Cycle Touring Essentials

Date and Time

Saturday, May 6, 2017


Berlin, MA,
Massachusetts, Central,


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).


This one day seminar covers the basic information needed to get you on the road cycle touring. We will cover what makes a perfect touring bicycle, including how you can tour with YOUR bike. We will cover the different types of touring, route/trip planning, finding places to stay, methods and systems for pannier packing, alternatives to panniers, equipment lists, cycling safety, and provide an array of handouts on where to find specific information and resources. The afternoon session will be a hands on demonstration of what to bring and how to pack it. Fully loaded bicycles and their owners will be available to answer questions, compare pros and cons of various equipment, and offer helpful hints. We have not included an in depth look at camping equipment**, but would be pleased to offer our recommendations for camping gear that works well for touring. As a class participant, you will be given preference to our beginner 2-day/one night mini tours to a local state park. This could be the first step to your next big adventure! This program will be held in Berlin, Mass. Fee for AMC members $10, non-members $15; non-refundable after April 15. Fee waived for active AMC Leaders (any activity, all chapters). Contact leader for payment address. ** For a workshop covering equipment used for both cycle touring and backpacking, plus backcountry ethics and Leave No Trace, click on

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $10 member / $15 non-member

Cycle Touring in Vermont


Bicycling - Touring

Offered By

Worcester (Mass.)




Adults (18+)


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I rode my first tour in 2004, and I've been cycle touring in the UK and the northeast US ever since. This is my eighth year presenting cycle touring with AMC.


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After years of long distance hiking including two Appalachian Trail completions, I tried bicycle touring. Since 2005 I have cycled from Coast to Coast (Annacortes Wa. to Bar Harbor Me.) and North to South (Ft. Kent Me. to Key West Fl.) with a long term goal of riding the perimeter of the U.S. While long rides are enjoyable, a cycle tour need not be an epic journey. A few days cycling in the company of like minded travelers to a local destinations is always a rewarding pleasure. Come join us.