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Flying with a bike: What to know and how to prepare

We’ve flown with our bikes a lot. Throughout the years, our bikes have been boxed up dozens of times and then carefully unboxed in exotic locales like Pakistan, Yemen, Mali, and Alaska. Through all that boxing and unboxing, we’ve learned a few things about flying with a bike. If you and your family have bikes […]

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Please don’t accept the status quo. We can do better.

I am seriously shaking my head over this one. I try hard to understand where people are coming from, but in this case, I just can’t. 90% of cyclists in his community are eventually hit by cars, and he thinks that’s acceptable?   After his mother was seriously injured while riding her bike, Matthew Cutrone […]

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Biking in Florida

Headed to Florida on vacation and want to take your bike? There will be plenty of opportunities for you to use it! Florida has an extensive network of bike trails – both paved and off-road. No matter when you’ll be going in the state, you’ll find routes to keep you busy for a quick one-hour […]

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Cycling in Breckenridge

The beautiful city of Breckenridge is calling you to experience its magic. Situated high in the Colorado Rockies, it’s breathtaking beauty is something you will never forget. For cyclists, there is something for everyone. With plenty of mountain bike trails, and a nice network of roads, cycling in Breckenridge is a great way to spend […]

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cycling when it's cold

How to carry clothes for every weather condition Mother Nature can throw your way

There is no such thing as bad weather, there is only bad clothing. We experienced it all. Sweltering heat. Bitter cold. Freezing rain. Hail, fog, wind. You name it; we battled it. And we had to be prepared for it all. So how, you ask, does one carry clothes for four seasons in a small […]

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The Best of Brisbane on Foot or Bike

One of the best ways to explore a new place and make sense of a city is by getting out and about for a walk or bike ride. Human power the most cost-effective, healthy and reliable form of transport — plus, you get the chance to work off that three-course lunch! What’s more, wandering a […]

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Biking in Barcelona: Day rides in and around the city

If you are planning to spend your holiday in Barcelona, you have a variety of touring options and various modes of transportation to choose from. Barcelona is big in terms of size and can be difficult for one to explore on foot, making it perfect for biking. The terrain of the city is quite fair […]

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Bicycling and hiking in Taiwan

Taiwan is a unique landmass formed about six million years ago when the Filipino and Asian plates began colliding with each other.  The central mountain range formed from the Asian plate while the coastal mountains which run along the eastern seaboard formed from the Filipino plate.  Between them is a valley where the best rice […]

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Exploring Taiwan: A Photo Essay

There was a compelling force within me, driving me forward, demanding that I push on. Riding a bicycle always does this to me. It gives me the freedom to explore and the exhilaration of discovery in a way that only bicycling can provide. As I rode up a Taiwanese mountain valley thru a lush, thick […]

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Exploring New York City by Bike

When many people think of New York City, they think of Times Square, Broadway shows, shopping on Fifth Avenue and eating in gourmet restaurants. While all of these are popular things to do in New York City, the chance to see some of the classic city sights is an opportunity that should not be passed […]

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What to look for in a touring bike

Thinking about heading out for a bike tour? Here are our thoughts on what to look for in a touring bike. Depending on where you are going, you may or may not need a really good bike. For a one or two week trip, use whatever bike you have. It may not shift perfectly, it […]

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2 Wheels Always Beat 4 When You’re Sightseeing in Chicago

Chicago has been voted one of the most bikeable cities in America, and for several good reasons!  Many of the top attractions and Chicago hotels  are located along the lakefront and downtown area, and almost every street makes it easy for bikers of all ages to ride safely. Biking in Chicago is for everyone. The […]

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Changing Gears

Changing Gears 52-hour blowout presale!!

I’m sorry – this sale is now finished. Please sign up for my newsletter for news and information about when and where you can buy our book and DVD. Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World, in both book and DVD format, is nearly ready! We plan to have them ready […]

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Changing Gears: A Preview

Changing Gears A Family Odyssey to the End of the World by Nancy Sathre-Vogel CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!  Prologue When Bears Don’t Read the Guide Books “Go, Davy, go!” I screamed in terror.  “He’s chasing you!  Pedal fast!” Only moments ago, the 400 pound black bear had been standing a mere four feet from my […]

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Changing Gears

Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World

I can’t tell you how excited I am! We are now into the formatting stage for my book about cycling the PanAm! We’re planning to release it March 21 – on the 2-year anniversary of the completion of our journey. The presale will start soon. Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the […]

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Enjoy France by bike: from Champagne to Le Tour

Every year, the famously punishing Tour de France winds its way through the stunning French countryside. Criss-crossing the nation, the images are beautiful and stick in the mind. There’s no reason why you can’t experience France by bike for yourself as France offers a wide variety of cycling opportunities, from north to south, through wine […]

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