Entries Tagged as Travel Tip

Beethoven's Hills

Sometimes it rains. Sometimes three troops of Boy Scouts show up. Luckily, there's Beethoven.

Angel Island! Isolation in view of San Francisco.

We rode the ferries with our bicycles and visited Angel Island State Park, the largest natural island in the San Francisco Bay, for a bike overnight.

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It’s likely that this is old news to you, but BikeOvernights.org is a free resource provided by Adventure Cycling Association. As much as we hate to intrude on your regularly scheduled tale of Bike Overnight adventure, we are proud of each and every one of our 47,000 (and growing) members, and we want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for being a member.

Travel Tip: Don't 'Weight' to Go Cross Country

Loaded touring is no doubt the purest form of bike travel; nothing quite matches the sense of liberation and independence one earns by setting out on a self-supported bicycle camping trip. But loaded touring is also slower and more challenging than riding unencumbered -- and heck, there’s nothing in the bike-touring rules book that says you have to carry all of your gear on your bicycle

Travel Tip: A Kid's First Overnight

I wanted my nine-year-old son to enjoy our trip, and enjoy the ride, but not have it be so tough that we “mis-educate” him. In other words, ruin him for life on the thing we love most, touring on the bike. Our family cannot be described as sedentary, nor are we over-the-top workout fanatics (anymore). Well, maybe we are, but we’ve cut back a lot. We jokingly refer to our family, by the name of our favorite bull on the PBR circuit, “House of Pain.” But, that needs to stay a joke ... well, most of the time.

Travel Tip: Hut-to-hut mountain biking

A few weeks ago we covered the topic of cycling to fire lookouts for a bike overnight. Another non-camping option is hut-to-hut touring, an activity of which Colorado is king.

Travel Tip: Riding to a Fire Lookout

Like wooden crowns, fire lookouts once perched atop the rocky summits of hundreds of western peaks, mountains with evocative names like Camels Hump, Cerro Pelado, UpUp, Bare Cone, and Two Trees. A relatively small proportion of these lookout cabins and towers still stand.