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Touring and Recreation
Recreational cycling is perhaps the most satisfying way to get exercise, fresh air and
improve your health compared to any other form of recreation. Getting there under
your own power is rewarding. The views an experiences along the way are part of the
world in which you live, instead of one you merely drive through.
Here we have a collection of articles and encouraging suggestions for how you can get
more out of your bike than simply a ride through the park.
|On assignment from Dad,
Rent a bike and ride in a strange city half a world away.
Little Summer Ride
|Frank's Daughter invites
the family on a summer ride - one which they will never forget - never
Ireland Takes on the Seagull Century
|A Summer ride runs into a
summer storm, but its sure to stop raining any time now....
|Just because it's winter does not mean
time to put away the bike. This article explains how cycling in winter for
recreation of commuting can be very enjoyable. Explore this gentle introduction to a
growing facet of cycling.
|It's a different world, where cycling is
mainstream and almost taken for granted.
|Cycling is an excellent way to see Africa up
close. Riding thru Togo and Benin, near the equator provides a window onto a continent.
Biking For Grownups
|Mountain biking isn't just for the younger
generation, or those with a developmentally stunted sense of mortality. Adults of
all fitness levels can use a growing collection of trails to enjoy day outings.
|Sierra Spring Tour 1993
Spring Tour 2000
|For the fit cyclist,
fast touring with a road bike and little equipment is a tremendous way to cover a lot of
territory in a short time. Mountain views make the climbs worth the effort, and the
descents a thing to remember. Jobst Brandt describes
the 1993 and 2000
edition of his annual "Spring Tours".
the Boy Scout Cycling Merit Badge Program
|An excellent article on how to teach the Boy
Scouts of America Cycling Merit Badge course. This article included information on
how to organize the classes, how to conduct the rides, and resources needed for teaching
youngsters to joys of safe cycling.
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for touring and recreational resources.