Stuck like a tire in spring glop about how to begin organizing a bike trip for your brood? Now there’s help…
Pedal Pioneers: A Guide to Bicycle Travel with Kids is the first-of-its-kind print guide on how to organize youth bike trips. Initially developed in 2006, and now tweaked to offer better advice than ever, the guide, put out by the Adventure Cycling Association, is meant to help teachers, scouts, youth-group leaders and parents plan youth bicycling tours.
“Learning is much more fun when kids have control of the handlebars,” says Adventure Cycling’s Winona Bateman. “Bicycling is accessible to almost every youth, and a two-wheeled adventure will give them a memorable experience and potentially turn them into cyclists for life.”
Pedal Pioneers comes packaged in a user-friendly binder and features five step-by-step sections: Trip Design and Development, Turning Kids into Cyclists, Resources and Logistics, Life on the Road, Coming Home, and an Appendix (and resource directory) on how to create a multi-day youth trip. It will help you along every step of the way, from creating a trip proposal to choosing meals.
“You don’t necessarily need to be a seasoned leader or an accomplished rider to organize a bike trip — you just need a passion for kids and bicycling, and the time and energy to make it happen,” says Bateman.
Adventure Cycling’s nonprofit mission is to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle for fitness, fun and self-discovery, and getting America’s youth excited about cycling is one of the most important aspects of that goal. It’s offering Pedal Pioneers (which normally retails for $15, plus $9.50 in shipping and handling), to the Recreating with Kids community for free. All you will pay is $9.50 for shipping and handling.
To get your kids out the house and start cycling, order your free copy of Pedal Pioneers: A Guide to Bicycle Travel with Kids! at www.adventurecycling.org
ABOUT ADVENTURE CYCLING ASSOCIATION
Adventure Cycling Association is the premier bicycle travel organization in North America with nearly 45,000 members. A nonprofit organization, its mission is to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle. It produces routes and maps for cycling in North America, organizes more than 45 tours annually, and publishes the best bicycle travel information anywhere, including Adventure Cyclist magazine and the online Cyclists’ Yellow Pages. With 40,699 meticulously mapped miles in the Adventure Cycling Route Network, Adventure Cycling gives cyclists the tools and confidence to create their own bike travel adventures. Contact the office at (800) 755-BIKE (2453), email@example.com, or visit www.adventurecycling.org.