September 25, 2015

Summer is fabulous with its long days and sunny skies. But if I were to pick a favorite bike touring season, it would be the fall. Why? Roads are free of insane summer holiday traffic.


Tents become warm and cozy dens, instead of stuffy domes.


The cooler temps allow you to cover up a bit, instead of having to slather on sunscreen mutiple times a day.


Fall colors.




Cool mornings and hot coffee.

So grab a sweater, pack a tent, leave the mosquito repellant at home, and enjoy an autumn bike tour.

Photos by Willie Weir

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS is posted every other Friday.

Willie Weir is a contributor for Adventure Cyclist magazine. His books, Travels with Willie and Spokesongs, will inspire you to hit the road and might change the way you approach bicycle travel. He lives in Seattle with his wife Kat. You can also find him at WillieWeir.com, Facebook, and Instagram.  


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