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.

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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.

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Gear
Gear

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

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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. 

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Routes, Maps, Logistics
Routes, Maps, Logistics

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

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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. 

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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.

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

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

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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. 

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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.

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