Ready to Go!

Contributor: Susan Fox This year, after 10 years of discussion and 5 years of planning, my best friend and I set out on our first cross-country tour. We had been inspired by a roadside gentleman who invited us to share his fire during our first tour in Eastern Oregon…in the rain. His story about his …

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An Unexpected Covid Silver Lining: Connecting the Global Bike Community

Contributor: Ayleen Crotty, Filmed by Bike How the Filmed by Bike film festival persevered during this challenging time. In the early months of 2020, people around the world stayed indoors, unsure of what activities were safe during the increasingly confusing and scary global COVID-19 pandemic. For a while, there wasn’t yet any information on whether …

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Why Host? Why Be a Guest?

Contributor: Lance Chilton Sure, being a guest while bike-touring saves money. Sure, being a host makes us feel we’re paying back the Warmshowers community. But it’s more than that. Although I could probably afford to stay in four-star hotels, Warmshowers gives me a much closer opportunity to meet and learn from bicyclists in all the …

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Cycle Touring Books

Great reads authored by the Warmshowers Community!   Pedalling the Planet, Linda Beilig Over the course of two years, Linda Beilig and Tim Walton cycled over 40,000 kilometers around the world, passing through more than thirty countries on their way. By choosing bicycles as their means of transport, their pace of travel was slow, which …

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Route Planning: How to Choose a Route That’s Best for You

So you’re going on a bike tour! Whether you’re setting out on a 1-2 night bike overnight or planning a months-long epic tour, the first step is to figure out your route. Here are a few considerations to help you out.    Budget/Time constraints  Depending on where you are starting your ride and how much …

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Holiday Gift Guide: Best Bike Boxes For Your Favorite Travelers

Contributor: BikeFlights Looking for a holiday gift for the traveling cyclists in your life? BikeFlights has you covered with their easy-to-pack Bike Shipping Boxes. Available in four sizes to fit most bikes, they’re great for shipping bikes and bike touring gear to and from your favorite adventurer’s next bike tour.  BikeFlights Bike Boxes come packed …

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A Free Spirit

Contributor: Andres Garcia I am from Colombia and have been traveling by bicycle for five years. My trip began in Argentina, where I studied musical composition. I decided to travel by bicycle without thinking about it; it was a decision that I had made at the moment, as I said, without thinking about it. I …

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