Cycling through the semi-desert of the Klein Karoo in South Africa – including some fascinating information about ostriches and feather barons!
We are happy to introduce our new partner, Bruce Robertson of Cycle Tours Global – an independent company that helps you find your best choice for your next bike tour.
An interview with Reza Pakravan, author of Kapp to Cape: Never Look Back: Race to the End of the Earth. This book is a thrilling and inspiring account of two men achieving an almost incredible bike ride.
Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, is known for its vibrant nightlife, the green color that invades every corner, and the hospitality of its inhabitants. Less well known is the fact that Dublin is a great city for cycling – so why not explore Dublin by bike, and really get to know it?
This post is a beginner’s guide to bike tours! It has the answers to the questions you might have when you start thinking about your first bike tour. Plus, it features a detailed account of a first time bike tour along the Moselradweg in Germany.
This post explains how to enjoy the Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia, on a bike! Includes advice on transit options to get there (RiverCat or train), plus where to rent a bike so you can enjoy Olympic Park.
The mountainous Lake District in north-western England offers many opportunities for cycling in beautiful natural countryside. Although it is a small area, it offers incredibly diverse terrain. This means that there are cycling opportunities for everyone from beginner cyclists to advanced cyclists looking for an Alpine experience in England! This post offers an infographic with three Lakes cycling routes that are ideal for beginners.
Do you enjoy cycling in beautiful places with no cars at all? If so, consider an expedition to go biking on Newcastle Island, a small island just off Nanaimo (which is itself on Vancouver Island). On this island-off-an-island, there are no cars and no roads at all. The island is a provincial marine park. Apart from peaceful cycling, it also offers a casual restaurant, beautiful beaches, and a pristine wildlife experience. What’s not to like?
Central Florida has a number of paved and well maintained bike trails. Just about every trail is 12-foot-wide asphalt, with an occasional concrete area. In this post, Guest Contributor George Felegy shares his favorite Central Florida bike trails with us, and tells us how he discovered his “happy place” on a recumbent trike!
When we were kids, cycling was a normal part of everyday life. We just got on our bikes and started pedaling! These days, we have to dress up as if we are about to participate in a dangerous sport. Recently we rode bikes in Paris, and it seemed to us that Parisians ride bikes just the way we did as kids – they just get on a bike and start pedaling! We would like to see an entire world in which riding a bike is as normal and casual as it was when we were kids. Let’s make cycling normal again!
This post is about how to rent a Velib bike share bike in Paris. For a very low cost, you can rent a Velib bike at any one of more than 1,230 Velib bike stations in Paris. This post also includes tips on cycling in Paris for tourists. Plus a video to give you a taste of what it is like to ride a Velib bike share bike in Paris.
This is a review of the Catrike 700 Performance Recumbent Trike. This trike is made by Catrike, an American manufacturer of premium tricycles for adults. They have created a great line, and the Catrike 700 is positioned right at the top. It is aimed at the avid cyclist who wants the most efficient, speed-oriented trike available. This recumbent trike is for anyone who wants to get some speed going on a bike – with three wheels. As such, it is lightweight, aerodynamic, and beautifully crafted, with premium components.
People on bikes are key to downtown business growth! Following the release of new figures which show that 51 per cent of people in Vancouver want to cycle more often, business leaders are recognizing the impact that bikes can have on the local economy. The City of Vancouver’s recent Walking and Cycling scorecard illustrated an active city in which half of the population already reach their destination by bike, foot or transit, something that businesses welcome.
The UK is blessed with beautiful surroundings in abundance. Cycling in North-East England, you are sure to come across some of the greenest, soul-enriching scenery you’ll find anywhere in the world. And if you are looking for a romantic cycling route in North-East England, there are plenty of those too! This post describes 5 Romantic Cycling Routes in North East England.
Velorama Festival in Colorado Blends Bikes and Music with intense bike races and great rock music. This year, bands include Velorama, Deathcab for Cutie, Wilco. Get your tickets now!
The world is brimming with must-visit natural locations for cyclists. From dedicated cycling holidays to taking a day trip into the countryside by bike, traveling through an area on two wheels means that you can experience the natural beauty in one of the most exhilarating ways. This post by guest author Nick Ball introduces 5 incredible cycling locations inspired by nature.
The latest Bike the Blossoms Ride in Vancouver was a great success, with an excellent turnout despite threatening skies. The rain held off for just long enough for most riders to finish the relaxed ride around the blossom-lined lanes of Vancouver. Bike the Blossoms in Vancouver was again organized by Velopalooza and the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.
Located on the west coast of Canada, 200 miles north of Seattle, Vancouver, BC, is a beautiful city with a mild climate well suited for cycling. But until recently, it lacked sufficient user-friendly cycling. Fortunately, since Vision Vancouver took over Vancouver City Council in 2008, there has been a simply amazing evolution of Vancouver cycling infrastructure. This post uses photos and videos to document key developments in this amazing evolution.
The annual Bike the Blossoms Ride in Vancouver is a great way to join other cyclists for a relaxed ride through the city of Vancouver, enjoying the new cherry blossoms. Check out the details of the upcoming Bike the Blossoms Ride in Vancouver, BC, Canada, here!
This post describes 5 thrilling bike rides in India! With its breath-taking scenery and biologic diversity, India offers some unique experiences for bike tourists. Head out to India for some thrilling mountain biking and scenic cycling.