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Bike Tour of the Savannah Historic District As we made our way home from our Florida Coast to Coast tour, we spent two nights in Savannah, Georgia, a charming southern city neither my husband nor I had previously visited. Traveling with our bikes, it only made sense to tour the quaint historic city by bike, […]

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Virginia Capital Trail AKA Cap to Cap Trail The Virginia Capital Trail, also known as the Cap to Cap Trail (C2C Trail), runs from Jamestown, Virginia’s first capital to Richmond, Virginia’s current capital. The scenic trail runs 51 miles (102 mile loop) past many historical sites, large open farmland, and small communities.  In addition to […]

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Florida Coast to Coast Bike Tour The following is a detailed Florida coast to coast bike tour broken down into the six days it took our group to complete the ride.   Touring Florida from the Atlantic Ocean to Tampa Bay Within minutes of finishing our 2022 epic bike ride from North Key Largo to […]

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Disclaimer: This Summiting Prospect Mountain on Bikes recap contains affiliate links…   Discovering a Mountain and Planning a Route Even though we were on a gravel grinding expedition in New England and the ride to the summit of Prospect Mountain was all paved, I knew that I wouldn’t be happy unless I attempted this ride. […]

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Disclaimer: This Touring Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom recap contains affiliate links…   The Spinney My husband and I enjoy watching YouTube videos of cycling adventures, particularly on gravel. One channel we regularly watch is produced by the guys at Green Mountain Gravel who ride Vermont’s country roads. Wanting to tour Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, we found a […]

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Disclaimer: This Lake Minnewaska State Park Preserve Bike Tour recap contains affiliate links…   A Last Minute Detour A travel day, we were showered and dressed in casual clothes prepared for a several-hour drive from New Paltz to Troy, NY, but because we’d not been able to ride through the Minnewaska Preservve the previous day, […]

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Disclaimer: This Exploring Mohonk Preserve by Bike recap contains affiliate links…   Changing the Route Along the Way With cooler early morning temps and no need to beat the heat, the weather allowed for a later start. From the very beginning we made changes to the route as we rolled along, opting to save the […]

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Exploring by Bike On a recent visit, our son and daughter-in-law brought along their bikes. They’d ridden minimal gravel and wanted to experience Loudoun County’s beautiful network of gravel roads that they heard us talk about so often. My husband created a short route that would provide some of the best views of our beautiful […]

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Disclaimer: This Little Sugar Creek Greenway Tour recap contains affiliate links…   Exploring by Bike When traveling, one of the best ways to explore is by bike, and my husband and I did just that while visiting our son and daughter-in-law who recently moved to Charlotte, NC. For this particular tour, our trail of choice […]

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Disclaimer: This 52-Mile Three Covered Bridges and Gettysburg Battlefield Tour recap contains affiliate links…   An Independence Day Tradition Driving to Maryland for a covered bridges bike tour on Independence Day morning has become as much of a tradition as running the Firecracker 5K in past years. Friends are always welcome, and this year two […]

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Disclaimer: This Rockbridge Gravel Grinder recap contains affiliate links…   Rockbridge Gravel Grinder The Rockbridge Gravel Grinder showed up on our radar last fall after a few GravelRats friends rode the stunning route through the Shenandoah Valley in Raphine, Virginia. With two distances from which to choose – 42 miles and 62 miles – my […]

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Disclaimer: This 46-Miles of Vermont Gravel, Including a Class 4 Road recap contains affiliate links…   Building the Perfect Course Our New England vacation focus was on Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine and as far as I was concerned, a side trip to Vermont would be just that, a side trip. Little did […]

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Disclaimer: This Touring Acadia National Park via Park Loop Road recap contains affiliate links…   Dawn Patrol Reunion With our Dawn Patrol cycling friends Ed and Chuck both vacationing in the Bar Harbor, Maine area at the same time as my husband and me, we organized a group ride in Acadia National Park. We chose […]

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Disclaimer: This Exploring Acadia National Park’s Carriage Roads by Bike recap contains affiliate links…   Acadia’s Carriage Roads Prior to our New England vacation, my husband and I watched several location-specific cycling videos as we researched what to expect on our trip. As avid fans of riding gravel, we were pleased to learn that Acadia […]

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Disclaimer: This Portland, Maine Six-Lighthouses Tour and Back Cove Trail Loop recap contains affiliate links…   Touring Lighthouses from Two Wheels Prior to going to Portland, a friend who spends much of the summer on her little island in Maine gave me a list of recommendations of places to see and restaurants to visit while […]

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Disclaimer: This Tour de Conservation Easement Gnarly Gravel Grinder recap contains affiliate links…   Land Trust of Virginia In its fifth year, the Bike the Gravel Tour de Conservation Easement was organized to bring awareness and appreciation to land protected by the Land Trust of Virginia. Private landowners who wish to protect their property from […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Taking Advantage of the Longest Day of the Year This time of year, I love that it’s already daylight as I make my way out of our bedroom well before 6 AM and I don’t need to use my phone’s flashlight to guide the way. I’m not sure […]

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Disclaimer: This US Endurance Gravel Grinder Nationals and Mini G recap contains affiliate links…   About the Event When Bill and I first heard about the US Endurance Gravel Grinder Nationals and Mini G coming to Loudoun County, we knew we wanted to be a part of this event which would be held on the […]

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Disclaimer: This 46-Mile Upper Tampa Trail and Tampa Bay Causeway Tour recap contains affiliate links…   Finding the Perfect Route At least one bike ride while visiting family in Florida was a must and I left designing the route in the capable hands of my husband Bill. After a little research, he landed on a […]

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Disclaimer: This 2022 133-Mile North Key Largo to Key West Bike Tour recap contains affiliate links…     Not Quite Miami to Key West In December 2019, our Dawn Patrol cycling friends participated in Bicycle Shows’ ride from Miami to Key West. Bill and I regretted skipping out on the fun and vowed to join […]