Learn more about my adventures while creating a route for a new cycling event that will be held in Wilson NC in April 2020. This will be the perfect century to kick off your cycling season while helping to raise funds for the NC Jaycees Burn Center.
The Cycle To Farm Bicycle Tours allows you to meet farmers by cycling to local farms. You will enjoy scenic country roads flanked by farmlands, taste farm products at farm stands and farm stores, and meet the people who grow food while following a route custom-made just for you.
There’s something about cyclists that makes them seek out challenges…the harder, the better. So it’s no surprise that an organized cycling event with “misery” in the name would attract what is certain to be a sell-out field of avid and accomplished cyclists.
“Bzeeep! Off Course. Recalculating.” There I was, cruising along in the paradise we call Western North Carolina, surrounded by steep, forested mountains (including the tallest peak in the Eastern U.S.) and kind people, riding my bike pretty much every day I wanted to… and working at the fire department once or twice a month (making […]
Janet Minner had a dream. She wanted to ride her bicycle along the entire Blue Ridge Parkway, but had some doubts. She wondered if her employer would allow her to take enough consecutive vacation days to accomplish this goal. She also felt uncertain about her physical ability to ride 470 miles with nearly 49,000’ of elevation gain, despite her years of cycling experience. And, she wanted to be rewarded each evening with good food and a comfortable bed.
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 […]