During the fall of 2013 I spent a lot of time in the canyon country of Utah. From leading groups down tight, dirty, wet slot canyons to bikepacking across desert mesas and ridgelines, it seemed that every weekend I found myself exploring and experiencing the many wonders of this brutal yet amazingly beautiful country. As the fall progressed I would returnhome to my mountain town thinking about possibilities. An idea was beginning to take shape…
What do you do when it's warm and sunny in January?
Posted by Alison Riley
For the whole month of February, we're celebrating winter bike touring and commuting with a host of blog posts, photos, and how-to tips. Share your photos and stories of your winter adventures with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag, #fatbikefeb!
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Cycle tours need to grab your imagination right from moment they pop into your head. It was like that in 2012 when I decided to cycle across the USA. This time it was about cycling between two destinations I often do by train, with the added bonus of being almost entirely off road.
Now the mighty Columbia River, which separates Oregon and Washington in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge, is a path for a great overnight bike trip.
Vancouver is one crazy bicycle riding town (weather permitting). It is also a foodie’s paradise, rain or shine, surf or turf. When traveling it is our standard procedure to book the longest city bike tour available in whatever city we happen to be in for whatever reason we happen to be there. We like bikes, we like to ride bikes, and this helps us get the lay of the land. Ride a good city tour and you usually end up with more local knowledge than most natives have.
Take two good friends, some bike paths and fire trails, and a sensational hilltop view. Add threatening skies on a Monday evening and people testing out their new lightweight camping solutions. What do you have? Well you have last March's micro-adventure to the Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area.