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Cyclist on Top of the World

Bicycle Touring Basics

It’s a proven scientific fact that riding bicycles is inherently fun. Sure, the only actual evidence is the smiles and laughter of bike-riding people across the world—but what more proof do you need? Pedaling bicycles makes us feel like kids again, heading off to explore a big world. In our well-fed, climate-controlled modern lives, every […]

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Cyclist with Trailer at Bon Ton Roule

The Bon Ton Roulet A Festival on Wheels Through the Finger Lakes Lasting Impressions and Road Safety – #4 in a series

Several days after having returned from New York’s Finger Lakes region and the Bon Ton Roulet, a week-long biking and camping adventure, I was able to reflect from an incredible week of meeting new people, making memories and lasting impressions. Friendships This was my first time riding in this type of bike event and I […]

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Staking the Bikes

The Bon Ton Roulet A Festival on Wheels through the Finger Lakes Bike Tour Survival Guide – #3 in a series

I arrived in Cortland, NY, mid-afternoon on Saturday, July 27th, for the start of the Bon Ton Roulet, a week-long biking adventure around the Finger Lakes. With more than 500 participants arriving and settling in, the managed chaos of the first night’s campgrounds was both daunting and exciting. There were already plenty of cyclists setting up their […]

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Cyclist prep for Bon Ton

The Bon Ton Roulet – A Festival on Wheels Through the Finger Lakes – #2 in a series

I registered for last July’s week-long bike trip in and around New York’s Finger Lakes region, called  The Bon Ton Roulet. As I camped each night at that day’s particular stop I realized quickly that, with my recent residential downsizing, I’d need to gear up if I was going to spend a week out under […]

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