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Ocracoke: Legendary Bike Tours and Blackbeard

The Outer Banks of North Carolina is famous for leisurely bike touring. Sojourn’s tours of this region are responsible in part for this fame. Imagine cycling along miles of uninterrupted ocean and pristine dunes on the island of Ocracoke, basking in the breath-taking expanse of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, or sailing with dolphins in the sparkling waters of the Pamlico Sound. It’s the stuff of legends…

Yes. But historically, what becomes a legend most in this part of North Carolina is Blackbeard (1680-1718). An English pirate who marauded ships along the shores of North Carolina, Blackbeard, born Edward Teach, was a savvy sailor who used his giant stature to great advantage. He disdained violence (there are no accounts of his ever having murdered or harmed his captives) and instead elicited compliance from his victims through fear.

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Bike Tours and March Madness!

It’s that time of year where the nation is gripped yet again by March Madness. We decided we’d have a little fun of our own and add bike tours to the frenzy. Here in Vermont we’re celebrating the University of Vermont’s win last night which gives them their second ever NCAA men’s basketball tournament win. Last night’s win pits Vermont against top-seeded North Carolina. In their first appearance, Vermont’s Catamounts shocked the nation with an amazing upset over a perennial power.
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New Bike Tour: Vermont Bike and Brew

Vermont, the undisputed North American home of bicycle tours and micro brewing, is the ultimate backdrop for a new bike tour designed by Sojourn.

Famous for excellent local food and craft-brewed beer, Vermont has a higher number of craft breweries per capita than any other state. More than 12 percent of beer sold in Vermont is brewed in-state. This is because Vermonters have a huge loyalty to Vermont products and, Vermont beer is quite simply better.

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