Posts tagged "Rails to Trails Conservancy"

This Saturday is Opening Day for Trails!

This Saturday is Opening Day for Trails!
Our friends at Rails to Trails Conservancy want to remind us that this Saturday – March 30th – is the official Opening Day for Trails. There won’t be elected officials with giant pairs of scissors on hand to snip a ceremonial ribbon at every trailhead. There won’t be marching bands, concession stands, and souvenir vendors... Read more »

Summer Fitness: Cultivating the Six-Mile Smile

Summer Fitness: Cultivating the Six-Mile Smile
Six miles.  Thirty minutes.  Three hundred plus calories. A simple half-hour bike ride at a moderate pace will take you on a trip of six miles and burn over 300 calories.  Half of those calories will be provided by stored body fat. Getting one’s recommended daily allowance of exercise is as easy as riding a... Read more »

Sixty Second Cycling: Weekend Events and Places to Ride

Sixty Second Cycling: Weekend Events and Places to Ride
National Bike Month may be over, but bicycling will continue indefinitely! Warm weather is here to stay and you don’t have to look very far to find somewhere fun to ride.  Even if you’re not sure about participating in a local or regional event, you need look no further than Google Maps for suggestions on... Read more »
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Tonight's Ride of Silence and Another Call for Action

Tonight's Ride of Silence and Another Call for Action
Tonight marks the 10th Annual Ride of Silence happening in communities throughout all 50 states and abroad.  I encourage ALL cyclists to make the effort to ride with us in honor of those who have fallen while silently demonstrating our right to share the road. I have written about the importance of the ride here... Read more »

60 Second Cycling Summary: Upcoming Events and Week in Review

60 Second Cycling Summary: Upcoming Events and Week in Review
I would love to hear from any of you participating in 30 Days of Biking – especially on uninspiring days like yesterday with high winds and low temps (I barely made 7 miles). Had it not been for my commitment to riding every day in April, I would have been content just to read all... Read more »

Skokie Valley Trail Missing Link from Waukegan to Chicago

Skokie Valley Trail Missing Link from Waukegan to Chicago
Flipping through my Google Reader news bundles last night I came across a story on Bike Radar about the Skokie Valley Trail .  It reminded me just how local the battle for Federal transportation funding really is. “Word came in November that a federal grant request for $6.8 million was denied, and local community leaders can’t... Read more »
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Visit Minnesota and Have Fun Biking This Summer

Visit Minnesota and Have Fun Biking This Summer
So much for our early spring… While it’s not quite time for a young man’s fancy to lightly turn to thoughts of love, it is time for this middle-aged guy’s thoughts to turn to bicycling trips for the upcoming riding season. It’s time to move from commenting on winter biking, local advocacy, national transportation funding,... Read more »