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, hundred and hundreds of people have helped me in one way or another to make my bicycle touring dreams come true.
But after being helped by so many people, I began to wonder how I might be able to help other people in their own lives.
It’s a topic I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about over the past couple years, so today I need your help to figure it all out.
What I want to know is this: How can we (as bicycle travelers) help other people while we’re on tour?
Let’s say that you have no money and little (or no) resources. How can you help other people along the way? How can you make this world a better place while you’re traveling by bike?
If you have an idea, a story, or a piece of advice on how we as bicycle tourists can help other people; improve the environment; or generally make the world a better place… please use the comments box below to submit your idea.
My hope is that by sharing these ideas, we, as a community of bicycle tourists, can help to make the world a better place. And hopefully, just thinking about how you can help others will encourage you to go out and do something for someone else.