We’re often asked what you should get someone into bike touring… but what about a gift for a friend or loved one who is literally in the middle of a bike tour? Inspired by a Reddit thread, but not one of *those* Reddit threads… some fun ideas that would really help make someone’s tour!
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Gifts Ideas for a Person on a Bike Tour
My idea: a hotel night. That got a ton of upvotes.
Pizza delivered to a campsite
Massage in one of the upcoming towns
A gift card for a grocery store for a proper feast
Putting money on an account for their favorite fast food establishment they commonly fuel up at
Schedule a tune up at an LBS in a town they’ve got a zero day planned
Have you been in touch? Are they missing any gear? Ship ahead to meet them at a campground, hotel or even general delivery at a Post Office. Check out the tips on bounce boxes in the things we need to borrow from hikers episode (PSP 085)
As always we like to close out the show with a special shoutout to the Pedalshift Society! Because of support from listeners like you, Pedalshift is a weekly bicycle touring podcast with a global community, expanding into live shows and covering new tours like this summer’s upcoming bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there’s one-shot and annual options if you’re not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at pedalshift.net/society.
Mark Van Raam
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