I made my way to Anniston, Alabama to attempt an adventure billed as “The 2018 Summer Solstice Chief Ladiga Silver Comet 2 Hundy Ride.” For a nominal fee of a twenty dollar donation to battle MS you could attempt to do your longest ride on the longest day of the year. I had never done much more than a century so I was nervous as I approached the trail head that morning and as expected there was a small turnout of 45-50 riders. Gladly, I ran into a Strava friend and her husband, and we quickly put together 6 riders who wanted a more relaxed pace. This was my first extensive ride on a rail trail, and it was great not having to worry about vehicular traffic for 95 percent of the ride. The trails surface was smooth with only twigs, pine cones and puddles from a storm the day before to navigate. In the unpopulated sections of the trail there were a few Continue reading
Would you ride a bike on the water? Or take a bike backpacking trip? Did you even know these things were … a thing? Because I love travel and bikes, I get email that sometimes combines the two. Read on to learn about these and other cool bike ideas.
Move over Paddle boards…water bikes are on the rise. The photo above is for real. These Schiller bikes are for rent at various luxury vacation spots now…who knows in the future we might be able to ride across Tim’s Ford Lake on one of these.
Paul Freedman created a new bike, a tall, bamboo, electric, cargo, adventure, tandem bike called BooLander. This fella does not own a car and uses his bike creation to haul everything…including lumber! Also, check out his Fender Blender (make your smoothie as you work out) and other human powered bike ideas! Continue reading
Tullahoma Re-Cycle teaches middle school students safe bicycle riding principles, basic bicycle repair and maintenance. It provides a bicycle, helmet, equipment and knowledge to safely commute to school.
The program has been presented at Tullahoma East Middle and West Middle schools by Jessie Schwer and Joe Capezza with the grateful help of volunteers from the HR Bike Club. The program was initiated several years ago with the intent that deserving middle school students would learn to completely tear down and rebuild a bicycle. The bike, along with a helmet and miscellaneous equipment would be earned by completing the program. This was based on a Nashville program which was conducted by professional bike mechanics in a bike Continue reading