Touring by bike helps me to see and experience more of the world than riding in a car. Read my tours with maps posts. Open the full-size interactive map of my US-Canadian tours, select routes to read posts, click the box to view thumbnail photos on the map, or view my tour photos on Flickr.

Read posts from my European bike tour with my daughter Eva from Amsterdam to Copenhagen to visit my other daughter Maya in Aug-Sept 2021. Open the full-size interactive map of Europe bike tour with thumbnail photos along our route, or view all photos from the tour on Flickr.

Read my posts on biking around Hartford CT, and also my bike-walk-transit advocacy work and route recommendations with Bike West Hartford. See also the BiCiCo community bike shops, located in Hartford and West Hartford.

Learn about our Minivan Camper that slides inside our 2016 Toyota Sienna and comfortably sleeps two people.

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Packing Brompton for Airline Baggage

After years of listening to friends rave about their Brompton folding bicycles, I finally bought one for a series of multimodal trips through different citie...

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Biking to Burlington VT 2023

Finally got back in the saddle for a multi-day bike tour, from Hartford CT to Burlington VT. Explore the full-screen map and click on thumbnail images for ca...

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Copenhagen-Hamburg Warmshowers

I’ve hosted many bike travelers at our U.S. home over the past three years through Warmshowers, an international network that connects members for overnight ...

Bikes, Trains, and Quality Time with Eva

Over the past week, Eva and I have loved biking in the Netherlands. As you’ll see in our map below, we began in Amsterdam, rode west to Haarlem, zoomed down ...

Prep to Bike Europe

My daughter Eva and I are preparing to head on a two-week bike tour from Amsterdam, Netherlands thru Hamburg, Germany, to Copenhagen, Denmark to visit my oth...

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Bloomfield Greenway Section 1

This weekend I pedaled along the almost-finished first section of the Bloomfield Greenway Multi-Use Trail. The path runs nearly 2 miles from Day Hill Road (o...

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Biking from Hartford to Cambridge 2018

For Father’s Day Weekend 2018, I biked from Hartford thru Worcester to Cambridge MA to meet up with my family and visit my son Eli. This was a short 2-day, 1...

Biking from Hartford to Cape Cod 2018

For years I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to bike from Hartford thru Providence RI to Cape Cod MA. I had to put off this trip several times because we u...

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Southern Florida loop 2016-17

Follow my bike tour around Southern Florida from Dec 30th, 2016 to Jan 3rd, 2017. Explore the full-screen map and photo album, and my daily journal entries f...

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Thanks to my East Coast Greenway donors

Thanks to everyone who generously contributed to my fundraiser for the East Coast Greenway, a wonderful organization that works with local partners to build ...

Oddities on the Oregon bike trail

Here’s just a few of the odd things that happened to catch my eye during my Northwest bike trip through Oregon. Of course, there’s far more out there, and I ...

People I Met on the Pacific Coast Trail

Biking along the Pacific Coast Trail provided me with several hours of solitude, huffing and puffing up and down hills while enjoying ocean scenery. But thos...

Biking Hills versus Tunnels

I was worried about the hills, since what they call a “hill” on the West Coast is what we refer to as a “mountain” back East. But they weren’t as bad as I ha...

Biking with Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt (Wikimedia). Years ago I saw a quote attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt that stuck with me: “Do one thing every day that scare...

Biking makes me VERY hungry

My goals for this bike trip are to have fun and lose weight. Well, at least I’m having fun. You’d think that riding 300 miles a week would automatically drop...

Never ride on an empty stomach

My pre-trip weight. Hope to see it drop. Today marks my first full ride, and I’m aiming for 60+ miles up Whidbey Island with my fully-loaded ...

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