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Day Trip to Sanibel Island

Day Trip to Sanibel Island

Our favorite day trip in Florida is cycling from Fort Myers to Sanibel Island.  We enjoy this 40 mile round trip every year while we’re vacationing in Fort Myers visiting Craig’s mother. Our adventure begins right at Carole’s doorstep in The Forest gated golf community where she lives.  This year we had a gorgeous sunny day with highs in the 70s and no wind.  Absolute...

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Biking Fort Myers, Florida

Biking Fort Myers, Florida

Goodbye snow and single digit temps!  This week, Craig and I are enjoying the beautiful weather in Fort Myers, Florida.  We vacation in Fort Myers every February to visit Craig’s mom who lives down here during the winter.  Usually by February, we’re ready to get out of the cold and get our butts down south for a week of sunshine and palm trees.  Despite the frigid temps in St. Louis,...

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Sunset Greenway Trail

Sunset Greenway Trail

Time for another day trip trail review!  Craig took a half day off work yesterday and we biked out to the Missouri River on the Sunset Greenway Trail.  As usual we started from our doorstep and biked the familiar 5 1/2 miles through Ferguson, Calverton Park and Florissant to where the trail begins in front of the historic St. Ferdinand Shrine in Old Town Florissant. The 3 1/2 mile off road paved...

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Planning Your Commute

Planning Your Commute

I’ve been a bicycle commuter for years now and it seems like a normal lifestyle to me.  I am aware, however, that to most people this way of travel is considered unusual… around these parts anyway.  But there are also lots of folks out there who really WANT to try bicycle commuting but they just don’t know where to start.  So here’s the process I go through when planning...

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A Tale of Two Trails: The Centennial & St. Vincent Greenway Trails

A Tale of Two Trails: The Centennial & St. Vincent Greenway Trails

Saturday was a glorious day made for bicycle riding.  And Craig and I made the most of it with a 30 mile day ride along two Great Rivers Greenway (GRG) Trails: the Centennial Trail and the St. Vincent Greenway Trail.  Click here to see our route.  What a wonderful day it was!! We started off in Ferguson at 9:30am with a quick 2 mile downhill ride to the Ferguson Bicycle Shop.  Shop owner, Gerry,...

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