Category Archives: Polls/Surveys

I’m Going To France & I Need Your Help Selecting The Best Bike Tour

I’m currently in the process of planning my bike tours for 2019… and I’ve decided that I’m going to return to France for another epic bicycle touring adventure! Click here to help me plan my bike tour. I’ve been to France on several previous bike tours, but France is one of the best destinations in […]

READER SURVEY – What Do You Want from Bicycle Touring Pro in the New Year?

bicycle touring pro readers on a bike ride in santa fe new mexico

Will you do me a quick favor and fill out this short survey? It’s been more than 10 years now since I started Bicycle Touring Pro and began my mission of helping people from all around the world experience the joys and benefits of bike travel. In that time, a lot has happened: I’ve cycled […]

What Advice Would You Give To Someone Planning His Or Her First Bicycle Tour?

First-time bicycle tourists ask me for advice all the time… but now I want to hear what you have to say. If you’ve ever been on a bicycle tour before, whether it be a short tour near your home or a long-distance bicycle touring adventure, what advice would you give to someone who was planning […]

GU Energy Gels: Have You Ever Used Them?

Have you ever seen those energy gel packets at the supermarket or in your local bike shop? I had seen them in the past, but I had never actually tried any of them for myself. That is, until I was recently sent a sampler packet for the entire line of GU energy products. Inside the […]

Where Do You Most Want To Go In The World?

Danube Waltz Boat and Bike Tour

This past Friday I asked readers here at Bicycle Touring Pro to head on over to the BTP Facebook page and tell me where they were from, where they most wanted to go in the world and why they wanted to go there. These are some of the responses I received: I promised that those […]

Bicycle Touring For Weight Loss

Is it possible to use a bike tour as a means of losing weight? Think about it! On a long-distance bike tour you spend day after day on your bicycle, pedaling for hours on end, climbing hills, battling the wind, and pushing your bike. Surely all of that exertion has to pay off in weight […]

Are Americans Afraid Of World Travel?

When I think of traveling, I imagine myself in a far off place, meeting interesting people and learning about new ways of life. But I’ve noticed a recent trend amongst readers that I’d like to share with you today. Here’s the deal: When you sign up for my free bicycle touring email mini-course, one […]

What Is The Most Amount Of Weight You Have Ever Lost On A Bike Trip?

Many who travel by bike do so in order to lose weight and get in shape. I’ve been asked hundreds of time how much weight loss one should expect when traveling by bike, but I’d like to hear from you: I’d love to get your comments on this topic. Leave a comment below and tell […]

Have You Been On A Bicycle Tour Before?

For the past year I’ve been surveying readers here at and asking them, “Have you been on a bicycle touring in the past?” I gave them only three options to choose from: No, not yet Yes Yes, more than once in fact! 152 people answered this particular question… and here are the results: 68 […]

What Is Your Single Biggest Question About Bicycle Touring?

If you’ve already joined the mailing list, then you’ve likely been asked to fill out a short survey about bicycle touring. Since I first created that survey in late 2007, I’ve had more than 600 people fill it out and answer the question, “What is your single biggest question about bicycle touring?” Here are […]

The Dumbest Thing You’ve Ever Brought With You On A Bike Tour

Over the years I’ve done a lot of experimenting on my bike trips. Every trip has been different and I’ve brought different items with me on each of my tours. After nearly eight years of bicycle touring, I’ve learned what I need to bring with me and what I should leave at home. And even […]

How Can Bicycle Tourists Help Others Along The Way?

Over the past seven years, I’ve been helped by hundreds of people from around the world. Some people have helped me by donating money for my rides. Others have given me a free place to stay or a free meal of some kind. Some gave me advice. Others shouted words of encouragement. Over the years, […]