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Bison and Geysers and filed under the category of deluxe Bike Overnight! Rick flew his plane to West Yellowstone, MT for camping and road riding in stunning Yellowstone National Park.
The mighty Columbia River, separating Oregon and Washington in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge, is a path for a great overnight bike trip.
The forecasters have predicted thunderstorms this afternoon, but as I mount my loaded bike I only see blue skies and white puffy clouds. I left for this overnight tour from the “south side” of Pittsburgh, a diverse area that attracts all kinds. My plan is to circumnavigate the south hills of Pittsburgh utilizing a variety of rail-trails and only a minimal amount of trafficked pavement (about 10% of the 90 mile route).
Cycle tours need to grab your imagination right from moment they pop into your head. It was like that in 2012 when I decided to cycle across the USA. This time it was about cycling between two destinations I often do by train, with the added bonus of being almost entirely off road.
Vancouver is one crazy bicycle riding town (weather permitting). It is also a foodie’s paradise, rain or shine, surf or turf. When traveling it is our standard procedure to book the longest city bike tour available in whatever city we happen to be in for whatever reason we happen to be there. We like bikes, we like to ride bikes, and this helps us get the lay of the land. Ride a good city tour and you usually end up with more local knowledge than most natives have.
Take two good friends, some bike paths and fire trails, and a sensational hilltop view. Add threatening skies on a Monday evening and people testing out their new lightweight camping solutions. What do you have? Well you have last March's micro-adventure to the Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area.
The adventure: Leave from Family Bicycles in Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday. Ride northwest, crossing the Kansas River, and then head north to Leavenworth, Kansas. Visit an educational retreat and organic farm that also has camping, then head east, riding across the Missouri River and camping at Weston Bend State Park. Then ride back to Kansas City on Sunday.