Bicycle Touring-10 Things We Learned

Travel + Exploration = New Experiences

JUN 30 2017

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by Aerotech Designs, Pittsburgh PA.

Bicycle touring is a beautiful extension of cycling that allows you to combine travel, exploration, and the thrill of new experiences and challenges with the joys of riding that you already enjoy.

With proper planning, touring can be a refreshing new way to see the world, a more engaging way to travel from one place to another, and a great way to spend a vacation.

C&O Surly Bike Tour2  (photo: Surly bike tour)  

The points below will help to prepare you mentally, physically and logistically before you leave and they will also help to keep you on track while you’re on your trip. 

"Countless variables, including your riding ability and strength, the terrain ahead, the day’s weather, unexpected mechanical issues and how you’re feeling each day, can conspire to have a much greater effect on your daily mileage than any amount of pre-planning you do ahead of time."

C&O Canal 1981 Bike Trip (photo: C&O Canal bike trip 1981)

We hope you'll see how easy a Great Allegheny Passage bike tour is and see your way to planning a day or multi day trip from town to town...  Read complete article HERE.

Tags: Biketour, bikepacking, bike camping, camping GAP trail, rail trail, adventure travel, Bike National Parks, Ohiopyle state park, bike route


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