Overnight to Michigan’s Hoffmaster State Park

This trip makes excellent use of the beautiful trails along Lake Michigan with an overnight stay at Hoffmaster State Park. Bicycle Adventurers: Sarah Hubbard When: Summer Accommodations: Hoffmaster State Park Distance: I rode 52 miles on the first day and 35 miles on day two. Bonus tip for this adventure: The scenery is spectacular, so stop…

My Bikeovernight on the Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga Trails

My first bike camping trip! Rode Georgia’s Silver Comet Trail and Alabama’s Chief Ladiga Trail, camping at the beautiful Chief Ladiga Campground near Piedmont, Alabama. Bicycle Adventurers: This was my first bike camping trip, and I’m hooked! It was a lot of fun to plan and figure out what was essential and what should be left at…

A Ride On Quebec’s La Route Verte around Lac Saint-Jean

The ride around Lac Saint-Jean provides scenic views, long bike-only paths, and rolling hills. When: June 2-4, 2017, Bike Travel Weekend Bicycle Adventurers: Todd “Spokes” Young and Elizabeth “Wanda” Young. Our nicknames are from our TransAmerica ride. “Spokes” because I kept breaking spokes, and “Wanda” is the name we gave Liz, short for “Wandering with Maps” because she always…

Utah’s Gooseberry Mesa With Yurt

We rode this loop through southern Utah desert country on a mix of paved and dirt roads with a visit to a pioneer ghost town and stay in a scenic yurt. Bicycle Adventurers: My son Niels and I. When: January 2018 Accommodations: A motel and a yurt on Gooseberry Mesa Distance: 95 miles over three days Bonuses…

Chicago To the Dunes: Sand & Steel

One of the most biodiverse areas in the country, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore endured an incredible century-long fight between industrialists and naturalists. Now, towering dunes and a steel industry make a dynamic weekend ride. Bicycle Adventurers: We rolled deep! 14 of us with myself, Anna Henschel, and Cody Tracy as the leaders. When: Summer is ideal, barefooted and…

An Arizona Bike Overnight to Picacho Peak State Park

This was a pre-Christmas overnight trip just because. We enjoy traveling by bike and Picacho Peak is an easy trip for a weekend getaway. Bicycle Adventurers: My wife and I … we recently completed a 470-mile, self-contained bike tour from Crescent City, California to Half Moon Bay, California and loved every minute. Short overnight trips…

North Carolina’s Bike-In Camp at Jordan Lake

For 2017’s Bike Travel Weekend, I rode greenways through Cary, North Carolina and then some country roads to reach this lakeside campground at the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area. Bicycle Adventurers: Solo trip  When: June 2017, Bike Travel Weekend Accommodations: New Hope Overlook Campground at North Carolina’s Jordan Lake State Recreation Area Distance: 58 miles over two days. Bonus…

Gravel Road Heaven in the Columbia River Gorge

A 60-mile, mixed pavement and gravel route complete with wineries, orchards, replicas of Stonehenge, historic Oregon Trail sites, campgrounds, solitude, and Columbia and Deschutes River vistas galore. When: early spring 2018 Bicycle Adventurers: solo bike tour to break in my new touring bike (I call her Kung Fu Panda.) Accommodations: Columbia Hills Historical State Park Distance:…

My Indiana Bike Overnight Trip on the Nickel Plate Trail and the Panhandle Pathway

I rode my recumbent bicycle and connected two great trails in Indiana, the Nickel Plate Trail and the Panhandle Pathway. Bicycle Adventurers: Just me, Mark Wollenberg, on this solo ride When: June 2017 Accommodations: a motel near Peru, Indiana Distance: 120 miles over the two days Adventure bonus: If you love to stay away from busy roads, this route is half…

Cycling for Health and Fitness

Physical activity is required to be fit and healthy. Obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes, and arthritis are all diseases that … Cycling for Health and Fitness

How to buy a secondhand bike

Are you looking for a new bike, but your budget is slim? Here are Cycling UK’s Victoria Hazael and Robin Eveleigh tips for buying a secondhand bike and avoiding buying a stolen one.

Group test: Dropper seatposts

Mountain biking is easier with a dropper seatpost – and so is mounting and dismounting. Hannah Collingridge reviews four of them