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Cycling Tourism 101


Self-supported bicycle travel - also known as bike touring or bikepacking - is a style of travel where cyclists carry their gear in bags attached to the bike. This kind of travel is characterized by constant movement, with the riding itself being the destination, and most self-supported bike travelers spend a single night (sometimes two) in each overnight location. Most self-supported bike travelers follow routes mapped by organizations like Adventure Cycling or Bikepacking Roots, while some design their own routes or follow whatever road is most convenient to get to their destination!


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