Dream, Explore, Bicycle: Low Cost, Low Impact, and Absolutely Inspiring
If you’re craving affordable travel, low-impact adventure, more meaningful connections with your family and friends, or simply some time to breathe, consider taking a bicycle tour! There are lots of ways to get started: plan a simple overnight adventure, map out a weekend getaway, or rally some friends for a week of exploring your region by bike. According to Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, bicycle touring is growing as more and more travelers take a turn toward the simple.
Get started with this “Bike Touring 101” article by Adventure Cycling Association. While you’re at it, check out the extensive and useful references in their How-To Department. Have a family? Learn about bicycle touring with kids. Mountain bike trips are another popular way to tour.
Adventure Cycling Association is also offering New American Dreamers 100 free memberships! As a member, you get discounts on route maps and you’ll received 9 issues of Adventure Cyclist magazine. The one magazine truly dedicated to bicycle travel, each issue is full of inspiring stories and beautiful photos from bicycle adventures around the world.
For some immediate inspiration, check out this first short video from Adventure Cycling’s new, “I Love Bicycle Travel” series, featuring images from Peru’s Sacred Valley and commentary from a young woman on the value of pedaling out of our comfort zones.
Winona Sorensen, Adventure Cycling Association
Adventure Cycling Association’s mission is to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle. It is the largest cycling membership organization in the U.S. with over 44,000 members. Learn more about us.