Category Archives: Touring

Manhan Rail Trail Expansion Update

This past Monday, Columbus Day, was a gift in many ways. Following several days of gloom and rain, Western Massachusetts was treated to three full days of warm sunshine. I took advantage of Monday’s loveliness to ride the Manhan Rail … Continue reading

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September’s Three Big Pioneer Valley Bike Events

Three big bike events take place in the Pioneer Valley area in the next few weeks. Organizers of all three have created routes and support which will highlight the regions beautiful scenery and help riders experience the wonderful cycling community … Continue reading

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Avery and Mommy’s Big Adventure 2009

A Mommy and Avery Adventure story for Mother’s Day. A bike ride! A bike ride! It’s summer and Avery and Mommy must have a bike ride. But to where?  Avery usually suggests Cape Cod, and Mommy shivers at the thought … Continue reading

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Westfield Columbia River Greenway Moves Forward

Westfield, MA prepares to join the rail trail network in the Pioneer Valley. The New Haven & Northampton Canal rail trail project, known in Connecticut as the Farmington River Greenway, continues to move along towards completion. The section from Suffield, … Continue reading

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Right Out Your Driveway

What if you just got on your bike and pedaled away, not intending to return that night? Many of my bike rides are just around town, doing errands or fitness rides with friends, but each of those rides prepares me … Continue reading

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Cyclovida:Lifecycle Film Showing in Northampton

Cycling film to be shown at the Academy of Music in Northampton. Interested to see how bicycles can be used in efforts to care for the environment by people who know their lives and livelihoods depend on their relationship with … Continue reading

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Read And Be Inspired

One of my favorite ways to waste time during the winter is to read the bike touring blogs posted at It’s a website which allows touring cyclists to post the journal of their rides in real time. There are thousands … Continue reading

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Winter Dreams Bring Thoughts of Spring

Here we are in mid-winter, a new year’s beginning. Time to think of places to ride! Where in the world? There are so many places I’d like to explore on my bike. Dream rides include a trip along El Camino … Continue reading

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Adventure Cycling Bike Touring Photo Contest

Have any good photos showing how wonderful bike touring can be? Then you should enter them in Adventure Cycling Association’s 2010 Photo Contest! We are again looking for the photo that captures the beauty and wonder of your bicycle touring … Continue reading

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Solo Bike Touring – A Long Night

‘I can do this, I really can.’ All through that night in the tent, I repeated that mantra hoping it would help me fall asleep. Really, there was little choice. I had ridden my bike the 49 miles from my … Continue reading

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