Plan

Planning-a-bike-trip

From Idea to Reality

Whether you’re dreaming of a cross-continent epic or riding over the next hill to a cozy inn, you’ve come to the right place. As always, we can provide these resources thanks to the support of members like you!

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
 
Getting-started

Getting Started

Don’t sweat it. First, determine your style of bicycle travel and preferred terrain.

 
bicycle touring 101
Bicycle Touring 101
 
 
How to choose the best guided tour for you
Choose the Best Guided Tour for You
 
 
Whats-your-touring-style
What’s Your Touring Style
 
Pick-a-route

Pick a Route

Have a season or place in mind? Know the length of your trip? Time to pick a route based on your style, place, and length.

 
Pick-the-best-route
Pick the Best Route
 
 
When-and-where-to-go
When and Where to Go
 
 
The-perfect-distance-for-your-tour
The Perfect Distance for Your Tour
 
Get-organized

Get Organized

You’re route-inspired and ready to change gears. When it comes to gear, start with what you have and fill in the essentials.

 
types-of-bike-touring
Types of Touring Bikes
 
 
use-the-bike-you-have
Use the Bike You Have
 
 
What-to-look-for-in-a-bike
What to Look for in a Bike
 
Get-moving

Get Moving

With your trip approaching, you need to make some moves. We’ve got pro tips to ready the body, the mind, and those repair skills.

“You just keep putting one foot in front of the other foot, and you’ll end up getting there.”

Pack-and-go

Pack & Go

You’re ready. It’s time to pack and pedal. Here are three steps to get you rolling.

 
Renting-a-bike
Renting a Bike
 
 
Make-your-own-panniers
Make Your Own Panniers
 
 
Nutrition-and-hydration-tips
Nutrition and Hydration Tips
 
 
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