How To Department

Learn how to travel by bicycle.

Learn about the basics of bike travel and touring, picking a route, maps, logistics, selecting a touring bicycle, bikepacking, how to document your tour, bicycle travel with kids, and more!

Bicycle Travel Basics
Bicycle Travel Basics

Learn the basics of bicycle travel: getting in shape, packing, and more. This section features blog posts from Adventure Cycling staff and guest authors, articles from Adventure Cyclist contributors, and links to other resources.

Bicycle Travel Etiquette

When you're on a bicycle tour, one of your largest concerns (and budgetary items) is where you're going to sleep each night. One option is to become a member of warmshowers.org. In hopes of making your stay (or hosting situation) as pleasant as possibe, here are a few posts regarding simple etiquette guidelines for both guests and hosts.

Gear
Gear

Read reviews and tips about racks, fenders, clothing, and other gear.

How To Videos
How To Videos

Watch our fun collection of how-to videos on preparing for a long distance bicycle tour, reading Adventure Cycling's maps, and more. 

Routes, Maps, Logistics
Routes, Maps, Logistics

Find information about bike-touring routes, maps, accommodations, as well as tips and resources for shipping your bicycle. 

Touring Bicycles: Selection
Touring Bicycles: Selection

Explore which bicycles are best for bike touring and travel using these blog posts, articles, reviews, and external resources. 

Touring Bicycles: Maintenance, Technical
Touring Bicycles: Maintenance, Technical

Resources to help with the finer points of making adjustments to your bicycle and choosing the best components for your needs.

Bikepacking & Off-Road Touring
Bikepacking & Off-Road Touring

Get information and tips on off-road touring, ultralight touring, and bikepacking.

Documenting Your Tour
Documenting Your Tour

Tools and tips on documenting your tour whether you're blogging, capturing your memories with photographs, shooting video, or all three. 

Special Topics: Short Tours, Family, Fundraisers
Special Topics: Short Tours, Family Bike Travel, Fundraisers

Articles, blog posts, and external resources for specific kinds of bicycle tours, from bike overnights to family trips and fundraisers.