2020 is proving to be the year of the bicycle! All over the USA bicycles are all of a sudden back in style! Streets and bike trails are busier than ever as Americans reconnect with the love of biking.
A recent survey done by the company finds that 21% of adults with bicycles plan to ride more during the pandemic, and 50% say they’ll keep riding after the pandemic ends. That’s led to several record online sales in April. Though there are bike shortages all over you have the option of using rental services like RentaBikeNow while you are waiting for shops to be restocked.
Cycling is for the Whole Family
Kids are riding bikes again to; just now they are bringing the whole family along. Moms get a break because they do not have to entertain their youth when cycling, she can just enjoy the ride.
Cycling is Good for Mind and Body
Cycling to work is not only safer than taking crowded public transportation but also so much better for your overall health and fitness. Riding a bike is a great way to keep the mind and body fit! If you cycle regularly, even if it is only at a comfortable speed, it strengthens your immune system. You no longer need the gym membership, cycling is an excellent alternative for athletes and people who still want or need to exercise.
Cycling is Expanding Worldwide
Even the UK is seeing a 200% increase in bike orders and cycling. Bike stores there are struggling to meet demand. Cycling UK has commissioned research that shows how initiating about 100 bike lanes in local cities can make cycling and walking easier. This is already happening in Germany, Paris, Milan and even the Scottish government announced funding for temporary space on the roads for more bike traffic.
Cycling Vacations are Now in High Demand!
All this self propelled activity is getting tourists more interested in cycling vacations, bike tours and active vacations. Why not take a bike tour and see something new! Experience your destination close up. Smell the air, feel the temperature changes, see the little things around you. Active vacations will put you in the middle of a region and close to the local culture.
Great Bike Tours takes all the work out of planning your cycling vacation. Fall trips are available to destinations like New York’s Adirondack Park, Nantucket & Martha ’s Vineyard, New Hampshire, and Vermont (during fall foliage season). You will travel with full road support at all times, experience 5 star lodging and enjoy exquisite meals along the way. Our guides are the best in the business! The tour guides are the heart of the business, we all know that. They can help make or break your bicycle vacation. We want them to be enthusiastic, fun, supportive, patient, informative, and encouraging. We depend upon them to haul our luggage, fix our bikes, feed us, and generally take excellent care of us. So why entrust your bicycle vacation to just any average-joe guide?
It’s time to travel with the best Great Bike Tours! Our veteran guides have been leading bicycle vacations since 1996, and have accompanied over 5,000 people on their trip-of-a-lifetime.
So what are you waiting for… come travel with us! We encourage you to book early due to the increased demand. Please visit our website and contact us with any questions, concerns or for itineraries.
Why Travel With GBT
We are a family owned and operated bike tour company that treats you like royalty. We offer very personal bike vacations, with small groups of people (18 max). Our guides are professional, patient, friendly, and fun, and we all have a genuine desire to make each person’s trip special and memorable. We will go above-and-beyond what you’ve experienced before. You’ve traveled with the rest; now travel with the best – Great Bike Tours.
We take great pride that 85 percent of our guests have traveled with us more than once… an achievement we are very proud of. To find out why people keep coming back to Great Bike Tours, have a look at some of the testimonials on our website. To see the very latest testimonials, please check out our reviews on TripAdvisor and Facebook.