Biking Tips

Biking Tips

Following the WomanTours packing list is one of the sage pieces of advice that our 2023 Southern Tier riders told us.

Words of wisdom from our 2023 Cross-Country: Southern Tier bike riders

Are you thinking of riding your bicycle across the country? Are you already signed up for the Cross-Country: Southern Tier bike tour in 2024? If so,…

WomanTours' rental bike fleet now includes Cannondale Topstone 2, a bike that works for all kinds of terrain, from paved roads to crushed stone bike paths.

Our new gravel bikes travel beautifully on both road and trail

We have some exciting news for women who want to rent a bike while traveling on one of our domestic bike tours. This spring we acquired some new…

bike shoes

Happy feet make for happy cycling

There are a few sports you can do barefoot, but bike touring isn’t one of them. Comfortable, well-fitted footwear along with pedals that fit…

Grant Petersen’s “Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike”

A biking philosophy for the rest of us

Sometimes you meet up with a piece of writing that articulates a philosophy you’ve lived but never been able to formally express. And when you…

levels of difficulty for a bike tour

So, exactly how hard is that bike tour?

Ideally, we think a bike tour should make you feel physically invigorated, if not a bit challenged. Yes, you should be tired at the end of the day,…

woman bike riding in the winter

Winter’s coming. Keep bike riding.

Shorter days. Colder temperatures. And possibly even snow or ice. If you think winter is a time to put your bike away in storage, think again. In…