Archive for Bikespeditions

Rolling Right Along: Weeks 2-3, #30DaysOfBiking

When I started riding my bike for transportation it took a while for it to become a daily habit. Once it did, my mindset was no longer that of a person who drives without thinking about it. If I didn’t get on my bike I usually got on the bus. Psychologically I was no longer […]

Biking Is the Spice of Life

I have missed many things while driving for transportation thanks to a broken elbow (with recovery complicated by a frozen shoulder). To name just a few: Exercise (hello, +10 pounds) Sense of connection to my surroundings and the people along the way Flexibility — the ease with which I can change my mind, navigate to […]

Errandonnee 2015: Winter Errands by Bike

Normally this would be such a piece of cake. Accomplish 7 of 9 types of errands by bike and rack up 30 miles in 12 days. I live nearly 11 miles from work and this pretty much describes my life so #errandonnee is just a recognition bonus. Except when I am heading to the National […]

#Coffeeneuring 2014: It’s In the Cup

Nice cup of something hot on a crisp fall day? What could make a better excuse for a bike ride? Add in the fact that all 7 of my coffeeneuring rides constituted bike dates with my Sweet Hubs, and I’m a double winner for completing the challenge this year. My work schedule threw in a […]

A Blogspedition of My Bike Travels: Olympia, Enumclaw, Lake Forest Park & More

My work at Washington Bikes has me traveling the state quite a bit, often by car. I always haul my bike with me, however, working toward my goal of biking in every county in the state. I may bike around a town by myself, checking out the vibes and the infrastructure. I participate in official […]

Errandonnee with a Twist: Biking & Walking Got It Done

I took a shot at the February biking challenge posed by @gypsybug on Chasing Mailboxes: the Errandonnee. Complete at least 7 different types of errand by bike and at least 30 miles and you’ve succeeded! In addition to living a pretty low-mileage life right now, another catch I faced was a travel schedule that took me […]

Errandonnee: Winter Errands by Bike!

The DC area blog Chasing Mailboxes has issued a great February biking challenge: The Errandonnee. Complete at least 7 different types of errand by bike and at least 30 miles and you’ve succeeded! Funny thing is, I’ve become such a totally urban dweller that I will find it hard to achieve this. Examples of my […]

Hub and Bespoke: Worth a Bikespedition All Its Own

For someone dedicated to riding a bike and looking pretty much like every other busy, Outlook-calendar-flogged person hustling into a meeting—as opposed to standing out as the sweaty one in Spandex sausage casings—a trip to Hub and Bespoke in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle is a trip to the source, the wellspring, the manna, the […]

Betz Bikes Hallstatt

On my recent trip to Europe, my husband, Steve, and I spent a weekend in the gorgeous town of Hallstatt, Austria. This tiny lake town is over two thousand years old and is the home of the oldest known salt mine, hillsides full of darling buildings, and breathtaking mountains. It is only reachable by a […]

Betz Bikes Vienna

I just returned from three weeks in Italy and Austria, and I hoped to do lots of biking, but a recent back surgery and scorching hot weather cut biking to just three days. However, they were a great three days, so here is the first report.  One morning in Vienna, my husband, Steve, and I rented […]

Nominate Awesome Bike Folk for Adventure Cycling Bicycle Travel Awards

Washington has outstanding bicycle travel so I’m sure we have some wonderful nominees who should be recognized as bicycle travel heroes. While you’re out and about on vacation this summer look for those awesome folks and nominate them for the eighth annual Adventure Cycling Association Bicycle Travel Awards. Celebrating the heroes of bicycle travel in the U.S., […]

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