Posts filed under: Road Bike rides

The Colonial Parkway is a great little ride that has plenty of history, scenery and culture....
  • The 611 Steams toward us.
If you are a cyclist who loves your data – your average speed, total feet of climbing, monthly mileage, rank on Strava etc., you know it can be hard to...
Once again spring has come and with it the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club’s Spring Summits Challenge. The Club designates ten climbs in the Roanoke area and gives riders the entire...
  • Cranksgiving in Roanoke
It’s hard to ride very far in November in Roanoke.  It’s just too cold.  Sure you get the odd day when it’s not — and we all take advantage of...
  • Freedom 424 National Race Director Joy Marinelli offered a reminder of the cause at the halfway point in the ride.
A bike ride to fight Human Trafficking. 424 stands for the low price to buy a young girl being trafficked in Thailand and surrounding countries. Translated, it means you can...
  • Pipe bridge
It’s not easy to get to Paint Bank, Virginia.  In fact, you pretty much have to be headed there if you want to be there, but it’s worth a purposeful...
  • Burke's Garden horse
The annual Burke’s Garden Century and Metric Century are a tradition in Virginia’s New River Valley.  I rode in the event for the first time this year, and though I...
There is a reason the Going to the Sun Road should be on every cyclist’s bucket list. Bags out at 6:10 am. That was the mandate from the Backroads trip...
An Adventure in Glacier National Park Glacier National Park (Carlinthecyclist.com) Since I live in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, John Muir’s famous line, “The mountains are calling and I must...
If there is already another popular loop in the Roanoke area called Twin Peaks, tell me now — but this seems like the perfect name for this amazing loop. I...