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What should you pack for your long-distance biking tour?

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There are several steps to prepare for a long-distance bike tour, from planning your route to fueling your body for your lengthy trip. While all aspects of the planning process are essential to a positive experience, packing is often the biggest challenge. As you pack for your trip, take note of these essential products that are crucial to the success of your ride. 

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Tackle these 4 challenging US bike tours

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Those who like to challenge themselves to the toughest bike courses across the U.S. often look for routes that feature demanding obstacles like gut-wrenching inclines and sharp hairpin turns. There are many courses throughout the country that require cyclists to tackle these hurdles, as well as everything from rough terrain to lengthy distances.

If you're looking to test your biking abilities, push yourself to the next level on one of these difficult bike trails.

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Stay at one of these US waterfront campsites this summer

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Camping trips are a great way to relax and explore the outdoors with families and friends. Most campsites are surrounded by bike paths and hiking trails, giving adventurers the chance to partake in all of their favorite activities. However, in the summer when the sun is out and stronger than ever, a nearby body of water can make all the difference. 

If you're planning on taking a camping trip this summer, choose a waterfront campsite for stunning views and a chance to cool
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MIT, Harvard students touring across US teaching STEM subjects

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It's not uncommon for college students to embark on long, cycling tours over the summer. But a group of students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University are setting out on a cross-country summer trip this year to help people get excited about science, mathematics, engineering and technology. 

STEM students set out to raise interest 
Seven students from these two premier American universities for all things science will b
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7 Father’s Day gift ideas for your cycling dad

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Don't get your dad a new shirt or useless gizmo for Father's Day. If he's the kind of guy who uses his vacation time each year to head out on a multi-week cycling trip, he rides every weekend, or you two have gone on a long touring trip, indulge his hobby with one of these great cycling gifts. 

1. New pedals 
Does your dad have good pedals? Even if he's spent time and money upgrading his bicycle to
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Tour Michigan as Detroit adds new bike lanes

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It's no secret that Detroit, Michigan, has fallen on hard times as of late. Once a large and prosperous city known for its connection to the auto industry, Detroit's residents and government have both battled a number of economic woes.

Improving safety and bringing in more riders
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Is your bike secure enough to tour?

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When you set off on a touring trip, you likely have a million things on your mind. From making sure you have a lightweight tent to ensuring you're following your route correctly, it can be hard to keep track of every aspect of your trip. 

However, there's one often overlooked issue that can ruin your entire tour: security. Although you're probably most concerned with being ready when you ride, if you aren't ready to leave your bike safely, it might not be there
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Flat tires while touring: What you need in your panniers

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Whether you're touring 100 or 1,000 miles, you'll likely get a flat tire at some point. FHowever, fixing a flat tire can either be a pain or a breeze. The difference between the two is whether you have the right gear in your panniers to deal with the inevitable flat tire or two. 

Here's some essential gear that every cyclist should carry in his or her panniers to conquer a flat tire swiftly and get back onto the road. 

Patch kit 
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Boston cyclist talks about his East Coast tour

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Kevin McGrath, a young Boston-based professional, rides his bicycles everywhere. Whether it's to work, the grocery store or a friend's house, Kevin gets there on two wheels. Like many people who pick up cycling as a form of transportation and a hobby, it wasn't too long before he decided to take a touring trip. On July 5, 2015, McGrath set out on a two-week tour from Boston, Massachusetts, to the nation's capital, stopping at major cities and taking in
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Plan a romantic camping getaway this Valentine’s Day

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Plan a romantic camping getaway for you and your loved one this Valentine's Day. When you're not gazing into each other's eyes, take in the scenic views. Go on an adventure and explore the great outdoors, surrounded by luscious greenery. As a dynamic duo, face any challenge that comes your way from when the sun comes up until your lying side by side for an intimate night under the stars. Couples who camp together stay together.

Realm of romance
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