Iron Ore Heritage Trail

Taking on a history-rich segment of Michigan’s Iron Ore Heritage Trail was satisfying as a bike ride and as a cultural immersion. Now if only I’d stayed on the trail…

Finding Petoskey Stones

Where should you search for Petoskey stones? Petoskey, Michigan, of course! On our explorations by bike of this coastal town, we found our fair share. Here’s where to look and how to make them shine.

The Outboard Motorboat Race

The buzzing sound in the distance caught our attention as we pulled into Conway on Michigan’s North Western State Trail. It was a most unusual boat race on Crooked Lake!

Riding the Big Rapids Riverwalk

Along the Muskegon River in Michigan, Big Rapids Riverwalk stretches several miles through the heart of Big Rapids, with scenic views of – you guessed it – river rapids from this linear park that links with the White Pine Trail.

Island Triathlon on Half Moon Cay

While cruising the Caribbean on the Nieuw Amsterdam, our first port of call was the private island of the Holland America Line, Half Moon Cay. It was an ideal day for an island triathlon: bike, paddle, and sail.

Mountain biking at FATS

One of the top mountain biking destinations in the Southeast, FATS is a collection of 37 miles of well-designed and fun trails in six loops from one trailhead near Clarks Hill, South Carolina.

Bike Ride at Horn Creek

With creekside riding and a view of distant ridges, the Horn Creek Trail at Lick Fork Recreation Area, Sumter National Forest, SC is one of the region’s most pleasant mountain biking trails for just taking in the views.

Mountain Biking at Hickory Knob

For both scenery and a technical challenge on your mountain bike, the Lakeview Trail at Hickory Knob Resort State Park in South Carolina offers a great ride.

Mountain Biking at Baker Creek

Scouting the Baker Creek Mountain Bike Trail in McCormick, South Carolina was a bit of a challenge, between ice storm damage and a lack of recent experience on steep terrain.