City Guide: South East Connecticut

I currently live in a little quaint New England seaside town tucked away in the southeast corner of Connecticut, just a few miles from the Rhode Island state line. It may seem like an area full of old timers and historical buildings, however, summer here is the greatest time of the year that gives this place it's vibrancy and charm. Before my partner and I moved out of Brooklyn, we would occasionally spend weekends here to get away from the Big Apple hustle and bustle. What we didn't know is that we would end up finding ourselves living here. Being inclined to wander every where we go, we founds a few things we love to do here, even by bike.
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Adventures In Italy

Italy. A country of divine landscapes, delicious food and wine, and sheer love for biking. Never had I thought that I would find so much enthusiasm for biking as when I visited the city of Lucca. I was enamored not only with the city and lovely people, but also with how everyone bikes there. Where there are rows of bikes, chic women in heels and friends gather around on bicycles to shop, chat, and simply enjoy the city. This city is really no place for cars as streets are narrow and only suitable for walkers and bikers. The ideal place for me. If you ever want to visit Italy and have a bike adventure, go to Lucca by all means. Sit at a cafe and watch locals stroll by with a glass of Tuscan wine.

Renting a bike here is so easy, there are rental stations almost on every corner just outside of Lucca that connect you to green bike paths around the city. Biking is truly the best way to navigate throughout as it is a city surrounded by walls with gorgeous views.

I don't want to make this post all about my experience in Italy, as there were so many and I have a lot of pictures. Please feel free to visit my Instagram where you can get a glimpse of my current travels.

Ciao!
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Adventures in New England

With so much of summer here, I've been taking it upon myself to enjoy the coastal life on two wheels. New England is a whole new park for me. With country and coastal views, riding here is almost like a scenic dream. There is nothing more I love than being able to jump on my bike and ride through these green hills with a view of the ocean and sail boats whizzing by.
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Summer Cycling Tips

It's summer time and the heat is on! Every summer I like to provide a little recap of how to say cool and fresh in the sun. For many of us ladies and gents who commute by bicycle in the city, we need to show up fresh on our bikes to our places of work or destinations. It's not always easy looking breezy but here are some tips to keep you looking commuter fab on two wheels.
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Tour De France 2015 Guide

Tour de France, it's probably my favorite time of the year in which I relive my summer days in Paris where I watched crowds of racers and racing enthusiast flood the final stage of TDF in 2011. Since my visit, I've made watching the TDF my summer morning ritual and bring you my annual guide to watching and keeping up with the Tour de France. 
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Hi, I'm Christina, a California city girl currently biking in New England. City Girl Rides is a lifestyle and adventure blog dedicated to all things lady cycling.

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