Books. No books! Paper is extremely heavy with respect to its usefulness. Read your tourist guide before the trip and leave it at home. The only thing that I need from a guidebook on the trip are maps of towns. I photocopy these or tear them off the guide – […]

WELCOME TO BICYCLE ILLINOISIllinois’ Bicycle Touring Company We are extremely sad to announce that due to the extensionof Wisconsin’s Safer at Home Order, GRABAAWR 2020 mustbe postponed.Significantly more information will be coming promptly for all participants, vendors, and suppliers. Registration is now open for all Bicycle Illinois events! Click Here […]

Europe Bicycle Touring: Trips and Advice A non-commercial website. All rights reserved ©2001-2019 HOME PAGE by David May   A non-commercial site. This non-commercial site presents much of what I have learned in twenty years of bicycle touring in Europe. You will find here cycling descriptions and photos for many […]

When it comes to buying a touring bicycle, most local bike shops will have only one or two models on the floor, if any. It isn’t that they don’t want to sell a high-quality touring bicycle, it is more an issue of economics and what price range the average person […]