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Bellecycle is a movement that began in Amsterdam in 2016 over a glass of red wine. Founded by Tiffany Mannion, bellecycle is committed to sharing the culture of two-wheel travel. Since its inception, Tiffany has bicycled nearly 6000 miles in seven different countries. Join the movement and be part of the ride.

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Destination Exploration: Denmark

Denmark has been on my radar for years with arguably the world’s best reputation for bicycling.  And flightswere so wonderfully inexpensive, and I thought . . . “why not,” leaving me with “when next?”

If you are new to riding in Europe. Land here. Copenhagen is a short 20 minute train ride from the airport. Get into the city. Wander about your neighborhood. Get some dinner and settle down for a long luscious sleep.

 

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How I Pack For a European Bicycling Vacation

Carefully. Like a surgeon.

I just returned from a trip to Munich. Staying in one hip hotel, the Ruby Lilly, I got to my room and proceeded to unpack enough clothes and shoes to open a store. Munich, evidently, was a breeze to pack for. My doppelganger threw everything from my closet into my luggage, zipped it up and I was off to cart around Bavaria with all the comforts and contents of home. Don’t . . . just don’t.

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Want to Bicycle in Europe?

How can I bicycle in Europe?

I have a complex answer for this simple question . . .

First . .  start with a bike.  A few airlines will let you take your bike on the plane as a piece of luggage.  I have flown British Airways and Aer Lingus with bikes before and have not been charged for them at all! I have also flown Swiss Air with a bike, and it become a little more complex, but I made it through after some arm wrestling. These airlines treat a bike like a piece of luggage, so we check the bike, and use our panniers are carry-ons.  

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What is Patriot's Day?

For the past several years, I have bicycled from The Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts to Boston around Patriot’s Day. I started to ride in order to explore the “shot heard ‘round the world” and experience the trail of the British march on Concord and subsequent retreat to the city. But for those hours in between the steady stomp of boots, we heard the first labor pains of this great nation.

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