Bike tours – Linux Bierwanderung http://linuxbierwanderung.org/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 21:33:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-66-120x120.png Bike tours – Linux Bierwanderung http://linuxbierwanderung.org/ 32 32 Atlanta Beltline Bike Tours – Westside Trail (Summer/Fall Season) https://linuxbierwanderung.org/atlanta-beltline-bike-tours-westside-trail-summer-fall-season/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 21:33:30 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/atlanta-beltline-bike-tours-westside-trail-summer-fall-season/ From the place: Enjoy an invigorating bike ride and fresh air while discovering one of the BeltLine’s most popular trails. About this event Start your Saturday off right with an invigorating 3-hour, 11-mile bike ride on the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail. Enjoy the crisp air and cool morning temperatures as your knowledgeable guides lead you […]]]>

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Enjoy an invigorating bike ride and fresh air while discovering one of the BeltLine’s most popular trails.

About this event

Start your Saturday off right with an invigorating 3-hour, 11-mile bike ride on the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail. Enjoy the crisp air and cool morning temperatures as your knowledgeable guides lead you on a tour of the incredible Westside Trail and the historic Atlanta neighborhoods it passes through.

Tours start and end at the Lee + White development on White St. in the West End. Ample free parking is available. After the tour, feel free to stay and enjoy the many amenities Lee + White has to offer.

Tours are led by trained volunteer guides who are knowledgeable about the Atlanta BeltLine project and the neighborhoods the trail passes through. There’s also a sweep trailing behind, making sure the group stays together. The guide and sweeper are experienced cyclists well versed in safety and bike etiquette.

Participants must be at least 13 years old (unless strapped into a child seat attached to an adult participant’s bike), comfortable riding a bike, and able to complete an 11-mile course with multiple stops on relatively flat ground. There are a few medium sized hills to manage.

Tours begin at 9:00 a.m. sharp and end around 12:00 p.m. Please plan to arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. to check in. People renting bicycles must check in before 8:30 am.

The cost of the tour is a $10 donation per attendee to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. If you would like to participate but cannot afford this donation, please contact us at info atlblp.org.

Bike and helmet rental is available for $35 per participant. The bikes are delivered and picked up at our starting/finishing point. Contact our bike rental partner, Clutch Bike Shop, directly for more information at 404-594-4205. Tell them you’re signing up for an Atlanta BeltLine bike tour. Please note that if you are renting, you MUST make your own bike rental reservation directly with Clutch by 4pm the day before the tour.

Group size is limited to 20 participants. You can reserve up to 4 places per reservation.

All tour participants must complete an Acknowledgment of Liability Waiver. If you are registering for more than one person, you MUST provide the names and email addresses of those additional participants when you register, and complete the Acknowledgment of Liability Waiver on their behalf, for the registration to be valid.

We will provide each tour participant with a single 24 oz. water bottle from our bottled water partner Positivity Water. Please bring any additional water and snacks you wish during the tour.

There are several stops during the tour where your guide will share information with you.

Tour highlights include the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, Westview Cemetery (entrance only), Westview Shopping District, Washington Park, Murphy Crossing, Aluma Urban Farm, and multiple Art on the Atlanta BeltLine installations. The tour also includes the recently opened westernmost portion of the Southside Trail. There is a restroom stop halfway through the tour.

Cancellation Policy

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership understands that money is precious and circumstances can cause plans to change. We want to work with you wherever possible. We also plan our event resource planning based on a solid understanding of the number of runners we expect. Based on these considerations, we have adopted the following refund policy:

A refund of the donation is permitted if an attendee submits a cancellation request to John at atlblp.org by 5:00 p.m. THURSDAY BEFORE THE EVENT.

An attendee may transfer an existing registration (instead of canceling it) by contacting John at atlblp.org by 5:00 p.m. THE THURSDAY PRIOR TO THE EVENT.

In case of cancellation due to bad weather, event participants can request a refund of the donation.

Atlanta BeltLine Bike Tours is a program of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the non-profit organization that works alongside Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. to provide the complete Atlanta BeltLine view. Thank you to our generous program sponsors, Empire Communities and Northside Hospital, for their support of our public bike tour program.

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Maui may crack down on Haleakala bike tours clogging up narrow mountain roads https://linuxbierwanderung.org/maui-may-crack-down-on-haleakala-bike-tours-clogging-up-narrow-mountain-roads/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 10:01:15 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/maui-may-crack-down-on-haleakala-bike-tours-clogging-up-narrow-mountain-roads/ For decades, from sunrise, visitors have descended on Haleakala in droves, taking the roads leading from the mountain to the coast. Sometimes they are part of a tour group, led by a professional who knows the winding roads and all the hairpin bends. In other cases, they choose to go it alone, navigating unfamiliar streets, […]]]>

For decades, from sunrise, visitors have descended on Haleakala in droves, taking the roads leading from the mountain to the coast.

Sometimes they are part of a tour group, led by a professional who knows the winding roads and all the hairpin bends. In other cases, they choose to go it alone, navigating unfamiliar streets, commuter traffic, and the occasional herd of cows meandering down Haleakala Crater Road.

Many Maui residents have long sounded the alarm about tour groups. They say they’re often filled with inexperienced cyclists, some as young as 12, who create dangerous conditions on the thoroughfares residents use to get to work and school. Owners of the commercial bike tour businesses, however, argued that shrinking the industry would kill jobs and hurt small backcountry businesses that feed on the constant supply of cyclists.

Maui County Council members are considering more regulation of commercial downhill bike tours. Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

For years the complaints continued but little changed. Until last week, when after months of discussions between residents and bike tour industry representatives, a group of Maui County Council members took the first step toward limiting attendance. tours on some backcountry roads, seeking to control group sizes and raise the minimum age to 15.

“We need to regulate this industry. We have to do something,” said council member Mike Molina, who spearheaded the proposal. “We have an opportunity this quarter to do something about it instead of just talking about it.”

Proposal board members moved forward after more than three hours of hashing out details limiting visits to a smaller section of Haleakala Crater Road. This stretch would run from below the edge of the national park boundary, through undeveloped pasture, to Mile Marker 3, which would prevent visitors from passing through the nearby residential area. Tours would be prohibited from continuing on the rest of Crater Road, as well as Kekaulike Avenue and Haleakala Highway.

A guided bike tour travels a section of road where tour operators would still be allowed to operate if the proposal goes ahead. Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

Backcountry residents have long worried about visitors coming to a sudden stop along the highway or sometimes lurching precariously when reaching higher speeds and turns. Occasionally, cyclists leave the bike lanes to enter the main traffic lane without warning.

“Some of us are concerned about the business side of it, but to me it’s a safety side,” said board member Kelly King. “I’ve seen young children have accidents, and in fact one of my friends who organized one of the downhill bike tours many years ago had a teenager who crossed the center line and was hit head-on by a car.”

For the proposal to become law, the county council must vote on it again. Under the draft plan, commercial bike tours could still decide to operate on other unregulated routes. But if traveling along Baldwin Avenue, tours would be limited to 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and could not operate on Wednesdays and some holidays.

The council’s push to regulate commercial cycle routes comes after the county reached a settlement earlier this year with a visitor who was paralyzed after crashing into a railing while riding down Haleakala during an unguided tour. Officials said this was the first such lawsuit against the county, Maui Now reported.

But it was far from the first serious or fatal injury.

Some visitors don’t wear protective gear when traveling the winding road leading out of the national park. Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

As early as 2006, the Maui Police Department urged county leaders to limit the number of tour operators through a licensing process and raise the minimum passenger age to 16, according to a report commissioned by the county.

The following year, a cyclist died after falling on a stretch of road in Haleakala National Park, prompting the park service to suspend tours within its boundaries. Then in 2008, the county hired consultants for $250,000 to study the issue. Among the recommendations of the 220-page report: stop towers from operating on certain sections of roads and ban convoys from passing through Makawao and Paia during working hours.

Now, nearly 15 years later, the county is once again poised to make big changes. But not everyone is happy with it.

Before the council meeting last week, employees of Haleakala EcoTours feared that limiting tours to a smaller section of road would hurt their business.

“I really love this job,” said Marlon Espinoza, who has been in the commercial bike tour industry since 2007. “I’ve been doing this for a while and I’ll be really devastated if they have to close this business.”

Bike tour operators say their businesses aren’t the only ones to suffer if their operations are restricted; they say it will hurt other small businesses along the bike path. Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

Espinoza acknowledged that, like any other recreational activity, people sometimes get injured. But bike tour operators, he said, do their best to educate visitors that they need to be aware of their surroundings and stay out of traffic, for their safety and that of others.

“You can’t just say the road is for cars,” added his colleague, Eddie Sosa. “If you have to be a bit embarrassed because there are bikes and you have to wait to get around them once, for me that’s part of life… You have to share the road.”

But for other residents of the Kula community, the council’s action was seen as the biggest step in at least 15 years to making their roads safer.

The bike tour proposal must be voted on again by the Maui County Council before it becomes law. Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

“It’s only really impacted Upcountry, and the other board members didn’t see it as a priority (in years past),” said Dick Mayer of the Kula Community Association. “They weren’t driving on these roads, trying to get the kids to school, to work or to the doctor’s office.”

This group of council members listened to residents, Mayer said, and heard their concerns about the safety issues that arise when visitors who cannot use bicycles routinely descend one of Hawaii’s tallest mountains.

And unlike swimming or snorkeling, which can also pose hazards to visitors, Maui County regulates commercial downhill biking businesses and licenses their businesses, Mayer said. This presents a layer of legal risk to the county that is not present in other unregulated activities.

“As we were talking (at the council meeting), someone was taken to the hospital,” Mayer said. “I’m very sad that the person was injured, but it proves the point we were trying to make from the start: it’s not safe.”

Coverage of Maui County by Civil Beat is funded in part by grants from the Nuestro Futuro Foundation and the Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation.

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Walk the Talk: Festivals, more bike tours and Vision Zero https://linuxbierwanderung.org/walk-the-talk-festivals-more-bike-tours-and-vision-zero/ Fri, 26 Aug 2022 13:01:35 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/walk-the-talk-festivals-more-bike-tours-and-vision-zero/ Editor’s note: From words to deeds is Streets.mn’s carefully curated and highly partisan collection of serious and fun events, community gatherings and engagement opportunities that we believe will interest our readers. Email your ideas to Hawken Habig, one of our daily editors, at hawkenhabig@gmail.com. Minneapolis Vision Zero Traffic Survey This is not an event, but […]]]>

Editor’s note: From words to deeds is Streets.mn’s carefully curated and highly partisan collection of serious and fun events, community gatherings and engagement opportunities that we believe will interest our readers. Email your ideas to Hawken Habig, one of our daily editors, at hawkenhabig@gmail.com.

Minneapolis Vision Zero Traffic Survey

This is not an event, but it’s still a great opportunity to get involved. Adopted in late 2019, the Vision Zero action plan aims to reduce the number of road deaths in Minneapolis (to zero) by creating safer infrastructure and encouraging safer behavior. Now the city is updating the initiative and seeking feedback on strategies used to achieve safer traffic speeds on busier streets, including slower speed limits, pedestrian-oriented infrastructure and regimes. road. Take the survey here.

Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour – Sunday September 11, 7:30 am

The annual Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour returns September 11 for its 28e Course! The event is hosted by the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, a cycling advocacy group focused on community outreach and engagement. The 31-mile loop (excluding an optional 3-mile loop around Phalen Park) begins and ends at the Lake Como Pavilion, past the recently upgraded Grand Round at St. Paul. Ticket prices range from $15 to $50 and registration will be limited to 2,450 attendees. Click here to register and find more information.

Two courses of different lengths allow riders of all levels to enjoy the Saint Paul Classic.

Mac-Grove Fest – Saturday, September 10, 11 a.m.

Music, food, vendors and lots of interesting activities can be found at this year’s Mac-Grove Fest in St. Paul. The festival begins at 11 a.m. at Edgcumbe Rec Center Fields and will feature a variety of activities throughout the day. Hosted by the Macalester-Groveland Community Council, the event aims to foster community and promote local businesses. Learn more here!

Open Streets West Broadway – Saturday, September 10, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The popular Open Streets Minneapolis, organized by the 501(c)3 group Our Streets Minneapolis, continues September 10 with West Broadway in North Minneapolis! The festival closes West Broadway to vehicles between Penn and Lyndale, opening the street to pedestrians, bicycles and vendors. The festivities start at 11 a.m. and continue until 4:30 p.m. For more, check out the Open Streets website.

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Walk the Talk: Bike Tours, Breweries and Butterflies https://linuxbierwanderung.org/walk-the-talk-bike-tours-breweries-and-butterflies/ Fri, 12 Aug 2022 17:59:54 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/walk-the-talk-bike-tours-breweries-and-butterflies/ Editor’s note: From words to deeds is Streets.mn’s carefully curated and highly partisan collection of serious and fun events, community gatherings and engagement opportunities that we believe will interest our readers. Email your ideas to Editor-in-Chief Amy Gage: amy.gage@streets.mn. monthly meeting of the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition; Wednesday, August 17, 6 p.m. Founded in 2010 […]]]>

Editor’s note: From words to deeds is Streets.mn’s carefully curated and highly partisan collection of serious and fun events, community gatherings and engagement opportunities that we believe will interest our readers. Email your ideas to Editor-in-Chief Amy Gage: amy.gage@streets.mn.

monthly meeting of the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition; Wednesday, August 17, 6 p.m.

Founded in 2010 in response to St. Paul City Council’s decision to disband the city’s Cycling Advisory Committee, the SPBC is an all-volunteer coalition that champions active transportation and seeks to “build common cause” with citizens. neighborhood and government groups to improve cycling and walking infrastructure throughout the city. Since the pandemic, his monthly meeting has become a moderately paced bike ride followed by food and drink wherever the group meets.

  • Meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 17 in front of Union Depot on 4th Street Plaza. Co-Chair Andy Singer says, “We’ll have a quick chat about what’s happening in St. Paul, including Summit Avenue, and take a spin on one of the city’s beautiful trails. Subscribe to the mailing list or contact Singer by clicking here.

Northside Hike; Saturday, August 20, 1 p.m., North Minneapolis

Cycle Sisters is co-sponsoring the Northside Ramble on Saturday, August 20.

Explore Minneapolis’ North Side by bike and enjoy the community with a bike and history tour that promises visits to “unique local breweries.” Sponsored by the Rotary Club of North Minneapolis, the Northside Ramble will raise funds for Gotcha Glasses, which provides neighborhood children with needed eyewear. Other sponsors include Cycle Sisters, a group of BIPOC women cyclists in Minneapolis, and two breweries: La Doña Cerveceria and Pryes Brewing Company.

  • Tickets are $15 for northern residents, $30 for others and $50 for sponsors. buy before Friday August 19th. Your ticket buys you a t-shirt, a drink ticket to both breweries, and a guided tour of North Minneapolis history. Meet at 1 p.m. at La Doña Cerveceria, 241 Fremont Ave. N. Helmets are mandatory.

cycling-walking leadership network; Wednesday, August 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., via Zoom

Cyclists across the state know the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota for its engaging and well-organized rides, including the upcoming Saint Paul Classic on Sunday, September 11, as well as its advocacy for cyclist safety and inclusion. . Education is also a big part of the mission, as evidenced by lunchtime “Third Wednesday” webinars, via Zoom, via the Bike Walk Leadership Network.

  • On Wednesday, August 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., listen to Josh Pearson, Minnesota Department of Transportation Planning Program Coordinator, discuss statewide transportation priorities under the Minnesota State Highway Investment (MnSHIP). Joining the conversation will be Bike MN staff members Ted Duepner and Angela Olson, both determined to make bicycles their primary mode of transportation. Click here to join the Leadership Network and email natalie@bikemn.org to access the Wednesday session.

Other objects of interest:

  • Bilingual Monarch Festival: Sponsored by HeightsNEXT, a sustainable community movement in the Minneapolis suburb of Columbia Heights, the bilingual Monarch Festival on Wednesday, August 17 will feature food trucks, games, traditional Mexican dance and music, a parade of monarch costumes and more. The free event runs from 5-8 p.m. at Sullivan Lake Park, 721 51st Ave. NE, in Columbia Heights.
  • Cathedral Hill with Bill Lindeke: The essence of the twin cities Urban geographer and co-founder of Streets.mn, Bill Lindeke will host a Social Hour & Neighborhood Stroll on Wednesday, August 17, from 5:30 p.m. sustainable “. land use.” Meet at Boyd Park, 335 Selby Ave., St. Paul.
  • Big tour on the east side: This bike tour will highlight my favorite sections of St. Paul’s Grand Round bike path, the Como and Wheelock Parkway sections to the east, with safe and spacious off-road infrastructure. Move Minnesota, an awesome transportation advocacy organization, is sponsoring the event on Friday, August 19 at 5:15 p.m. Meet at the St. Paul Farmers Market, 290 5th St. E., near downtown CHS Field. Click here to register in advance.

Top photo courtesy of Cycle Sisters, Minneapolis

About Amy Gage

Amy Gage was appointed Editor-in-Chief of Streets.mn in June 2022 after five years as a volunteer writer and editor for the site. A former journalist, she blogs about women and aging (themiddlestages.com) and is director of neighborhood and community relations at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.


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Explore the CAN and FRONT triennials with two bike tours this month | Art Stories and Interviews | Cleveland https://linuxbierwanderung.org/explore-the-can-and-front-triennials-with-two-bike-tours-this-month-art-stories-and-interviews-cleveland/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 17:46:00 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/explore-the-can-and-front-triennials-with-two-bike-tours-this-month-art-stories-and-interviews-cleveland/ Click to enlarge One of the best ways to experience CAN and the Front Triennales featuring hundreds of artists and exhibitions across the city is with others and by bike. Bike Cleveland offers two such opportunities: August 13 with Miles of Smiles: Euclid Beach Edition and August 17 with Not Your Average Slow Roll: W. […]]]>
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One of the best ways to experience CAN and the Front Triennales featuring hundreds of artists and exhibitions across the city is with others and by bike.

Bike Cleveland offers two such opportunities: August 13 with Miles of Smiles: Euclid Beach Edition and August 17 with Not Your Average Slow Roll: W. 78th Street Studios Edition.

“Bike Cleveland has held rides as part of festivals or events in the past, but this is our first ride series that showcases art installations across the city in the area,” Jacob said. VanSickle, executive director of Bike Cleveland. “This is the first series of such events for the FRONT and CAN triennials, as both launched in 2018 and 2022 mark the second edition.”

For Miles of Smiles, riders will meet at Euclid Beach, located at 16301 Lakeshore Blvd., on August 13 at 10:30 a.m. and then race at 11 a.m. The ride will be a 25-mile hike visiting multiple FRONT and CAN Triennial exhibits through Collinwood, University Circle and Downtown, returning to Euclid Beach at 3 p.m.

Not Your Average Slow Roll: W. 78th Street Studios Edition on August 17 will connect to 78th Street Studios, located at 1300 W 78th St., and hit the road at 6:30 p.m. During the 13-mile journey, attendees will visit numerous FRONT and CAN Triennial exhibits through Gordon Square, Downtown and Clark Fulton, returning to W. 78th Street Studios at 9 p.m.

“This idea was brought to Bike Cleveland by FRONT staff member and Bike Cleveland board member Deidre McPherson,” VanSickle said. “In partnership with CAN Triennial Staff Curator Thea Spittle and Bike Cleveland Education and Outreach Manager Diana Hildebrand, they worked collaboratively to identify which exhibits to visit and the itinerary.”

The CAN Triennial is a free, regional exhibition featuring Northeastern Ohio artists selected by an intergenerational and diverse curatorial team. This year’s theme is “You Are Here” and will continue until August 31.

FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art is a free public contemporary art exhibition comprised of artist commissions, performances, films, and public programs that take place in Cleveland, Akron, and Oberlin every three years. This year’s theme is “Oh Gods of Dust and Rainbows” and will continue until October 2.

These Bike Cleveland events could be a reason to exercise, see the city while investigating and supporting the arts community.

“Combined, the CAN and FRONT Triennials create the opportunity to see and experience contemporary art by over 200 artists, in over 40 locations and in over 10 neighborhoods across Northeast Ohio, including Cleveland , Akron and Oberlin,” VanSickle said. “Because the exhibits are set up all over the region, the organizers thought a great way to experience them would be through a series of bike rides that take cyclists on a cultural adventure to experience not only the contemporary art of our region and around the world, but also discover the beauty of our neighborhoods and our city by bike.Our hope is to create another way for people to discover our region by bike while exploring the strong artistic and cultural scene of our region.

On both rides, Bile Cleveland advises checking things like the air pressure in your tires, make sure you have working lights, wear bright or reflective clothing, bring clothing suitable for the conditions weather, a helmet, an emergency contact and cash as they anticipate a coffee and snack break, etc. Check the websites for preparation suggestions.

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Your Christchurch Day Trip Guide https://linuxbierwanderung.org/your-christchurch-day-trip-guide/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 04:31:09 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/your-christchurch-day-trip-guide/ Christchurch Art Gallery – Te Puna o WaiwhetūChristchurch has always been a cultural hub on the South Island, so it makes sense that the island’s largest art gallery is located in the Garden City. Opened in 2003, visitors are greeted here by an imposing glass facade inspired by the River Avon, acting as a mirror […]]]>

Christchurch Art Gallery – Te Puna o Waiwhetū
Christchurch has always been a cultural hub on the South Island, so it makes sense that the island’s largest art gallery is located in the Garden City. Opened in 2003, visitors are greeted here by an imposing glass facade inspired by the River Avon, acting as a mirror of the city. A large sculpture, Reason for travel by Graham Bennett and David Cole, sits in the forecourt, setting the tone for a journey through the artistic and cultural history of Christchurch and beyond.

Exhibits change regularly, complementing an extensive permanent collection covering local and international works dating back over 200 years. Plan your visit before October 16 to see Māori Moving Image ki Te Puna o Waiwhetū, an engaging showcase of video, film and animation works by Māori artists (and some karaoke) that centers the lived experience of Māori and their hopes for the future.

No gallery visit is complete without a visit to the gift shop. Stop by the Design Store, filled with creative crafts – from jewelry to books, clothes to posters, and more – all inspired by the gallery’s artwork. The gallery is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with guided tours led daily by volunteers. Free entry.

Guided Bike Tour with Chill Explore Tours
Cyclists rejoice, as Christchurch is the only flat city in the country – making it the place to go if you want a guided bike tour of a city.

Chill Explore offers a range of tours, from the CBD to the beach, and even the pub. To get your bearings, start with a 2.5-hour Urban Explorer bike tour. You will travel 10 to 12 kilometers, visit cultural sites and observe the city’s revitalization after the earthquakes up close.

If you’re looking for a longer ride, book the 36-kilometre City to Sea and Soak tour in New Brighton, with a reward of a swim in the new He Puna Taimoana hot pools by the beach at the end. Another option is a private 3.5-hour food and wine tour to sample local Christchurch produce, stopping at Dux Central for a tasting platter followed by local wine or craft beer.

If you want to explore the famous parks and gardens on offer, the Garden City Tour is for you. This is a 12 to 15 kilometer tour of Christchurch’s top botanical sites including Hagley Park, the Avon River Trail, Mona Vale and Riccarton House. If you want to explore independently, you can also hire bikes and related equipment from Chill Tours.

Panoramic flight with GCH Aviation
The scenic beauty of Christchurch and the diversity of landscapes that surround it are best seen from the air. A quick helicopter ride will give you unforgettable views of the snow-capped Southern Alps, the patchwork quilt of the Canterbury Plains and the remnants of the Banks Peninsula, an ancient volcano. The shortest flight starts at 20 minutes, but you can book longer flights which have the option of stopping at a winery for lunch and wine tasting (choose between Black Estate or Waipara Hills) or Middle Rock Station for a farm tour followed by lunch. If you are looking for something romantic, consider the Love Is in the Air flight. A one-hour trip designed for couples that takes you over the hills of Port, landing on Mount Herbert for a glass of local wine. If you really want to be adventurous (and aren’t easily distracted by the scenery), book a test flight – where you get behind the wheel for an introductory flight with an instructor.

Take a tour with Canterbury Trails
Anyone can drive and call it a tour. But that’s not the same as Canterbury Trails offers through luxury minibus tours, with expert commentary from local guides. The full-day tour really covers all the sights, from the CBD, Cathedral Square, Botanic Gardens and the Tannery shopping district (a hub of boutiques, craft stores and independent outlets of food and drink) before cruising to a stunning view point in the Port Hills. Along the way, you’ll hear about the city’s resilience and rebuilding after the 2011 earthquake.

Canterbury Trails tours vary from tour to tour, but options include kayaking, cruising with endangered Hector’s dolphins, visiting a working farm or just relaxing with a picnic. picnic on a peaceful hill. If you’re a cheese lover, you’ll be happy to know that a cheese factory visit is built into most itineraries.

Black Cat Cruises
This special three-hour trip with Black Cat Cruises takes you in the water with endangered Hector’s Dolphins in Akaroa Harbor, for an ecotourism experience you’ll never forget. Strict eco-guidelines mean you can’t touch the dolphins and all interactions are guided by them – all you have to do is spend two hours in the water. The breed is renowned for being playful, so you might be treated to an underwater acrobatic show. If for some reason the dolphins don’t make an appearance (which only happens three percent of the time), you’ll receive a 50% refund or the option to rebook for a different day.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Christchurch NZ.

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Ready to ride: 100 Mile offers electric bike tours https://linuxbierwanderung.org/ready-to-ride-100-mile-offers-electric-bike-tours/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/ready-to-ride-100-mile-offers-electric-bike-tours/ Seven new e-bikes are part of a new pilot project at the South Cariboo Visitor Centre. Joanne Doddridge, director of economic development and planning for the 100 Mile House District, said the decision to purchase e-bikes was partly due to the difficulty of providing visitor services to the public during COVID-19. The idea is to […]]]>

Seven new e-bikes are part of a new pilot project at the South Cariboo Visitor Centre.

Joanne Doddridge, director of economic development and planning for the 100 Mile House District, said the decision to purchase e-bikes was partly due to the difficulty of providing visitor services to the public during COVID-19.

The idea is to have a kind of roving ambassador who could move towards tourists on their electric bikes, carrying tourist brochures in their panniers. A secondary reason was to get people off the highway and into town by offering e-bike tours around town or to Centennial Park.

Visitor center manager Julie Gilmore said that when asked by Doddridge to look for ways to bring tourists into town, “e-bikes – e-bikes – are what came to me”.

Gilmore said e-bikes have a clean footprint and offer both exercise and something fun for tourists.

She chose the iGo Outland Royal, an all-weather bike with big tires that can be used off-road or on paved surfaces, making it ideal for expanding the program to the 99 Mile or 108 Mile Ranch trails at the coming. The bike is a foldable version, which makes it easy to store.

The bikes have a top speed of around 37 kilometers per hour, but the staff can manage the speeds when on tour, with one in the front and one in the back of the line. All users must be over 16 years old, wear a helmet and obey traffic laws.

Helmets are provided by the Visitor Center, although customers can bring their own. Everything is disinfected after each visit.

Gilmore said the program, which started this month and is free, is already getting a lot of attention.

“Right now we’re getting a lot more locals because they seem to be coming in, that sort of thing,” she said.

There are currently five e-bikes available for hire, with the additional two for ambassadors or for use by staff on tours or local events.

Tours can currently be booked twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

The tour lasts an average of 1.5 hours and includes points of interest such as the stagecoach, bird markers, murals around town, Centennial Park and the 100 Mile Marsh.

At this time there are no independent rentals.


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Two of the new e-bikes are now available for tours around 100 Mile House. (Photo by Fiona Grisswell – 100 Mile Free Press)

Two of the new e-bikes are now available for tours around 100 Mile House.  (Photo by Fiona Grisswell - 100 Mile Free Press)

Two of the new e-bikes are now available for tours around 100 Mile House. (Photo by Fiona Grisswell – 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile House Visitor Center.  (Photo by Fiona Grisswell - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile House Visitor Center. (Photo by Fiona Grisswell – 100 Mile Free Press)

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‘Love & Bicycles’ will organize interpretive guided tours by electric bike https://linuxbierwanderung.org/love-bicycles-will-organize-interpretive-guided-tours-by-electric-bike/ Thu, 14 Jul 2022 23:10:00 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/love-bicycles-will-organize-interpretive-guided-tours-by-electric-bike/ NEGAUNEE, Mich. (WLUC) — You’ll soon have the chance to visit Negaunee in a unique way. The growing popularity of e-bikes has encouraged bike shop Love & Bicycles to run interpretive bike tours in mid to late August. Blake Becker, co-owner of Love & Bicycles, said the tour is for beginners and advanced riders who […]]]>

NEGAUNEE, Mich. (WLUC) — You’ll soon have the chance to visit Negaunee in a unique way.

The growing popularity of e-bikes has encouraged bike shop Love & Bicycles to run interpretive bike tours in mid to late August. Blake Becker, co-owner of Love & Bicycles, said the tour is for beginners and advanced riders who want to learn more about the history of the area.

“They’re going to be on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail in Old Town Negaunee,” Becker said. “It’s going to be really interesting and it should be very engaging for everyone.”

Love & Bicycles also sells and services electric bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, fat bikes and more for those interested. Becker added that he had noticed a surge in people interested in e-bikes, which kept the store busy.

“There’s been a very big resurgence of people interested in these bikes,” Becker pointed out. “We attract people of all ages to this category of bike and it’s really exciting.”

Outside of its planned e-bike tours, Becker noted that Love & Bicycles rents e-bikes to those who want to ride but don’t want to pay for one.

“We rent bikes for half or full day,” Becker explained. “When people come to rent bikes from us, we teach them trail etiquette. We teach them safety, how to ride a bike and generally send people off to have a great time.

Becker said he also wanted to remind trail riders of proper etiquette, especially with all new riders on the go. Some of these rules include using your bell to warn runners when you are approaching and staying on the right side of the trail.

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]]> Champlain and Shoreham Islands Bike Tours Support Vermont Farms | Food & Beverage Events | Seven days https://linuxbierwanderung.org/champlain-and-shoreham-islands-bike-tours-support-vermont-farms-food-beverage-events-seven-days/ Tue, 12 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/champlain-and-shoreham-islands-bike-tours-support-vermont-farms-food-beverage-events-seven-days/ Click to enlarge Courtesy of Captivating Images Champlain Islands Farm to Fork Fondo 2019 After retiring from professional cycling and moving to Vermont, Tyler Wren realized how much local cyclists and farmers intersected. Because they spend so […]]]>

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After retiring from professional cycling and moving to Vermont, Tyler Wren realized how much local cyclists and farmers intersected. Because they spend so much time riding along rural roads, often surrounded by farmland, Wren said, cyclists have a responsibility to support the farming community.

Eight years ago, Wren, 41, started Farm to Fork Fitness Adventures to help cyclists meet farmers and learn about their challenges.

The company is offering its flagship event, Champlain Islands Farm to Fork Fondo, from Friday July 15th to Sunday July 17th. Up to 1,000 attendees will gather at the Snow Farm Vineyard in Crescent Bay in South Hero for a variety of events, including a gourmet farm dinner on Saturday, guided bike tours with a post-ride BBQ on Sunday, and a package weekend which includes a warm-up ride on Friday.

The Farm to Fork Fondo offers four guided routes of varying mileage – 67, 41, 28 and 12 – for riders of varying experience levels. Cyclists can also take a self-guided tour any time before October 30.

“[We are] looking for beautiful, iconic farmland to tell this story and educate attendees about the pressures farmers face,” said Wren Seven days.

All four tours stop at Dreamwalker Farm, an egg and meat producer on Grand Isle. Longer tours feature additional local farms including Sunset Lake Craft CBD, a hemp and dairy farm in South Hero; the Kraemer & Kin brewery in Alburgh; and the Isle La Motte vineyard.

At each stop, riders will receive a “small bite,” showcasing ingredients grown on that farm, Wren said. Dreamwalker Farm will, for example, serve a freshly prepared quiche. Sunset Lake CBD will carry CBD products and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream as it is part of the Ben & Jerry’s Caring Dairy network.

While the tour doesn’t pay farms for their participation, it connects them with the generally affluent cycling population, said Cy Kupersmith, director of sales and sustainability at Sunset Lake CBD.

“They help us try to drive business to the farm and to our website,” Kupersmith said.

This fall, 60 miles south on Lake Champlain in Shoreham, the Addison County Relocation Network (ACORN), an organization dedicated to revitalizing local lands and food systems, will host its 14th annual bike tour. to support local farms.

Held on Sunday, September 18, the Tour de Farms features 10.2, 12.2 and 29.6 mile loops that stop between two and seven farms in the Shoreham area. The tour ends at the annual Shoreham Apple Fest with apple pie, apple cider and pulled pork on the town green.

“It’s truly a way to celebrate the harvest and connect our community with growers in a fun and joyful way that people don’t often get to experience,” said Lindsey Berk, CEO of ACORN. .

Stops include Golden Russet Farm & Greenhouses, an organic vegetable and flower farm; Rolling Bale Farm, which produces pastured meat, blueberries and butter; and Champlain Orchards, which grows apples, pears, peaches and other fruits.

Riders will receive featured foods at each stop, and they can purchase additional items from guest farms and vendors, Berk said.

The tour is ACORN’s biggest fundraiser of the year, based on ticket sales to attendees. The organization pays a stipend to each farm, and through the tour farmers have the opportunity to market their produce to cyclists.

Capped at 400 people, the event usually attracts families and experienced cyclists. “It’s a full day of local food,” Berk said.

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Three bike tours in Montreal for all ages and stages https://linuxbierwanderung.org/three-bike-tours-in-montreal-for-all-ages-and-stages/ Wed, 06 Jul 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://linuxbierwanderung.org/three-bike-tours-in-montreal-for-all-ages-and-stages/ Le Tour la Nuit 2022, as part of the Go Bike Montreal Festival.Francois Poirier/The Globe and Mail Montreal is known for its traffic congestion, but it’s surreal. After riding for a few seconds, my wife and I came to a dead stop. Surrounded on all sides, a stream of red taillights stretches as far as […]]]>

Le Tour la Nuit 2022, as part of the Go Bike Montreal Festival.Francois Poirier/The Globe and Mail

Montreal is known for its traffic congestion, but it’s surreal. After riding for a few seconds, my wife and I came to a dead stop. Surrounded on all sides, a stream of red taillights stretches as far as the eye can see. Instead of the rumble of idling cars and furious horns, however, all we can hear are cheerful conversations, a chorus of bicycle bells and dance music blaring from the balconies and front steps that border the street.

We came from Ottawa for the annual Go Bike Montreal festival, and after gladly saying goodbye to our van for the weekend at a downtown hotel, we cycled to nearby La Fontaine Park for the start of the Tour la Nuit – a 22 kilometer route, a party on wheels that criss-crosses four boroughs on roads prohibited to motorized vehicles.

Surrounded by a sea of ​​bodies and bikes adorned with glow sticks and glittering decorations just a few hundred yards from the start line under a peach and crimson Friday sunset, we are stuck in traffic jams that can really bring down your blood pressure. More than 18,000 people take the nighttime ride this year, including a parade of families with children, and half the fun is braking and soaking up the scene.

The Tour la Nuit is a great way to experience the city’s vibrant neighborhoods and endless pedaling opportunities.Francois Poirier/The Globe and Mail

Beyond the festival, this stop-and-go state of mind sums up cycling in Montreal. The city has added more than 350 kilometers of bike paths during the COVID-19 pandemic, expanding its network to nearly 1,000 km, which means there’s a kaleidoscope of routes to explore. The problem is, you’re going to want to get down and hang out in so many places that you might not get very far.

The Tour la Nuit and another car-free ride, the 36km Tour de l’Île on Sunday, are a great way to get a taste of the city’s bustling neighborhoods and endless pedaling opportunities. But really, you can’t go wrong with a copy of the local cycle route map, a bottle of water and a sense of adventure. “It’s by bike that you see the city on a human scale,” explains Jean-François Rheault, CEO of Vélo Québec, the provincial non-profit cycling organization that organizes Go Bike Montréal. “That’s why more and more people want to cycle when they’re here on vacation. When you are away from cars, there are people and life on the streets.

Rheault’s words rang in my ears as I rode around town all weekend on a mix of on-street bike paths and multi-use trails. Whether cruising along the Lachine Canal, where picnickers dot the surrounding green spaces, or descending a gentle slope on the new cycle highway on Rue Saint-Denis, tempted me to stop at every cafe and pub I’ve seen, I had a completely different Montreal experience than on dozens of previous trips.

Even the city’s industrial heritage—the gigantic shipping terminals and crumbling graffiti-covered factories that line the St. Lawrence River—seem enchanting when you can feel the breeze and know that a snack or drink is just ‘a few dreamy minutes away.

Lachine Canal.eva blue/Montreal Tourism

The Ferris Wheel Ferris Wheel.Old Port of Montreal

Bike tours for all ages and stages

Family route: Old Port

Start on the bike path at the north end of the Old Port, where a series of wharves jut into the St. Lawrence, and be prepared to stop frequently for kid-friendly activities. Hit the Plage de l’Horloge, then the playground, maybe the Ferris Wheel, then grab a bite to eat on a terrace in nearby Old Montreal. Go early to avoid the crowds of tourists and locals. Public toilets abound and drivers usually stop to let cyclists cross the street – important considerations when you’re with little cyclists.

Clock Tower Beach.Old Port of Montreal

Occasional cycling route: Lachine Canal

Start at the Atwater Market, near the northeast terminus of the canal, to stock up on snacks for your cart. Then, take the paved waterfront multi-use trail for a 35-40 kilometer round trip through some of Montreal’s trendiest neighborhoods, including Pointe Saint-Charles, a former industrial pocket transformed since the reopening of the canal as a place of recreation 20 years ago. Take a break at the Messorem brewery or the aptly named adjacent Dreamy café, then continue to René-Lévesque Park on a finger of land that juts out into the St. Lawrence. Bonus: the prevailing winds come from the west, so your return should be smooth.

Intrepid Cycling Route: The Great Loop

Île Sainte-Hélène and Île Notre-Dame, linked to the Old Port by cycle paths, are a perfect starting point. Circle both – savor the smooth pavement of the Formula 1 circuit on the latter – then cross the St. Lawrence. Hang right on the Petite Voie du Fleuve, a crushed gravel path on a narrow strip of dirt, then return to Montreal on the Champlain Bridge Estacade, an even narrower two-kilometre bicycle and pedestrian bridge. Take a round trip along the Lachine Canal, then tackle the steep climb up Mount Royal and enjoy a quick descent to the Saint-Denis Street bike path. It will take you northeast through two bustling neighborhoods, Mile End and Little Italy, to the Jean Talon Market, where aromas and your appetite will merge into a happy finale.

Francois Poirier/The Globe and Mail

The author was a guest of Vélo Québec, which did not review or approve this article prior to publication. Cycling maps are available at Vélo Québec’s La Maison des Cyclists, a bike shop/travel agency/café next to La Fontaine Park.

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