Vancouver is a great place to discover by bicycle throughout our warm summers. However, the city lights up over the holiday season and hosts numerous activities and events to get you into the spirit of the season. For our family, it has become a tradition to bundle up and set out to any number of activities throughout Vancouver on bicycles. With a portable stereo on hand, we enjoy the twinkling lights and get into the Christmas spirit while listening to some of our favourite Indie Christmas songs.
Milwaukee is a city with a long beer history but things get interesting when you leave behind the macro brews and check out the new brewers in town. This route highlights the urban craft beers that residents love, plus steers you towards some of our favorite bars that always have stellar tap lists. And of course you’ll be needing food so check out our favorite food destinations, new and old. Disclaimer: Drink responsibly and ride safely!
Get ready to visit the iconic places on Madison's Isthmus that make it a very special place. The city seduces you with green and blue spaces, premium craft beer at jaw dropping prices and Midwestern niceness. As you ride on the Capitol Square and University, we dare you to count the number of badgers you see including a famous one in the Capitol.
Take a day trip to the epicenter of both the American Revolution and one of the first major American literary and philosophical movements. Oh, and did we mention there's swimming and ice cream? The ride is 24 miles round trip (with outbound train ride) or 38 miles round trip (few hills outbound), so plan for a picnic!
This theme is based off of a fundraising ride I am planning and executing for the non-profit, NE Portland based Urban Farm Collective. The Urban Farm Collective's (UFC) mission is to bring neighbors together to transform vacant lots into neighborhood food gardens for the purposes of education, community building and improving food security. People will get to explore community gardens...
As someone living with Celiac Disease for more than thirty years, all of Erin’s travels have always been gluten-free. She’s been to 28 states, 18 countries, 3 continents, and always 100% gluten-free!
According to Erin, Portland is one of the most gluten-free friendly cities in the world with many completely gluten-free bakeries and restaurants. This tour allows you to embrace your gluten-freedom while trying many delectable and safe, gluten-free treats along the way. Come hungry! While we will stop and admire the beauty of Portland's waterfront, mountain views, and rose gardens, the purpose of this tour is to EAT your way through this gluten-free friendly city.
Craft brewing has exploded over the last ten years in Vancouver, and East Vancouver has become a hot spot for these small, independent breweries, each offering a variety of options for beer lovers. This bicycle based brewery tour features some of our favourite stops, along with some places to grab coffee or food to fuel your journey. All tasting rooms allow children accompanied by an adult, and many have worked out deal with local food trucks, who will park outside and whose food can be brought inside. Disclaimer: Drink responsibly and ride safely!
The Boston Brewing Company (Sam Adams) put Boston on the beer map in the late 1980s, and regional powerhouse Long Trail followed not long after. Lesser known Cambridge Brewing Company also started in the late 1980s, and went on to influence countless local startups such as Vermont darlings Hill Farmstead. And while the Boston beer scene largely languished during the the late 90s and 2000s, it has once again awoken and begun to flourish, with vibrant and daring beers coming from downtown and the immediate north.
Boulder has been synonymous with craft brewing for as long as the industry has existed. In fact, we’re the home to Colorado’s first craft brewery as well as the American Homebrewer’s Association and the Brewers Association. Whether you’re into refreshing IPAs, rich stouts, or even something a bit more adventurous, you can bet we brew it in Boulder. Here are a few of my favorite breweries, and why I love them. I’ve picked locations near B-cycle bike share stations in order to highlight the value of one-way trips: Just because you biked to these breweries doesn’t mean you have to bike home.
This route is designed to give you a taste of Inner North Portland; one of three quadrants on Portland's east side. Along this route, you pass many vibrant commercial districts (Williams Ave, Mississippi Ave) city parks (Overlook Park, Peninsula Park) vistas (the Skidmore Bluffs) and historic residential neighborhoods (Overlook, King, Sabin).
The gem of Vancouver’s public space, and our best recreational bike route by far, is the seawall. Construction around the Stanley Park portion began in 1917 and now at 22km provides a continuous public space separated from vehicle traffic along almost all of central Vancouver’s waterfront. It’s pretty impressive — so good one wonders if it’s the reason Vancouver doesn’t have a central plaza or any pedestrian streets, but that’s another matter. In recent years Vancouver has also made great strides in building 8 to 80 (safe for 8 to 80 year olds) accessible separated bicycle infrastructure throughout city streets. This tour aims to give a taste of the seawall and recent separate bike paths, along with a healthy dose of some of my favourite pieces of public art, cafés and watering holes. Oh, and there’s a first rate gelato shop and amazing Chinese garden.
A family friendly bike tour of the Minneapolis trails system that includes several craft breweries (with the option to add more), as well as a series of iconic Minneapolis landmarks along the Mississippi River – including Saint Anthony Main, the Stone Arch Bridge, the Mill City Museum, the Guthrie Theatre, and the University of Minnesota.
The Wisconsin School Garden Initiative encourages you to grab a camera and hop on your bike for this picturesque ride featuring youth gardens on Madison's north side. In addition to being great scenery, youth gardens offer a host of benefits. They provide access to fresh fruits and vegetables, create opportunities to be active outside, and introduce children to ecological principles. This route highlights three youth gardens: Gompers Elementary, Lake View Elementary, and the Troy Kids' Garden that all combine produce, education, and fun!
This bike route along the Charles River in Cambridge and Boston features 15 scenic miles and stops at our favorite bakery, a historic cemetery with a tower affording the best view of Boston, a river bike path, the USS Constitution, playgrounds galore, picnicking opportunities and our favorite places to grab a beer and a bite to eat.