When I purchased my first pair of Castelli Chic Knickers, I imagined that I would use them most during the shoulder season — early fall and early spring. Given that most of fall and winter (so far) in Western North Carolina has felt like shoulder season, I’ve had to race to wash my single pair of […]
The Blue Ridge Parkway route is high on the bucket list of cyclists. Here is an interactive map that will help you imagine cycling every inch.
This is a comprehensive list of the Blue Ridge Parkway tunnels along with some advice about safety for cycling through tunnels.
A Velo Girl Rides Route The Elk Mountain Scenic Loop is a classic route in Asheville, North Carolina. We highly recommend it — one of the best ways to sample the variety and beauty of the region in just 28 miles. Along this beautiful route, you will see views of the city, the famous Omni Grove Park Inn, […]
Take a moment to read this article about how bicycle gears work by Jason Schliser of Vision Quest Coaching. He does a good job of providing a basic explanation that even non-gear-heads will understand.
Point Lookout Trail is a treasure for cyclists who live in or travel to Black Mountain. The trail will be closed this summer to receive much needed repairs.
It’s late April, and I am busy preparing to cycle the Blue Ridge Parkway again. In fact, we’ll ride the 470 mile length at least three times this year: In June and August, we’ll do it in in 7 days. And in September, we make the journey over 10 days. For the entire winter, the large sections of the Blue […]
As I shared with you previously, I am now using a Cycling Coach to help me prepare for the upcoming cycling season. No, that’s not quite accurate. I am being coached to remain capable of the physical requirements of my job. Owning and operating a bicycle tour company offers many things to love (meeting new people, […]
The first in a series of posts about the adventures of using a cycling coach to improve fitness, strength and endurance while having fun on the bike.
David shares his thoughts about the surprises NC DOT added to HB 232. NC residents have only a few days to make public comments as the bill is being sent to the legislature while we celebrate winter holidays.