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Bikes and Beers: Frederick

Bikes and Beers: Frederick

Last Saturday, April 27, 2019, I completed my second Bikes and Beers supported bike ride in the beautiful rolling hills of Frederick, Maryland (actually, the ride itself is pretty flat). I like these organized group rides because the organizers do a good job of getting enthusiastic cyclists out on the road while also encouraging proper cycling etiquette. People from all walks of life come to these rides, from the kitted-up cyclist with a $10,000 bike, to someone like me, to…

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The Great Allegheny Passage

The Great Allegheny Passage

I’ve devoted a lot of space on this blog to travel reports or hiking. But the “pedals” part of Pedals and Pathways is sometimes missing. I ride a bike too, although I am never sure what to call myself: a cyclist? No, I don’t wear those color-coordinated kits and I’m not actually very fast. A biker? That seems more like a motorcyclist. More often than not, I’ve been a rail trail rider.  I dig a good rail trail, and it…

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Review: Bikes and Beers Frederick

Review: Bikes and Beers Frederick

My site name does say “pedals,” doesn’t it? I suppose I should write about some of the pedalling activity I do. Believe it or not, I do like to pedal. I’ve always considered myself a hard-core rail trail rider. I would like to ride a rail trail, or at least a multi-use bike trail, in every state. Is it possible? I’ve always felt that rail trail riding is safer, meditative, easier, and sometimes, depending on the location, more beautiful. My…

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