Tag archives for bicycling

The Berlin Wall By Bicycle

Berlin’s infamous wall is mostly dismantled, but its ghost still haunts the once divided city.

Prosciutto in Parma, sea urchin in Bari, and formaggio in Venice. Explore the gustatory delights of Italy beyond pizza and pasta with this guide to cities and restaurants around Italy serving creative cuisine. [AOL] The U.S. Secretary of Transportation has announced that the Association of American State Highway and Transportation Officials will be adding new…

Great Trips: Biking the TransAmerica Trail

Writer and teacher Heidi Beierle is biking from her home in Eugene, Oregon, to Washington D.C. Along the way, she’s handing out decals that celebrate and promote the TransAmerica Trail, one of the Adventure Cycling Association‘s many North American bike routes that altogether span 40,633 miles in the U.S. and Canada. The decals serve to…

Great Bike-Friendly Cities

Exploring North American cities by bike is only getting easier, thanks to the creation of more bike lanes, commuter-friendly policies, and a number of open street programs being introduced across the country. In the March issue of Traveler, writer David Swanson spotlights some of these steps taken in several cities. Boston’s hired a former Olympic…

Following the Great Bike Ride

Talk about taking a spin on your bike. Vin Cox’s ride is taking him around the world, in an attempt to break the record for circumnavigating the globe by bicycle. The 34-year-old Brit started his Great Bike Ride on Sunday, February 7 in London. About two weeks later, he’s now in Libya and well on…

Copenhagen: Serious About Cycling

Cycle Parade in Copenhagen from Copenhagenize on Vimeo. Copenhagen ranks as one of the world’s friendliest cities for cyclists, with 37 percent of residents in Greater Copenhagen using a bike daily. To encourage more residents to bike to work and school, the city plans to expand bike lanes farther into the suburbs. The city hopes…

Ditch Your Car Tomorrow

Watch out Washington: Now that the weather’s beginning to cool down and we can once again spend time outside without succumbing to heat stroke, cycling is one of the best ways to enjoy the changing seasons. There is always the option of taking your bike down one of the many area trails, such as the…

What better way to explore some of the country’s greatest natural treasures and historic sites than a bicycle tour through the back roads of Florida? And now, you can do it any time of the year! In an effort to help make Florida tourism greener, non-profit organization Bike Florida is bringing back year-round, long-distance bicycle…

Island Hopping in Vermont

A Caribbean sunset? Not quite…it’s Vermont. I’m just back from a trip to the islands…of Vermont. While the Green Mountain State may foster thoughts of skiing, snow and perhaps maple syrup, Vermont is a blast during the non-summer months. And yes, there are islands in the state, the foremost of which are North and South…