Bicycle Touring Challenges

January 2, 2015

Someone once said to me that bicycle touring ain't easy. That's no joke. While I still think it's one of the best things you can do with your free time, the fact remains that it's not easy. To help you better prepare for your next adventure, here are some of the challenges you can expect to face out there.

Be cautious of bad route advice.

Wool has been known to shrink.


Good campsites can be hard to come by.


There are days you'll roll the dice on a water source.


It's unfortunate that when you're looking your best, often no one is around to see it.

Photos by Josh Tack and Sarah Raz

Join Adventure Cycling for the first time, and recieve a free 2015 Bicycle Travel calendar. Our 2015 January Membership Drive runs through 5:30pm MST on Sunday, January 11th. Adventure Cycling Association's mission is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. We depend on dedicated cyclists to continue programs such as expanding the Adventure Cycling Route Network, keeping our online resources up to date, maintaining our education and outreach efforts, and building an official U.S. Bicycle Route System.


william buttry January 19, 2015, 12:57 PM

Well there is also break downs bicycle getting stolen , forgetting to tie the bag on your spaghetti noodles, or your lid comes off your shampoo , or you get sand in your crotch from the wind blowing real hard ., or you get 3 flats in the same day on the same rear tire. lol

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