Like hills and mountains? You’ll love cycling in Corsica!
I spent a week exploring the many long ups and precipitous downs of Corsica – one of the world’s most beautiful cycling destinations.
Doris Grippin was a participant in our 2017 Wellness Revolution program, a program we conduct every year in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont. The goal of our program is to get more women feeling comfortable and confident riding bikes, so as to live a healthier lifestyle. Well, Doris is now going above and beyond.
After years of minimal vacation rental riding (her husband Dave sold her old college bike), Doris got back into a serious cycling routine after the Wellness Revolution. Doris is headed out next week to ride a “half-country” from Chicago to Santa Monica, CA; 2500 miles in 50 days.
Bike (and other) Adventures on New Zealand’s South Island Make no mistake, there are very few cycle friendly paved roads on the West Coast of South Island. State highways are mountainous as glaciers dip to 300 feet above sea level. They are all single lane and narrow with no shoulders. Tourists unaccustomed to driving on […]
How to cycle Mallorca, Spain. A Terry CEO’s Guide… March – April is great spring riding on quiet roads: daytime temps average 60-70 degrees. You’ll need a warm jacket at night. Lots of pro teams, lots of touring enthusiasts like me! Swiss International Airlines: fly through Zurich to Palma de Mallorca (@$950-1200) Your bike […]
Peter Sagan has been dubbed “the rock star of cycling.” With his good looks and long hair, his passion for cycling, his self-possessed, fun-loving,and human nature, he has captured the heart of cycling fans all over the world, and of course that includes a lot of women. He is among the most prolific winners […]
Located in the historic Mission District of San Francisco, Mission Bicycle Company is a great resource for everything from the most elegant custom bikes to rentals and city tours. They even sponsor bike dinners (there’s one coming up on June 10th). For those who can’t get enough to accessorize their bike life, this little company […]
Corte Madera to San Francisco This is an exceptionally manageable ride in a congested area with many bike paths and well-lined bike lanes. Even the Golden Gate Bridge, with many camera-laden pedestrians is cycle friendly. Routes: 1. Corte Madera to Lombard St in downtown San Francisco: round trip 54 miles along Paradise Drive, rounding Tiburon […]
To be the best bike shop for women it takes a holistic approach: luscious inventory and warm hearted men embracing customers from all walks of life, supporting the community seeking “Reasons to Ride” and creating a friendly, joyful environment that makes all kinds of people just want to come and hang out with bikes and […]
The NY Rail Trail along the eastern boundary of the state is surprisingly unfamiliar to cyclists, even the locals, perhaps because a Google search serves it up in three distinct sections (see links below). You must cobble together the full map: the Putnam County Trail, the North County Trail and the South County Trail. […]
I’d heard San Diego was a cyclist’s city. So after a brief appearance at the Internet Retailer convention, I set out to visit bike shops and explore by bike an urban world unknown to me. I assembled my bike out of the travel box at the hotel, packed only the gear essential for an unsupported […]
Mother’s Day was May 9, already long ago. Still, I don’t want to miss an opportunity to talk about a mother’s ability to influence a daughter’s life and lifestyle, particularly when it involves drawing a young girl into cycling. Ten years ago, both my teenage daughters fit the mold of rebellion to the parent’s lifestyle. […]
“Boundary-thinning” is the term I use for the exercise I engage to stay fit for taking calculated risk. I do live my life on the edge, but not recklessly. I think of “boundary thinning” as a conscious activity forcing me to an uncomfortable, yet manageable threshold of fear. It keeps my brain alert and geared […]