8 Best Ponytail-friendly Bike Helmets You’re Sure to Love

Female cyclist wearing a blue helmet with a ponytail. She's drinking from a cup and holding a canteen.

No biking kit is complete without a helmet. The fact is, accidents happen, and in the event of a crash, a helmet can protect you from suffering potential serious injuries. Simply wearing a helmet can be the difference between suffering a minor scratch or a severe head or brain injury. For this reason, you need […]

Reflection on my first year of mountain biking as an over 50 rider

It’s hard to believe a year has passed since I was persuaded that the idea of learning to mountain bike at well over 50 years old was not insane. I knew people my age rode, but I assumed they started much younger and stuck with it. I couldn’t imagine that people took it up as […]

Shred 7 of the best mountain bike trails (MTB) in Pennsylvania

While Pennsylvania may not rank as one of the top states for mountain biking trails in the US, it is a natural destination for a mountain biking getaway. Pennsylvania which translates into “Penn’s Woods” after William Penn, is graced with sylvan landscapes, rolling hills, and even some thrilling descents making it an awesome location for […]

Best road trips from DC for adventurous travelers

Despite vaccines and a reduction of illness, it’s looking like travel for summer 2021 and beyond is likely to be kept closer to home. But no worries, if you live in the Washington DC area or anywhere in the mid-Atlantic region for that matter, you will have loads of options for road trips that include […]

Charles County: An awesome East Coast getaway in Maryland

St. Ignatius Chapel Point

Visitors to the Washington DC area and locals alike might think all the sites worth visiting in the region are in the nation’s Capital. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. Charles County Maryland, located in southern Maryland just 30 miles from Washington offers a rich colonial, maritime, and civil war history.  And for […]

An introduction to female mountain biking for 40+ women

Female Mountain Biking over 40

There are certain sports and activities that in my mind you don’t take up after a certain age. Some of them include snowboarding, skiing (water or snow), skateboarding, and mountain biking. The risk of injury seems high and aging joints don’t seem like they would be compatible with these activities. Sure, if you grew up […]

Take a Self-Guided Bike Tour of Arlington VA (with map)

Navy Merchant Marine Meorial

Being the capital of the United States and its center of power, as well as, having all those monuments and museums, Washington DC gets all the attention. But just across the river is Arlington Virginia, and it deserves some love. The perfect way to see all it has to offer is by bike. **Disclaimer: This […]

Biking the C and D Canal Trail

delaware and Maryland State Line

Biking the C and D Canal Trail from Chesapeake City, MD to Delaware City, DE is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors. At 28-miles round trip (14-miles each way), the scenic canal trail anchored by two historic cities is easily feasible for an afternoon ride or a full day trip. **Disclaimer: This was a […]

12 awesome things to do in Bellefonte PA

Match Factory Bellefonte

Bellefonte is the quintessential Pennsylvania small town.  From its grid city road plan with “the Diamond” at its center to the iconic county courthouse to picturesque Talleyrand Park and its Victorian architecture, Bellefonte is postcard-perfect. Nearly anyone can find something to love about this quaint Victorian town offering historical and cultural activities including art, architecture, […]

Planning a day trip to see the Spring Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC (2022)

Capital cherry blossoms

The Washington DC cherry blossoms should be on the bucket list of every American. Not that visiting during peak cherry blossom season is exclusive to Americans, it certainly is not. But cherry bloom season in the nation’s capital is like seeing the Grand Canyon, Old Faithful, or the Liberty Bell. They are symbolic of the […]