Take our Stuff Please (a.k.a. A Cycling Book Giveaway)

Days are short and cold in Vermont, so we’ve been focused less on outdoor activities, like building our teeny house, and more on indoor activities, like building my bicycle, finalizing our gear list for our tour, and sorting through the last of our stuff to sell or give away.

While sorting through our things we found CYCLING BOOKS. Lots of them. So, we thought, why not [Read More…]

10/10/10 Pedal Power Bicycle Parade

Today is 10/10/10 and people around the world are gathering to work to combat Climate Change, and to send a clear message to world leaders that we expect them to do the same. There are thousands of events being organized in over 180 countries, in which people are demonstrating they’re willing to roll their sleeves up and start doing practical things to change our future. To find out [Read More…]

Diggers' Mirth : Vending Produce by Bicycle

Diggers' Mirth Vending Bicycle

“Blueeeeberries! Mescluuuun! Cilaaaaantro!” **chring*a*ring** “Caaaarrots! Cuuuuucumbers!” **chring*a*ring**

Much to our delight, Kai and I heard the yells of a food vendor and his bicycle bells riding down our street early on Friday evening. As we rushed to make sure we weren’t dreaming, we caught sight of Elango Dev riding down our street on a bicycle piled high with produce.

“Elango, Elango – Wait, please stop!!”, we yelled, so excited [Read More…]

Causeway Bike Ferry

Island Line Bike Trail and Causeway : Photo Shirley Chevalier

This month Kai is a volunteer support person for the Local Motion Causeway Bike Ferry.

The Causeway Bike Ferry, operating since 2000, provides ferry transportation for cyclists and their bicycles to “bridge the gap” on the bike path from Colchester to South Hero, VT. The days and time of service offered is determined by availability of funding and volunteers. This year, service [Read More…]

Visiting the Eco Stars of Swanton

This past Sunday we headed north to deliver rain barrels to Swanton Elementary School. Despite the rain on Sunday, it felt great to be on the road, even if for only a couple of days. We were also eager to test some of our new gear – our Hilleberg tent, Ortlieb panniers and bags, our Kleen Kanteen bottles, some new clothing for Kai and our MSR XGK-EX stove [Read More…]

Bike Touring Basics :: Free eBook

“If this bike trip has done one overwhelming thing for us, it’s convinced us that the world is a good place.” ~TravellingTwo.com

 

One of our favorite websites over the last couple of years has been TravellingTwo.com.

Created by a couple originally from New Brunswick, who started a world wide cycling expedition from Montreal in 2006, the site provides a [Read More…]