Travel Reviews and News

Ride Report: Motherlode Century showcases Northern California road riding

There are few better ways to see an area’s cycling terrain than to sign up for an organized century ride. Northern California’s Motherlode Century is one of the best.

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Ride Report: (Taint) Hammer of the Gods

In California’s San Joaquin Valley farmland, SuperPro racing promoter Murphy Mack makes the rain stop falling just long enough for 80 racers to fight wind, mud and broken pavement over 128 miles.

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Top Cycling Destination: Asheville, North Carolina

Mountains, microbreweries, and a plethora of amazing roads await you in a place affectionately known as the Portland of the east. Bring your bike and get ready to experience one of the country’s best kept road cycling secrets.

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Feature: Destination Santa Cruz, CA

You like mind bending climbs. You like thrilling descents. You like to ride on pavement and you like to ride on dirt. If you answered yes, yes, and yes please, then Santa Cruz, CA should be at the top of your cycling vacation list.

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Levi’s Gran Fondo: A Bucket List Ride

There are rides, and then there are rides worth dropping everything for to make sure you have a place in the peloton. Here’s the inside track on why Levi’s Gran Fondo is not to be missed.

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Breck Bike Week – Fun for the Entire Family

Slated right in between the Breck Epic and the Pro Cycling Challenge, Breck Bike Week has a welcoming, laid-back atmosphere perfect for families.

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Race Across America’s Near Death Experience

A violent car accident destroyed Maria Parker’s back-up bikes, but she persevered and went on to finish the grueling Race Across America.

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Ride Report: Swallowing the Dirty Kanza Half Pint

Like every other bike journalist in the world, this was the year I tried gravel grinding and the Dirty Kanza was where I did it. I’m sure they all collectively outperformed me/kicked my ass, but I had an adventure I’ll remember for perpetuity and will be back for more.

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Ride Report: Climbing Pikes Peak (Elevation 14,115 Feet)

One of the longest and toughest climbs in all of Colorado is also one of the most amazing experiences you can have on two wheels. Find out what you need to know — and what you need to bring.

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Blackburn Rangers To Take On Iconic Cycling Routes

Blackburn “Out There” program will chronicle long-distance journeys on the Pacific Coast and Great Divide routes through riders’ eyes.

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Bucket List Event: TransPyr Road

Generally speaking I could do without the whole bucket list phenomenon (Thank you very much, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman). The way I see it, someone who’s maintaining a lengthy bucket list probably needs to spend a little less time listing and a little more time doing. But hey, it’s good to have goals, so […]

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Trip Report: Redwood Shores, CA to Bodega Bay Out-n-back on a Cross Bike

RoadBikeReview member ratpick had an epic 232 mile weekend ride through the gorgeous Mt. Tamalpais, Point Reyes, Bolinas and Bodega Bay trails in Northern California. Read on to follow his adventure. One of my wife’s hobbies is “cropping” aka “scrapbooking”. I enjoy the supply side of this (taking the photographs) but she can weave it […]

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2011 Devil Mountain Double Ride Report

2011 Devil Mountain Double Ride Report – by ratpick The 16th Annual Devil Mountain Double Century took place on April 30th, 2011. Forum contributor ratpick rode it for the first time and wrote up a beautiful ride report we thought we’d share with everyone. Especially those of you who are thinking of riding a similar […]

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September in Tuscany – On to Siena!!!

Originally posted by Ridgetop in the forums… click here for the original post. Siena is an awesome town situated on a series of small hills. The city is stacked up on itself and makes for quite the picture opportunities. As far as just wandering around this was one of my favorite places. Lots of tourists, […]

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September in Tuscany – Getting closer to Siena

Originally posted by Ridgetop in the forums… click here for the original post. Day three was the classic ride through the Chianti countryside. We rode through the main Chianti wine region and through the Monti di Chianti. The route went up the Passo Sugame which was a switchback climb up through some impressive forested hills. […]

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September in Tuscany – Over the Mountains and Through the Woods

Part 2 of Ridgetops original post “September in Tuscany”. click here for the original post. The passes and climbing were my favorite part. The temps were in the low 80′s with large thunderstorms in the evening that helped to cool things down for sleeping. Although ultimately we would end up on the island of Elba, […]

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September in Tuscany

Originally posted by Ridgetop in the forums… click here for the original post. Sorry it took so long to post these. I road this from September 4 through the 19th. I took over 2000 pics and its been hard to get them edited and reduced in number! One of the rides that will leave a […]

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A Thanksgiving Ride Report – Cleveland, TN

Originally posted by brianmcg in our forums – original thread can be found here. So I decided to go on a little ride on Thanksgiving day before I stuffed myself. Downtown Cleveland is a fun place to ride around and take pictures as it is generally pretty deserted. Enjoy. HO HO HO. Santa checking out […]

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Tacoma Fog

Ride Report by Argentius – originally posted here Do you know how many pictures I can get on a pair of AA batteries when it’s 34 degrees out? I found out that it’s about 25. That’s okay, because the distance views I was hoping to get were just mist, anyhow. But we’ve got a new […]

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