Free Bicycle Touring Guide

Bicycle Touring Basics - a guide

Bike Touring Basics – a beginners guide to bicycle touring

This free 86 page bicycle touring how to eBook from Friedel Grant is full of information on how to plan your first bike trip.

Topics included:

  • Why Go Bicycle Touring?  Everything that’s so special about exploring the world on two wheels.
  • No Experience? No Worries!  Go on an adventure, even if you don’t have a lot of experience or the perfect equipment.
  • How Much Will It Cost?  A look at different styles of bicycle touring, and how much you might spend.
  • Five Great Places To Ride.  Some favourite bicycle travel destinations.
  • Where To Sleep.  Pitch your tent in a field or splurge on a hotel. The option is yours.
  • Route Planning.  What to consider when mapping out a bike tour.
  • Solo Or With Friends?  Should you hit the road alone, or find a friend to ride with you?
  • Don’t Freak Out!  One woman’s story of her family’s reaction to her plans to ride solo across the U.S.A.
  • Training For A Tour.  A few things to do, before you take a first trip.
  • How To Pick A Touring Bike.  Over 10 pages dedicated to choosing a bicycle. Learn about types of bikes and compo­nents such as frame material and wheels.
  • Bikes To Consider.  A look at some popular touring bikes currently on the market.
  • Gear Focus.  Aside from the bike, what else do you need? See our favourite bicycle accessories, camping gear, bike locks and more.
  • Loading Up The Bike.  Now that you have all the equipment, it’s time to learn how to carry it all. We tell you about panniers, luggage racks and trailers.
  • An Amazing Journey.  A dose of inspiration from Louise Sutherland, a woman who cycled the world in the 1950s.
  • Equipment List.  A checklist so you don’t forget anything!