Tag Archives: Cycling

A little time off-road

Look Ma, no cars!

Kudos, Midwest on your great bike trail infrastructure! Rails-to-trails paths that wind through Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan have provided a much-needed respite from the buzz of the road over the last few weeks. My initial excitement over finding the Great Allegheny Passage trail (Awesome! Beautiful!) through Maryland and Pennsylvania quickly grew after I realized that there were hundreds of miles of bike paths between DC and Houghton. Hopefully one day there will be a national network of these fantastic resources that encourage community health and stewardship!

Stylish ladies on bikes

Imagine a female-friendly bike shop that caters to your average novice woman rider. One that organizes ‘Sip n’ Spin’ cruiser rides and carries darling Nutcase helmets. Well, you’re in luck, because it exists! Greenville, South Carolina, is home to Pedal Chic, a great shop that hosted me when I passed through town last month. Not only did the owner host me in her home but she also organized events, scheduled me a massage, had her mechanic tune my bike and attended my school presentations. I can’t say enough great things about Pedal Chic – if you’re in Greenville, pay them a visit!

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