Cycling tour of Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula

Gaspe bicycle tour

Tour Overview In the summer of 2017 my wife Deb and I toured 340 miles of Quebec's  Gaspé Peninsula with our friend Michael and his wife Ruth, who drove and carried our gear. Over the course of 6 days of riding we had almost 10,000 ft. of elevation gain.  We rode from west to East … Continue reading Cycling tour of Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula

White Mountains to the Sea

White Mountains to the Sea, August 20-25, 2017 This tour combines two days of riding in the White Mountains - with some serious climbing but also grand vistas, two days of easier riding in southwest Maine, and a free day in the great and lively city of Portland - with three day-ride options for those who … Continue reading White Mountains to the Sea

Bicycling The Erie Canal

Cycling the Erie Canal Richard Costello

Richard S. Costello July 1, 2016 Greetings Gordon, Just a simple note to say, that recently I took advantage of your Erie Canal “ride with gps” ride posted online, and traveled the route in exact detail. I had a great time cycling across New York State, and thus turned my adventures into a book just … Continue reading Bicycling The Erie Canal

Trans Canada Trail

Trans Canada Trail map

20,581 km of trail, 13 provinces & territories The longest recreational trail in the world, The Great Trail offers a wide range of activities through a variety of landscapes, urban, rural and wilderness, along greenways, waterways and roadways. The network of the Trans Canada Trail is made up of more than 400 community trails.  

Northampton MA to Rockland ME

Northampton Quabbin Reservoir bicycle ride

This requested tour was designed to start in Northampton Massachusetts and ended in Rockland Maine. Other persons using these routes will need to find alternative overnight locations.The route takes a mix of local roads and highways to Westford and Newburyport MA, then follows generally follows the New Hampshire and Maine coast to Rockland. Roads are selected to optimize … Continue reading Northampton MA to Rockland ME

Portneuf-Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean velo camping tour

In July, 2007, we spent 9 days on a bicycle camping trip that took us along the Saguenay River, the only fjord on the North American Continent, all the way to Lac St-Jean, the last major outpost of civilization north of Quebec City. Throughout most of the trip, we were able to follow la Route Verte, … Continue reading Portneuf-Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean velo camping tour

Penobscot four day tour

Penobscot Peninsula and Mount Desert Island cycling tour

Day 1: Camden to Stonington. Ride inland around Camden Hills State Park, with some coastal sections on Rt. 1. Reaching Orland and Bucksport continue to Stonington on Deer Isle. View Larger Map View at RidewithGPS Day 2 Stonington to Bar Harbor: From Stonington the ride hugs the southern shore of the Penobscot Peninsula, goes through Blue Hill and on to … Continue reading Penobscot four day tour

Cycle the Erie Canal

Cycle the Erie Canal

Cycle the Erie Canal is an eight-day, 400-mile, fully supported recreational bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany, NY. It follows the historic and scenic Erie Canal. Nearly three-quarters of the ride is off-road on the traffic-free Canalway Trail. Sponsored by Parks & Trails New York 2015 Cycle the Erie Canal maps and mileages DAY 1: CYCLE … Continue reading Cycle the Erie Canal

The MOOSA tour, Maine, New Hampshire and Quebec

Moosa bicycle ride

The MOOSA tour, "Maine's Original Outstanding Superadventure" was  a Maine-NH-Quebec cycling tour offered in 2009 and 2011. Click on the maps to view each day and download files at RideWithGPS. Read a personal description of the tour at Messages from the Pale Blue Dot.  

Cycling Montreal to Ottawa

Beauharnois bicycle path

This easy cycling trip is designed for 30-50 km rides, enjoying Quebec's dedicated bike paths in the area from Montreal to Ottawa. Day 1, Montreal: Two large inns in Montreal participate in the "Bienvenue cyclists" network: Hotel Pomerol 819 boul. de Maisonneuve Est, (800)361-6896 ; and Hotel St-Dennis 1254, RUE ST-DENIS, (800) 291-5927 Day 2, … Continue reading Cycling Montreal to Ottawa

Big Ride Across America

In the summer of 2000, I joined 200 people young and old, biking across the United States from Seattle, Washington to Washington, DC to raise funds for the American Lung Association. These seven weeks were an extraordinary event in my life--Gordon Harris, ike New England June 16 I flew in to Seattle today, connecting in … Continue reading Big Ride Across America

Finger Lakes bicycle camping tour

Finger Lakes Bicycle camping tour

Start: Arrive at Cayuga Lake State Park near Seneca Falls, where you will camp for the night. Day 1: Today we bike the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake to Ithaca, total 53 miles. We'll camp for the night at Robert Treman State Park. Ithaca has a great downtown area. A visit to Cornell University offers … Continue reading Finger Lakes bicycle camping tour

Cycling Montreal, Laurentides, Gatineau, Ottawa and Ottawa River

This week-long tour is built around Le P'Tit Train du Nord, a 200 km (120 mile) bicycle path that originates just north of Montreal and continues to Mont Laurier in the Laurentian Mountains (referred to as the Laurentides in French). The loop continues south from there to Ottawa, and then along the Ottawa River before … Continue reading Cycling Montreal, Laurentides, Gatineau, Ottawa and Ottawa River

Catskill-Delaware River bicycle camping tour (long version)

Catskill bicycle camping tour

This tour begins and ends at Kenneth L Wilson Campground, , 859 Wittenberg Road, Mt. Tremper, NY. The first day heads west through the Catskills, the second day follows the Delaware River to Port Jervis NY, the third day offers an option of loops along the river and through High Point State Park, and the … Continue reading Catskill-Delaware River bicycle camping tour (long version)

Berkshire Cycle Touring

This scenic self-guided week-long tour of the popular Berkshires in western Massachusetts takes you into neighboring Connecticut, Vermont and New York State. These routes begin from the Windflower Inn in Great Barrington, MA and two nights at the Maple Terrace Motel in Williamstown, MA. Daily Ride options are 30-45 miles, with a nice mixture of … Continue reading Berkshire Cycle Touring