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Touring through historic Mt. Vernon

If you're a bicycle touring enthusiast, chances are you're always looking for someplace new to hit the trails. With Washington's historic Mt. Vernon compound, you won't have to look much further.

According to USA Today, a new Civil War tour at the Virginia home is being offered to tourists and explores what life was like while the war was taking place. For history fanatics, the next part doesn't get much better - also offered in conjunction with the tour is the opti
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Tour de Force looks to raise awareness of fallen officers

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There's nothing like bicycle touring and enjoying the great outdoors, but often, many people choose to load up their bike gear and hit the road for more than just the experience. The Tour de Force held in Florida is one example of an event that's held to commemorate fallen police officers in addition to giving participants the chance to explore their surroundings, according to Florida Today.

Recently, the participants traveled past the Brevard and Indian River county line before
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Recreational cyclist Jamie Ortiz shares her experiences riding around the globe

Jamie Ortiz, a cyclist in her spare time, is living proof that you don't need to wait for a local bike tour opportunity to embark on an invigorating ride. Ortiz talks to CycloCamping about her trip from Oregon to California with her husband, as well as her exotic trip to Turkey with a friend.
 
Here's the scoop on the tour she took with her husband.

 
Q. What made you decide to travel this specific route from Oregon t
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Bicycle touring with Mickey and friends

Ever consider combining your childhood dreams with your adulthood passion? By bicycle touring on Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Cay, you can make that dream a reality.

Castaway Cay, located in the Bahamas, is one of the stops that the ship makes on a regular basis and includes a tantalizing mixture of tropical surroundings and classic Disney fun. Bikes are only $6 per hour to rent and there are numerous trails throughout the island that can be explored. If you're a parent lookin
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Most cyclists go bicycle touring for various causes

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Although bicycle touring is often perceived to be a sport for professionals, there's no rule that says amateurs can't participate in these events. In fact, many tours are geared toward cyclists of all skill levels who come from various walks of life. Just take Lloyd Mclean and Bob MacDonald from Nova Scotia, Canada, for example. 

Mclean and MacDonald recently cycled 8,260 kilometers across Canada over the course of 85 days, according to the Sacramento Bee. Like ma
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Klaus Sonnenleiter shares his cycling experiences here and abroad

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It takes a lot of preparation and motivation to embark on an extended bicycle tour, but that didn't stop Klaus Sonnenleiter from hopping on his bike and going after his goals. While he was living in Europe, Sonnenleiter took trips through locations such as the Alps – a challenge that not everyone could picture himself or herself doing.

While Sonnenleiter hasn't pursued a similar trip in the U.S. just yet, he's done smaller routes through the Ca
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Sea to Sea bike tour registration deadline set for March 1

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As cyclists will tell you, it's hard to keep track of all of the advantages that come with embarking on a bike tour. These events give individuals the opportunity to see the sights while participating in the sport they enjoy most. One bicycle tour that continues to draw a crowd is the Sea to Sea event, which takes cyclists more than 3,900 miles across the county. The goal of the tour is to raise money for individuals who are
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Asti Tour de Vine bicycle tour attracts wine enthusiasts to Northern California

While some might think that a bicycle tour is best suited for the spring and summer months, more communities are making extended rides an autumn tradition. In Northern California, one bike tour will take travelers to some of the most prominent wineries in the region, where they can enjoy the local flavor.

The Asti Tour de Vine has become a fall favorite for wine enthusiasts, whether they're willing to ride 25K or 100 miles, according to the Press Democrat. On October 13, registered
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