Labor Day Fun on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, Part 1

For years, I’ve had the idea in my head that it would be fun to cycle the length of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, 110 miles from North Bend to the mighty Columbia River. Any plans I might have had got temporarily quashed in 2009 when state parks closed the five tunnels on the trail because of falling debris hazards. Flash forward to July 2013 … and all the tunnels are open again! Some have been repaired. Others are enter at your own risk. 

Photo of the Week 11.15.13

From Biking the Northern Central on the Tracks of Our Ancestors, by Greg Schulte.

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Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs, Alaska

Sometimes, it’s nice to bike with friends. Or, at least, a big, rolling group of friendly Alaskans. That’s what I figured, when I registered for the 2012 Chena Hot Springs Bicycle Classic from Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs, a breezy 62 miles that I would traverse in reverse on the following day.

Photo of the Week 11.08.13

From A Weekend Escape from D.C., by John Roche.

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The Salsa Crew in Teton Valley, Idaho

Check out this fab, four-and-a-half-minute video produced by Salsa Cycles. It was shot along the west slope of the Teton Range in Idaho.

Photo of the Week 11.01.13

"A pooch and his pumpkins"

From Harvesting the Fall Bounty in Iowa, by Anne Duggan. Photograph by Sarah Neighbors Photography.

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Finding God(s) on a Tri-Valley Tour: A co-narration

Tony: My toes were cold. The alarm rang again. “Too cold,” I thought as I emerged from my protective cocoon, sprinting to ward off the certain hypothermia of a too-long bathroom visit.

Justin: My roommate Tony and I were about to leave on what we had dubbed the “Tour de Gallatin,” a 103-mile overnight bike tour of southwest Montana’s Gallatin, Jefferson, and Madison river valleys. We named it the Tour de Gallatin because we did not realize beforehand that the route ever left the Gallatin Valley.