Rider Profile: Jon Brockopp

Meet Jon Brockopp, fifth in our get-to-know-the-riders series.  The 2014 PA-to-DC ride  will take place May 2-6.   When I was 12, I began taking long rides on my bike as a way of getting out of a tension-filled house – the solitude, the beauty, and the adventure were a comfort to me, as was the simple rhythm of … Continue reading Rider Profile: Jon Brockopp

Bike Blog 2017.4: Crossing over… to Maryland

Guest Blogger: Dorothy Blair Sunday morning found the intrepid PA IPL bikers splayed out on the floor of the Orbisonia UMC outreach center floor, 17 sleeping bags arranged around the four walls like so many dominos. The day was chilly and dreary, but at 7:30 Pastor Ed Seeley arrived with a huge deep dish of … Continue reading Bike Blog 2017.4: Crossing over… to Maryland

Bike Blog 2016.3: Eat, Weed, Ride, Eat, Visit, Eat, Ride, Eat

The 2016 bike trip blogs are written by riders and posted daily as Internet access allows.  Follow here, on Facebook (and a bit of Twitter and possibly Instagram) with #paiplonbikes.  Learn more about the ride and the riders.   Today’s guest blogger: Dorothy Blair Our first full day on the road!  PA IPL bikers heaved themselves out of their sleeping bags at 6:30AM … Continue reading Bike Blog 2016.3: Eat, Weed, Ride, Eat, Visit, Eat, Ride, Eat

Bike blog 2016.1: Riding in the Rain

This is the first of the 2016 bike trip blogs, written by riders and posted daily as Internet access allows.  Follow here, on Facebook (and a bit of Twitter and possibly Instagram) with #paiplonbikes.  Learn more about the ride and the riders. I write this to you on a chilly, rainy evening with a fire burning bright … Continue reading Bike blog 2016.1: Riding in the Rain

Bike Blog 2015.4: Crossing to MD— and a swim!

Guest blogger: Dorothy Blair (profiles: 2015, 2014) Sunday Morning in Orbisonia: At 6:30AM Karl Raynar roused us out of our sleeping bags with the smell of coffee brewing. Pastor Ed Seeley and his wife Lisa and their cooking crew soon arrived with scrambled eggs and bacon, pancakes, home-made maple syrup, yogurt, coffee cake, fruit and … Continue reading Bike Blog 2015.4: Crossing to MD— and a swim!

2015.1 Bike Blog: Samaritans and neighbors

Follow us: #paiplonbikes (Facebook, some Twitter, and at least one rider will get us on Instagram) The bike trip is less than a week away and we are all-a-flurry with preparations. This thing gets bigger every year, but this year it has gotten huge! Not only do we have more cyclists than ever before, more … Continue reading 2015.1 Bike Blog: Samaritans and neighbors