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  • 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...
Rows of Corn, Rows of Bikes I had forgotten how amazing Franklin County’s (Virginia) roads are for cycling, but the second annual Roll Over Cancer ride offered a great reminder....
  • John's Bike
Spring Summits The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club is onto something. This spring the club launched the Spring Summits Challenge. This completer vs. “competer” take on cycling achievement is perfect for...