Entries for month: February 2013

Ohiopyle State Park: Something for Everyone

The Ohiopyle area is a favorite stop for cyclists riding the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP), whether heading to Pittsburgh or D.C. Ohiopyle is also a favorite day trip destination for paddlers, hikers, and bicyclists in the western Pennsylvania area. Surprisingly, overnight biking opportunities are often overlooked. Ohiopyle State Park is a great starting point for a variety of overnight options. Here is brief description of two such tours, one relaxed and the other more challenging. These two rides only scratch the surface of the touring possibilities in the Laurel Highlands.

Photo of the Week 02.22.13

A pooch and his pumpkins, from Harvesting the Fall Bounty in Iowa, by Anne Duggan. Photo by Sarah Neighbors Photography.

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West Fork Butte Lookout: An Overnight in the Sky

When I wrote that post a month ago, I had no idea I’d get myself into this kind of a lookout trip. In fact, I didn’t even know Nathan and I would be riding fat bikes up to the West Fork Butte lookout a few days ago

Photo of the Week 02.15.13

Catfish filets & the trimmings, from Blazing the Northeast Texas Trail, by Joseph Pitchford.

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Celebrating 50 Years Young

Wayne Capek and I work together, so we talked often of where to go on a Bike Overnight. Work and family obligations hung on tight and the summer passed without even one adventure. But a window of opportunity finally surfaced during a weekend in October. Wayne was turning 50, and he devised a plan, asking me and several other friends to ride with him 50 miles to a state park here in Indiana called Turkey Run.

Photo of the Week 02.08.13

From Travel Tip: A Kid's First Overnight, by Todd Murdock.

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Cape Cod Bridges and Bays

To feed the monster -- the need to tour, that is -- Saturday morning Brandon and I will leave Fairhaven, Massachusetts, for the back road journey to the Cape Cod Canal. We will cross the Bourne Bridge, ride the cape side of the canal to Sandwich, and tent camp at Shawme Crowell State Forest. We were going to go Friday, but I have my high school reunion that evening.