Minneapolis' Public Art and Public Parks

Minneapolis' Public Art and Public Parks

Bike along some of Minneapolis' most popular scenic routes with plenty of stops for public art of all kinds along the way. 

An Aldo Leopold Day in Madison

An Aldo Leopold Day in Madison

Madison, Dane County, and South Central Wisconsin are home to a plethora of wonderful organizations helping to preserve the environment, get kids outside, and teach students and families about the world around us. Many of these low-cost or no-cost organizations are within biking distance, and Nature Net has put together a bike map to help you get around. What better way to explore these great spots than by biking with your family?

Little Mountain to Waterfront Shopping Ride in Vancouver

Little Mountain to Waterfront Shopping Ride in Vancouver

Vancouver boasts lots of shopping hot spots for tourists and locals alike. For the more discerning shopper, some of the most unique and local boutiques are found in Gastown and along the stretch of South Main, otherwise known as SoMa and Little Mountain. Main Street is also THE PLACE for vintage lovers, with more second hand stores than anywhere else in the city. 

Downtown Milwaukee Brewery Tour

Downtown Milwaukee Brewery Tour

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!

Australian Cafes in Brooklyn

Australian Cafes in Brooklyn

Aussies love Brooklyn. And they love their coffee. Put two and two together and you get an up-and-coming Australian cafe scene in Brooklyn with some of the best lattes and flat whites this side of the Equator. An easy, fun way to go cafe hopping is to take your bike around the borough, stopping at great Australian cafes in Brooklyn along the way, each with its own character and loyal customer following.

Botany, Beer and Badgers by Bike

Botany, Beer and Badgers by Bike

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.

A Revolutionary Day Trip to Walden Pond

A Revolutionary Day Trip to Walden Pond

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!

Public Art Ride in Vancouver

Public Art Ride in Vancouver

Every city has a creative soul, and Vancouver is no exception. Take a ride along our beautiful bikeways and Seawall and see just some of the work that makes this city a beautiful place to live!

Montreal's Mount Royal

Montreal's Mount Royal

Montrealers call it “the mountain.” Really it’s a big hill, and no trip to Montreal would be complete without making it up the city’s famous icon through one of its loveliest parks. Our favorite way of getting up there is of course by bike, along the wide gravel path through the park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (the same Olmsted who designed New York City’s Central Park).

A Day in Athens by Bike

A Day in Athens by Bike

This route is a snapshot of the artists, musicians, craftsmen, chefs, and creatives that make Athens so special. 

DC Pizza Crawl

DC Pizza Crawl

Just about everyone loves pizza but pizza can hang out on your body for awhile if you don't work it off. This ride will allow you to eat lots of yummy pizza and work it off via bike so you can truly enjoy it. Each stop will be a place where you can get a slice or small pizza pie to share with someone so you aren't eating too much along the way. This is a great ride for everyone who loves pizza and not sure where the best places are to get a slice. Each one is also close to a Capital Bikeshare if you don't have a bike with you.

A Community Garden Tour of Northeast Portland

A Community Garden Tour of Northeast Portland

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...

Gluten-Free Globetrotting Your Way Through Portland

Gluten-Free Globetrotting Your Way Through Portland

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.

East Van Brewery Tour

East Van Brewery Tour

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!

Lakefront Cruise in Chicago

Lakefront Cruise in Chicago

This ride will take you through Chicago's North-side and place you right out on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Heading South you will have views the city's looming skyline, rest in it's shadows at Oak Street Beach and cruise back North through Lincoln Park where there are plenty of worthy detours along the way. 

This is a route I take regularly in the summer with my son in tow. We get quality father-son time, with the wind in our hair, we see the city and draw inspiration and ideas.

Green Spaces in Chicago

Green Spaces in Chicago

Chicago's motto is "Urbs in Horto" and this ride will take you by a variety of parks and public spaces used for a variety of purposes.  Each space is great for people watching and most feature great juxtaposition of city and green space.  You'll see playgrounds and gardens, community dog parks, historic buildings, our new skate park, and awesome skyline views.  Stop anywhere along the way to explore, play, or observe, or complete the route in just about one hour.

Hoppy New Year, Boston!

Hoppy New Year, Boston!

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.