Category Bicycle Tours and Rides

East Coast Fall 2021 – Charlotte, Part Two

October 29 – November 2 The next morning, Sunday, we’d get to participate in a bike ride we’ve long missed doing, that is the occasional Breakfast ride with Charlotte Area Cyclists, hosted by our good friend Maurice who started and runs the club.  This is probably the shortest ride the club offers, as we’ve enjoyed […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Portsmouth, NH

October 19 -20 With just a five-hour drive to Portsmouth, we knew we could dawdle a bit and yet still have time there to do a bit of sightseeing, leaving our visit to Margaret’s until the day after our arrival.  We checked into the Best Western Plus The Inn at Hampton, a few miles south […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Ithaca, NY, Part Two

October 12 -15 With more than a couple of days in Ithaca we could relax a bit, do some sightseeing, and perhaps get a good bike ride in.  The weather that first day looked a bit sketchy, so we decided to head to Buttermilk Falls State Park, a 811-acre park named for the frothy appearance […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Erie, Pa, Part Two

October 9 -11 We pulled up in front of Erie Ale Works, parked and walked inside, noting a few people leaning against a low-slung wall enjoying their beers.  Inside the tap room is small, with the brewing tanks taking up half of the space and separated from the bar area by a chain link fence.  […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Kansas City, Part Two

October 3 – October 6 Knowing that Bev wouldn’t arrive until late morning, McKenzie and Dillon off to work, and viewing a forecast for gorgeous weather we jumped on the opportunity to get a bike ride in.  After some sleuthing, Joanna discovered the Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail not far from the house, one we […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Twelve

June 24 – July 26, 2021 We returned to the condo, had a snack, and then set out for the Old Idaho Penitentiary, about fifteen minutes away.  Parking was available in a small lot not far from the entrance to this imposing structure and so grabbing the camera, we set out for what would be […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Eleven

June 24 – July 26, 2021 After that first cold beer which tasted pretty good after our long day, we unloaded the car, got settled in, enjoyed another brew, and then walked across the street to Highlands Hollow Brew Pub for dinner.  Originally opened as the Brass Lamp (“Mother Lamp #2”) by Rod “Toad’ Davidson, […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Ten

June 24 – July 26, 2021 We started around 8 am the next morning by loading our bikes into a trailer for transport to the Route of the Hiawatha trailhead, and then climbed into an old school bus for our shuttle there as well.  During its time, this trail was also known as one of […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Nine

June 24 – July 26, 2021 With a three-hour drive to the midafternoon start of the bike tour in Heyburn State Park just outside of Plummer, Idaho, we hung out in the room until checkout at noon.  Plummer is the largest city within the Coeur d’Alene Reservation and knowing we had a busy last day […]

ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed, Part Eight

June 24 – July 26, 2021 Our drive to Richland, Washington the next day would take a little less than six hours, meaning we didn’t have to rush out of camp early in the morning.  Heir Angst had recommended that we stop along the way to check out the Stonehenge Memorial just off the I-84.  […]