Cycling Paradises

Cycling Paradises

Author: Claude Droussent

Publisher: Universe Publishing(NY)

ISBN: 0789333864

Page: 208

View: 339

Dramatic and panoramic, these are the best routes to ride on two wheels whether you are a passionate newbie or a seasoned pro Discover the best places to bike in this carefully curated guide to seeing the world on a bike. Organized by terrain - urban, mountain, on-road, scenic - each tour was constructed by leading French cycling expert Claude Droussent who co-founded "L'Étape du Tour" which is an organized mass participation event that allows amateur cyclists to race over the same route as the Tour de France on the tour's official rest days. From family-friendly urban sightseeing tours to epic rides off the beaten track, the destinations featured here range from easy bike tours of Paris to more challenging adventures in diverse locales like Utah's Zion National Park, the Ecuadorean Andes, or Mt. Snowdonia in Wales. Included also are some of the world's favorite cycling destinations: Normandy's lush countryside, the historic Hudson River Trail, an exotic Phnom Penh-to-Laos trail along the Mekong River. Explore the hills of Tuscany with stops for regional cuisine and great art and architecture, or soak up the local color on the Bolivia-to-Peru loop along the shores of Lake Titicaca. Each tour comes fully illustrated including details about length, estimated duration, elevation, difficulty, and points of interest.

Bike City Amsterdam

How Amsterdam Became the Cycling Capital of the World Marjolein de Lange,
Fred Feddes. city? ... Amsterdam may sometimes seem like a cycling paradise,
but it is a paradise that requires a lot of hard work. Or, put differently: it may be
hard ...

Bike City Amsterdam

Author: Marjolein de Lange

Publisher: Nieuw Amsterdam

ISBN: 9059375475

Page:

View: 492

The book Bike City Amsterdam, How Amsterdam became the cycling Capital of the World , by Fred Feddes and Marjolein de Lange, is the first comprehensive inside history of sixty years of successful bicycle activism, policy and culture in Amsterdam. As any visitor knows, the bicycle is omnipresent in the streets of Amsterdam, in the rhythm of its people's lives, and in the city's image. To many outsiders, Amsterdam comes close to being a cyclist's paradise. It wasn't always that way. As in many other cities, bicyclists came under pressure due to the rapid increase of car traffic in the 1960s. It was through a unique combination of grassroots activism and municipal policy, supported by advantageous circumstances and driven by smartness and perseverance, that the bicycle managed to make an astounding comeback. Bike City Amsterdam recounts the story of this long-term transformation of a city that made way for the bicycle, while the bicycle in turn helped make the city liveable again. It highlights the accomplishments of the bicycle city, as well as its setbacks and its counterforces. Its story ranges from the everyday bicycling culture, to policy choices and street design, to the notorious battle for the Rijksmuseum bicycle passageway. Written from the inside, Bike City Amsterdam acknowledges the uniqueness of the Amsterdam bicycle city, but it does so without romanticizing, analyzing its success with a keen eye on all its imperfections. By telling a detailed case history of Amsterdam, it allows its international readers to distinguish the universal lessons from the local specifics, and to draw inspiration from both. Finally, it looks ahead to the next half century in which Amsterdam can contribute to tackling global urban issues as a 'bicycle laboratory'. More information on: https://bikecityamsterdam.nl

Ecopiety

... review of Copenhagen's “bicycle heaven” in “Bike City Copenhagen: This Is
the Ultimate Bicycle Friendly City,” Icebike, August 28, 2015, http://www.icebike.
org; Ben Shiller, “How Copenhagen Became a Cycling Paradise by Considering
the ...

Ecopiety

Author: Sarah McFarland Taylor

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479891312

Page: 368

View: 947

Tackles a human problem we all share―the fate of the earth and our role in its future Confident that your personal good deeds of environmental virtue will save the earth? The stories we encounter about the environment in popular culture too often promote an imagined moral economy, assuring us that tiny acts of voluntary personal piety, such as recycling a coffee cup, or purchasing green consumer items, can offset our destructive habits. No need to make any fundamental structural changes. The trick is simply for the consumer to buy the right things and shop our way to a greener future. It’s time for a reality check. Ecopiety offers an absorbing examination of the intersections of environmental sensibilities, contemporary expressions of piety and devotion, and American popular culture. Ranging from portrayals of environmental sin and virtue such as the eco-pious depiction of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, to the green capitalism found in the world of mobile-device “carbon sin-tracking” software applications, to the socially conscious vegetarian vampires in True Blood, the volume illuminates the work pop culture performs as both a mirror and an engine for the greening of American spiritual and ethical commitments. Taylor makes the case that it is not through a framework of grim duty or obligation, but through one of play and delight, that we may move environmental ideals into substantive action.

The politics of cycling infrastructure

paradise. The. contested. making. of. Amsterdam. as. a. cycling. city. Fred Feddes
, Marjolein de Lange and Marcote Brömmelstroet Introduction In 1900, there were
approximately 200 motorcars in the Netherlands; today it is close to 8.5 million, ...

The politics of cycling infrastructure

Author: Koglin, Till

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447345185

Page: 224

View: 682

This book examines existing cycling structures and the current policy and practices used to promote cycling in Europe. An international range of contributors provide an interdisciplinary analysis of the complex cultural politics of infrastructural provision and interrogate the pervasive bias against cyclists in city planning and transport systems across the globe. Infrastructural planning is revealed to be an intensely political act and its meaning variable according to larger political processes and contexts. The book also considers questions surrounding safety and risk, urban space wars and sustainable futures, connecting this to broader questions about citizenship and justice in contemporary cities.

Bike Snob Abroad

Strange Customs, Incredible Fiets, and the Quest for Cycling Paradise Eben
Weiss, BikeSnobNYC. STRANGE CUSTOMS, INCREDIBLE FIETS, AND THE
QUEST FOR CYCLING PARADISE ' STRANGE CUSTOMS, INCREDIBLE FIETS,
AND ...

Bike Snob Abroad

Author: Eben Weiss

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452105251

Page: 191

View: 295

Driven by frustrations with cycling in America where pedestrians and cyclists are forced to share the road, explores the cycling cultures of European countries to find out what it means to be a bike-friendly nation.

The Tour de France Complete Book of Cycling

England's Lake Champlain . Four days , around Backroads Bicycle Touring . $
550 ; six days , around $ 675 . Vermont Bicycle HAWAII Touring , Box 711 , Bristol
, VT 05443 ; ( 802 ) Cycling in the twin paradises of Maui ( around 453-4811 .

The Tour de France Complete Book of Cycling

Author: David Chauner

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 235

View: 520

A comprehensive guide to the sport of cycling discusses training regimens, bicycle maintenance and repair, body positions and biomechanics, bike tours, and injury prevention, and includes tips from the pros

Man in His Paradise

That , as with hands of fire , doth .urge him forth To prove the enduring faculty ; to
fulfil His law of obligation , as revealed By the flower phasing changes at his feet ,
By the star cycling paths immutable . To root out thistles from his heart inert , As ...

Man in His Paradise

Author: John Edmund Reade

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 404

View: 737

Paradise of Sport

59 Cycling This was the first real mass sport for women . With the development of
the cheaper pneumatic - tyre bicycle , cycling enjoyed a boom in popularity in the
1890s . Perhaps reflecting a desperation for greater access to leisure and ...

Paradise of Sport

Author: Richard I. Cashman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 242

View: 572

Australia has long been regarded as a paradise of sport, but few have questioned why. When and how was this sporting paradise established? Who created it, and for whom? Richard Cashman's Paradise of Sport explores the rise of organized sport in Australia and advances many reasons why sport became so dominant. Australian society was deeply influenced by the games cult inherited from Britain. Strategically located land was found for sporting venues in the new cities, reinforcing sport's lofty status. Abundant waterways and superb beaches encouraged this fascination. Australia's prosperity after the Gold Rush led to an elaborate sporting culture which included grand stadiums, racecourses, gymnasiums, swimming pools and golf links. Sport represented a kind of social unifier, binding new communities, neighbourhoods, suburbs and country towns. Every paradise presupposes its hell. If Australia became a sporting utopia, it was more so for certain Australians: men rather thanwomen; Anglo-Celtic Australians rather than immigrants and Aborigines. Sizeable numbers of women and men came to resent the dominance of sport in Australia. Many intellectuals believe that Australians' preoccupation with sport has been detrimental. Richard Cashman disagrees and contends that sport is central to the business of being Australian. Believing that nothing will be gained by deriding or ignoring sport - the theatre of the masses - he contends that sport, like politics and business, needs to be scrutinized, historicized, and understood.

Adventure Cycling in Europe

A cycling paradise. Traffic is light, even on main roads. It's best to stay off them
along the coast, when you can, to avoid trucks. My experience has been that
drivers were Courteous, though I've heard of some wildones. BEST CYCLING
TIME In ...

Adventure Cycling in Europe

Author: John Rakowski

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 9780878573530

Page: 350

View: 961

Taiwan Business Topics

Welcome to a Cycling Paradise 在通部觀光。 Taicos Tourism Bureau The
Northern Marianas : Paradise in the Pacific. T aiwan has always had plenty of
promise as a tourism destination for cyclists . It offers countless potential rides
ranging ...

Taiwan Business Topics

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 441

Cycling Kenya

Biking and Hiking Safaris in the African Paradise Kathleen Bennett. " KENYA IS
AFRICA ' S PARADISE AND A GREAT PLACE TO TRAVEL , “ says author
Kathleen Bennett . This most stable African country is rapidly becoming a much
sought ...

Cycling Kenya

Author: Kathleen Bennett

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN:

Page: 224

View: 150

Kenya is rapidly becoming a favourite destination for independent travellers. This is a guide for cyclists and hikers, and features detailed itineraries with route maps, plus background information on the country itself. Details of hiring bikes locally are provided.

Pedallers Paradise

Mountain biking opportunities available on farm and in surrounding forest .
Distances from Glenhope to ... Kawatirl Junction : 9 km ( junction SH63 & SH6 . St
Amaud ( Nelson Lakes ) : 31 km Motueka : 80 km Murchison : 41 km Nelson : 80
km ...

Pedallers  Paradise

Author: Nigel Rushton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 71

View: 726

Cyclist's guide to the South Island covering most state highways and many of their alternatives. Guide includes route descriptions, highway profiles, gradient descriptions, local attractions, sketch maps and services such as information centres, food outlets, bike shops and accommodation in camp grounds, hostels, hotels and motels.

The Motorist s Paradise

A studio portrait of Jack Rose and his record - breaking bicycle . He was a
pioneer South African sportsman , and always declared that he was one of the
first to represent the country wearing the traditional green and gold . He was
asked to ...

The Motorist s Paradise

Author: Robert Hewitt Johnston

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 180

View: 465

The spectacular scenery of Cape Town's mountains and seascapes has fascinated its citizens and visitors for centuries. This is the story of how the City's early motorists opened up the Cape Peninsula and its hinterland.

American Bicyclist and Motorcyclist

Go get the bike , he said . You can ' t miss it , he ... It has bikes on the streets ,
bikes on the beach — and bike stores which are doing very well , thank you . Of
the more than 7 ... What makes Nantucket such a cycling paradise ? It is YCLES
Ket ...

American Bicyclist and Motorcyclist

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 846

Paradise With Serpents Travels in the Lost World of Paraguay Text Only

The other Lawrence, T. E., contracted malaria while cycling in the south of France
before the First War, while studying medieval castles. I had a great sack of
antimalarial and antieveryotherdamnthing in my bags. If I had anything to say in
the ...

Paradise With Serpents  Travels in the Lost World of Paraguay  Text Only

Author: Robert Carver

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007370350

Page: 386

View: 882

Robert Carver, journalist and author of the acclaimed ‘Among the Mountains’, searches for high adventure and intense experiences as he follows the trail of a family mystery .

New Mexico Magazine

Biking and bonding Women cyclists explore the state on two wheels BY ELAINE
A. KAUFMANN N ew Mexico is a cycling paradise for both road cyclists and
mountain bikers , and two groups of women are leading the charge to inspire
more ...

New Mexico Magazine

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 717

Vagabonding in America

The upsurge of cycling popularity in the face of all opposition is a spectacular
proof of cultural change , but America is still a long way from being a cycling
paradise . You ' ll have to choose regions that offer many things to see and enjoy
in a ...

Vagabonding in America

Author: Ed Buryn

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780394482729

Page: 353

View: 958