Homes County Trail

Features, Special Interest, Etc.


Hell Biking Revisited

AK - "Staring at the inscription filled walls and the cabin’s log book, I imagined there would be plenty of grand stories that could be spun from these four walls..." more

Fort Worth Trail Buddies Program

8/19/19

IN - "Three seasons and going strong. Trail Buddies is a program that provides bike mobility for those with limited mobility. It’s holding a special picnic celebration this month for riders, pedalers and volunteers." more

Still Time for an Ohio Road Trip

8/18/19

OH - "There is still time to make the most of the remaining summer days, and one need not go far to find waterfront views, live music or inspiring museums..." more

Best E-Bikes You Can Buy

"Electric bikes are here in a big way. Liberated from some of the normal constraints of standard bike design like weight and gearing, e-bike design has exploded..." more

Paddle Share Comes to Key Biscayne

8/16/19

FL - "PADL is introducing a new way to rent paddleboards right from your smartphone, and will be launching a new station this week at the Village of Key Biscayne’s Beach Park on Friday August 23rd..." more

Connecting the Lower Rio Grande Valley by Trail

TX - "...The Caracara Trails will be a system unlike any other in a truly unique and special part of America—more than 428 miles of connected multiuse trails, U.S. Bicycle Routes and paddling trails..." more

Metroparks Kayaks Step Up Tech

8/16/19

Toledo, OH - "Metroparks Toledo on Friday dedicated its second 'FitPark,' this time one that promotes kayaking." more

Ride Your Way to Better Sex

"Exercise isn’t just good for your heart health—it’s also really good for your love life..." more

E-Bikes Tested on Phil’s World ATV Trails

8/16/19

CO - "Electric bikes are becoming more popular, so to learn more about them, a group of Bureau of Land Management officials organized a test ride on the motorized trail system..." more

2020 Fuel EX 9.9 Is a World-Class Trail Bike

"New geometry, more travel, and even better suspension..." more

Long Rides along the Great American Trail

U.S. - "What better way to experience the beauty of America’s amazingly diverse landscapes than by bicycle?.." more

The Beach Cruiser Built a Bike Movement

8/15/19

"In the 1970s, the signature fat-tired mobility mode of beach towns managed to turn vacationers into bicycle riders." more

Random Acts of Kindness

8/15/19

"My early-teen granddaughter and I were going for a bike ride on the Mon-Yough section of the Great Allegheny Passage Trail." more

Small Boost in Exercise Can Help Protect Your Brain

8/15/19

"People who increase their physical activity by as little as 3,300 steps a day as they get older have less accumulation in their brains of a protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease..." more

Batch Bicycles Releases 1st E-Bike

8/15/19

"Miamisburg, OH - "Batch Bicycles is launching its first e-bike, a $1,999 commuter that the company says is among the lowest priced Bosch mid-drive e-bikes on the market." more

Plogging on the East Coast Greenway

CT - "Ever heard of the term ‘plogging’? It’s a multi-tasking effort that’s being employed by Connecticut runners to help clean up local trails." more

Get Rid of Free Parking Like Amsterdam Did

NY - "...The famed 'bike capital' of the world was once as congested and car-choked as the worst Western cities. So how did it became so renowned for its livability and sustainability?.." more

Bike Sail


Turning a Freeway Right-of-Way Into Green Space

8/15/19

CA - "For more than 50 years, a two-mile strip of land in southeast Santa Rosa remained vacant and unused..." more

E-Bikes Lead Bike Share Programs

TX - "Some cities are aiming to replace the clunky, conventional bicycles in their bikeshare programs with sleek, speedy electric models." more

The ABCs of a Summer Bucket List

Portland, OR - "...I don’t know about you, but I’m hoping to sneak in a few more fun things on bikes before we’ve got to get back to the books...." more

Underground Bike Parking in Amsterdam

"The Amsterdam Beursplein (“Stock Exchange Square”) has been restored in a beautiful way. The 1903 square had been used as car parking space until 1982, after which it had been a sea of parked bicycles. Now the square is clear of most vehicles and its space can be used by people." more

The Flying Monkey Trail


3 Things Needed for E-Bike Revolution

"...Good affordable bikes, safe places to ride, and secure places to park." more

Hydrogen- Powered E-Bike

8/14/19

"E-bikes will eat cars, and H2-bikes will eat Toyotas." more

Bike City USA

Portland, OR - "To say that bicycling is popular in Portland would be an understatement." more

Rad Power E-Bikes will Power Domino’s Pizza Deliveries

8/13/19

Seattle, WA - "Rad Power Bikes will provide e-bikes exclusively to Domino’s pizza franchises later this year, according to an agreement announced Tuesday." more

Return to Gravel 2019


Is Gravel Biking the New Power Sport?

8/13/19

"It’s attracting financiers, entrepreneurs and C-suite executives with a contrarian streak..." more

StatCap Warns of Low Tire Pressure

AZ - "After those first few pedal strokes, tire pressure becomes an afterthought for most cyclists. An undetected slow leak can change that in a hurry." more

Camp Adventure Tower


A Day of Fun in New Bremen

OH - "...While we are not strangers to New Bremen, the Bicycle Museum of America is one place that we had not visited until recently..." more

The 1st Bike Path to Cross America

8/13/19

U.S. - "...The Great American Rail-Trail, a bike path that will connect Washington state to Washington, D.C., is over 50% complete." more

Lance Brags About Passing Mike Pence on Bike Trail

8/12/19

"...when Armstrong tweeted about whizzing past Mike Pence on a bike path in Nantucket, he was met with a lot of eye rolls." more

What We Carry on Every Ride


Cycling from Nairobi to Mecca

"Every year, millions of Muslims make the annual religious pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia." more

New Boat Ramps on Tuscarawas River

New Philadelphia, OH - "A flotilla of canoes and colorful kayaks inaugurated New Philadelphia’s two new boat ramps on the Tuscarawas River following a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the facilities on Saturday." more

Study: E-Bike Riders get as Much Exercise as Regular Bike Riders

"E-bikers use their bikes more, go longer distances, and often substitute it for driving or transit." more

1st Grader Opens Up Shop Along Greenway

8/12/19

TN - "Piper Gibson sits along Virginia Avenue waiting for customers to stop by her new business." more

6 Carmakers Betting on E-Scooters & Bikes

"Carmakers are increasingly looking towards new ways to move people around, including tapping into the rising trends of e-bikes and e-scooters." more

Interesting Sites Along the Kokosing Gap Trail

Knox County, OH - "Bicycling on the Kokosing Gap bike trail between Mt. Vernon and Danville provides both exercise and a chance to see interesting geology or geology-related features along the way..." more

The Shoreline Greenway Trail

CT - "A close-up look at Connecticut’s beauty." more

Miccosukee Canopy Road Greenway

FL - "...Tallahassee is home to one of the most beautiful sceneries where a canopy of live oak trees dot a hidden trail..." more

Blacksburg Bike Park Takes Off

VA - "Cyclists interested in mountain biking but still leery about the tough discipline can now go to 4 acres of land at the foot of Brush Mountain to get a taste of what it’s like to ride on craggy terrain." more

Cancer Survivor Tackles Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb

8/12/19

"Tim Norton had an uphill battle just to get to the start of Saturday’s Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb." more

Hulu Is Looking for Naked Cyclists

"A casting call posted by Adam & the Background is looking for background actors who are willing to ride their bikes naked for the hit Hulu series Shrill." more

Meet Alex Nouanesengsy

Columbus, OH - A Q& A with Central Ohio Greenways board member Alex Nouanesengsy. more

Getting "Doored"

"...I was riding my bicycle down Market Street near 5th Street when the Uber driver in front of me came to an abrupt stop..." more

The Greatest Worst Brake Ever

"...When these brakes were on the market (introduced in 1984, only readily available in ’86, and dropped by ’92), they grabbed the attention of cyclists all over the world..." more

The Ludicrously Chunky Bike Lock

8/9/19

"Altor’s SAF is a ludicrously chunky 6.25kg behemoth of a lock which claims to be the world’s first U-lock that can withstand an attack from an angle grinder for more than 30 minutes." more

Cleveland Metroparks Challenge Map

8/8/19

Cleveland, OH - "A local Cleveland company is encouraging you to get outside while the weather is nice and explore places that are right in your own backyard..." more

Peds vs. Bicycle Lobby in NYC

8/8/19

NY - "...Dedicated bike lanes may offer some protection to cyclists, but by eliminating the threat of traffic for long stretches between intersections, they also foster inattention and unsafe bicycle speeds." more

Border Route Trail still gets Overlooked

8/8/19

MN - "The trail showcases the border lakes of Minnesota and Canada." more

Pedaling to Beat Chico Traffic

8/8/19

CA - " Biking in Chico in the summertime is its own special pastime, and a newcomer to cycling around town might be surprised by how many beautiful sights you can enjoy from the pedals while beating the heat, and the traffic." more

Mountain Bikers Showing Trails the Love

8/8/19

NH - "Nearly 40 people turned out late last month to give a few popular trails off Hurricane Mountain Road some general maintenance during a White Mountains chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association trail work day." more

Riding at the Rocky Point Recreation Area

OR - "...Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) announced a groundbreaking partnership with Weyerhaeuser Company that opened up 3,100 acres of off-road riding..." more

Bike, Hike or Paddle

8/8/19

NH - "...Whether you like to bike, paddle or hike, each of these has something to offer that is unique and rewarding." more

Planning Your Bike-to-School Route

Portland, OR - "Yikes, August has snuck up on me and the school year is just three weeks away. That means it’s time to plan out your bike-to-school route." more

English Heritage Builds Tintagel Castle Footbridge

8/8/19

UK - "A dramatic footbridge connecting two halves of Tintagel Castle on the north coast of Cornwall - the legendary birth place of King Arthur - is opening on Sunday." more

36 Hours on Outer Cape Cod

8/8/19

"Wine-tasting, bird-watching, biking and gallery-hopping..." more

Who is Fiona Kolbinger?

UK - "What we know so far about an elusive German medical student who stormed to an overall victory at the brutal Transcontinental Race, in what will go down as one of the most remarkable sporting stories of the year…" more

Short Film on Biking to Surf

OR - "Portlanders do the craziest things on bikes." more

Charting a New Course for Bike Analysis

8/8/19

WA - "...99Spokes built software tools allowing it to quickly scrape the information from brands' websites, and it's always adding more." more

Group Learns History on Old North Trail

8/8/19

MT - "...the origins of the Old North Trail are lost in time and nature. Prairie grasses, shrubs and our own modern roads now cover portions of what used to be well-worn footpaths and wagon ruts." more

Steady-State Exercise or HIIT Workouts?

"HIIT was found to improve blood flow to the brain more so than steady-state exercise, especially in older adults." more

Bike to Victoria, B.C.

8/8/19

CAN - "...The former rail route has few hills, but my wife isn’t an avid cyclist, so for fun we rented her an electric-assist bicycle to take the work out of the ride." more

Adventure Cycling Bike Bits

Read the latest edition.

Honey Bees Beautify the Greenway

8/7/19

TN - "...Founder of The Good of the Hive, Willey is on a quest to paint 50,000 honey bees around the world, aiming to raise awareness about the importance of pollinators..." more

Full-Size E-Bike to be Sold by Best Buy

CO - "Swagtron has announced its first full-size e-bike, the EB12 Electric City Bike. The brand has previously offered only compact and folding e-bikes." more

4 Key Functions of MTB Clubs

8/7/19

"...Different bike clubs engage in different activities, but there are four main reasons why bike clubs exist..." more

NFL Players Team Up with Boys & Their Bikes

WI - "July 25 marked the continuation of an annual Green Bay Packers training camp tradition, where the players team up with a young fan to ride their bike." more

Appalachian Trail Still Beckons

8/7/19

OH - "...He and companion hikers had to cut the trip short last year because the upper regions of the trail, at Katahdin, closed in October." more

1 Month on a Rental Scooter

"Riding down Market Street on my Bird scooter last month, wearing AirPods and staying out of the way of much faster-moving cyclists weaving around me as I chugged along at a painful 12 miles per hour, I began to think that maybe I was the problem." more

The CAAD Optimo Sora

8/6/19

"The CAAD Optimo Sora is a race-worthy bike hung with cheap but reliable parts to create a great all-around road bike for only $1,000." more

Man Dies of Rare Tick-Borne Illness

8/6/19

"Because of all the time you spend outside riding, it is important to understand that ticks can pose a serious health threat—and not just because of Lyme disease..." more

High Rockies Trail

CAN - "It was a warm Friday evening in Banff, Alberta. A small group of friends and I gathered to set off on a three-night bikepacking adventure right in our own backyard..." more

6 ofAtlanta's Best Bike Trails

8/519

GA - "...Atlanta boasts more than 40 different bike trails when you can bring your own or rent docked bicycles." more

An Ode to Bikepacking

"Ignorance is bliss – until you see what’s waiting on the other side." more

A Q&A with Danny Harris

8/519

NY - "Danny Harris is taking the helm of one of New York’s most influential street-safety advocacy organizations at a particularly dangerous time for New York cyclists..." more

Repurposing Bikes into Furniture

8/519

"...What happens to all the bikes when they get old? Or are simply abandoned?" more

8 New Mountain Bike Trails Open

And two of them are in Ohio!

Our Freedom and Safety

8/419

U.S. - "More than two cyclists are killed each day in the United States by drivers. And that number seems to be rising..." more

Late Summer Get-a-Ways Near Cleveland

8/419

OH - "...Here are six recommended getaways near Cleveland to consider before fall comes calling..." more

Madrone Trail Offers Secluded, Direct Access to Canyon Lake

8/419

TX - "Texas natives aren’t strangers to Canyon Lake, but most have not heard of Madrone Trail, a 7.6-mile point-to-point hike and bike trail that winds its way through a peninsula along the north side of the body of water." more

Multi-Generational Bikepacking

"...In his first multi-generational tour, he, his six-year-old son, and his seventy-three-year-old mum enjoy three days bike riding and camping around the gravel paths of the New Forest..." more

Plenty Of Scenic Bike Trails To Rehoboth Beach

8/219

DE - "For many travelers, the best way into Rehoboth Beach is catching the ferry and pedaling down to town. The area is known for its accessible bike trails." more

Diamond Peaks Trail Offers Great Views

8/219

NH - "...The 27,000-acre Second College Grant, given to Dartmouth College by the state in 1807, is a gem of wild land..." more

The Face of a Bike-a-thon & Cancer Fight was also a Fake

"After John Looker announced he had brain cancer, he became a star fund-raiser and the heart of Pelotonia, a charity event in Ohio that raises millions of dollars. But something wasn’t right." more

Meet the Man They Call "Doom"

Seniors Enjoy PedNet's Giving Rides Program

8/219

MO - "Five ladies from Colony Pointe Senior Living were in for a treat Friday morning: a bike ride..." more

Drivers' Ed Instructor Talks Cycling Safety

"...Azzolino — who also runs the biking group Get Women Cycling — received funding from the Department of Transportation earlier this year for a four-month pilot program to speak about cyclist safety in driver’s ed courses..." more

Potential Class Action Suit Against Bike Helmet Makers

TN - "A Knoxville lawfirm is investigating a potential class-action lawsuit against companies that sell bike helmets lacking new anti-concussion technology like MIPS." more

Group Rides Offer Fun, Security

8/1/19

IA - "...Group rides are a great chance to be social and also bike with peace of mind." more

22 Cycling Quotes for Inspiration

"...we all have moments where we doubt our abilities, shy away from pushing our limits, or just don’t feel like riding." more

The Fight to Save Professional Cycling

8/1/19

"There’s a move afoot to fix international bike racing before it’s too late." more

A Look at the 1,444-Mile Long Buckeye Trail

OH - "The Buckeye Trail winds its way through every corner of Ohio, with markings ever few yards to show the way." more

How to Spot a Walkable Neighborhood

"...Before you buy or rent, here’s how to suss out whether a neighborhood you’re interested in will let you get out from behind the wheel." more

Priority High Power Bike Horn


Trails Make for Healthy Communities

"From neighborhood paths to cross-country treks, trails serve as our ‘happy places’ but are also quiet moneymakers for communities through which they pass." more

Orchard Opens Bike Paths for One Day Event

7/31/19

MN - "Montgomery Orchard is known for its ciders, specialty wines, apple picking and Be-A-Mazed corn maze, but owners Scott and Barb Wardell also have a series of winding bike paths on their property." more

Q&A with Greg Lestini

Columbus, OH - Learn more about Greg from Central Ohio Greenways, in this 'Behind the Scenes' interview. more

North College Hill Man Gifts Bikes to Kids

OH - "...Demetrius Dallas saw a group of kids on his street playing, sharing the same bike and taking turns. That is when he decided to do something to help." more

No Limits to the Success of the Public Transport Bicycle

NLD - "The OV-Fiets (public transport bicycle) system in The Netherlands keeps on growing..." more

Kickstarter Campaign for Flit-16 Foldable E-Bike

7/30/19

UK - "Dave Henderson was ahead of his time. At age 15 in 2002, he built his first e-bike, using a motor from a car radiator fan and a lead-acid battery..." more

Salsa Timberjack NX Eagle 29

7/29/19

"The Salsa Timberjack NX Eagle 29 is the complete package..." more

Yellow Springs Ride, A Memorable One

7/29/19

Greene County, OH - "The roughly 20-mile round-trip ride from Xenia Station to Yellow Springs Station, on a relatively comfortable summer afternoon, proved to be the perfect grand finale for my Greene County bicycling columns." more

7 Great East Metro Bike Trails

7/29/19

MN - "Bikers don’t have to go far from urban life to enjoy the natural world." more

9 Must-Try Mountain Biking Trails Near Aspen

7/29/19

CO - "With its wide range of challenges, from cross-country singletrack to lift-served plunges, the Roaring Fork Valley delivers as one of Colorado’s top riding destinations." more

Busiest Bike Lane in North America?

7/29/19

CAN - "Ten years after Vancouver's Burrard Street Bridge bike lanes opened, it is no longer controversial." more

Mountain Biker Named ‘Adventurer of the Year’

7/29/19

"Rajesh 'R.J.' Magar, a self-taught Nepali mountain biker who was named National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurer of the Year..." more

How Utrecht Became a Cycling Paradise

NLD - "When you think of the world’s most bike-friendly cities, Amsterdam and Copenhagen probably come to mind first. But another contender has edged into the top tier:.." more

Drivers: Is Your Time More Valuable Than My Life?

"This morning I gave up 40 seconds of my life that I'll never get back..." more

Long-Awaited Plaque Honors Late Cyclist

7/28/19

NC - "...his death helped highlight the need for that safe means of travel now relied on by many to get around town, and for recreation. It also has lent much credence to the notion that York might be alive today had the greenway existed in 1991." more

Uganda's Bamboo Bikes

7/28/19

"Meet Kasoma Noordin, from Kampala in Uganda, who makes high-end bicycles with a difference." more

Trek’s Best Road Bike Ever?

"Higher performance, more features, more versatile: the third generation Domane is one of the best road bikes you can buy right now." more

Greenway Plan for Boston-David Loutzenheiser

Boston, MA - "The Boston region has an extensive collection of rail trails, river paths, and separated bike lanes, and more in planning and design..." more

Take a Bike Ride Around Willmar

MN - "With its miles of trails, lake shore and scenic parks, Willmar has much to offer bicyclists..." more

Coast On In

7/28/19

AR - "The Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville, which celebrated its fourth anniversary on July 15, now finds itself right in the middle of several of the area's bike trails, and the organization takes that responsibility seriously." more

The Bike Selma Blair Says Changed Her Life

7/26/19

"The walk assist bike called the Alinker is helping change lives..." more

Man Creates "Marry Me" Ride Route

7/26/19

TX - "Two avid cyclers went for an unforgettable afternoon ride earlier this week that ended with an epic romantic surprise." more

Bikepacker Saves Stranded Man

7/26/19

OR - "...Quinones was on a week-long bikepacking trip when he came across an elderly man who had been stranded after his Jeep got stuck in a canyon..." more

Want to Be Happier and More Successful?

"Workers who have shorter commutes and those who walk or bike to work are more productive and happier..." more

Fewer Kids are Riding Bikes & Why it Matters

"...the most obvious and fundamental reason fewer kids are riding bikes these days is sitting right in your driveway." more

The Path to Becoming a Professional Bike Mechanic

7/26/19

"...Even some mechanics will argue about what makes a mechanic a professional or what qualifies them to become certified." more

You Won’t Find a Better Race Bike for the Money

"The Aeroad CF SLX Disc 9.0 Di2 Canyon delivers a top-flight professional-level race bike at a price that's more reasonable than most." more

Once Upon A Trail

7/26/19

UT - "A lost beagle, two buddies and one big ride." more

Indianapolis Locks Up Its Nature Preserves

7/25/19

IN - "After a quick peek to make sure the coast is clear, I walk past the large No Trespassing sign and slip around the locked gate blocking my way into the woods..." more

South Lake Tahoe by Bike & Boat

CA - "Interested in exploring South Lake Tahoe this summer but want to avoid the traffic? Park your car on the outskirts of town and ride a bike..." more

Folding Bike Helmet

"Made from recycled plastic, the Cyclo is designed to make it easier to carry a helmet with you." more

10 Best Bike Baskets

"Beer, groceries, a rashly adopted puppy: No matter what you need to haul across town, there’s a bike basket for the job..." more

Biking with a Baby

Portland, OR - "...most of my relatives are in the Netherlands so they’re used to babies on bikes." more

Drive-Thrus Transformed Into Bike Lanes

OR - "...A late-night test of the fast-food chains' compliance shows workers don't bat an eye when customers arrive at their windows on foot, bike or electric scooter." more

Family of Killed Cyclist Can't Afford Burial

NYC - "...Askew, 57, was fatally struck by a teen driver on Chester Street and Sutter Avenue in Brownsville on June 27, just days after a cyclist in Manhattan was killed." more

What Happens to Phased-Out Shared Bikes?

"Some get second lives with nonprofits or even a museum. Others … not so much." more

How to Lead a Group Bike Ride that Doesn't Suck

"...Cycling communities are constantly saying that they want to get more people on to bikes and one of the best ways to do this is to offer beginner friendly rides that are actually beginner friendly." more

36 Hours in Bentonville by Bike

AR - "...In total, Northwest Arkansas has more than 400 miles of hard and soft-surface trails and paved paths across the region..." more

Bike Aboard! - Family Style

CVNP, OH - "This is a great activity for families with small children who want to get out and ride bikes on the Towpath Trail without committing to an extended trip..." more

36 Hours in Kitsbow


Student Highlights "Bike Wranglers"

Jackson, WY - "Wheel Wranglers is a new bike rental company that wants your riding experience to 'feel customized and convenient'..." more

Biking at Lake Fayetteville

AR - "...The area includes an easy paved path around the lake, access points from the Razorback Greenway, and plenty of places to park a car. more


Trek Recalls Kickster Balance Bikes

7/25/19

D.C. - "Trek Bicycle is recalling about 11,560 of its Kickster balance bikes in the U.S., and 1,800 in Canada, because of concerns about the steer tube clamp," more

Cannondale Recalls Some Cyclocross Bikes

7/25/19

D.C. - "...The recall is over concerns about reports of fork fractures on the bikes..." more

Turbulence on the Wright Brothers Trail

7/22/19

Fairborn, OH - "I saw the Wright Brothers – Huffman Prairie Bikeway as one of my first Greene County area bike trails, but I didn’t ride on it just then." more

A Loop for the Gravel-Curious

OR - "...While the Northwest Trail Alliance and Westside Trail Federation have done amazing work on the singletrack trails inside the park, there’s also a trove of unpaved (a.k.a. gravel) roads just outside of it..." more

How to Survive Summer’s Hottest Rides

"...There are ways to keep riding even when the temperatures are rising—you just have to employ some smart tips..." more

Delft Wasn't Always Delft

"...they did it one street at a time." more

The Risky Business of Bringing You Lunch

7/22/19

NY - "...Thanks to the digital economy, it has become easier and more common to order food to your home or office. When you do, an army of food delivery workers mobilizes behind the scenes." more

The 2-Wheeled Ranger of Devil’s Backbone

7/21/19

CO - "When Doug McGuiness patrols the Devil’s Backbone Open Space and other local parks, he does it a little differently." more

Cannondale's E-MTBikes

7/21/19

"The Moterra and Habit NEO can handle rougher rides." more

Who Needs a Helmet?

7/21/19

"When the X-ray tech came into my room in the Ashland Community Hospital ER to take me for X-rays, he paused with a startled look on his face." more

The Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

FL - "Two hours north of Disney World, Palatka serves as something of a Magic Kingdom for outdoor recreation with a handful of scenic, long-distance trails converging in this riverside town..." more

Ride Like The Wind

7/19/19

CO - "The new Telluride Bike Park features 10 miles of flow trails tailored for every ability." more

How To Get A Bike Lane In Your Neighborhood

7/19/19

"...We asked several cyclists-turned-advocates what advice they’d give others who are trying to get a bike lane installed. Here’s what they said." more

The Inner Struggle of a Biker, Driver, Walker

7/19/19

"A NYC tale amid a horrible string of cyclist deaths." more

29% of Athletes Who Die of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Have Symptoms

7/18/19

"It seems like there are more and more cases of young, healthy people suffering cardiac arrest and sudden death during exercise..." more

Viewing the Cuyahoga River from the Towpath

7/18/19

CVNP, OH - "...Historically, the Towpath provided a path for mules and horses to pull boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal. Between Akron and Cleveland, the canal ran next to the river and drew water from it." more

Big Bear’s Big Outdoors Appeal

7/18/19

CA - "The Big Bear Gran Fondo almost destroyed Ed Korb..." more

10 Popular Cycling Groups

7/18/19

"...Here, we’ve rounded up 10 biking groups across the country that seem to tick all of those boxes...and then some..." more

Delta Removes $150 Fee for Checked Sporting Goods

"Delta Air Lines says it is eliminating its $150 fee to check golf clubs, surfboards, bicycles, scuba gear and other large sporting equipment..." more

Why Not Subsidize E-Bikes?

7/18/19

"...Everybody is writing articles these days about how self-driving cars are years away, or that sales of electric cars are running out of gas. But there is a transportation revolution happening, and that is with e-bikes..." more

Connecting America by Trail

U.S. - "...Undeniably, trails strengthen our relationships to each other and our past—and perhaps none has more potential to do so than the Great American Rail-Trail..." more

The Longleaf Trace

MS - "In the 1920s, a ride through Mississippi’s Pine Belt would have been by locomotive..." more

St. Paul’s Grand Round Bike Trail

7/18/19

MN - "St. Paul’s commitment to a citywide “grand round” bicycle trail is nearing completion, an endeavor surprisingly more than 100 years in the making..." more

Mountain Bike Trails Highlight Long Island’s Glacier Remnants

7/18/19

NY - "In the hamlet of North Hempstead, New York, a new mountain bike path is being cut in the footprint of an abandoned sand mine..." more

Gear and Custom Equipment of the Tour de France

7/16/19

" The Tour de France is the star around which the rest of the cycling universe revolves..." more

A Different Kind of Rail Trail

7/16/19

NH - "...This isn’t a rail trail in the traditional sense – a flattened path with the tracks removed. This trail still has its rails, which are ridden on a mountain coaster-like contraption..." more

Design Students Eye Upgrades to "Lost Spaces"

7/16/19

VT - "...The class assignment: 'Envision a use, a purpose, a design that will make the site a part of the townscape, neighborhood or locale.'" more

Riding on the Moon


The Fuell Fluid-1

"The Fuell Fluid-1 is a brand new e-bike designed by engineer and motorcycle racer Erik Buell and Formula 1 designer Frédéric Vasseur." more

Green Guru Looks Beyond Bike Bags

7/16/19

CO - "...The Boulder company has diverted an estimated 1.25 million pounds of used bicycle tubes from landfills since its founding in 2007..." more

Historic Columbia River Highway Trail Section to Open

OR - "...This section is a vital piece in the Historic Highway State Trail." more

Step Back in Time on the Susquehanna Trail

7/16/19

PA - "Just outside of Williamsport, there is a little island with a big and storied history — a place laced with trails and tales of days gone by..." more

The Art of Carrying Things by Bike


What happened to On Your Left'?

7/15/19

"...I’d guesstimate that 1 in 20 passers give me an OYL..." more

New Saddle Puts Women's Comfort First

"Women cyclists who train long hours on a bike often experience damage to their genitalia..." more

A Cycle from Dungarvan to Waterford

7/15/19

IRE- "It was good to see the other side of cycling in Ireland." more

Checking Out Bike Route 4 in Xenia

7/15/19

OH - "For my fourth bike ride on the Greene County trails, I decided to make the 21-mile round-trip trek to Jamestown and back via Bike Route 4, the Xenia-to-Jamestown Connector." more

Exploring Bentonville Arkansas

AR - "...Bentonville is a bike-friendly city with miles of singletrack trails, paved pathways and on-road routes for the exploring." more

Want to Try Mountain Biking?

7/15/19

Dayton, OH - "...Whether you’re a rookie or a veteran, the Miami Valley has miles of mountain biking trails to explore." more

I Was Wary of Scooters

VA - "...I was wary of scooters when I heard a pilot program had been approved for Alexandria, Va., where I live." more

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

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