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Blue Ridge Foothills, South Carolina

The endless potential for bicycle overnights in the foothills of South Carolina had been running through my head for a while. It was difficult to pare down the options for a three-day, two-night trip. There are opportunities to explore waterfalls, fly-fish mountain creeks, find hidden hikes, taste wine (or moonshine), paddle kayaks, and build campfires, all easily accessible by bicycle. Go state park hopping or explore the national forest? Travel on gravel or stick to pavement? Enjoy the views from the bottom or climb to the top?

Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

Campsite With A ViewI had an unexpected couple of days off work and the weather was holding well for mid-October. So, I decided to load up the bike and head off to Salt Spring Island for a one-night campout.

San Juan High Alpine Splendor

This is a beautiful summer or fall-color ride over high alpine four-wheel-drive roads and an old rail trail, coupled with a wonderful overnight stay in Telluride, Colorado. 

Baptism of BOB: Cathedral Valley Epic

A few years ago we spent our REI dividend on a luxury item: A BOB trailer that we hoped would fuel our desire to try some overnight bike trips. Poor BOB was neglected for three years, collecting dust as he hung upside down from our garage ceiling. Our attempts to use BOB had been thwarted due to schedules, weather, or not being in shape. So, we were determined to try a bike overnight at least once this spring. 

Microadventure in Orange County, California

A few months back I read an article about Microadventures written by inveterate adventurer Alastair Humphries that inspired me.  Being the “time-crunched living in an urban area yet still having a passion for the outdoors” sorta guy that I am, the idea of fitting in a small adventure during the week resonated with me.  I’d been thinking about it for a while so this past Tuesday evening I gave it a go.

Not Recommended: Bikepacking Strawberry Peak, Utah

I’ve been wanting to take a bikepacking trip for quite awhile now, so with nothing too pressing on my schedule I decided to go for it. I couldn’t get any of the boys to go with me, and it was probably a good thing as it turned into a very difficult ride. I’m not the most meticulous planner; I think deep down I like a sense of adventure, not knowing what is around every bend in the trail. 

Ze Aufderheide Aufderloop, Oregon

The Robert Aufderheide Memorial Drive is one of the most gorgeous roads I have ever had the privilege of driving. Well, let's back up a moment: I grew up in Michigan. Michigan is pretty, and I love my home state, but there are some really impressive places in Oregon. I'm fortunate that my work brings me to many remote spots that the general populace doesn't wander upon. Rainbow, Oregon, near Cougar Dam was one of the first places I went after moving here, and it remains a favorite ... but I'd never gone farther than the dam. Others who lived in the area extolled the wonders of this road, which is the Aufderheide.