From Monarchs to Redwoods :: Monterey to Big Sur

After soaking up dunes and beach time in Marina, we cycled down the Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and then the Bay Coastal Trail, which led us quickly past Sand City and into Monterey, CA.

As luck would have [Read More…]

Reuniting with Friends :: Vacaville to Berkeley, California

We cycled out of Davis half-heartedly, part of us really wanting to get a room and spend another day exploring the area, but a part of us also wanting to make as much headway as possible, anxious to get to Berkeley and spend time with dear friends we hadn’t seen in years. On our way out of [Read More…]

California Love :: Sacramento to Davis

Exiting Sacramento’s Amtrak station, bicycles intact and fully loaded, we were greeted by a busy intersection, the setting sun, and no idea of where we would be staying that evening. Narrowing in on the first “free wi-fi” sign we saw on the sidewalk, we leaned our bicycles against an exterior wall of a [Read More…]

Cycling the Wabash Trace Trail :: Iowa

After a peaceful overnight in Elmo, Missouri, we continued riding the quiet Missouri roads toward the Iowa border. Our destination was the trail head for the Wabash Trace Trail, located in Blanchard, Iowa. The trail would take us over 60 miles north to Council Bluffs, and only a few miles short of Omaha, Nebraska’s Amtrak station. [Read More…]

Map Giveaway :: New York State & Canalway Trail

The last few weeks we’ve alternated between riding our bicycles, visiting with friends and family, and Amtrak hopping across the country. We’re currently in Berkeley, California, taking a break to visit with some dear friends. Updates of the last few weeks are in the works but, for now, we wanted to post about our map giveaway.

Rather than recycle or send home the maps we used while in New York, [Read More…]

The End of the Trail (Canalway Trail, that is)

The weather we’ve experienced while riding the last couple of weeks has been better than we expected. Even on the nights that brought rain or freezing temperatures we felt comfortable in our four season tent and winter sleeping bags. As Friedel and Andrew of TravellingTwo.com pointed out recently, “Summers are too hot, and the bike paths too crowded. Spring [Read More…]