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Travelling a Trio of Central Otago Rail Tails

11/11/19

NZL - "It was snowing the first morning of our planned three-day cycle journey through stretches of Central Otago." more

Broken Roads

Zeehan Bush Camp's 'Glamping' Experience Reopens

11/11/19

AUS - "A seemingly insatiable appetite for extreme mountain bike trails in Tasmania couldn't have come at a better time for the owners of the Zeehan Bush Camp." more

Normalizing Difficult

"My gaze fixated on a very jagged elevation plot that stretched across the entirety of my computer screen, and as I stared, I could feel my heart rate accelerate a bit and my hands become clammy..." more

Latest Bike Lighting Innovations

11/11/19

"As the nights close in and winter draws nearer, Hayley Everett looks at the latest product developments and technical advancements brightening up the lighting sector..." more

When Does a Trail Become a Roadway?

"...Your idea of the perfect mountain bike trail probably hinges upon where you came from..." more

Biker "Cheats" Her Way Thru Traffic

11/10/19

PHL - There are 33 kilometers of uneven, difficult roads between Quezon City’s White Plains and Bacoor, Cavite..." more

Transforming Connellsville

11/10/19

PA - "Sometimes, a change in mindset alone can be a catalyst for change." more

E-Bikes Provide Intense Exercise

11/8/19

"...a surprising new study from three BYU public health professors finds pedal-assist bikes can provide essentially the same level of workout as conventional bikes." more

Liv’s Avail AR 3

"This is the bike equivalent of a 'Wanna Get Away' plane ticket..." more

Circling Greater Yellowstone by Bike

"The inspiration for a 1,200-mile bikepacking trip around the Greater Yellowstone area came from staring at a shaded relief map hanging above Don Carpenter’s desk at work." more

Cycling in America - Stuck in 1st Gear

"...With no car and only an unreliable public transportation system to get around, Buehler had some hard lessons to learn about highway-loving America." more

Licking Park District Volunteer Spotlight

11/8/19

Licking County, OH - "November’s Volunteer Spotlight shines on Mirra Galbreath!.." more

Ross Family Wants Back in the Bike Business

FL - "Two members of the Ross family, whose last name was emblazoned on millions of bikes in the last century, want to bring the brand back to the market..." more

Death of the Derailleur?

11/8/19

"Shimano has filed a patent that strongly suggests that it is finally developing a gearbox for both road and mountain bikes." more

A Cycle on the Great Western Greenway

11/7/19

IRE - "...off I went to the Mayo/Galway region to check out the 42km traffic-free Great Western Greenway cycle route, using the Galway Coast Cottages in Barna as my fortress..." more

Peloton Subscription Revenues Doubles, While Losses Mount

NY - "Peloton's subscription revenue increased 103% in its first quarter as a public company, compared to the same quarter last year, the company reported Tuesday." more

Gladys Bikes’ Saddle Library is the Place for Moms

Portland, OR - "I’m not going to beat around the bush: The Gladys Bikes Saddle Library will change your life!" more

How to Mountain Bike in the Dark

"With modern high powered, lightweight and long running lights, mountain biking in the dark is a must-do winter cycling activity..." more

Shingleback Vertical Bike Rack

11/7/19

"...This review will look at the five-bike version along with the optional swingarm..." more

Canada's Longest Trail

11/6/19

CAN - "The Great Trail — previously known as the Trans Canada Trail — is a bit of a misnomer..." more

Winter Biking is a Thing

"...commuters are using fat bikes to get to work in December, January and February. Mountain bikers are racing and riding when the ground is frozen." more

Strava Updates Maps

"Fitness app Strava unveiled a new update to improve the appearance and function of maps within the app." more

Michael Bonney says his Final Goodbye

11/6/19

"Former managing director of Orange Bikes was paralysed from the neck down after a crash in 2013." more

Mesa's Top 3 Bike Rental Spots

11/5/19

CA - "...Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top bike rental spots around Mesa..." more

How to Keep Cycling Into Fatherhood

"...American author William Bridges offered a three-stage model of transition that is a useful tool for cyclists who are new parents..." more

A Blueberry Trail Derailed My Cycling Trip

11/5/19

"...I was 15 and left our campsite in California to climb a large hill..." more

Retro MTB vs. Gravel Bike

Q&A with Gary Vernon on Building MTB Trails

11/4/19

AR - "Gary Vernon is the man tasked with transforming Northwestern Arkansas into a mountain biking destination under the vision of Tom and Steuart Walton, grandchildren of Walmart founder Sam Walton." more

The Factor Vista

11/4/19

"The Factor Vista is a bike that bucks the segmentation trend and can hold its own in a wide variety of uses, from cyclocross to gravel to road riding." more

4 Australian Cycleways Built on Former Rail Corridors

11/3/19

AUS - "From Victoria’s high country to the south coast of Western Australia, these cycling holidays have gentle hills and few cars to contend with." more

Cleveland National Forest is Hiker's Heaven

11/3/19

CA - "For visitors, the San Diego area is more than beaches, beautiful weather and lively, walkable neighborhoods." more

What Did Rail Transit Look Like in Cincinnati in 1912?

OH - "Greater Cincinnati's electric interurban rail system once stretched across the region..." more

Different Types of Bicycles—Explained

"...How do you know which kind of bike is right for you and the riding you’ll do?.." more

MTBiking Growing in State with no Mountains

11/3/19

NE - "...Thanks to the hills on the eastern side of the state, that's what makes having mountain bike trails possible." more

The Baton Rouge "Health Loop"

11/3/19

LA - "...The ride on a crisp, sunny morning was meant to celebrate BREC's completion of a key part of the $6.8 million planned 'health loop'...” more

Officer Surprises 5th-Grader with New Bike

11/2/19

FL - "...The police department said the kid relies a bike to get to and from school." more

My E-Bike Ate my Car

11/1/19

"...I have now been riding a Gazelle Medeo e-bike for six months and can report that it's true; it ate my car." more

Cyclist Uses Fitness Tracker to Manage Diabetes

11/1/19

"Zack Hawthorne has been living with type 1 diabetes for about 15 years..." more

The Fastest Bike We’ve Ever Ridden

"The Takeaway: The fastest, most badass aero road bike. Ever." more

Cycling Adventures in Iran

"...Personally, I wouldn’t want to cycle alone through Iran. Unaccompanied women will receive unwanted attention, simply because Iranian’s will find your journey unusual..." more

Ride Showcases Beauty of McCloud River Trail

CA - "...On Saturday, Shasta Gravity Adventures took a group of 14 mountain bikers ranging in age from 28 to 64, from novice to advanced, on part of the McCloud River Trail." more

Most Unusual Bike I've Ridden'

Biking Around Richmond

VA - "...Biking has become second nature for her boys, ages 6 and 2, and alternative transportation has quickly become the norm in her family, she says..." more

Google to Buy Fitbit for $2.1 Billion

"Today, Google announced it will buy Fitbit, using the sale to expand their own fitness tracking platform..." more

Holy Mountain Ride

11/1/19

OR - "...OMTM’s third version of the Holy Mountain delivered a route that combined everything I love: roads steeped in history, challenging singletrack, lonely destinations, and statistics that lead to a sense of accomplishment..." more

1 Reason You Shouldn't Threaten a Cyclist with Violence

Best Bike Rental Spots in Milwaukee

11/1/19

WI - "...Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top bike rental spots around Milwaukee..." more

Cycling Season Drawing to a Close for Many

11/1/19

CAN - Cycling around the Okanagan in October can be chilly — like this week’s unseasonal below-zero temperatures — but there are still lots of people using their bicycles for recreation and to get to work." more

The Best Fat Bikes

11/1/19

"A fat bike is the perfect tool for extending your riding season if you live where it’s snowy or wet..." more

Smart Helmets Won't Save Cyclists

"...The Lumos Matrix, however, is truly dystopian—not because it’s inherently malevolent, but because it’s a potent symbol of just how completely we’ve surrendered to motor vehicles..." more

Bike Shop Owner Elected to National Association Board

Columbus, OH - "Johnny Velo Bikes owner, John Robinson, has been elected to the National Bike Dealers Association (NBDA) Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning October, 2019. Robinson is one of three bicycle dealers in the United States elected to the seven-person board for the upcoming term." more

11 Awesome Fixies

"The fixed-gear bicycle is the grandfather of every bike you see today..." more

Repurposing Parking Garages

"Parking garages are staples of car-clogged cities — but they are ugly and take up prime urban real estate. So building owners and developers are looking for new uses for that space." more

NASA Wants City Skies Filled with Transport Vehicles

"In less than a decade, the air above at least one United States city will be buzzing with unmanned electric aircraft delivering people and packages -- at least if NASA's plan for the future of drones comes true..." more

Ready to Ride Detroit?

MI - "...The Detroit Greenways Coalition brought together two existing entities to solve a problem: 'How to use the city’s built trail and bike infrastructure'...” more

Getting Hit by a Car while Biking in Madison

Madison, WI - "...staying on the right side of the road. A small, silver sedan started pulling out, turning left on Campus Drive, and right toward me..." more

Vermont Officials Take a Two-Wheeled 'Learning Journey'

VT - "...the Montréal bike trip attracted many who already embrace alternative transportation..." more

Engineers Reinventing the Way Your Bike Rides

"The quality of every bike ride you take rests solidly on your tires." more

Documentary on Paul Basagoitia’s Life to Air on HBO

"...'Any One of Us,' which looks at the life of pro mountain biker Paul Basagoitia after he suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury..." more

The Grandeur of the Tahoe-Pyramid Trail

CA,NV - "On Oct. 3, a new section of Tahoe-Pyramid Trail was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting..." more

Kenyon College’s Ominous History

10/31/19

Gambier, OH - "...In recent years, Kenyon has acquired a nationwide reputation for haunted buildings, unexplained deaths and other supernatural goings-on..." more

Coastal Rail Trail: Encinitas and Solana Beach

CA - "The San Diego Coastal Rail Trail is an ongoing project that will ultimately provide a way to navigate the 44 miles between downtown San Diego and Oceanside without a car..." more

11 New MTB Trail Openings in October

10/31/19

See the list.

Self-Charging Smart Helmets

10/30/19

UT - "POC is working with a Swedish startup tech company to develop smart helmets that charge themselves via a new material that converts light energy — from solar or artificial sources — to an electric charge..." more

Colorful Streets Coming to Select U.S. Cities

"Bloomberg Philanthropies’ new initiative illustrates how 'asphalt art' makes cities safer and more vibrant." more

12 Vacations Best Done by Bike

10/29/19

"There’s no better way to see the world than on two wheels." more

Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness Singletrack

TN - "...A few years back, Knoxville won the Bell Built Grant, which not only delivered a helluva good downhill trail complete with wood ramps and that massive wall ride shown in the top photo. It also put the area on the national map..." more


Bike Touring in Taiwan

10/29/19

"Included in bike tours organized by county government and travel agency are visits to tourist attractions and dining at local restaurants." more

Lonely Mountains Downhill MTB Video Game Review

10/29/19

"...Successfully funded on Kickstarter and available now on Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, Lonely Mountains: Downhill is a game about going off the beaten path..." more

10 Haunted Tales from America’s Trails

"...In the “spirit” of fun this Halloween, RTC searched for the spookiest tales we could find on America’s diverse collection of rail-trails and multiuse pathways." more

Meet Abby Rhodebeck

Columbus, OH - Central Ohio Greenways Behind the Scenes Interview Series.

30 Hardest Hill Climbs in the World

"There’s beauty in the pure physical and mental torture of climbing a hill on a bike..." more

The Planned Verdi-to-Gerlack Art Trail

NV - "...the first of two flanking sculptures that will mark the endpoints of the Washoe ArTrail—a 200-mile-long county trail project that is planned to stretch from Verdi to Gerlach, passing through towns and tribal lands, displaying yet-to-be commissioned artworks along the way." more

Review: The Trek Stache

"...I’d never ridden a “plus bike” prior to the Stache, which makes me a late adopter of this mountain biking trend..." more

Rail Biking in the Adirondacks

NY - "...passengers of Revolution Rail’s tourist excursions earn their views by pedaling rail bikes along the upper Hudson in specially built carts, similar to recumbent bicycles but on railroad tracks." more

Duluth Remakes its Image with Recreation Trails

MN - "Recreational paths are becoming a selling point in home listings." more

I Biked to Work Every Day in Berlin

"As a New Yorker who often cycles in the city, it was incredibly refreshing to live in a place with significantly better bike infrastructure and much more respect for cyclists’ rights on the road." more

High School Cycling League takes over Mount Kato

MN - "Every kid cheers for every other kid. It doesn’t matter what team they’re on..." more

A Low-Cost Cyclocross Bike With High-End Chops

"The CruX E5 Sport is a race-worthy aluminum cyclocross rig hung with low-cost components, making it a great first race bike." more

West Newton to Ohiopyle on the GAP

PA - "As bicyclists pedal south, away from Pittsburgh on the Great Allegheny Passage, the towns get farther apart, the woods get deeper and the views get even more impressive." more

Boston Mills Visitor Center Opens

CVNP, OH

Building Bike Trails at Harmon Lake

ND - "When the weather has allowed, Brian Houle has been on the trails surrounding Harmon Lake near Mandan, working with Blue Sky Trails to develop mountain biking paths around the lake..." more

STEM Program Expands to Woodburn

OR - "Teaching young people about how to work on bikes and ride them with confidence is the bread-and-butter of many cycling-related nonprofit groups. At the Community Cycling Center, they take that idea one step further..." more

E-Bikes Let Me Ride Mountain Bikes Again

CO - "I’m a 68-year-young, 42-year resident who started riding mountain bikes on Emerald Mountain in the ’70s, pre-bike trails..." more

How Minnesotans Bike All Year Long

MN - "In most places, winter is when bikes are stowed away until spring. Not in Minnesota..." more

The Great Ride: Great Falls


Biking on San Antonio’s River Walk

TX - "...But there are also miles of the River Walk through the rest of San Antonio that are perfect for a bike ride and don’t have the crowds you see downtown..." more

13 Reasons Bicycles Are Perfect for the Zombie Apocalypse

10/29/19

"Just in time for Halloween, your list of 13 reasons bicycles make the perfect vehicle for the zombie apocalypse." more

11 Super-Versatile Fitness & Hybrid Bikes

10/24/19

"There are few better ways to get in shape or maintain your fitness than riding a bicycle..." more

Riding the Whole Enchilada


Cyclist Rides Every Single Street in His County

10/23/19

MN - "...Being new to the area, he figured riding as many different streets as possible would be a great way to explore." more

Meet Kelly Scocco

Columbus, OH - The Behind the Scenes Interview Series.

E-Bike Sales Hit Almost $15 Billion Last Year

10/23/19

"...Everybody loves to talk about electric and autonomous cars, but the real transportation action is happening in e-bikes, which are booming right now..." more

Moms on Cargo Bikes

10/23/19

MN - "A new documentary explores a growing subculture of women and families ditching the car for two-wheeled bike 'minivans'." more

Behold the Highwheel (Penny Farthing)!


Thoughts on Carrying Tweens and Biking Less

10/22/19

Portland, OR - "It’s been eye-opening and fun playing at being an electric cargo biking mom these last few weeks..." more

Electric Bicycle Sales Soar

"...Giant’s massive e-bike sales predictions for this year further underscore the rate at which consumers are switching to electric bicycles." more

14 Best Indoor Cycling Trainers

10/22/19

"Whether you’re training for an early-season event, just trying to keep a regular riding schedule..." more

30 Most Gorgeous Roads in America

10/21/19

"Roll through stunning miles on some of the most popular rides in the country." more

Riding the GAP


Futurama Moment Needed for Biking & Micromobility Movement

10/21/19

"... It's time to stop building bits and start building big." more

Central Ohio Greenways: Meet Ted Miller

Columbus, OH - Get to know Ted Miller through this Q&A interview.

The Best Santa Cruz Bikes

"Though today Santa Cruz is a staple in the mountain bike world, it started as a small, boutique brand founded in 1993..." more

History Lessons from Cycling in NYC

NY - "It has been a difficult time for bikers in New York City with a series of cyclist fatalities amid continued calls for more and better bike lanes." more

My Year in Bike Commuting: Erin’s Story

Columbus, OH - "I flirted with bike commuting for 3 summers before finally taking the plunge almost two years ago..." more

Cowboy Lassoes Bike Thief


Actor Michael Kelly Makes Time to Ride Every Day

"...A former NYC bike messenger while he was waiting for his big break, Kelly credits his two wheels for helping him build his career, decompress after stressful days on set, and keep his health in check..." more

A 28 MPH E-Bike for $1,399

10/21/19

"The saying with electric bicycles (and many other things, to be fair) goes something to the effect of 'You can have it good, fast, or cheap. Pick two.'.." more


Surly Rack Recall

10/21/19

"...We’re writing today to let you know that we have recently received reports of a small number of Surly 8-Pack and 24-Pack Racks loosening, contacting the front wheel and causing accidents." more

Worcester By Bike, Episode 26

10/20/19

MA - "...In Episode 26 of Worcester By Bike, we chose our destination - Barre Falls Dam - and headed out..." more


Cycling in NYC

NY - "...The first bike path in America — Brooklyn’s Ocean Parkway — opened in 1894. Back then, it was considered downright scandalous to ride a bicycle." more

Santa Clarita Valley Cycling

10/20/19

CA - "In the Santa Clarita Valley, miles upon miles of paved trails offer bicyclists of all ages the opportunity to put on a helmet, kick up the kickstand and feel the breeze against their face as they go for a relaxing bike ride to explore the natural beauty of our City." more

Potato as Effective as Carbohydrate Gels

"Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance in trained athletes, scientists report." more

Grand Canyon Greenway Trail

AZ - "...All told, Arizona's Grand Canyon Greenway Trail totals 13 miles of paved pathway for biking and walking, providing access to numerous scenic viewpoints and attractions in the park." more

A New Cycling Trail in Flanders

10/19/19

"A 800km network across French Flanders is so easy to follow (and ride) you don’t even need a map to find the country’s favourite village, inspiring landscapes and great food." more

Residents Eager for Revitalized Lower LA River

CA - "...In the last half-century, the LA River served primarily as flood control infrastructure, but open space and wildlife advocates fomented a movement to make it wild and accessible to all." more

How The Bicycle Changed The World For Women

"In 1897, Cambridge students lined the streets to protest a vote that would grant women the right to earn a degree at their prestigious all-male university..." more

New 350m Ridge Walk Opens in Botanic Gardens

10/19/19

SGP - "Visitors to the Botanic Gardens can now walk along a 350m-long hiking trail, taking them past the new highest point in the park..." more

Redwood Forests Ride on a Rail Bike

Wilkes, A Livable Community

PA - "...As a Wilkes native, I’m sure I’m biased, but I think Wilkes is a very livable place in which to reside..." more

Six Ways Portland Can Kill the Car

OR - "...Conventional wisdom says Portland seeks to discourage the motor vehicle—with road diets, replacing highways with MAX trains, and turning city streets into bike avenues... It's somewhat of a façade." more

RTC Delivers TrailNation Vision

"In late September, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) was invited to Bogotá, Colombia—a dynamic mega-city on the crest of the active-transportation wave—to lend our assistance in the planning of the country’s first rail-trail project, just outside of Bogotá." more

Hong Kong's Trail Running Scene

10/19/19

"I was first introduced to trail running when my girlfriend ran the Barclays Moontrekker and the Oxfam Trailwalker six years ago, in our first year in Hong Kong." more

The Bike Path that the State Forgot

10/17/19

MN - "It was such a darned wonderful, visionary thing the Legislature did in 1967 when it created the Casey Jones State Trail on the prairie in Minnesota’s southwest corner..." more

Champaign County’s Leaf Peeping Guide

10/17/19

Urbana, OH - "...Are you a leaf peeper? If not, your chance to become one is approaching very quickly..." more

Ashokan Rail Trail Worth the Trip

10/17/19

NY - "We were just a mile into our bike ride on Saturday when a police car appeared on the embankment above us..." more

Scooter Driver Takes on Panelo's Commute Challenge

10/17/19

PHL - "29-year-old Jaime Limpo shares that bike lanes in some Metro Manila cities aren't protected, threatening the lives of cyclists and riders." more

13 Best Race Bikes

10/16/19

"...Some are pro-level bikes straight out of the box, while others are meant to help you get in the game without forking over a ton of cash." more

5 Chicago-Area Trails for Fall Rides

IL - "...check out these Chicagoland locations for bicycling through the beauty of fall." more

Eagle Scout Completes Historic Beverly Bike Trail

10/17/19

MA - "...Reynolds' idea was to create a 5 mile bike loop that intorduced nine of Beverly's points of historic interest to the rider..." more

Inside the Tuscany Trail


Tweens on a Family Bike Part 2

Portland, OR - "Welcome to my follow-up of last month’s post about my two tweens on our family bike." more

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits

Read the latest edition.

Cycling on the Rise in Paris

10/16/19

FRA - "More than 200,000 Parisians rode their bikes on October 13th, a milestone figure that’s available thanks to the newly installed counter meters (unveiled on September 4th) keeping count on this growing trend..." more

Tianfu Greenway Blazes Trail through Chengdu

CHN - "Chengdu's Tianfu Greenway, parts of which are still under construction, will be the longest greenway system in the world." more

Best & Worst Bike Industry Trends


Village Bicycle Cooperative Witnesses Greatness

Bay Village, OH - "...At the Village Bicycle Cooperative (VBC) in Bay Village, we were given the opportunity to witness greatness at a Cleveland school." more

Skeleton Unearthed Beneath California Peak

10/16/19

CA - "The climbers were closing in on the top of California's second-highest peak when they came upon the grisly discovery of what looked like a bone buried in a boulder field." more

Digging the Midtown Greenway Trench

10/14/19

MN - "As the sunken railway route was dug from 1912–16, flower gardens disappeared, railroad flagmen lost their jobs and streetcar passengers were forced to “portage” through a mucky excavation site." more

Bike Commuting Horror Stories

Portland, OR - "...I saw him moving in my peripheral vision, and when I looked up into the spitting rain as I pedaled uphill, he was standing in the bike lane and had a handgun trained at my face from mere feet away." more

Gridlock Guy: Rainbow Crosswalks are not Unsafe

"...The assertions by the feds that these crosswalks are dangerous is questionable at best..." more

Amsterdam Is Cutting Cars Out of the Picture

"Armed with a street-design tool called the knip, the Dutch capital is slashing car access in the city center, and expanding public transit hours." more

The 14 Best Cheap Mountain Bikes

"Now more than ever, there are tons of great mountain bikes that aren’t just capable, reliable, and fun to ride; they’re affordable, too..." more

How to Get Around in Japan

"In Japan, 78% of households own bikes for some reason or another..." more

Trailbuilding through the Squamish Rainforest

CAN - "If you go mountain biking in Squamish, B.C., north of Vancouver on a regular basis, chances are you have biked down a trail built by 'Big Red Ted' Tempany." more

A Bike is Like a Rolling Walking Stick

10/14/19

"...Every time a bike lane is proposed, one of the main arguments used to fight it is the concern that disabled and elderly people won't be able to park. But in fact, for many older and disabled people, bikes could be mobility aids." more

E-Commerce Innovation With Cargo Bikes

10/14/19

"...Bunch Bikes has focused on 'larger bikes for larger families'..." more

Saints Quarterback Rides His Bike to Games

10/11/19

LA - "...He’s not the first athlete—or even the first NFL player—to do this, but it seems to be captivating the faithful Saints fans..." more

Cyclist or Biker?

"...Bicycling took to social media to ask our readers this important question, hoping to solve it once and for all..." more


How Exercise Can Boost Your Brain

10/11/19

"A recent study published in Nature looked at fitness levels in young people and compared that to their brain function." more

10 Great Bikes for Girls

"...While most of us learned to ride a bike using training wheels (or the close-your-eyes-and-pray method), kids today have balance bikes..." more

The Swytch Conversion Kit

10/11/19

"...I am so intrigued by the Swytch e-bike conversion kit, up on Indiegogo. It’s the latest version of a unit that sold 3,000 copies in 45 countries..." more


20 Fall Bike Rides

U.S. - "...Add some excitement to your fall calendar by planning a getaway bike trip for the coming weeks..." more

Bike Lane in the Middle of a Highway

10/1019

PRK - "...In South Korea, there's a solar bike path that shields riders from the sun while at the same time generating power from it..." more

E-Bikes Stir Up Controversy

CO - "A new mode of transportation is joining the ranks of popular outdoor activities in the valley, but not without a touch of controversy." more

Great Smoky Mountains Travel Guide

"Despite being one of the most popular destinations in the U.S., the Smokies make it easy to plan a last-minute trip and avoid crowds year-round..." more

Electrifying Change

10/1019

WI - "The promise and peril of e-bikes and scooters." more

The Rise of Gravel Cycling in Vermont

VT - "The persistent zipping of tires on dirt and the panting of riders fills the late-summer air as bikers lean into their mounts—and their suffering—to make the climb up a long steep dirt road in the Green Mountain Forest in Lincoln..." more

Designing for People, Not Cars in Copenhagen

"...It will come as no surprise to urbanists that the city of Copenhagen offers a vision of what that could look like..." more

Carson Storch Redefines Train Hopping


Family Biking: Intersections are Scary

Portland, OR - "...until they’re protected, or we get more leading bicycle intervals, intersections will remain the spookiest part of most bike rides..." more

6 Lessons from Portland

OR - "In August, the Civic Commons Learning Network hosted a multi-day learning journey to the Pacific Northwest. We started with two and a half days in Portland, Oregon where they pride themselves on doing things differently..." more

History of American Anti-Car Protests

U.S. - "A wave of traffic safety activism in the 1970s helped reshape Dutch streets. But the U.S. had its own anti-car movement earlier, led largely by women." more

Family Dispute Alters Cycling Scene

OR - "For the past 50 years, the Alpenrose Velodrome has been the centerpiece of Portland's racing community. A family argument threatens to shut it down." more

What Does This Street In Zürich Mean?

"If you see how cars, streetcars, bikes, and pedestrians use this Swiss street, you can better understand what’s wrong with so many other urban thoroughfares." more

Which Hill Will I Die On?

"San Francisco... You have so many hills..." more

The Best Bike Lights

"Over the past decade, brands have made big improvements in increasing the output and reducing the weight of their bike lights..." more

A Link to the Future

10/9/19

CA - "A couple bumps in the road hardly deter Tom Kirk from championing a supersize bike path giving pedestrians and small electric vehicles a healthier route across the Coachella Valley." more

When Biking and Bears Don’t Mix

10/7/19

MT - "The death of a ranger, Brad Treat, in 2016 was a wake-up call for grizzly bear biologists." more

There’s Nothing “Controversial” About Bike Lanes

10/7/19

"Cycling is already mainstream. It’s time for the media to catch up." more

9 Tips for Cycling Longevity

"At 41 years old, Katerina Nash is one of the most decorated off-road racers in the world..." more

The 9 Best Balance Bikes

"... it took about a decade for the pedal-less, two-wheel balance bike to become ubiquitous this side of the Atlantic..." more

History of Cycling in New York City

"...Following the Civil War, cycling became trendy again, fulfilling a growing population’s need for transportation and recreation..." more

Hit These Colorado Trails for Days

10/7/19

CO - "Colorado is a mecca for multi-day cycling, known as bikepacking." more

McAllister Park Offers Fast, Fun Off-Road Bike Trails

10/6/19

TX - "After four years of riding off-road at McAllister Park in north central San Antonio, it feels like an old friend, and it’s always gratifying seeing friends change for the better." more

Endurance Exercise May Slow Alzheimer’s

"Endurance exercise can reduce the progression of atrophy in a part of the brain associated with memory among people at risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study found." more

The Cadillac of Fat-Tire Road E-Bikes

10/5/19

"The Evelo Aurora Hub-Drive really surprised me with its usability." more

Million-Dollar Views on Tahoe Pyramid Trail

NV - "The newest segment of the Tahoe-Pyramid Trail between Reno and Truckee features a million-dollar view. Literally." more

Judean Desert Blooms on Cycling Tour

"At the end of our six-hour bike ride through the Judean Desert, Tal Rozow apologized to my husband and me." more

Complete Guide to Buying a Bicycle

"...Before you head to the bike shop to pick up your new favorite mode of transportation, it’s helpful to know all the little details that will make the bike buying process easier..." more

Zwift gets Cyclist Back to Racing

"Indoor cycling is not what is used to be. Gone are the days of stationary riding monotony..." more

Marin's Alpine Trail 8

"The Alpine Trail 8 is a competent climber and a thrilling descender that straddles the line between enduro bike and trail bike." more

Wetlands Park Scenery a Feast for Cyclists

NV - "Looking to boost your odds that a coyote or a roadrunner will cross your path?.." more

Bikepacking Accident in Peru


Adventure Cycling Bike Bits

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How to Fix a Flat

"Whether you ride on smooth pavement, rough gravel, or rocky singletrack trails, at some point your bike will get a flat tire..." more

10 Best Kids Bikes

"The world of kids’ bikes has been turned upside down in the past decade..." more

Best Fall Rides in the Midwest

"...Fall is a fantastic time to take a Midwest cycling trip." more

Summit, Portage Counties Work to Attract Visitors

10/5/19

OH - "While the north coast of Lake Erie doesn’t draw the same crowds as Florida or warm ocean beaches, local business leaders and officials say attracting people to town is an important part of their economies." more

The Best Apps for Cyclists

"Regardless of whether your ride competitively or for leisure, you should check out these apps for optimizing your cycling game." more

Insider's Guide: The Grand Canyon

10/3/19

"From dayhikes to weekends to weeklong hikes, our Grand Canyon experts will have you ready to hit this natural wonder in no time." more

The E-Scooter with a Swappable Battery

"...One of the problems with electric vehicles (and with cars in general) is that many people do not own parking spaces, so they don't have an easy way to charge their cars..." more

John Forester - The Complete Interview

This appears to be the full interview with John Forester, part of which was posted earlier this week on StreetsBlog.

To follow the debate between vehicular cyclists and those that support separate cycling infra, see the StreetsBlog post comments section.

7 Bucket List Rail-Trail Destinations Around the World

"With more than 24,000 open miles of rail-trails to explore—more than any other country in the world—trail lovers in America are a pretty lucky bunch. But the rail-trail movement is not limited to our borders. Thousands more miles of rail-trails are available all across the globe..." more

5 Amazing Fall Hikes

Columbus, OH - "In case you haven’t heard, fall has officially arrived." more

The High Line at 10

NYC - "Manhattan's elevated walkway inspired both a movement and a backlash. A decade later, Karrie Jacobs revisits the project and discovers a surprising truth." more

Why I Ride My Bike to Work

NLD - "...It's little wonder Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte enjoys commuting to his office there. And recently he's made the journey by bike as often as possible." more

8 Great California Bike Trails

CA - "The Santa Clarita Valley has great places to ride for bicycle enthusiasts..." more

Alcoa's Most Scenic Greenway

TN - "...It’s been called the 'Pistol Creek Greenway, Phase IV' in planning procedures. But it could also be called the 'missing link' in Alcoa’s already large network of pedestrian paths as it will link two existing sets of trails." more

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