Monthly Archives: June 2012

Craft Brew Pit Stops

Brewing News has a great resource for bike tourers who like beer. Here is a Craft Brew Directory in PDF for Northern California. They have directories for other areas in the Northwest also available.  It’s brilliant: laminate it and keep it in your pannier.  I have a friend who has done just that and he […]

Elena in Quito, Ecuador Inspires People to Ride

I just read a great blog post from Woman on a Wheel about a woman rider in Quito, Ecuador who has inspired many to ride.  Watch this video where Elena  rides through the city and shares her thoughts on it. Elena rides for many reasons, of which I identify with most all of them including […]

Bike Shorts winner, Bicycle Sounds

Bike Shorts takes submissions of films relating to bicycles in any way that are under five minutes.  They screen these shorts about every three months in New York City and the audience determines the winner who gets $100 on the spot.  BikeShorts.com says, “You can send us your tricks videos, race videos, abstract art pieces, […]

Females Shredding the Mountain Bike Gnar

Get rad and ride mountain bikes!  We need more women in the sport, and more support for female riders.  It’s time to shred some trails, or maybe you already are!  Regardless, check out this video, the trailer for Women of Dirt.  The producer of this video, Mark Brent is pairing up with Kat Sweet of Sweetlines […]

San Francisco to Santa Cruz: An Elegant Route

Some friends and I did a rad 5 day, 4 destination bike trip capitalizing on a weekend by taking Monday and Tuesday off work.  This ride is great for in-shape beginners to intermediate riders as most days are 40-50 miles.  Google Maps says we rode about 160 miles overall, but according to a friend’s bike […]