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Bike Touring CoverBike Touring
The Sierra Club Guide to Travel on Two Wheels

By Raymond Bridge
Paperback, 448 pages
ISBN: 978-1-57805-142-7
A Sierra Club Outdoor Adventure Guide

NOTE: You can also download this title from many popular e-book vendors.

The original edition of Bike Touring, published in 1979, introduced tens of thousands of riders to the joys of bicycle travel and quickly became the go-to reference for bike-touring enthusiasts. But much has changed in the last three decades, and this fully revamped edition cover both the latest equipment and the expanding universe of touring options for a whole new generation of riders. 

This book’s expert advice enables both novice and veteran bike travelers to get the most from any journey, while saving money and staying safe. It includes detailed information and tips on how to:

  • Train, equip, and plan for tours of any length and difficulty, from overnight trips near home to multiweek journeys abroad
  • Choose among touring options, including supported commercial tours, roof-to-roof (or “credit card”) tours, and fully independent, self-contained travel
  • Select equipment from the myriad choices available, starting with road, mountain, or world-touring bikes
  • Evaluate bike frames and fit, drive trains, wheels, brakes, saddles and handlebars, and accessories
  • Camp along your route, make roadside repairs, and transport your bike by land or air

In an extensive Resources section, author Raymond Bridge offers advice on what to pack and directs readers to books, articles, map sources, retailers, organizations, and a wealth of information on the Web. And through this acclaimed guide, he never loses sight of the main point: the joy of experiencing new places under your own power.

“The best guide to bike touring.” —Library Journal

 “What you need to know to make touring on wheels a happy experience.” —Country Journal

“Highly recommended.” —Booklist

Raymond Bridge is a seasoned bicycle tourist and the author of ten books on outdoor sports, camping, travel, and natural history. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.








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