Experiencing the Farm and Bike Life in Tuscany, Italy
Near the Madonna di Pogi are a handful of hiking trails that loop around the olive groves and vineyards of Pogi, which are often utilized in national marathons and mountain bike rides. The common room at the farm was fully stacked with maps and tourist itineraries so we were able to plan out our route quite successfully.
Riding Enchanted Lands at the Reevis Mountain School of Self-Reliance
Nestled in the Northeastern corner of Arizona’s Superstition Wilderness at an elevation of 3,300 feet, Reevis Mountain lies to the south of Roosevelt Lake. Reevis Mountain is owned by Peter Bigfoot, local master of self-reliance. He is best known for his solo trek across the Sonora desert in July 1976, in which he covered 85 miles in 15 days, surviving the journey by foraging.
In Search of Contrast: Riding California from Desert to Coast
I heard a lot about California’s mixed landscapes from my friends here. So as soon as my winter break began, I spent the entire 21 days of it touring southern California alone on my 1984 Raleigh Olympian bicycle.
Professional Cyclist’s Winter Training in Ventura County
Ventura County has some advantages as a base for winter cycling training beyond just the mild weather in Southern California.
5 Bikes 5 Museums: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) is home to almost 5,000 works of contemporary art. Take DTLA Bikes new Fat Tire Sally out for a spin while you’re at it.
5 Bikes 5 Museums: Griffith Observatory
The Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park presents daily programs in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium and Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theatre. Free public telescopes are available each evening the Observatory is open and skies are clear.
5 Bikes 5 Museums: Balboa Park Botanical Gardens
You can’t miss the historic Botanical Building in the center of San Diego’s Balboa Park. The ornate building sits adjacent to the lily pond and lagoon, where it was built for the 1915-16 Panama-California Exposition.
The Broad Museum in Los Angeles
The Broad’s first hosted special exhibition, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors–the first institutional survey to explore the celebrated Japanese artist’s immersive Infinity Mirror Rooms–will embark on the most significant North American tour of her work in nearly two decades, and The Broad will be the only California museum to host the exhibition when it comes to Los Angeles in 2017.
Modern Cycling and the Museum Experience
Setting aside the obvious ‘building’ vs.’vehicle’ distinction, the experience of modern cycling is very similar to the museum experience. The combination of physicality, mental challenge, and a factor of enjoyment are shared by both.
5 Bikes 5 Museums: San Diego Air & Space Museum
The current exhibit of note at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park is Da Vinci: The Ultimate Innovator, which runs until January 3, 2017. For the true air and space buffs, the museum has an expansive aircraft & spacecraft collection (both reproduced and original).
Roam Free: An Experiential Guide To Ultralight Bicycle Travel
A trip I’ve documented to Arizona was a good example of how you can tour light on your next vacation (whether flying into a destination or taking off from your front doorstep). You’ll enjoy the freedom of cycling on your own schedule and not a tour company’s agenda – saving enough in the process to easily cover the cost of the equipment discussed here.
Big Bear MTB Without the Ski Lift
When you think about mountain biking in the Big Bear area, a first thought may be of riding up the chairlift at Snow Summit for some downhill action, or riding the famed Santa Ana River Trail. While these are great ways to spend a day in the local mountains, many lesser known riding options are worth exploring.
Great Western Bicycle Rally: A Memorial Weekend Tradition in Paso Robles
Paso Robles, CA–The Great Western Bicycle Rally has been a recurring Memorial Day tradition for bicyclists from all across California who descent on Paso Robles for Memorial Weekend. The four days of the festival include guided rides every morning and afternoon, route-maps for self-guided exploration of the central coast, and a multitude of family-friendly activities scheduled throughout the 4-day weekend.
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