Pedal Pioneers: A Guide to Bicycle Travel With Kids

I recall taking bike trips when I was younger, but nothing like the bike trips that are unveiled in Pedal Pioneers: A Guide to Bicycle Travel with Kids.

This A-Z Guide offers insight on how to organize overnight youth bike trips. I imagine it might also be downsized for families as well, or at the very least, you can find oodles of resources for your family at their website. The 88 page guide was created by over fifty bicycle experts from around the United States. The mission of Adventure Cycling is to inspire individuals of all ages to travel by bike. The book helps bike riders to explore America for fun, fitness and self-discovery.

I have not yet seen a copy of the guide, but I visited their website here to learn more about the guide.

At the site I found a PDF sample of a preview of the guide.

They also offer some free resources as well. Here are a some of them:

Bike Bits It is a free biweekly email newsletter that features brief articles of interest to recreational cyclists, upcoming events, and bicycle industry news. It’s a quick, informative read, distributed to thousands of cyclists across the nation every two weeks.


It is  a worldwide resource for anything bike-related. The Cyclists’ Yellow Pages includes state and country specific listings, bicycle tour books and maps, non-profit groups, and much more.


There are a bunch of great articles in our How-to Department that talk about touring basics, including hints on technique, shipping bikes, purchasing new wheels, and much more.


This online archive library of bicycle travel includes: feature articles, technical how-to’s, and columns from Adventure Cyclist magazine; clip-art; press releases; and Bike Bits e-newsletter.


Anyone can enter their trips, as far back as 1975, and add their thoughts and experiences so that others may learn and understand how satisfying bike travel can be.


You can enter your own ride and review others’  experiences. Each description includes a trip summary, a favorite experience, and miles traveled. It is a great source of inspirational words and insight.

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