County Line Trail

Features, Special Interest, Etc.


Cars Make Way for 1 and 2 Wheels in Paris

7/15/19

FRA - "With the wind rushing through their hair, they zip past on bikes, electric scooters and mono-wheels, effortlessly passing lines of hot-and-bothered drivers stuck in the endless Paris traffic." more

Grimy Handshake: The Seldom Seen Scene

"What happens if you ride but don't document it?" more

Woman’s Club helps Sustain Story Book Trail

7/13/19

TN - "...the club wanted to help keep the trail operational because it combines literacy and fitness in a fun way." more

5 Hydration Myths

"There are a fair number of hydration myths swirling around out there..." more

Tern's New Folding Bike

"Bigger wheels mean more stability and regular-bike feel, but it comes at a price." more

Carson Valley Trail Options

NV - "...Carson Valley bike rides feature trails and roads less traveled..." more

The Columbia River Gorge Traffic Problem

OR - "...we approach the summer season of mile-long backups on the Historic Columbia River Highway and full trailheads full by 9 a.m..." more

Cars Forced to Make Way for Two Wheels in Paris

7/13/19

"...In the French capital, the new mobility revolution has caught on fast, with locals and tourists embracing the growing array of app-based ways to get around." more

Have You Seen Me?

7/13/19

NZL - "The terror and triumph of being a cyclist on NZ roads." more

Delivery Bots to Use Bike Lanes?

7/11/19

"...Wheel-based delivery robots may not be quite as sexy as their flying counterparts, but with fewer regulatory hoops to jump through than drone services, the technology is likely to become more widely used sooner rather than later..." more


A Balkans Cycling Trip

"Five friends jumped on bikes for a 100-mile trip from Bosnia to Croatia..." more

Connectivity is not Just about Trails

7/11/19

"...One becomes engaged with his or her surroundings when walking or riding on the trail or down a street..." more

Fastest Bikes of the Tour de France

"...the biggest equipment news seems to be the continued penetration of disc brakes into the peloton..." more

BMX Turns 50

Philadelphia, PA - "After 50 years, BMX in America is anything but stagnant. Just ask Todd Lyons." more

The 6 Best Bike Bags

"One of the most essential pieces of gear to help you commute by bike more is a great bag (or two!) to haul all your stuff..." more

80+ Chicago-Area Bike Trails

7/10/19

IL - "...it's time to get outside and take advantage of the many biking and walking trails in the Chicago area and northwest Indiana..." more

The Case For Not Building More Highways

KY - "It appears that the Louisville area may be entering a new golden age of highway construction and expansion." more

Philly: Here's How Highways Ruined Your City

PA - "...They found that between 1950 and 2010 highways slowed growth in income, population, and land values in city centers, while having the opposite effect in outlying areas." more

USA Cycling Honors LeMond's Victory

7/10/19

CO - "USA Cycling, which recently held its professional road championships in Greg LeMond's adopted home of Tennessee, is honoring his 1989 Tour de France victory with two commemorative T-shirts." more

The New Tern HSD

"It's got something for everybody in a compact and clever e-bike that can carry a big load." more

20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities in America

U.S. - "These days there are more reasons than ever to don a helmet and hop on a bike..." more

20 Most Dangerous Cities to Ride a Bike

7/9/19

U.S. - "...Here are the most dangerous cities to ride in..." more

Bike Touring in Italy


National Park is 1st to Allow "Track Chair"

7/9/19

MI - "Trails through Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore can be steep or sandy -- but people who require hiking mobility assistance can now rent a motorized chair with treaded tracks to get around." more

I Tried to Stare Into Eddy Merckx’s Soul

7/9/19

"I want to write about Eddy Merckx. First, I have to write about Belgium." more

Brothers Pedal the Amazon

"When Dawid Andres first dreamed of crossing the South American continent with his half-brother Hubert Kisiński, the idea of bolting bikes to pontoons and descending the Amazon River was the furthest thing from his mind." more

My Mom Can't Stop Riding Her Electric Bike


Why You Should Mount Cameras on Your Bike

"...I was happy to learn that on-bike camera footage has resulted in plenty of police action around the world..." more

Bicycle Maker Says the Era of ‘Made in China’ Is Over

"Giant Manufacturing Co. saw the writing on the wall early on..." more

What Happens to Dead E-Bike Batteries?

DEU - "...At Eurobike in September, an event is being scheduled to discuss the life span of e-bike battery packs and what should be done with old batteries." more

Biking New England Rail-Trails

"...Here’s a list, broken down by state, of a few of the many rail trails in New England..." more

Southern Little Miami Trail is Scenic

Greene County, OH - "On my recent bike trip from Xenia Station south to Spring Valley, I learned just how important signs can be while you’re tooling along the Little Miami Trail." more

Ernest Askew Wouldn't Give Up his Bike

NY - "Long before Ernest 'Andre' Askew briefly became the latest cyclist to be killed this year in New York City, his brother Melvin wanted him to stop biking." more

Calls to Clamp Down on Scooters / Motorized Skateboards in Bike Lanes

CAN - "...It's illegal to use electric skateboards or other low-powered electric-powered devices, such as scooters and skates, on roads in B.C." more

Important Bike Safety Tips

"...Before riding, make sure you, your family, and the bicycles are ready to ride." more

Trek Recalls Some E-Bikes

7/9/19

Waterloo, WI - "Trek Bicycle is recalling some Super Commuter+ 8S e-bikes because of concerns about the bolt attaching the front fender to the fork crown." more

Rails-to-Trails Projects Help Us Reclaim the American Spirit

"Growing up in Louisiana, riding my bicycle on nearly every summer day, my friends and I made our own trails as we trekked through the patch of woods near where we lived..." more

3 Years Ago, Paul Basagoitia Woke Up to his Worst Nightmare

"Before his injury, Paul spent his time on downhill bikes. Now he loves exploring the trails around Reno and Tahoe." more

10 Best Electric Mountain Bikes

"Electric mountain bikes are here, growing in popularity, and despite some access concerns—and perhaps because of them—continue to get better, more enjoyable to ride..." more

Smart Bike Revolution Continues

7/8/19

"High tech company Greyp Bikes has staked its claim in the smart bike sector with the G6 trail bike..." more

Walton Family Wants to Kick-Start U.S. Cycling

7/5/19

"When Lance Armstrong cruised to his seventh victory in the Tour de France in 2005, television ratings in the United States were at an all-time high..." more

10 Far-Out Rides

7/5/19

CO - "When you have enough time to put the bike on a rack and head out of town, Colorado has more than enough mountain options..." more

Women on Orange Bikes in Iran

7/5/19

"...The image of a woman on a bicycle along a busy road in Iran's capital could become far more common with the launch of Bdood, the first private bike-share company..." more

Staying Safe While Cycling

"... It is important to stay safe while riding, especially since most bicycle deaths occur in urban areas and nonintersection locations..." more

I Rented an E-Scooter for a Month

"Bird’s new monthly rental program could force users and cities to reconsider e-scooters as a real mode of transportation. But there are some drawbacks." more

12 Best Bike Trails for Summer

"This summer, explore new terrain by going on one of these breathtaking scenic rides." more

Knox County Parks Progress

Mt. Vernon, OH - "Knox County commissioners received a half-day tour Tuesday of nearly every county park, along with a description of park progress..." more

Swarm of 30,000 Bees Descends on Bike

"On Sunday, June 16, a swarm of 30,000 bees landed on a bike in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City." more

2 Wheeling with Tots

ID - "...Saddling up my mountain bike with Landon’s bike trailer in tow, he and I began exploring town one warm day in early April..." more

The 15 Best Mountain Bikes

"In the past year, we’ve tested, evaluated and ridden more than 100 of the top mountain bikes..." more

10 Rail-Trails with American Revolution Sites

U.S. - "...From battle sites to hidden histories, rail-trails are an accessible way to celebrate our nation’s birthday and uncover pivotal moments in our past..." more

Should Cyclists be Allowed to do the 'Idaho Stop?'

"On June 25, Senate Bill 998 was passed by the Oregon house, allowing cyclists to legally yield at stop signs instead of having to come to a complete stop. The law was more than 15 years in the making." more

Cuthroat vs. Warroad vs. Warbird


Man Accidentally Sells Wife’s Beloved Vintage Bike

"On Sunday, June 23, Allan Steinmetz was hosting a yard sale at his Newton, Massachusetts home when someone asked to purchase a bike that had been sitting in his garage for about 40 years." more

Technical Q&A with Lennard Zinn

"A reader writes in after an unfortunate crash on tubeless tires..." more

Helmet Makers Dispute Consumer Reports Findings

7/5/19

"The maker of a helmet model that failed a recent Consumer Reports test said the results are 'fake news'..." more

Biker Bitten by Alluring Creekside Trail

Beavercreek, OH - "On the second journey over the Greene County bike trails, I was enticed into doing something foolish. I pedaled beyond my range." more

Biking Colorado's Old Railroad Routes

CO - "...While the railroad’s heyday is long gone, its derelict corridors are being resurrected as rails-trails..." more

North Shore MTBikers Cry Foul

CAN - "Mountain bikers on the North Shore are upset after learning the District of North Vancouver plans to remove five teeter-totter obstacles from local trails." more

Pedaling Away from Anxiety

"...Each week, riders in the study were given mountain bikes and sent out on two-hour rides through the Glentress trail system near Peebles, Scotland, about 20 miles south of Edinburgh..." more

Bike the Cape Cod Rail Trail

MA - "The Cape Cod Rail Trail offers residents and visitors to the Cape the opportunity to ditch their vehicles and travel by bicycle along paved pathways from Dennis to Wellfleet..." more

Deer Valley Debuts E-Bike Tours

UT - "...While Park City ordinance doesn’t allow electric modes of transport on its singletrack trails, the current is set to start flowing on Deer Valley’s trails this weekend as the resort rolls out its first-ever e-bike tour." more

Martyn Ashton's Random Tandem


Opening the Streets of Los Angeles

CA - "...Inspired by Columbia’s Cicloviá, this American version has grown from a single day of recreational cycling into six cultural festivals taking place throughout Los Angeles County this year..." more

The New Juliana Maverick & Santa Cruz Hightower

"The second-generation Santa Cruz Hightower is all new..." more

Faraday E-Bike Recall

7/3/19

D.C. - "Faraday Bicycles is recalling about 4,450 e-bikes because their seatposts can fail..." more

The Awesome Trailside Ariel-Foundation Park

Along the Heart of Ohio Trail in Mt. Vernon, OH

How the Cycle Superhighway Saved my Commute

UK - "It's really changed my mind about cycling in London..." more

Everything Good about Mountain Biking

"In a world of short attention spans and an insatiable hunger for the biggest, boldest, most inaccessible riding ever to grace the internet, 50to01 keeps it real..." more

The 11 Best Beginner Bikes

" Beginner bikes are more affordable and better than ever..." more

3 Bike Helmets Rated as Unsafe

7/2/19

Yonkers, NY - "...For varying reasons, the independent, nonprofit member organization said helmets from Bontrager, Morpher and Woom failed its tests..." more

SRAM Recalls Forks for Breakage Concerns

7/2/19

D.C. - "SRAM is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Canadian authorities to recall about 920 RockShox Lyrik and Yari forks." more

Riding the Ex-Rails in the Presidentials

"We were stopped in the early morning construction on Union Street in Littleton, N.H., when the flagman gave us the green light..." more

Traverse the Trails of the Las Catalinas Dry Forest

Costa Rica - "...From the summit, you can see a web of world-class trails, unique in the country, that take you from the lowest to the highest point on a bike or afoot at a low price." more

The last time I Borrowed a Bicycle

"...Kathleen wildly crossed the road, threw down her bike, and jumped into the ditch to my side. 'Are you dead?'” more

Vermont Bikepacking

"The Green Mountain Gravel Growler Grinder route from Bikepacking.com inspired us to head to Vermont..." more

5 Great Cities to Bike this Summer

U.S. - "So what makes a city 'best?' It depends on whom you ask." more

East Coast Greenway Ride

New Haven, CT - "Cyclists from around the area gathered on the New Haven Green Saturday morning to take a trip on the East Coast Greenway bike path." more

Trail System Covers Much of the City

6/30/19

TX - "Longview’s growing trails are a feature of its parks system that provides recreation and transportation options throughout the city. Each provides varying amenities and terrains." more

I Have Multiple Sclerosis -- and I Ride

6/28/19

"...now, she was in a doctor’s office being told she had to stop biking, running, or any physical activity." more

Photos of the Best & Worst Cycling Infra

"From Hong Kong to Cape Town, Seoul to Selly Oak, here are some of the standout examples." more

Lake Tahoe Trail is "Magical"

6/28/19

NV - "Tahoe East Shore Trail hugs shoreline that was once difficult and dangerous to access." more

Shuttle Available for Bizz Johnson National Rec Trail

6/28/19

CA - "Summer bus shuttle service on the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail is available every Saturday through the summer season." more

Labyrinth to be Created on Shoreline Greenway Path

6/28/19

CT - "...Ludwig laid out the form of the labyrinth over the last week, and stone for the labyrinth paths will be defined using Stony Creek Quarry granite..." more

Having a Kid Made Me Afraid to Ride

6/28/19

"...once Millie became old enough to ride, the person most limiting our bike time together has been me..." more

The Danger of Crossing a "Bicycle Highway"

CAN - "...yesterday there were two 10-year-old girls trying to cross the street and no one on bikes would stop for them. An adult had to intervene..." more

9 Austin Trails that go from Park to Party

TX - "...We’ve paired some of Austin’s favorite parks with nearby places where you can keep the party going with a cold beverage in the shade, live music, tasty snacks, and more." more

Bill’s Ranch Trail

CO - "There’s a reason you won’t encounter many mountain bikers on the rough and rocky Bill’s Ranch Trail." more

Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail

NH - "...the Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail embarks and entertains on the ATV-shared Ammonoosuc Rail Trail, and back roads into Littleton and Whitefield..." more

Trail Options at Higher Elevations Still Under Snow

Steamboat Springs, CO - "...the impact of a snowy season and a June snowstorm continues to keep eager hikers and mountain bikers confined to lower elevations." more

20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities n the World

"...we present the Copenhagenize Index, a comprehensive and holistic ranking of the world’s most bicycle-friendly cities..." more

Denver Bike Map Features Quiet Neighborhood Streets

6/28/19

CO - "...And until more protected bike lanes are built, the program's director hopes the map will help newbies bike." more

7 Reasons Cyclists Should Embrace E-Bikes

"Recently, while riding a lightweight Pinarello F10 on the 10-mile commute between my home and office, a middle-aged man in work boots and overalls blew by me like I was standing still..." more

Affordable E-Bike That Can Change Your Life

"The RadCity is an incredible value for an urban e-bike." more

10 Best Women’s Road Bikes

6/27/19

"...We’ve tried to narrow down the best of the best through a rigorous testing process..." more

A Plethora of Places to Pedal

WI - "...The amount of bike infrastructure in the Chippewa Valley has been steadily growing in recent years as both bicyclists and public officials have continued to push for dedicated bike trails, bike lanes, and signed bike routes in urban and rural areas." more

Giving Bike Rides to Those Who Can't Pedal

Indianapolis, IN - "If you love bike riding and helping people, Cycling Without Age is for you." more

Hidden Boardwalk Trail In West Florida

6/26/19

FL - "...There is a great scenic trail in Gordon River Greenway that boasts a lush landscape and beautiful wildlife." more

Brush Up on Bike Lingo

6/26/19

"...here's some intro-level bike lingo to familiarize yourself with." more

The 9 Best Canyon Bikes

"It’s hard to believe German manufacturer Canyon Bicycles has been selling its consumer-direct bikes only in the U.S. for little more than a year..." more

Can Ankeny Become a Bike Tourism Hub?

6/25/19

IA - "...As the southernmost spot on the popular High Trestle Trail, and with a recreational trail network that spans nearly 80 miles, Ankeny has become an increasingly popular stop for Iowa's cycling community." more

Mica Peak Trail Work Continues

6/25/19

WA - "A new trail system on Mica Peak continues to take shape this summer thanks to the sweat equity of volunteers." more

Whistler Mountain Bike Park


How Running Got Guitarist into Band

6/25/19

"I once ran 26.2 miles before a show in Pittsburgh, just to see if I could. My legs were a bit noodley during that one." more

Longtime Volunteer Trailbuilders to be Honored

6/25/19

VA - "At age 87, Lyndell Bryant still walks the length of the Wolf Creek Greenway nearly every day..." more

Ohio-to-Erie Trail Tranquility

6/24/19

Greene County, OH - "My June 12 bicycle ride on the Ohio-to-Erie Trail was a pleasant surprise for me..." more

Connecting Youths with Bike Share

6/24/19

NY - "For the past four years, Citi Bike has been cultivating an early love of biking through the Bike Share for Youth Program." more

New Visitor Center at Hocking Hills

6/24/19

Logan, OH - "...The building is 8,500 square feet with an additional 5,000 square feet of lower and upper outdoor platforms. Inside, are exhibits with information on each trail and how to stay safe while hiking." more

Making Cycling Safer & More Appealing

6/24/19

UK - "While some people may be happy cycling in painted lanes, research suggests that most people don’t think they are safe..." more

Exozox Lets You Tow 2 Bikes

6/24/19

"...Invented by Polish entrepreneur Tomasz Nigot, the device consists of two main parts." more

Eddie Vedder Reunited With Dutch Cyclist

6/24/19

"After his concert in Tivoli, Utrecht in 1992, Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder got a lift back to his hotel from a Dutch woman, who borrowed her brother’s bicycle..." more

Wilier’s New Zero SLR

6/24/19

" Wilier’s new Zero SLR is a modern race bike in every way, with the performance you expect from a top-of-the-line bike." more

Forest Trail Leads to Big Mountain View

AZ - "The White Mountains TRACKS Trail System is a loopy network of nonmotorized paths that spans a strip of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests from Linden to Vernon in eastern Arizona’s White Mountains." more

Kate Middleton’s Brother's Cargo Bike Stolen

"On Wednesday, James Middleton, the brother of Kate Middleton, made a plea on his Instagram page for the safe return of his Babboe Dog-E cargo bike..." more

Film to Document Slickrock Trail

UT - "Mark Finley and Kevin Christensen of Finley Holiday Productions were recently in Moab making a film on the history of the Slickrock Bike Trail, which then-resident Dick Wilson created in 1969." more

Best Cross-Country Road Trip Is on a Bike

6/22/19

"...To cross the United States by bike is not for the faint of heart and, like thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, events can easily go wrong." more

VeloGuide Matches Cyclists with Guides

6/21/19

CAN - "Travelers seeking a guide and perhaps a bike in far-flung locations can opt for VeloGuide, an app offered by Canadian entrepreneur Joel Goralski..." more

Energy Drinks May Give Your Heart a Jolt

"Drinking 32 ounces of a caffeinated energy drink can increase your blood pressure and temporarily alter your heart’s electrical system, according to a small new study..." more

Bike Friendly South Dallas

TX - "Dallas is getting friendlier to bikes thanks to a grant, a donation of space, and the continued efforts of one very committed nonprofit." more

René Herse: On Gravel Before it was Cool

6/20/19

Seattle, WA - "Now that even Shimano has jumped into the gravel bike component market in a definitive way, it’s a time of reckoning for suppliers who have nurtured the category's growth since before it was a category." more

How Courtney Cobbs gets Around Chicago

IL - "A hula-hooping cyclist’s quest for more bike lanes—and more bus lanes, too." more

How Much Nature Is Enough?

"Researchers have now quantified the ideal amount of time needed to reap the health benefits of the great outdoors." more

The Future of Gravel is Travel

6/20/19

"The new Topstone Carbon has a groundbreaking leaf-spring suspension system that provides 30mm of travel." more

Trail Champion Darwin Hindman Dies at 86

"On June 16, the rail-trail community lost one of its giants with the passing of Darwin Hindman, a lifelong champion for active communities and a driving force behind active transportation strides across the state of Missouri." more

Native Americans & Cuyahoga River History

6/19/19

Geauga County, OH - "...Rambeau said she was thrilled to have native voices included in the Xtinguish Torchfest, acknowledging the role Native Americans played in Cuyahoga River history." more

East Lake Greenway Now a Tourist Hub

6/19/19

CHN - "...The green stretch has been attracting families, marathon runners as well as elders, who would like to soak in the beauty of the place, go for walks or just limber up." more

How to Safely Remove a Tick

"Because of all the time you spend outside riding, it’s important to know how to properly remove a tick..." more

The Aventon Pace 350 E-Bike

6/19/19

"...it’s one of the most affordable e-bikes on the market right now." more

First Bike Trip

6/17/19

OH - "...I’m knew at this whole bike path thing. I’ve seen the paths nearly every day but, until just recently, I’d never actually ridden on them." more

Minnesota meets Wisconsin via North Country Trail

WI - "... In the woods of the Town Of Superior in Wisconsin, about five miles south of Duluth, a crew of 10 volunteers was busy building the longest hiking trail in the United States." more

Cuyahoga River’s Biggest Barrier to Continued Improvement

Akron, OH - "The biggest barrier to the Cuyahoga River’s ultimate return to health stands 60 feet tall, spans 400 feet across a dramatic gorge..." more

Ohio's 5 Most Popular State Park Campgrounds

6/17/19

OH - "The days are longer and the temperatures are warmer. And that also means it's peak camping season in Ohio." more

Mountrain Bikers put Sweat Equity into Building Sport

6/17/19

NE - "Many enthusiasts cross state lines to find mountain bike trails, but fortunately for Nebraskans, mountains aren't a requirement." more

When Not to Push for Bike Lanes

CA - "In 2015 at a convening of bike coalition executive directors from all across California, one of my counterparts said that if a community opposed a bike lane, they would stop their advocacy of that bike lane." more

Remember When: Murray-Ohio in Brentwood

"...Murray-Ohio was founded in 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio..." more

iCan Bike Camp gets Much Needed Help

Grove City, OH - "It is a week-long camp designed to help people with disabilities learn how to ride a bike..." more

Can Americans Hack Their Way Out of an Aversion to Exercise?

"Slightly more Americans are meeting the federal physical activity guidelines than in years past..." more

'Bike Around The World' is my Summer Highlight

6/17/19

"It brings together all of my favorite things – food, friends, travel, and biking, of course." more

Discovering the 'Hills of Transylvania' by Bike

ROU - "These bike routes may not be the first choice of thrill-seekers, but for those who want to live an unforgettable experience in one of the most beautiful regions of Romania, they can be perfect options." more

The All American Gravel Ride


Cycling Rural Rhode Island

RI - "Rural Rhode Island offers scenic and serene cycling off the beaten path." more

Cool Escape on a Greenway Trail

NC - "...Riding down the Salem Creek greenway was exhilarating; mist rose from the creek and light reflected from bright leaves..." more

New Trails & a World Record Attempt

6/17/19

CA - "Hundreds marked the formal opening of the Bosque and Upper Bee, a stretch of natural areas crisscrossed by walking paths, by trying to break a record for longest high-five chain." more

Confessions of a Sidewalk Cyclist

"It’s true. I am a bicycle scofflaw. Sue me." more

Technology Benefits Hikers

"They say, if you’re using a GPS unit when hiking, it’s a good idea to input way-points so you make the correct turns..." more

He Likes Bike

6/14/19

CT - "Justin Elicker popped into a downtown cycle shop Thursday night to vow to become a mayor who rides his bike to work — and makes it easier for other people to as well." more

4 Heat Stroke Prevention Tips

6/14/19

"...Before we break down how to monitor and limit the effects of heat, let’s dissect the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke..." more

Vielo Bikes: Road & Gravel Done Differently

"Of the myriad of new bikes found among the hundreds of expo tents at the Sea Otter Classic, there were two that stood out as being truly unique..." more


Exploring Greene County Bike Trails

6/14/19

Xenia, OH - "...On every Tuesday for the next seven weeks, I’ll post a column about my experiences while bicycling on the Greene County area’s bike trails." more

Get Kids Active with Outdoor Activities

Mt. Vernon, OH - "...When considering ways to encourage kids to play and exercise this summer, Evans suggests making it a family activity." more

The Trail To A Biking Mecca

6/14/19

MN - "I continue to meet new couples that are new to Duluth and they have chosen to live here based on the trails and the recreation opportunities that we have here..." more

Tested: Stompump

"...Flats are no fun, but despite this, I was actually grinning the first time I used the Stompump on the trail..." more

The Platte River Trail

WY - "...Ten miles of paved pathway now thread through a handful of beloved parks, rolling out along the water’s edge under a canopy of cottonwoods in Wyoming’s second largest city..." more

Vermont's Next Great Rail Trail?


Record High Water Levels at Lake Erie

6/12/19

Cleveland, OH - "Lake Erie is 2.6 inches higher than it's been in 101 years of record keeping." more

Terminally Ill Man Loves Giving Kids Bikes

6/12/19

MA - "...So far, he's overseen nearly 1,100 bikes given away. That'd be impressive enough if that was the whole story. But it's not..." more

Teacher Inspired to Establish Bike Trail

6/12/19

MO - "Avid biker and local physical education teacher Travis Ewart drove past Indian Foothills Park daily..." more

The New Bike Mecca?


Survival in the Cycling Media

"Three years ago, Felix Magowan and I wrote a commentary for this publication about ongoing consolidation trends in the broader bicycle industry..." more

Artist Tracking Old Railroads

6/12/19

NE - "When Lisa Conrad was in art school she had an idea revolving around a unique type of art project." more

My Bike Collection Is Out of Control!

"...I have a lot of bikes: In February, the count was 28. Even my friends in the bike industry think it’s excessive." more

The Kona Libre DL

"The Libre DL is a gravel bike that pushes the limits and challenges your idea of what a gravel bike is." more

Biking Across Water in Vermont

VT - "...The Island Line Trail is approximately 22 km long, with slightly over 3 km of the trail is packed gravel over Lake Champlain!.." more

A Dutchman's Take on Spokane's Bike Infra

WA - "There’s something to be said about cycling around Spokane with a Dutchman." more

A Cyclist’s View from the Bayonne Bridge

6/12/19

NJ - "A whole new world is again accessible to New Jersey cyclists now that the 12-foot-wide and 8,400-foot-long pedestrian and cycling path on the east side of the Bayonne Bridge is officially open..." more

How the Pack Mentality Kept Me Alive Through Chemo

6/10/19

"...I think my doctors are right, my bike did help keep me alive..." more

London's One-Woman Bike Theft Deterrent

6/10/19

CAN - "Shelley Carr is helping cyclists reduce the risk of getting their bike stolen." more

I Rode Around San Fran With a Pool Noodle

CA - "...I have a bright yellow pool noodle, approximately 63 inches in length, tied to the back of my bicycle. It juts about three feet into the right lane..." more

Hiking Spain's Luminous Lighthouse Way

6/9/19

"...The Lighthouse Way, Camiño dos Faros in Spanish, traverses a stretch of coast that British sailors in the 19th century dubbed the 'Costa da Morte' (Coast of Death) because so many of their compatriots died in shipwrecks there..." more

The Kokopelli Trail System

6/8/19

CO - "The Kokopelli trail system in Loma is a favorite for tourists and locals alike." more

What Happened to Jacob Gray?

"He set out in April 2017 for a multi-day bike ride. Then, he disappeared." more

Mountain Biking Appeals to an Older Generation

6/8/19

"I’ve been mountain biking on and off for the last 25 years..." more

The Arkansas High Country Route

AR - "If you ask me, Arkansas is a really cool place — a destination worthy of any adventure cyclist’s bucket list..." more

Tour Divide Race Prep


The Most Useful Bicycle Ever-?

6/7/19

"...To evaluate this bike’s carry-it-all cred, I tried utilitarian tasks, like groceries, and ridiculous challenges, like taxiing the Saturday night bar crowd..." more

How to Prep Your Body to Ride at Altitude

6/7/19

"Sometimes, it just can’t be denied: that call to the mountains..." more

Brain-Boosting Supplements or Good Old Exercise?

"It seems that popping supplements has become a cure-all for everything from weight loss to memory loss..." more

Fewer Kids are Riding Bikes

"...The number of children ages 6 to 17 who rode bicycles regularly — more than 25 times a year — decreased by more than a million from 2014 to 2018..." more

The Cuyahoga River Once Burned, Now it's a Hot Spot

6/7/19

Cleveland, OH - "The Cuyahoga River burst into flames for the last time in 1969. As tourism climbs, the city celebrates the river’s rebound 50 years later." more

Sharing the Roads in Steamboat Springs

CO - "...The most common points in question involve whether cyclists can use a full lane and ride abreast..." more

BikeFit Offers Adjustable BiSaddle

WA - "BikeFit, a supplier of fitting tools to retailers and studios, is offering a special edition of the adjustable BiSaddle, which BikeFit will sell to retailers and other qualified partners." more

Don't Throw Your Old Bicycle in the Trash

U.S. - "...Bicycles, whether broken or not, have major recyclable value here in the U.S. because their metal scraps and tires can be still be repurposed..." more

Mayor Leaves Office, Bikes Around Lake Michigan

MI - "...On Tuesday, he completed a 900-mile bike ride around Lake Michigan that took him through four states..." more

Bicycling to Work from Jamaica Plain

MA - "Jamaica Plain resident Kyle Vining regularly bicycles to work from the Woodbourne neighborhood and shared his helmet cam of his riding in the Boston Bike to Work Day." more

Limit of Human Endurance Found

"The ultimate limit of human endurance has been worked out by scientists analysing a 3,000 mile run, the Tour de France and other elite events." more

Bird Tests Two-Seated E-Bike

CA - "Bird, which operates e-scooter share programs in more than 100 cities, has announced a new option being rolled out for tests in some markets: a two-seated electric bike called the Bird Cruiser." more

Tubeless Tires Are Life Changing

"...tubeless tires have gotten lighter, more reliable, and now offer an improved ride experience compared to earlier versions..." more

Exploring N.H.'s Rail-Trails

NH - "...Years ago, railroads criss-crossed New Hampshire. Now, some of those old rail corridors are making way for bikers and walkers,.." more

Riding Japan’s Shimanami Kaido Route

"...The Shimanami Kaido is a 45-mile bicycle route across Japan’s Seto Naikai (Inland Sea) from the City of Onomichi on Japan’s main island of Honshu to the City of Imabari on Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands..." more

12 Breweries Along Bike Trails in Wisconsin

WI - "The promise of a cold beer is a good motivator for a summer bike ride or hike." more

Framebuilder Bruce Gordon Dies

6/7/19

CA - "Framebuilder, innovator and industry gadfly Bruce Gordon was found dead Friday morning at his home in Petaluma, according to friends." more

The Meteor takes Coffee and Cycling Further

6/5/19

AR - "...'Espresso, Champagne, Chain Lube' is The Meteor’s slogan, and it has struck a chord in Little Rock, Arkansas." more

7 Minnesota Bike Trails to Try this Summer

MN - "...Some trails are well-known and attract hundreds of users, while others are off the beaten path..." more

Roaring Fork Valley a Great Place for Road Biking

CO - "There’s a reason why world-class professional cyclists like Lance Armstrong and Tejay van Garderen make their homes in the Roaring Fork Valley..." more

Bikes as Healers


The Day You Sell Your Bike

6/4/19

"...I was just as eager, or so I thought, to sell this bike..." more

What’s The Difference In Speed Between 1X and 2X?

6/5/19

"The most efficient bicycle chain runs in a perfectly straight line, in fact, a drivetrain without gears (singlespeed) can operate with 97% efficiency..." more

The Best Long-Distance Bike Trails

U.S. - "...Here are four long-distance bike trails to test your legs, spend a little time in the saddle, and witness amazing landscapes." more

Cycling Thru Manila Traffic

PHL - "...Aldrin Pelicano, 35, turned to biking in 2014, cycling from his home in the eastern side of Pasig City to Ortigas Center to 'improve his quality of life'." more

Exploring Iowa Trails

6/4/19

IA - "With more than 1,800 miles of bike trails, the great outdoors really doesn’t get any greater than in Iowa." more

Britain’s Best Walk?

UK - "There are hundreds of real beauties but Kevin Rushby has a soft spot for the ‘sustained glory’ of this North York Moors classic..." more

The Open U.P.P.E.R

6/4/19

"This gravel bike is not just capable of riding everywhere and anywhere -- it cajoles you and inspires you to do so." more

The East Coast Greenway

"Spanning 3,000 miles along the entire East Coast, the Greenway is a more urbanized version of the Appalachian Trail..." more

Bushwick to Red Hook by Bike

NY - "One of the great misfortunes of my life is that I don’t live in Red Hook..." more

Greene County Engineer Retires

OH - "...If Bob did not do that job, I do not think the bikeway would have been built or at least not to the standards Bob wanted done..." more

Kenda MTB Tires


The Bianchi Pista Sei Giorni

"A good track bike doesn’t go out of style..." more

The Air Line Trail

CT - "...thanks to a century of railroad boom and bust, eastern Connecticut boasts a 40-mile path through the forest that is flat and wide enough for hikers and cyclists of all levels to share, and long enough to allow extended stretches of quiet solitude." more

Worcester by Bike: Episode 6

MA - "For being New England’s second biggest city, Worcester still offers up quite a bit of green spaces full of trees, wildlife, old rock walls and other interesting features..." more

New 17-Mile San Francisco "Crosstown Trail’

6/3/19

CA - "Nearly five years in the making, the San Francisco Crosstown Trail officially opened Sunday for your hiking or biking pleasure." more

As Electric Bicycles Go Faster, Legal Questions Swirl

"The bicycle rider flashed by my headlights so quickly it slightly stunned me, lighting up for just a fraction of a second as he silently flew by, the rider tucked in, not pedaling." more

Bike Bag Combines Fashion and Function

6/1/19

"Industrial designer Maria Boustead thought of the idea for a functional and versatile bicycle bag back in 2009 when she couldn’t find one that was both bike-compatible for her work commutes and stylish enough to take into her office..." more

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