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|Las Vegas, Hoover dam, Grand Canyon, Death valley & More
tour started April 2017, submitted 9 June 2017
Time to work on white biking spots. No time for stall...,
We fade away too young, so much left undone...
enjoy the pictures and the report. Good luck to our followers
|California Pacific Coast Tour
tour started September 2014, submitted 8 March 2016
A Brompton folding bike tour down California Pacific Coast
|The Long Road
tour started May 2011, submitted 29 January 2016
America: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Panama, CostaRica, Nicaragua, Honduras, ElSalvador, Guatemala, Mexico, USA, Canada
language: en, nl
My big trip through North, Central and South America
Part I: Cycling through South America. In eight months I cycle from Quito (Ecuador) to Tierra del Fuego (Chile), crossing numerous mountain chains, deserts, tropical rain forests and the windswept plains of Patagonia.
Part II: Cycling through Central and North America. In seven months I cycle from Quito (Ecuador) to The Canadian Rockies, crossing Colombia, the Caribbean, Mexico and the deserts, mountains and canyons of the United States of America.
|Cycling Summits and Passes in California
tour started September 2013, submitted 30 December 2013
Cycling Climbs in Northern California: complete with elevation profiles. One of my favorite paved rides was a loop in Lassen Volcanic National Park, and crossing the Sierra Mountains on a small curvy road, that is very unusual for the USA: Ebbetts Pass.
In the not so perfectly paved category, my favorite ride was a ride around one of the volcanoes in the northern part of the state, Mount Shasta.
In the MTB trail category, some of the best views are from the Tahoe Rim Trail, around Lake Tahoe.
|Deep South - Radtour durch Südstaaten der USA
tour started August 2002, submitted 8 July 2013
Deep South at ist best: From Charleston to New Orleans - most of the interesting sections per bicycle
|Lake Michigan bicycle tour 2013
tour started June 2013, submitted 24 June 2013
I tried to figure out, if there is a way to make the circle tour round the Lake Michigan. Actually, it is (...but more for motorists...). As a bicyclist, you should consider the North part of the Lake (...and you hit two states: Wisconsin and Michigan). There is a ferry from Manitowoc (Wisconsin) to Ludington (Michigan). The ferry is operated by an old traditional steam ship: the Badger. The tour is based on the idea, to visit some concerts at the Ravinia venue, which is nearby the home of my friends. And then, combine it with a circle tour round Lake Michigan.
We all have seen Judy Collins and Joan Baez. Both artists delivered a wonderful show. The Ravinia venue comprises lawn seats and inside places. People normally eat (...and drink), before the concert. Some stay at the lawn, some move to the inside places.
Biking has has started the first day upon my arrival. Quickly, I went on bike and tried the out the 'Green Bay Trail'. At Wilmette, the trail follows the 'Metra' commuter train (Chicago to Kenosha) Northbound Beside this, we all have been touring the local area of Wilmette. Later, we hit the trail to Chicago's Botanical garden, which is actually North of Wilmette. In this area you pass a lot of green and nice housing area. People say, this is an area, shit doesn't stink... :-)
After the concerts my biking days have started. With the help of the 'Metra' train, I have been riding a little North. Actually to Waukegan. On my first riding day, I have passed the huge city
|Mit Fahrrad von Las Vegas zur Baja California
tour started January 2012, submitted 20 March 2013
"Wüste! Lass uns in die Wüste fahren!", mit diesem Ausruf begeisterte ich meine Freundin.
Die Route war schnell gefunden: Von Las Vegas zur Südspitze der Baja California. Alles schien perfekt. Wenn da nicht die Angst meiner Freundin vor Schlangen wäre...
|bike grease and coffee
tour started 2012, submitted 9 February 2013
Just doing a lap. One goofball's quest to round the planet.
|Tired of I.T!
tour started 2009, submitted 30 December 2012
America, Africa: Canada, USA, Mexico, SouthAfrica, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
In 2009 after being fed up with my job I sold everything I owned and bought a bicycle setting forth for a round the world journey.
|Cycling the Americas
tour started September 2011, submitted 28 September 2012
I heard lots about the West Coast from American travellers, recommending great national parks and the Route 101 that is sort of famous thing to do for cyclists. So I decided to postpone other planned advetures and flew to vancouver BC, equipped with my good old pushbike, my tent and a warm sleeping bag. After fantastic landscapes and forests down South to San Diego I teamed up with Kathrin, a great cycling mate. When we reached the Southern tip of Baja California, we decided to move on together, crossed Mexico into Guatemala and Belize. After living in a rented house on the Lake Atitlan we ventured out for snow capped mountains of South America, crossing the Andes from Santiago to Mendoza and moved up North again, to Machu Picchu.
|A 330-km, 3-day bicycle camping trip from Orlando to Cape Canaveral
tour started July 2011, submitted 29 May 2012
language: en, fr
A 200-mile (330 km), three-day bicycle camping trip on a plain rental bike, from Orlando to Cape Canaveral, to see the last flight of the Space Shuttle - I was three hours too late!
|2009 Miles That Changed My Life
tour started June 2011, submitted 4 January 2012
People deal with the plights of life differently. When something major happens, some become mentally paralyzed and others just go and do. I was getting to that point where I couldn't do anything, so I decided to do something that wouldn't let me hibernate-I biked the Pacific Coast by myself. Vancouver to Squamish to Bowen Island, back down through Vancouver to Washington, through the Islands, over the Olympic Penn., and then down the WA, OR, & CA coast.
2009 miles that changed my life forever
|Riding the West
tour started May 1991, submitted 4 August 2011
This has been one of my prime Int'l bicycle tours. Very well organized from a former RAAM (race across America) winner. I still enjoy looking at the pictures... Seeing my son Ralph, in his age of 13teen, his father Richard in his age of 46. I have been just an accompaniment photographer! Hope you enjoy the pictures too. Good luck to all the followers.
|Skyline Drive & Blue Ridge Parkway Bicycle Tour
tour started April 2011, submitted 5 May 2011
Virgina is worth a bicycle ride. On the rolling hills some may get exercised. The tour comprises the Skyline Drive (elevated round 3.000 ft/1.000 meters) and the Blue Ridge Parkway (elevations in Virginia up to 3.500 ft/1.200 meters). Higher elevated in North Carolina. A continuous climb and decent sucks a bicyclist off power. I have underestimated the Parkway. At this time of the year, the weather can be cold and wet. Some rest areas are closed. A lone ride... But very busy from May on. See more details in my report. Good luck to all the followers!
|spring time on Californias back country roads
tour started March 2011, submitted 15 April 2011
A long winter made me think on better times... To escape, I made a decision: get some exercise on California' s back country roads. see the report. Good luck to followers!
|The Continuing Adventures of Myrtle the Turtle
tour started September 2010, submitted 8 September 2010
Follow the continuing adventures of Myrtle the Turtle and the world's slowest cyclist. This is a continuation of a journal on CGOAB started in 2007. I start this next leg riding down the Pacific Coast from Portland, Oregon. My plan remains to ride as long as it is fun!
|Myrtle the Turtle Trike Tour
tour started July 2007, submitted 1 September 2010
Asia: America, Australia, USA, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, NewZealand, Australia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand
My plan is simple: ride as long as it is fun!
In July 2007 I closed the door behind me to start my first trike tour. I had no idea how far I would get and this tour took me from Canada to Guatemala. I had such a good time I continued on spending 9 months cycling New Zealand and Australia. In 2009 I cycled through Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.
|East by Northwest - 2008 solo cycle tour across North America
tour started March 2008, submitted 24 August 2010
From mid-March until late October of 2008 I cycled some 13,000 kilometres (8100 miles) across North America. I started from Victoria, British Columbia, slowly making my way north by bike and ferry to Anchor Point, Alaska, the most westerly point in North America reachable by continuous road from elsewhere on the continent. From Anchor Point I headed more or less south east, but not in a straight line, taking my time to explore and to visit, letting the wind and my whim dictate my route, eventually arriving at Cape Spear, Newfoundland, the most easterly place in North America.
|I'm cycling from California to Argentina
tour started May 2010, submitted 17 August 2010
I'm cycling from California to Argentina.
Thus far, the desert of Baja Mexico has taken all my expectations, pulverized them into a small jar labeled 'you wish!' and then at regular intervals, delivers a healthy dose of dust in my face. Luckily, my expectations were not that great to begin with, and have now lowered considerably, so the jar was emptied swiftly. However, I have had my fair share of 'WTF' moments. Baja, in all its glory, is deserted for a reason, mainly because the terrain is harsh and inhospitable. This makes for 'interesting' cycling, especially for someone like me who thought Baja was flat and not going to be too hot as it's the rainy season. Well, that jar of dust was opened quickly as my expected 100km leisurely descend into Ensenada, turned into a hilly, unpaved, insanely hot and dusty ride. Not one to let go of misinformation so easily, especially when it's of my own making, I continued down the coast in search of flatter and cooler surroundings.
Needless to say my search was in vain, and the true Baja revealed itself, small mountain ranges dominate the land, and with afternoon highs of 120/50c, and very little opportunities for shade, I found my experience coinciding with the environment, in all it's extremity.
|Back on Hwy 1
tour started September 2008, submitted 13 August 2010
It is a repeat tour! It seems, I felt in love with Hwy 1. Pacific Coast Hwy. San Francisco - Los Angeles. In May, the same year, I have done the same with my daughter Anne. You may find a short report on this portal. This time, I did a little detour: I stopped for a couple of days at Pismo Beach and discovered the surroundings of San Louis Obispo. I detected, the Los Osos Valley Road, the Lopez Lake, The Foxencanyon Road, Solvang the Danish city replica, the Marcos Pass road, etc. All places, I will remember well...! Enjoy the pictures! Good luck to all the followers!
|Palm Springs Tour 2010
tour started February 2010, submitted 12 August 2010
I did it the usual way: taking the CalTrain down to Santa Clara and heading for Hwy 9 at Saratoga. This time, I have been confused - found the wrong way, met another biker who convinced me to ride up to Skyline Blvd. via the Old Page Mill Road. I should have been warned: this road is very steep and with all my luggage (two saddle bags) and absolute no-training at all, it has sucked all my power of. [...]
What a challenge! Freeways surround San Bernardino. Not made for bicycles. Luckily I found the entrance to the San Timoteo Canyon Road. So, I escaped the freeways for a while. Not knowing, I will re-enter Hwy 10 again. There was no way out at the city of Banning. I have been riding on Hwy 10 at least for more exits: Then I found, there is a little side road after the Hwy fence. I slipped through the fence and have been continuing riding safe of the sideway of Hwy 10. Hwy 111 has taken me down to Palm Springs, where I arrived pretty late in the dark after a 200-kilometer ride. [...]
Again: Palm Springs is not made for bicycle riders. It is surrounded by the San Bernardino mountains in the North and the San Jacinto mountains at the South. Riding down to San Diego and Tijuana was a sort of deja-vu. San Diego's Old Town has not been so busy as time I have been there with Anne. It looks to me: California is in a sort of economic recession. Enjoy the pictures! Good luck to all the followers!
|My daughter Anne and me - Californian Tour 2008
tour started May 2008, submitted 11 August 2010
To complete our Hwy 1 experience (remember, we did Seattle - San Francisco), we decided to do the Southern part. Final destination has been San Diego (I tried a bit more: Tijuana [MX]). Anne has been a very brave rider! It's was a beautiful tour. Worth to go!
Recommended to have a stopover at Solvang, and further the Foxencanyon Road via the San Marcos Pass which leads you to Santa Barbara. We made it it via Lompoc and the Vandenberg airfield. Funny: we, as foreigners have passed the military complex, whilst an US citizen has been stopped... Maybe because of the reason: we had an ID, the poor US cyclist had no ID. The distance San Diego - Las Vegas we managed by a rented car. But we where back on bike in Las Vegas. Going down to the Hoover Dam, is recommended. Wonderful, real scenic landscape! If you like it or not: Las Vegas is always a place to see. Good luck to all the followers!
|Bicycle Tour Seattle to San Francisco
tour started September 2007, submitted 9 August 2010
As my managing director retired in the same year as I did, we decided to do a joined bicycle tour... We have found information in a popular booklet 'bicycling the Pacific coast'. At the Internet, we found the tour description by the publisher of this web page.
Me, as the tour leader, was inspired by the idea of doing this tour. Nearly 2000 kilometres. That' s what we have been looking for... Staring at Seattle, which is a hilly city (I found myself reminded on San Francisco), we took the ferry to Bremerton in order to hit Hwy 101 in day trip. Washington has been a little 'wet' - not raining, but high ambient moisture. Oregon coast: just beautiful. Every day continuous eye catchers... [...]
Californian people are very open. Clear English, easy to understand, and still a flower people mentality... Very pleasant! Good luck to all the followers!
|Canyonlands & Las Vegas 2004
tour started May 2004, submitted 8 August 2010
My former managing director Raimund and me (Iris Mueck) started bicycling the Western world after our retirement. Our most desire: to pedal round the Grand Canyon (what we actually did not - as the distance is too big. With the help of a rented car, we made a lot of local trips to the parks.
Starting at Los Angeles, we hit Las Vegas. If you like it or not. It is worth to see. And, if you plan a trip to Grand Canyon, there is more or less no way. A stopover should be planned.
Sideway trips leaded us to the Arches park (oh wonder bicycle path ways up to the park) and to Page (Glen Canyon). From there to the Antelope Canyon, which is operated by native Americans. And further to the Monument Valley. On the way back, to complete the circle trip, we hit Bryce Canyon and the Zion park.
Back to San Francisco with another side tour to the Yosemite park. As a well known book author was still alive, we tried to meet him at the campus of the Stanford University. Good luck to all the followers!
|Montreal - New York City Tour
tour started September 2009, submitted 7 August 2010
I have heard so much about the beautiful Hwy 100 which mainly winds down Vermont. Starting at Montreal, which is worth more as a day. I remember, when mountains appeared at the skyline, and a Canadian bicyclist said: you will find hundreds of them, if you ride down to NYC. He was right...! NYC, a place for bicyclists. Car drivers are friendly - never closing a path gap. Police are friendly. If I would get a Dollar for crossing an intersection on red, I would be a millionaire...
The Central park: a huge bike way, which closes in a round 5 miles circle. Some bikers doing city races. Hard to follow. I have been staying for 10 days in NYC, did my daily exercise in crossing the city to the Hudson river bike path. Very recommended bicycle path. Starting at the Statue of Liberty, ending at the Harlem river mouth. Good luck to all the followers!
tour started June 2009, submitted 4 August 2010
The Big Circle: A round trip which is a little demanding. All eye catchers needs to be 'earned' by your personal power. Good luck to all the followers!
San Francisco - Los Angeles - Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Bryce Canyon - Zion Park - Death Valley - LAX.
|Cycling in America
tour started 2010, submitted 16 July 2010
language: en, nl
Cycling in America is; friendly people, vast landscapes, hamburgers and picnic tables by the campsite. Our favorite region to tour through is the American Southwest with its painted deserts, mountains and colorful rock formations.
On our Cycling in America website we show what it's like to travel across the states (via the Adventure Cycling Transamerica trail) and through the American Southwest.
|3200 miles in 33 Days: Solo, self-supported ride across the US by female
tour started July 2009, submitted 21 June 2010
I finished up my MBA at Wharton and decided to bike across the country before starting a life of 80 hour work weeks. I rode from Seattle to Washington, DC, alone, self-supported, creating my own route while I went, covering about 100 miles a day (3200 miles in 33 days). My blog details the logistics like where I stayed, how far I rode, and what roads I took. It also covers some of the more entertaining bits: the amazing people I met, getting lost a LOT in the west, being chased by dogs, coinciding the the Sturgis Bike Rally, my mild obsession with Wall Drug, and other daily trials.
As a single woman, this whole thing made my mother very nervous, but it was a fun adventure.
|Daves Travel Pages
tour started 2010, submitted 17 April 2010
America: USA, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, ElSalvador, CostaRica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina
My name is Dave Briggs, and I am an Adventure Cyclist from England. My current cycling trip, is to cycle the Pan-American route from the very north of Alaska to the south of Argentina. I began my journey in July 2009, and am estimating that I will finish sometime in October 2010.
My route has taken me past sights of natural beauty, over rough tracks, near mayan ruins, and enabled me to meet hundreds of friendly people.
This is not my first trip, however. I have also cycled from England to South Africa, details of which are also at my site, which covers nearly 15 years of travel around the world.
Put the kettle on, make a nice cup of tea, sit down, and enjoy !!
|Bike Tour Peru
tour started 2010, submitted 9 February 2010
3rd try is a charm. Strained Achilles, Broken arm, pause. Now we're in Argentina with next to no money, setting out into the unknown. El niño may have washed out the roads in Bolivia, Macchu Picchu is closed until April. With alternate itineraries at the ready, we think we'll make it.
|Tour of Gondwana
tour started May 2005, submitted 20 January 2010
Australia, Asia, Africa, America: Australia, PapuaNewGuinea, TimorLeste, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, SriLanka, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Madagascar, Lesotho, Swaziland, SouthAfrica, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, CostaRica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, USA
My goal for this Tour was to visit all of the major inhabited parts of the former supercontinent of Gondwana. Today, those places are mostly located in the Southern Hemisphere. Another aspect of my plan was to avoid long airplane trips by crossing oceans on container ships. That part of my Tour frequently caused problems, but I did hold fast to that idea, more or less. I traveled alone during 40 months and covered a little over 86,000 km by bike in 44 countries. My primary interest was the simple joy of cycling in new places, but I also concentrated on Natural History, Flora and Fauna, Ancient Sites and Diverse Cultures. My site contains sections describing Tour preparations, detailed logs, photos, posts written during the Tour, and a collection of essays written once it was complete.
|Transcendental Great Divide
tour started July 2009, submitted 19 October 2009
Great Divide Mountain Bike Route from Banff Springs, Alberta Canada to the Mexico border at Antelope Wells, New Mexico. This ``off road'' route parallels the Rocky mountains for 2715 miles and with approximately 200,000 feet of elevation gain. National Geographic magazine calls it the #1 Trip of America's top 50 Adventures
|Canada to Mexico Cycle
tour started September 2009, submitted 13 October 2009
A three week solo and unsupported ride from Vancouver, Canada to Tijuana, Mexico. I followed the Pacific Coast most of the way south using the American Cycling Association maps.
|Pedaling South from Alaska to Argentina
tour started September 2009, submitted 26 August 2009
America: USA, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, ElSalvador, CostaRica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina
language: en, fr
We're cycling 25 000 km across the Americas from Alaska to Argentina to raise funds for Cyclo Nord Sud, a non-profit that sends used bicycles to developing countries. As ambassadors for this organization, we will meet with Cyclo Nord Sud's Latin American partners and hopefully create contacts with new ones along the way.
We're a francophone/anglophone couple from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. We're each adding original content in our respective languages, so our blog is a 2 for 1. Enjoy!
Nous traversons les Amériques dans un voyage autonome de 25000km en vélo, de l'Alaska à l'Argentine afin de ramasser des fonds pour Cyclo Nord-Sud, une organisation à but non-lucrative qui envoie des vélos usagés dans les pays en voie de développement. En tant qu'ambassadeur, nous visiterons leurs partenaires en Amérique latine et créerons de nouveaux contacts.
|Across North America on a Yellow submarine
tour started July 2009, submitted 18 August 2009
The lack of traffic brings wildlife closer to the road. He sees two cranes, some kind of partridge with a crest on its head, a fox and a strange black creature the size of a big cat with long fat tail (a wolverine maybe?). There is also a bird who sings refrain 'We all live in a yellow submarine'. This becomes a hit for the rest of the tour, especially the beginning 'In the toooown, where I was boooorn, lived a maaaaan, who sailed the seeeeeas', as this is all Mr. Iik can remember from the song.
|My pedalled globe tour (part 1): Las Americas
tour started May 2007, submitted 24 July 2009
America: Canada, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, ElSalvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, CostaRica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina
In May 2007 I've started a round-the-world bicycle tour. This is the first part of this journey which began in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska going south through Canada, USA, Mexico and Central America. After one year my wheels were in Colombia to begin riding around South America (Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina) in order to reached Ushuaia at the end of the world in Tierra del Fuego by end of 2009.
|World Biking:share the adventure of cycling around the world
tour started June 2006, submitted 20 May 2009
Africa, Europe, America, Asia: France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, SierraLeone, Mali, Niger, BurkinaFaso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, EquatorialGuinea, Gabon, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, SouthAfrica, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, USA
World Biking: The web's most comprehensive Africa Cycling Expedition. Eric and Amaya pedalled 55,000 kilometers and traversed 55 countries (37 in Africa) when they cycled from France to Cape Town via West Africa and then back to France via East Africa and the Middle East between 2006 and 2009. The next stage of their expedition beginning in June 2009 will take them across the USA and then through South America all the way to its southernmost tip, Ushuaia. Lots of photos, tales of their adventure plus touring tips, practical information and gear reviews.
|From Oregon to the Yukon
tour started 2007, submitted 11 March 2009
Two months of cycling from Portland, OR to Whitehorse, Yukon in four segments. 1) Solo- Portland, OR to Seattle WA via the Pacific Coast. 2) Solo- Victoria, BC to Cortes Islands, BC to Vancouver, BC. 3) with Nick C. and Stacy: Vancouver, BC to Port Hardy, BC via the Sunshine Coast. 4) with Nick P. Prince Rupert, BC to Whitehorse, Yukon via the Cassiar Highway.
The first three segments were very civilized with camping in state/provincial parks and beautiful summer weather (except the occasional rain storm). The final segment was 12 days of intense cycling (100+km per day), rustic camping, many, many bears, but some of the most beautiful scenery I've ever cycled.
Website has journal entries, pictures, and maps.
|Velotraum, Ruth's und Horst's Radabenteuer von Inuvik nach Ushuaia
tour started June 2005, submitted 22 January 2009
America: Canada, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, ElSalvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, CostaRica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina
Ruth und ich (Horst) fuhren mit dem Fahrrad von Inuvik, nördlichster im Sommer anzufahrender Punkt in Nordwestkanada bis zum südlichsten anzufahrenden Punkt im argentinischen Feuerland, Ushuaia. Wir waren 22 Monate unterwegs, legten 29'100 Kilometer mit dem Rad zurück, fuhren 280'000 Meter in die Höhe, obwohl wir durchschnittlich genau nur jeden 2. Tag im Sattel sassen. Das nur für die Statistiker, Weiteres auf unserer Website.
|Great Divide Mountain Bike Route
tour started July 2008, submitted 7 January 2009
A trip from Calgary to Denver.
This summer I had the chance to ride a (big) part of the `Great Divide Mountain Bike Route'. An itinerary suggested by Adventure Cycling Association (Sections 1, 2 and 3).
This road goes to the United States from the North to the South follows the Continental Divide and takes more than 80% of gravel and dirt road.