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Gear Up, Have Fun! by Gary Stott

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Whether you are on your first river trip, or enjoying a river journey as a seasoned traveler, you can delight in the full range of conditions that nature presents on the river if you pack for two environments—warm and sunny and cool and wet.

When you’re on the river, absorbing incredible scenery and friendly conversation, nothing should bother you. Your “on river” clothing is critical to an enjoyable day, whether it’s sunny and warm or cool and wet. Plan ahead. Be prepared. Keep them close.

Gear Up, Have Fun by Billy Denter

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With the wind blowing in your face and the smooth sensation of feeling as if you are floating on air, cycling is a fantastic way for you and your family to spend some time together while exercising and enjoying the outdoors.

Organizing the bikes and other equipment can be the most daunting aspect of getting a family bike ride under way. Here are some helpful hints to make the process go a bit smoother.

One of the most important pieces of equipment every bike rider will need is a proper helmet. Helmet fit is crucial. When I say proper helmet, I am referring to a helmet that is designed as bicycle specific, (not for in-line skates or skateboards). The helmet should fit snug around the head, resting just above the brow so it properly protects the temple and cranial part of the head. The chinstrap should be fitted so the helmet lacks the ability to slide back away from the forehead, but does not choke under the chin.