White Rim Trail

3-day self-supported tour on Canyonland’s 100-mile White Rim Trail This story was originally published on #GoEast. As I struggled to the top of a gentle, rolling hill on Mineral Bottom Road, I was sure we had made it.  It’s only 12 miles of riding from the top of the canyon to the parking area and surelyContinue reading “White Rim Trail”

Bikepacking Baxter SP and Katahdin Woods & Waters NM

“The Katahdin 360 is a 100+mile bikepacking route through the heart of Maine’s Katahdin region that includes something for everyone: incredible views, remote forests, dreamy gravel, decrepit logging roads, discouraging blowdowns, and some bushwhacking to boot!”… That’s the description of this route on Bikepacking.com and it’s all true. This is a trip I’ve wanted toContinue reading “Bikepacking Baxter SP and Katahdin Woods & Waters NM”

Northern White Mountains Bikepacking Loop

The Northern White Mountains Bikepacking Loop is a terrific 60-mile weekend trip along the (flat) Presidential Rail Trail, a bit of pavement with wide shoulders, and two (hilly) seasonal gravel roads. I explored the route with a group of friends in mid-May. With free, first-come-first-serve campsites in the White Mountain National Forest at the mid-wayContinue reading “Northern White Mountains Bikepacking Loop”

Cycling the Whites

A 130-mile Hostel-to-Hostel Adventure Challenging climbs, thrilling descents, and stunning scenery framed our White Mountains cycling adventure this fall, while comfortable lodging, good company and camaraderie made this trip truly great.  It was late October when I joined a group of intrepid cyclists on the brand new 130-mile, hostel-to-hostel cycling tour through the White Mountains,Continue reading “Cycling the Whites”

C&O Towpath

Finishing what we started!  In April 2018 I traveled to Cumberland, Maryland with my two teenage sons to cycle the 180-mile Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Towpath to Washington, D.C.  We were picking up where we left off one year earlier, after cycling from Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD on the Great Allegheny Passage.  That adventureContinue reading “C&O Towpath”

Burlington to Montreal – and back

As I flip through the photo album of our most recent bike trip from Burlington to Montreal, I’m struck by the diversity of landscapes we encountered. The glossy 4×6 images show us traveling along the shores of Lake Champlain, up the Chambly Canal along the Richelieu River, to the impressive skyline of Montreal, and backContinue reading “Burlington to Montreal – and back”