Tag: cycling

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Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel!

By Maggie LaCoste I cannot believe that it is Christmas, 2012!  It was such a great year for bicycling in France with the debut of the major route, La Velodyssee in June, the expansion of many regional routes and an increasing trend of better online resources for people interested in cycling in France.  There are

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Cycling in France: Road Bike or Hybrid?

By Maggie LaCoste What type of bike should you take/rent for a bicycling trip to France? The answer to this question depends on the type of trip that you have in mind. Will you be cycling mainly on primary and secondary roads or will you be traveling along canals, towpaths, voie verte and veloroute?  Is

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EuroVelo, Veloroute and Voie Verte

By Maggie LaCoste EuroVelo, veloroute and voie verte–what they are, and what is the difference between them?  This is the number one question I get e-mails on, so I thought I would update and republish a post a wrote in 2011 describing each and what they offer recreational cyclists in France. EuroVelo is a project

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Cycling in France: 10 Key Phrases to Know

By Maggie LaCoste I’ve had some great comments to my post Cycling in France: When Trouble Strikes…. One of the best was from Frank Moritz, a Tour Leader with the Adventure Cycling Association. Frank recommended the European Cycling Lexion which is an extensive dictionary of cycling-related terminology translated into 27 different languages. There isn’t a

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Would You Bike Across the Saint Nazaire Bridge?

By Maggie LaCoste I have gotten a lot a comments in the last day about a post I wrote about recent improvements to the bike lanes on the Saint Nazaire bridge.  Whether you have personally tried to cross the bridge on bike or not, everyone seemed to have gotten a good sense of the challenge