One of the best ways you can become a better cyclist is by strapping on your helmet and going for a ride. Each time you get back on the bike and go for a ride, you get better and better. You may even feel so confident that you’ll want to begin preparing for a long ride!
If you’re already at that stage, it’s important that you know how to prepare for a bike tour so that the trip is fun and comfortable. Here are bike tips and tricks that will help you prepare for any kind of bike touring trips you may want to make!
As you prepare for your tour, you may want to use a cargo trailer if you are going on especially long tour. Most of the gear that you will need can fit in a cargo bag that usually comes with the trailer. It’s a good idea to keep the load between 15 to 30 pounds, but no more than 45 pounds.
When you’re packing the cargo trailer, you will want to keep the heavier items on the bottom and toward the front of the trailer – but you should experiment with the weight distribution prior to going on the tour.
As you prepare for a long bike tour, there are a lot of things that you may want to bring with you, but it’s always a good idea to bring along the essentials first, and then tack on extras like books, journals, and other non-essential items.