Entries for month: May 2012

Beach Music: Wild Horses and a Rocket Launch

Salisbury, Maryland, is known to many cyclists as the home of the Sea Gull Century. However, with at least five state park campgrounds within a 30-mile radius, it is also an ideal base for an overnight or other short tour. One of my most memorable trips was a night spent at Assateague State Park timed to coincide with a launch from the NASA Flight Center at Wallops Island, Virginia.

Photo of the Week 05.25.12

From A Central Coast Foodie Bike Overnight by Rachel Duchak.

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Upcoming Event: GITy Up! on Trails for Illinois

GITy Up! is a bite-sized, all-trail bike camping adventure along the historic Illinois Prairie Path and Fox River Trail. GITy Up! is an S24O -- a Sub 24-hour Overnighter -- for beginning cycle tourists, for families, and for seasoned bike campers with just a weekend free.

Hawaii 2x10: Bike Camping in Paradise

On Friday morning, camping seemed like a fun idea, but I hadn't made any plans. I began to reconsider my camping idea around 5:00 p.m. when I was still working and had made no effort to pack or plan. I briefly thought about Sand Island as an easy after-dark option.

Photo of the Week 05.18.12

From Texas Mountain Ride!, by Beth Nobles.

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Bikepacking on Santa Catalina Island

I hadn’t been to Santa Catalina Island since I was young. So when Bruce asked if I’d join him for an overnighter there, I jumped at the chance. I needed to try out my bikepacking setup, and this was a perfect chance.

Photo of the Week 05.11.12

From Country Roads Take Me Home: West Virginia, by Dave Battista.

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