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August 09, 2011 in VBT Community / (0) comments

Aug09
Machu Picchu, Peru

The 34th Annual Ramapo Rally will take place on Sunday, August 14, at the Campgaw Ski Area in Mahwah,NJ.  Sponsored by the Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey, last year’s rally attracted over 1,000 riders.  This year’s rally will provide six distance offerings.  Suiting every cyclist from novice to expert, participants can choose from 125, 100, 62, 45, 25 and… Read More

August 05, 2011 in Spain / (0) comments

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Gazpacho can be enjoyed year-round, but an abundance of fresh, ripe tomatoes and warm summer evenings make August the perfect time to enjoy one of our favorite dishes from Andalucía.  VBT Associate, Leila, provided us with her family’s take on the classic raw soup.   Ingredients 4 large tomatoes, peeled 1 cucumber peeled and seeded 1 small onion 2-3 cloves… Read More

August 04, 2011 in France VBT Community / (0) comments

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Machu Picchu, Peru

It has been said that on August 4, in 1693 the legendary winemaking monk, Dom Perignon, invented the ethereal potable known as champagne.  The legend states that after accidentally discovering the sparkling wine, he called after his fellow friars, “Come quickly, I am drinking the stars!” While these details make for a delightful story, most evidence suggests that it was… Read More

July 29, 2011 in Spain VBT Community / (0) comments

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Machu Picchu, Peru

The Running of the Bulls may have wrapped up on July 14th, but there remains another iconic pastime that can be experienced at any time of year in Spain: Flamenco. While the thought of Southern Spainmay conjure images of white villages, gentle hills, and refreshing sangria, at the heart of Andalusían culture, complementing its rustic landscape, is the art of… Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru

It goes without saying that VBT advocates bicycling and walking all around the world. We’re also keenly aware of the need to encourage more biking and walking right here at home. But increasing the number of walkers and bicyclists will require better infrastructure and policies that encourage such active lifestyles. That’s why we support organizations that grow and strengthen the… Read More

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