Bike touring is not a relatively popular activity where I live (in the United States), though it’s slowly catching on. I think everyone should at least give it a try.

  • It’s healthy aerobic exercise that’s easy on the body.
  • It brings new environments, in a context where they can be patiently and clearly explored.
  • It lets you connect with new people in those environments.
  • As long-range personal travel goes, it has an extremely low environmental impact.

These things combine to create a unique and very rewarding kind of travel.

More personal reasons

I’ve gone on plenty of bike tours, and had lots of time to think about my own personal connection to the activity. You might find these more inspiring than the list above. Or maybe not! Everyone finds their own way.

And just to cover all the angles, here are some reasons not to go, and reasons not to blog about it if you do!

2 Responses to Why?

  1. Pingback: Janet Noble

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *