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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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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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Biking/walking laps around BWI Airport


Just when you thought the layover boredom of Airport World would sap the last vestiges of your energy, the good folks in Maryland have served up a fun and active option for those with spare time on their hands between … Continue reading

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Riding the Galloping Goose on a two-wheeled steed


Among the terrific non-motorized trails we bicycled and/or hiked in Canada was the awesome Galloping Goose Trail in Greater Victoria, British Columbia. The 60 kilometer long Galloping Goose Trail extends north and west from the heart of Victoria into the … Continue reading

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Bicycling Vancouver’s Stanley Park Seawall Trail


Just one word, “magnificent,” summarizes this nearly nine kilometer ride around the coastal periphery of lovely Stanley Park. You pass Coal Harbour, Brockton Point, Burrard Inlet, First Narrows (Lions Gate), English Bay, Lost Lagoon, and several beaches during this remarkable … Continue reading

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Sounding the alarm about poor trail maintenance


I have been reading a number of postings on Facebook and other social media from fellow bike commuters and others who are noticing that non-motorized trails and sidepaths are not getting the necessary and routine maintenance they should be lately. Examples … Continue reading

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A picture says it all – health benefits of bicycling


This image from the League of American Bicyclists clearly identifies many of the health benefits of bicycling, whether it takes place in May or any other month of the year. Cheers!

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Images from the Betsie Valley Trail


Kathy and I rode our rented bicycles 20 miles on Sunday from Frankfort, Michigan to Beulah, Michigan and then back along the Betsie Valley Trail in the northwest Lower Peninsula. The wonderful corridor starts near the shores of Lake Michigan … Continue reading

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Graceful Danish bicycle bridges


Above and below are both photographs and/or artist’s renderings of some of the graceful and stylish bicycle bridges that can be found in Denmark. While these bridges may not have the dynamic boldness of those posted previously from the Netherlands, … Continue reading

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A cut above – Detroit’s Dequindre Cut


For those out there that think Detroit’s a lost cause, the magnificent Dequindre Cut Greenway is an example of why you are wrong. Constructed along an abandoned below-grade rail corridor, the 1.35 mile greenway links some of Detroit’s coolest features … Continue reading

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