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National Bike Travel Weekend 1
When Adventure Cycling Association announced National Bike Travel Weekend in 2015, I immediately jumped on the opportunity to showcase my MeetUp group. I created an event 9 months down the line and started promoting it within my circle of friends. I was already doing what Adventure Cycling wanted others to do; go out on an more »

Ride Report: National Bike Travel Weekend 2016


Ride Report: Ventura to Ojai On and Off Road 5
After riding to Ojai from Ventura for the fourth time, it is still very hard to believe that such beauty and serenity can be found 20 miles away. On this return trip for my MeetUp group for the month of February it still did not disappoint. Ojai holds a special place for many of us in the more »

Ride Report: Ventura to Ojai On & Off Road (Video)



Bike Touring With Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner 2
When bike tourists think about their next trip, it is most certain that planning would involve having to either take a plane or even a train. My preference is to take the train to get to my starting point or come home from my destinations. Taking the train has so many up sides compared to more »

Bike Touring with Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner


Group Shot 2
  If you told me back in November, when I was just thinking about starting up the first Los Angeles based self-supporting bicycle touring MeetUp group, that I was going to have 12 participants on my first tour, I would not have believed you. But there we were. Committed and ready for a quick overnight more »

Ride Report: First MeetUp Bike Tour – Ventura to Ojai




Selfie w/Group 6
When Sang Hyun bought his bike a few week’s ago at Topanga Creek Bicycle shop, the shop owner, Chris Kelly, told us about the next bikepacking / bike touring adventure.  On April 22, 2014, Salsa Cycles was going to come out to Ojai to demo their bikes for anybody who was interested in checking them out. more »

Bike Touring Ojai


Darren Alff
Earlier this month, I spent some time with a very well-known bicycle tourist, Darren Alff of Bicycle Touring Pro.  Darren has been traveling since he was 17 years old and has been on the road for extensive amounts of time.  He’s been through 40 different countries and biked over 100,000+ miles in the process.  Even more »

(Video) Interview: Darren Alff of Bicycle Touring Pro


News 6 Freeway Removals That Changed Their Cities Forever – Fascinating look at 6 freeway removals that changed their cities forever!  Gizmodo shows us the before and after effect when a city decides to remove its freeway.  The results across the board is a richer community experience.  Examples from South Korea to Madrid as well more »

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