Walker River Ramble; Bike Your Park Overnight

Adventure Cycling Association is so many things, but two events I participate in directly are Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day. These member led outings occur annually and as soon as one is over I am already planning the next year's. For Bike Travel Weekend I led a small party on the Applegate …

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Little Known Shoshone Mountains

Along the Shoshone Mountains From the Desatoyas and the Toiyabes I could look across the high valleys at the Shoshone Mountains. But I never heard much chatter about their splendor. Last September I visited Berlin-Icthyosaur State Park as a part of Adventure Cycling's Bike Your Park Day nestled in the southern portion of the mountains. …

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Sub-24-Overnight; Swift Industries Solstice Camp Out

A rapid descent into Dog Valley Rarely do I write about a ride I didn't dream-up, plan, and execute. But this was all Jake Francis. Jake is a bee-guy, flower-guy, pollination ecologist, chemical ecologist, and behaviorist. He is one of the smartest scientists I have chatted with. He is a creative DIY-guy from the kitchen …

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Overnight; Bike Travel Weekend, Rye Patch Reservoir to Black Rock Desert

This finger of the Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails is a fantastic route to the Black Rock Desert I underestimated the effects of our spring thunderstorms on the route I had planned for Adventure Cycling Association's Bike Travel Weekend. The weather triggered some on the fly changes in our route and …

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Black Rock Desert Project: Jungo Rd to Jackson Creek Ranch Rd

Turning north onto Jackson Creek Ranch Rd, less than 100 mi to the Oregon border This year I am taking on a project to write a guide for touring The Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA). While it seems to be a no-brainer that this is a hot …

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Day Trip; Through the notch, Juniper Pass, around the Sahwave Mountains

From ArcGIS - USA Topo maps, how could you not be drawn to ride through this feature? On the map there was this discrete notch between the Sahwave Mountains and the Blue Wing Hills. Never before have I been so captivated by a series of contour lines. But there it was, connecting two dry lake …

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