In August, we biked 9.8 miles to Great Camp Santanoni in New York’s Adirondack Park, and it was a really fun experience. It’s the most unique historic site I’ve ever been to because it’s been left in pretty much the same condition that it was in when it was sold to New York State, besides […]
BIKE TOURING IN TERRY – ON THE ERIE CANAL TRAIL
We recently returned from riding a nine-day adventure riding across New York on the Erie Canal trail. This is the third and longest bike trip we have taken with our friends, a group we named “Le COVID Bubble”.
TOURING ON THE DOWN-LOW – A CLOSER LOOK AT THE BUTTERFLY BIKE.
Asked to picture the perfect touring bike, most cyclists would imagine some variation of a sleek, wide-geared machine with lots of braze-ons for fenders, lights and racks, beautiful, immaculate paint, glistening chrome and satin alloy details.
Our friend Sara Dykman, who shared her amazing adventure of following the monarch butterfly migration by bike, has other ideas.
Her custom built bike has proven itself over tens of thousands of miles of every kind of terrain, but her long distance hauler doesn’t look anything like a state of the art touring bike. As it turns out, that’s the point…
CYCLING DESTINATION: BIKEMAINE GOES MID-COAST.
Terry customer Debra Hoover, and her husband, Charlie, recently completed a week’s tour through some of Maine’s most interesting cycling country. The BikeMaine event is now an early Fall tradition, each year exploring a different part of a state with very diverse regions. This year the tour centered on Maine’s mid-coast region, with a loop encompassing the valley where the state’s organic farming tradition took root, and plenty of picturesque Down-East coastal villages. As Debra put it, “We had a great trip, but who knew the mid-coast could have soooo many hills…
DISCOVERING A CAR-FREE HIGHWAY IN OREGON.
The Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail in Oregon is a paved trail with a fascinating history. Built from 1913 to 1922 it was the first major paved highway in the Pacific Northwest and the first scenic highway constructed in the United States. Modeled after the great scenic roads of Europe, it was designed for a public who wanted to enjoy nature’s beauty from their Model T. With a maximum of 5% grades and 200ft turning radius it’s really a delight to bike.
CYCLING IN DEATH VALLEY ON A CENTURY.
Chris recently rode Death Valley solo after his friend bailed on the ride. He lives and rides in NYC and is a strong supporter of Terry saddles. Here’s his perspective on his ride through some of the harshest conditions in the world.
Watch out for the desert people…Desert people? Who are these desert people? Where do they live?
MOUNTAIN BIKES ROUND MONT BLANC.
My husband and I enjoy spending our vacations traveling to mountain or road bike destinations. In 2013 we decided to give mountain biking in Europe a try. We signed up for a mountain bike trip known as the Tour de Mont Blanc, with a company called Alps Mountain bike, located in France. Mont Blanc sprawls […]
JOIN US THIS JUNE.
Come ride through Vermont’s prized, picture book landscapes with our partners at Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations. We’ve joined forces again in creating a wonderful long weekend of riding, dining, lakeside adventure and Terry goodness (we’re even giving out gift cards for your own personal shopping spree).
A WINNING TERRY STORY.
Every once in a while, we offer the chance to win a Terry Bicycle. The most fun is letting someone know they’ve won. We just had to share this lucky winner’s response… Dear Lisa and the Gals, Instead of giving you my height and inseam, I want to share with you my Terry Story. I’m […]
DREAM RIDE: CYCLING IN MALLORCA.
Epic mountain rides, switchbacks and dramatic seascapes – Welcome to Mallorca, Spain. If you’re considering an international cycling vacation to Mallorca, March is a good time to go. The roads are quiet, other than the occasional pro-team on a training ride, and daytime temps rise into the 60s. That being said – avoid the week before Easter, […]
DREAM GEAR: CYCLING IN MALLORCA.
Gear that “made the ride” while on the bike vacation of a lifetime. The epic sights were without question the best part of the ride – but coming in at a close second? My shorts. The Bella Prima Bib Shorts were a ride saver. The Flex Air chamois provides padding in all the right places while the soft […]
ASK A TOUR LEADER: CORE TRAINING FOR CYCLISTS.
It’s hard not to have heard about core training. But what is it and how exactly does it benefit cyclists? Our core is not what we typically think of – it’s not just your abdominal muscles or having a flat stomach. Your core is a group of muscles that form a band around your […]
5 THINGS I LEARNED ON MY BIKE-PACKING HONEYMOON.
Let’s Take A Trip. [slideshow_deploy id=’3024′] Here are some important things I learned while on an 8-day, 300 mile loop in the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec: 1. Break from tradition/make your own memories. Shaun, my husband, and I decided to use our passion for hiking, camping and biking to create a honeymoon special to […]
ASK A TOUR LEADER: TOURING DURING THE OFF SEASON.
For many of us, the days are getting shorter and cooler, and thoughts are turning to things other than bicycle touring. Why not make this the year to try something different and go on an off-season bike trip? Yes, the days will be shorter and the weather will be tougher. The flip side is […]
Ask A Tour Leader: Bike Tour Beginner Basics.
You’ve thought about it, now is the year to do it – go on an overnight bike tour. What are some of the things you need to know? Just get out and do it. Traveling by bicycle takes many forms and there are lots of resources to help. Bring only a change of […]
Ask A Tour Leader: What Is Your Favorite Bike Tour?
As a tour leader for Adventure Cycling Association, people often ask me what my favorite bike trip is. While that’s a bit like asking who my favorite child is, in this case the answer is easy – it’s our Introduction to Bicycle Touring out of Eugene, Oregon. Bicycle travel is about discovering great places at […]
TERRY AROUND THE WORLD.
Meet Mary Bowker. She is 5 months and 4000 miles into an extended world bike tour, starting in her hometown of Bend, Oregon. Her next destination is Turkey to ride the Silk Road to China and she plans to do it all in our Terry Touring Shorts. If her pictures don’t give you wanderlust, we […]
A RIGHTEOUS BIKE, WORTHY OF A DREAM VACATION.
Adventure Cyclist Road Test: Heart of Steel Coto Doñana Tour. Named after the Spanish nature reserve, designed by our founder, Georgena Terry, and just reviewed by Adventure Cyclist magazine, the Coto Doñana Tour is getting some much deserved attention. Read Jill Janov’s review of this lovely, true touring bicycle here: GT_Adventure_Cyclist_5