One of the PALM organizers has put me in touch with another couple who will be participating in the tour and might be bringing along their one-year-old child. We’ve since exchanged a few emails and in the course of doing so the question was raised whether there are any good blogs or websites on the topic of family bicycle touring.
I have bookmarked and frequently visit the following sites on touring. Note that the emphasis here is on light, casual, recreational touring, not endurance races. All of these were found more or less by accident. I haven’t really put any effort into seeking out sites on the topic. Were I to do so, I’m sure I would find countless resources on touring.
- Adventure Cycling
- America by Bicycle, “Ride Journals“
- Bicycle Touring Pro
- Crazy Guy on a Bike
- The Epicurean Cyclist
I have also stumbled upon the following blogs, pages, and sites that discuss bicycling with kids. These were also found serendipitously. Unlike sites devoted to touring, however, I suspect sites on family cycling, especially with quality content, would be much harder to come by.
- Austin Bike Blog, “Children and Families” — note especially the “Tips for Biking with Kids” page
- Bike Date
- Chicago Bike Blog, “Biking with Kids“
- Family on Bikes
These are terrific resources. Surely there are others available also. Does anyone have any they would care to suggest?
Hopefully, Hadrian on a Bicycle will become a valuable resource for information on family cycling as our family first tackles this tour together and later takes on the challenges incorporating bikes as much as possible into our daily transportation needs.