Long-distance Touring Tips
Here are some tips on how to plan for riding a bicycle from New York to California:
- Choose the right bicycle. You'll need a bicycle that is comfortable and reliable, and that can carry all of your belongings.
- Plan your route carefully. This includes choosing a route that is safe and accessible, and that has places to camp or stay overnight.
- Pack light. You'll only have so much space on your bicycle, so it's important to pack only the essentials.
- Be prepared for anything. Things don't always go according to plan when you're riding a bicycle across the country, so it's important to be prepared for anything. This includes having a first-aid kit, a map, and a compass.
- Be flexible. Things change, so it's important to be flexible and go with the flow. This includes being willing to change your plans if necessary.
Here are some additional tips:
- Start training early. It takes time to build up the stamina and strength needed to ride a bicycle across the country. Start training early so you're ready for the challenge.
- Get a good pair of tires. You'll be putting a lot of miles on your tires, so it's important to get a good pair that will last.
- Wear sunscreen and a hat. The sun can be very strong, so it's important to protect yourself from the sun's rays.
- Stay hydrated. It's important to stay hydrated, especially when you're riding in hot weather.
- Take breaks. Don't try to ride too many miles in one day. Take breaks to rest and refuel.
- Enjoy the journey. Riding a bicycle across the country is an amazing experience. Take the time to enjoy the scenery and the people you meet along the way.