As a rider, it’s amazing how fast technology is changing the way we find our routes, think about rides and actually follow along. I’m as likely to use the GPS on my phone to pinpoint my location and route find as I am to look at a cue card. Certainly, all the work of planning rides and then logging them has gone digital.
Here’s a few guides I put together several years ago when I started by BikeNerd blog and when people might have done things like download a PDF and take it with them! You’re welcome to print, share, or link with attribute.
Your First Tour: Ten Things to Know for Your First Tour
Created for the Boston Bicycle Show to support a talk on bike touring I was doing, this handout is meant to inspire folks to give traveling by bike a try. With lessons learned on the road, a packing list and a few online resources to people started, it’s a straight-forward magazine approach to get people dreaming about distant locations and legs in motion.
Bicycling Boston’s Underground Railroad
While the hoards of tourists make the Revolutionary history of the Freedom Trail Boston’s most known tourist activity, this guide takes a look at the important place that the thinkers and activists in Boston had in helping end slavery. Starting in the National Park Service’s Boston African American National Historic Site on Beacon Hill, this bicycle tour takes the rider through an additional three cities along both sides of the Charles River to pre-Civil War sites of those involved in the Underground Railroad and emancipation movement.
Until I can compile a list of my favorite local rides and destinations, I’d suggest checking Bikely, a pretty good Google-Map mashup.