30 Days of Biking April 2013: Final Report

Setting up the goal (and links to those previous April outcomes): 30 Days of Biking April 2013: Yes We Can! First couple of weeks: 30 Days of Biking April 2013: Almost Halfway Ride Report, 34.4 miles Made it through week 3: 30 Days of Biking: 9 Days to Go, 8.64 miles Heading to the finish […]

30 Days of Biking April 2013: Almost Halfway Ride Report

April has not worked well for me in past attempts to complete 30 Days of Biking for various reasons–some of them good ones. I got a running start on April 2013 by riding my bike every day March 17-March 30 (I didn’t ride March 31–gave myself permission to take a day off before heading into […]

Biking in the Land Down Under: A Blogspedition with Aussies & Kiwis

Winter in the northern hemisphere is summer in the southern hemisphere, so what better time to round up the women’s bike blogs from that upside-down United States (if you’re from the U.S.) and its smaller sister? Australia Belles, Pedals, and Chains: A little blog about biking street style in Perth Bicycle! Bicycle!: She moved from Perth […]

Yes, Portland IS Awesome for Bikes: A Blogspedition

As I know all too well from living in a city that achieved the Bronze level Bike-Friendly Community designation from the League of American Bicyclists (Spokane), moving to a Gold level BFC (Seattle), and living in the nation’s #1 Bike-Friendly State five years rolling (Washington), it’s never as good as it could be. People who […]

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., […]

Feeling Adventurous? Your Chance to Win

The Adventure Cycling Association ran a wonderful outreach campaign in May encouraging supporting for the US Bicycle Route System. I wrote a post here specifically because of their targeted outreach to bloggers–the new media relations at its best–and hope that helped them reach and then exceed their fundraising target of $50,000 for the “Build It. […]

Picture It: Faces of Transportation Photo Contest

When I say “bikes” or “transit” or “walking” the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials may not be the first organization that springs to mind. But each year they sponsor a “Faces of Transportation” photo contest and this year’s themes provide plenty of scope to capture pictures of active transportation. Building the Future: […]

Cycling in Austria: A Betsy Post

I have seen several cycling friends come home from a vacation in Europe with this crazed gleam in their eyes as they begin talking about their trips: “No one wears helmets in Europe” and “There are bikes everywhere in Europe” and “The cars watch out for cyclists in Europe”. Finally I was able to witness […]

The Ultimate Bikespedition: Support the US Bicycle Route System

May is National Bicycle Month and it’s also the third annual Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. fundraising campaign for the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS). The campaign kicked off May 1, 2012 and runs through May 31. What better way to celebrate Bike Month than by supporting the creation of a national system of cycling routes? Last year, […]

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