Bicycles were originally introduced in Europe in the 19th century as a form of transportation. Today, they are still widely used for that purpose, but have expanded to recreational and fitness use. From teetering on two wheels the first time the trainers come off to the Tour de France, people all over the world have been enjoying the sport of bicycling for centuries
Wherever there are roads, be they paved or gravel, you can cycle. Take your bike out on smooth surfaces to cover a lot of ground in a short time while taking in the sights and sounds of beautiful countrysides or bustling cities. This may be the most leisurely form of recreational pedaling, but it is still a great workout. Cycling tours are available all over Canada, from an hour long ride all the way up to a coast-to-coast adventure.
Taking your bike off-roading offers a new challenge, diversified terrain, and access to surroundings and vantage points beyond where roads can take you. Biking involves more gentle paths than mountain biking, but still allows you to escape into nature. You can pedal along on a well-groomed trail that weaves through thickets of trees, alongside creeks and rivers, and around scenic lakes.
Pedaling can be a unique added touch to all kinds of tours. Interested in wine tastings? Travel from vineyard to vineyard in British Columbia via pedal bike so you can get some exercise in between sips. Or for a truly special social experience, hop on a 12-passenger U-shaped bike to make your way as a team through a food or craft beer tour in a big city. Or utilize bicycles to optimize your photography, bird watching, or stargazing excursion!
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Biking can speed up digestion, reducing bloating and preventing serious intestinal illnesses long-term.
A cycling tour is an environmentally-friendly way to see the sights and move between the different points of your adventure.
How you dress will depend largely on the weather, as hot days will need cycling shorts (for especially long trips, padded shorts!), moisture wicking socks, and a t-shirt or high-tech cycling jersey, while chillier temperatures will require a hat, gloves, and a lightweight jacket. No matter the season, you’ll want your biking shoes. If you are heading into the backcountry, bring along your wilderness survival essentials (first aid kit, navigation, food, water, knife, fire starter, communication, and a backpack) as well.
In addition to your bicycle, you’ll want a good helmet, as well as other protective gear like knee pads and wrist guards. Don’t forget a bottle of water or two!
Anytime you decide to go explore nature, you should…
Ensure your bike is in prime shape and adjusted to your height and weight before you go.
Change position while riding by moving your hands around on the bar and adjusting in your seat. This will help stop you from numbing out!
Look ahead of you rather than at the ground immediately in front of you so you can stay prepared for any upcoming obstacles or turns.
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