Posts filed under: Bike

A Blessing for cyclists near and far

It’s that time of year again…time for RAGBRAI, the great bicycle ride across Iowa. Although we are not riding it this year, our friends are headed out there and it stirs up some great memories of past years. I’ve only ridden it twice, but the ride is so epic that it’s hard to forget. Funny......
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So-Called Easy Peasy Bike Overnight

Bike Travel Weekend, promoted by Adventure Cycling Association is a movement encouraging folks to plan and carryout an overnight trip on a bicycle. Many of us don’t have the time, resources, or inclination to pull off a multi-day, or longer, bike trip. So why not go for a single night? I find it liberating to......
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Minimalist Packing for an Overnight Bike Trip

With less than two weeks until Adventure Cycling’s Bike Travel Weekend, I wanted to do a quick post to give my tips and tricks for packing for an overnight trip on a bike. Florida lends itself to minimalist packing because it is so freaking hot here, especially the first weekend of June. There is certainly......
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5 Boro Bike Tour – Epic Adventure in the Big City

After a year of planning and anticipation, we recently crossed off an event on our bucket list and rode the 5 Boro Bike Tour in New York City. This ride, or as I heard it called by someone on their Facebook Group page, is more of a unique spectacle than anything else. Yes, it’s definitely......
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A Spring Bike Tour Benefiting a Trail Town

Geez, I’m a little behind on posting, wouldn’t you say? No excuses, just a part of life…I find that so many things ebb and flow over time…interests, energy, time management skills, etc. The last couple of months have brought an incredible number of opportunities and experiences into my life; I enjoyed the processes, the learning......
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Scout the Route – Bike Florida Spring Tour route inspection

Only have time for a quick post this week because I am heading up to Gainesville for a Bike Florida Board of Directors meeting and a couple days of riding. I recently had the honor and pleasure of joining this board and am in awe of the passion and dedication the board members and staff......
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Havana Hills Spring Bike Ride 2017 – don’t miss it

In only it’s second year, the Havana Hills Ride promises to be a great start to the early spring cycling season in north Florida. Nestled in Gadsen County just 14 miles north of Tallahassee, Havana is a former rail town that now boasts antique shops, art galleries and other wonderful specialty shops and cafes. The......
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Shady Old Florida Ride on the Withlacoochie State Trail

Looking for a paved biking trail with ample shade and modern amenities (like real restrooms)? Look no further than the Withlacoochie State Trail – a 46 mile stretch of Florida beauty and shade provided by canopied trees. Park in Inverness and ride 30 miles south to end of the trail and upon your return you......
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Venice – the bicycle friendly city

Habits can be good, but sometimes they can be a bit boring. My husband and I often ride our bikes on The Legacy Trail from Sarasota to Venice where we feel protected from cars and can ride stress-free. Although beautiful, frequently riding the exact same stretch of trail can be monotonous. On a recent Sunday,......
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Bicycle riding and abandoning art on a Sunday afternoon

Could I be any luckier than to live in southwest Florida where a late September day can be spent in the sunshine on a bicycling adventure. It’s still hot here, but you can feel a tiny tinge of fall in the air, which mainly means that it doesn’t feel totally like an oven outside. This......
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