Entries for month: July 2012
After reading about Bike Overnights and S24Os on the Adventure Cycling blog, my friend Todd and I dreamed up a way to take a mid-week break to an island while not having to take any vacation time from work. We would ride to work with our bikes fully loaded for a night of camping, slave all day at our desks (or not), and ride down to the Seattle ferry dock to depart for Bainbridge Island in the early evening.
See more photos, and post some of your own favorites at the Bike Overnights Flickr Group ... where we now claim 73 members. We seem to be gaining one new member per week!
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the obvious place to get a wilderness fix for residents of Knoxville, Tennessee. Just a short trip down the road and you have big wilderness, wild animals, and great views -- but these great features also bring great numbers of tourists. That's why, when we had a free weekend, we decided to go and explore Big Ridge State Park. Big Ridge is an awesome short tour because of its close proximity to Knoxville (about 35 miles from downtown), the excellent roads available to ride en route, and the facilities, scenery, and attraction of the park itself.