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Biking Tips


Packing for a Biking Trip

Coming in April…


Biking Excursions


The Bike Lane Fall C&O Canal Trail Ride

Bill and I had a really enjoyable time meeting other cyclists at The Bike Lane Fall C&O Canal Trail Ride’s very casual event. We rode from Brunswick, MD along the C&O Canal towpath at our own paces to Shepherdstown, West Virginia where we stopped for a leisurely lunch before heading back to our cars, completing almost forty miles.


Mountain Biking at Hurricane Cliffs in Virgin, Utah

A year after learning to mountain bike, we decided to introduce the sport to our kids, only this time, we’d go for an easier course. In mountain biking, though, what one rider considers easy might be difficult for another and we quickly learned that rocks and twisty turns are norms in the world of mountain biking…


DC Bike Ride Recap

Bill and I joined our friends and approximately 7,000 other bikers for the DC Bike Ride where we had the opportunity to pedal past monuments and memorials on closed streets. What a wonderful way to tour our nation’s capital!


Bike NY Five Boro Bike Tour Recap

Bill and I joined our friends and approximately 32,000 other bikers for our first riding of the Bike NY Five Boro Bike Tour. Our friends were veterans – some riding for as many as twelve years – and their experiences made every aspect of the weekend so much easier for the two of us. Unfortunately, even their veteran status gave them zero control over the weather…


Becoming a Trumpet Head:  Leading Up to Our Bike NY Five Boro Bike Tour

After dinner, our team gathered in the hotel lobby to attach our trumpets to our helmets. After about twelve years of seeing pictures of our Maryland running friends wearing trumpets on their helmets for Bike NY, we learned how they came to be called the Trumpet Heads…


Mountain Biking in Moab with Sylvie

Bill had been dreaming of mountain biking for some time and trying it out while we were in the mountain biking capital of North America seemed like the perfect time to start. I had only returned to biking the previous summer after taking a twenty-year hiatus from the sport; and to make matters worse, I hadn’t been on my bike at all in the past nine months. To say my biking skills were rusty would be a grave understatement. Hiring a private instructor seemed to be a necessity and Sylvie seemed up for the challenge…


Trend Setters Enjoying the DC Cherry Blossoms

One of our most memorable bike rides took place when our sons were tiny tots and got to enjoy the DC cherry blossoms while riding in style. We pulled them behind us on many rides, but touring DC during cherry blossom season was our all-time favorite ride.