Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-26-09, 09:47 AM   #1
Crash2Much
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How to find good bike Tours?

I know there are Bike tours all over the whole United States but how do I find them?

I want to do a supported ride. Several days of riding and camping. I would like to do 1 to 2 rides a month all summer. I don' t care how far I have to drive to get there. I am not interested in mountains or extreme hills. I have a Low Racer, P-38 and EZ-1.

In the summer when it is extremely hot 100+ degrees in the south in July and August I want to do rides in the north where it is NOT hot. I will do rides in the southern States in Spring and Fall.

Last edited by Crash2Much; 10-26-09 at 11:37 AM.
Crash2Much is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 11:07 AM   #2
Dan The Man
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1,215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ride a bike
Dan The Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 11:17 AM   #3
late
Senior Member
 
late's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Southern Maine
Bikes:
Posts: 8,419
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1322 Post(s)
What sort of touring do you want to do? Do you want to go with a tour company, by yourself, etc...

Pick a place.

Then come here and ask about it. I have several books like 25 bike rides in Maine.
Most will have a tour or two in them. I design a different tour every year.

So..where do you want to go first?
late is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 11:20 AM   #4
antokelly
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 3,128
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 106 Post(s)
have you any particular country in mind ,what type of touring are you interested in there's so much info out there but you need to let people what it is you want from a cycling tour,so go ahead make a wish list and the good folk's here will sort you out.
antokelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 09:22 PM   #5
mev
bicycle tourist
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Bikes: Trek 520, Lightfoot Ranger, Trek 4500
Posts: 1,156
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
One source if you are looking for organized rides: http://www.nbtda.com/default.php
mev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 11:38 PM   #6
Machka 
In Real Life
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 46,678
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 566 Post(s)
Check out my Links page:
http://www.machka.net/links.htm

I've got all sorts of links to organizations who put on events, and lists of events.
Machka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-09, 06:24 PM   #7
Herb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Cape Cod,MA
Bikes: Fuji Team SL , Dahon Flo, Dahon Mu P8, Ritchie Skyline tandem.
Posts: 82
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Check out www.adventurecycling.org
Herb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-09, 05:40 AM   #8
benda18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Durham, NC
Bikes: LHT + FreeRadical
Posts: 458
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I did my first supported tour this summer with Cycle America and couldn't have been happier. I thought it was a great value and as a bonus we never went hungry.
benda18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-09, 09:03 AM   #9
bikerbob1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: South Surrey, B.C
Bikes: Bacchetta Giro,Easy Racer Gold Rush, Norco
Posts: 102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Adventure Cycling offers at least 3 supported week long rails to trails rides, this year I did the Idaho Relaxed and the C&O Canal. Absolutely fantastic rides with great leaders, superb food and super friendly riders. New for 2010 is the Katy Trail supported and I'm going.
bikerbob1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-09, 03:10 PM   #10
dmitrij
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 51
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
these tours seem to be extremely expensive $3800 for 6 week long tour? Independently you can go for at least 6 months for that money
dmitrij is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-09, 03:11 PM   #11
dmitrij
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 51
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
katy trail is $1050 for 5 days, that more than $200 a day, thats like getting mugged
dmitrij is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-09, 05:09 AM   #12
cyclist2000
Senior Member
 
cyclist2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Up
Bikes: Masi (retired), Giant TCR, Eisentraut, Jamis Aurora Elite, Zullo (trainer bike), Cannondale, 84 Stumpjumper, Waterford(N+1), Tern D8 (N+1), looking for a Ti frame
Posts: 3,128
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
But there are lots of cross state rides that are a week long and cost just a couple of hundred of dollars, granted you have to buy your own food and most don't allow cooking at the camp site.
cyclist2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-09, 06:23 AM   #13
Dan The Man
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1,215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmitrij View Post
katy trail is $1050 for 5 days, that more than $200 a day, thats like getting mugged
...mugged once a day for 5 days.
Dan The Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-09, 08:05 AM   #14
BigBlueToe
Senior Member
 
BigBlueToe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central Coast, CA
Bikes: Surly LHT, Specialized Rockhopper, Nashbar Touring (old), Specialized Stumpjumper (older), Nishiki Tourer (model unknown)
Posts: 3,393
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Self-supported is much cheaper, but if I had the money I'd consider a supported tour. I think it might be nice to meet other people and be pampered.
BigBlueToe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-09, 08:13 AM   #15
John Nelson
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 537
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The back of bicycling magazines are usually full of tour ads.
John Nelson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-09, 05:06 PM   #16
15rms
Senior Member
 
15rms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 285
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Noo funteers is a bicycle touring company. Kind of high end uses top of the line hotels. If i can afford it I am going to try one of their tours next summer.
15rms is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:24 PM.