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After more than 25 years in the outdoor writing business, you would think I'd know better.
Tag Archives: Cycling
By Howard Meyerson Michigan has had a number of nicknames: The Water Wonderland, The Great Lakes State, The Wolverine State, The Mitten State; and now it appears we may get another: The Pure Michigan Trails State. A five-bill package introduced … Continue reading
Bike Sharing, an idea whose time has come in Michigan, has taken root in several communities around the state. A story in Bridge Magazine spells out the appeal and how it work in towns like Traverse City, Ann Arbor, Mount … Continue reading
By Howard Meyerson Dennis Murphy hit a tree while riding his mountain bike back in August of 2000. He was racing at Big M in the Manistee National Forest. Murphy wasn’t watching closely and crushed a vertebrae in his back. … Continue reading
By Howard Meyerson Shawn Murphy is looking for a few good riders. Well, to be honest, maybe more than few. Murphy is the director of the Michigan Mountain Bike Patrol, a small but growing group of volunteer cyclists who have … Continue reading
By Howard Meyerson Cyclists who plan to ride Upper Peninsula trails this summer might want to make a stop in the Marquette area where an interesting rail-trail project will be dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 15. A new … Continue reading
It could be time for a visit to New Bremen Ohio. Yes, Ohio, the world’s largest parking lot. Why? Because that’s where the Bicycle Museum of America is located and it looks like it would be worth the trip. The … Continue reading
By Howard Meyerson Jason Bratton and Ted Bentley have a lot in common. Each has an affinity for fat bikes, those heavy, bulbous-tired bicycles for sand and snow. Both love the outdoors, and each loves riding in winter. But perhaps … Continue reading
By Howard Meyerson A two-day summit about the Lake Michigan Water Trail, a 1600 mile paddling route around the lake, will be held in Saugatuck Nov. 8 and 9. at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. The event is open … Continue reading
Now this is innovative – a cardboard bicycle. For real. It’s made of cardboard, not just a print. It’s a real working cycle. The cardboard is coated with a waterproof resin and then painted. The bike, called Alfa, weighs 20 … Continue reading
Found at Living Off the Grid on Facebook.