We first got tipped off about the Harriman trail from a friend in Portland who was going on a road trip through Idaho. He suggested we check it out. After a little research it looked tempting so we made the trek out there. While there was decent information about the trail online, nothing really gave us the sense of how fun it was to ride and fish along. It parallels the Wood River for a lot of the trail, and river access is pretty good (almost all public access…though some spots require bushwacking). Here is a video of our thoughts on the trail.
In this video we interview Rick Shaffer, the “prime minister” of Wallace, Idaho. The region, known as the Silver Valley, was heavily reliant on mining. In the last two decades, they have had to refocus from extractive industries to tourism. Rick tells us about what the Coeur d’Alene and Route of the Hiawatha Trail have done for the region.
5 years ago we stumbled dusty, hot and tired into Bike Camp in Twin Bridges, Montana. We had been hearing about this mythical place during our travels. As luck would have it, we ran into Bill White, the man behind Bike Camp and were able to get an interview with him. Although we only talked for a few hours, it left such a profound impression on us and really shaped our path into advocating for rural bike tourism.
This week, we retraced our steps. Bill died a few years ago, but his legacy remains. In this vid, we give a little tour of Twin Bridges and of Bike Camp as well as talk about what it meant to us.
Our first time meeting with Bill White in 2011.
In this vid we take mountain bikes and tenkara rods on some local Missoula water.
In this series of videos from our VLOG, we are pedaling in the Palouse region of Washington. We have a little fishing interlude at Lewis and Clark Trail State Park, see grizzly bear cubs and eat our way from Pullman, WA to Troy, ID!