Tips for Better Bike Camping

Tips for Better Bike Camping

Heading out for a camping trip by bike is gaining in popularity, as you can mix favorite types of recreation together. Why not load up your bike and skip the car? You may just get bitten by the bike travel bug and turn a weekend into a journey. Load the Right Bike...

Seattle Tunnel, Viaduct Provide Historic Sunday Fun Ride

Twelve thousand cyclists pedaled through downtown Seattle on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 to commemorate the opening of the new SR 99 Tunnel under the city and the closing of the waterfront Viaduct, which is to be torn down now that the replacement tunnel is finished and...

Safer Cycling in Traffic: Be Seen, Be Defensive

The other day I was riding behind another cyclist and thought, man, I have to get one of those jackets. I wasn’t envious, or bemoaning the lack of new cycling gear. But it was just getting dark, and when the headlights from a car behind us hit his jacket, it just...

Cycling the Pacific Coast: An Epic Tour – My New Book

Vancouver, B.C. to the Mexico border is about 1,850 miles as the bike wheel turns. But the pedaled path was much longer to my new guidebook, Cycling the Pacific Coast: The Complete Guide from Canada to Mexico.After two years of research, numerous trips and...

Cycle the green, coastal charms of Southwest Washington

The smooth ribbon of asphalt is surrounded by a sea of waist-high beach grass and marked only by trailheads emblazoned with archways bearing the date 1805. Set your wheels on this 8.5-mile-long Discovery Trail and feel yourself floating along the undulating...
Cycling the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island

Cycling the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island

Do Lochside and Galloping Goose mean anything to you? If so, you’ve probably cycled the Saanich Peninsula on lower Vancouver Island. The trails get you around the Victoria area, up to Sidney and over to Sooke. This is one of our favorite short and easy cycle touring...

North Idaho Weekend: Traverse the CdA, Conquer the Hiawatha

Want to traverse an entire state in one ride? It can be done in northern Idaho on the paved, scenic Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. Named for the Native American tribe that used this route before it was a railroad and now a rail-trail, the “CdA” is a 72-mile-long asphalt...

Seattle to Vancouver: A Great Summer Trip

A cyclist from San Francisco was looking for a fun summer bike trip to the shores of the Salish Sea and asked about cycling Seattle to Vancouver, B.C. In a Seattle Times article a couple of years ago I recommended a southbound version of that route, and that is...