Category Archives: Travel

Bicycling and dining go hand in hand


Fascinating story and data from bikeportland.org. http://bikeportland.org/2015/11/27/80-percent-of-portlands-top-ranked-restaurants-have-one-thing-in-common-169074?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=buffer&utm_content=buffer52dd2

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What’s the grandest bridge you have ever bicycled across?


Every now and then, we cyclists get an amazing opportunity to ride across a long, memorable, or unique bridge. The experience may be enhanced by the scenic vistas, the design/architecture of the bridge, the weather, the comradery, or the sheer … Continue reading

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Poll results – no love for crushed limestone


Several weeks ago an unscientific poll was taken here on Bicycle Trax about which surface(s) bicycle riders prefer to cycle on. While unscientific, the results were quite startling. Only one person out of 37 people voting and/or commenting on the … Continue reading

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Tandemichigan


Discovered this great new tandem bicycle sticker while in Elk Rapids, Michigan this past week. Given Michigan, with its two geographically distinct peninsulas, is the only state that can properly ride a tandem bike (although the Lower Peninsula appears to … Continue reading

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Ahoy! Boats with bicycles ahead


Camping and bicycles always made sense to me as a great way to get around the campground, park, or town. One only need see the multitudes of bicycles lashed onto the backs of trailers, RVs, and motor homes rolling down … Continue reading

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Bicycling M-185 – America’s most unique state highway


As America’s only state highway that prohibits motor vehicles (except emergency vehicles), M-185 is truly a bicyclist’s paradise. This route circles the entire perimeter of Mackinac Island, Michigan, where motor vehicles have been banned since 1898. At just 8.2 miles in … Continue reading

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What surface do you prefer to bicycle on?


Just a little unscientific polling fun here. Obviously, the surface preferred may depend on the type of bicycle you are riding at the time, the purpose of your ride,  and weather conditions, but generally speaking, which is your favorite?   … Continue reading

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Tents and Tandemonium at Michigander


Above and below are just a few photos of some of the tandem bicycles and the makeshift tent city seen during the two-day Michigander bike ride over the past July 11-12 weekend. This two-day event open to all types of … Continue reading

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Independence Day ride on the C-I-S Trail


My wife and I enjoyed a leisurely ride on Mid-Michigan’s newest nonmotorized trail this Independence Day afternoon – the C-I-S (Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee) Trail, as we rode 21 miles roundtrip between St. Johns and Fowler, Michigan and back. A better name for this … Continue reading

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Why are nonmotorized commuter trails closed at night?


Perhaps this is just a case of the laws lagging behind modern trends and technology, but according to a recent email trending here in Mid-Michigan, several cyclists in Lansing were told by police to leave the Lansing River Trail because … Continue reading

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