Bike Camping Is The Way To Go When You’re RVing



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bike-camping-photo-by-richardmasoner-on-Flickr.jpg What do you do once you’ve got the motorhome all parked, the awning extended, and the lawn chairs out? If you’re like most RVers, you have 2 choices:

  • Sit down and vegetate.
  • Take the bicycles off the rack on the back of your RV and go exploring. 

The quickest way to be bored is to automatically move from the driver’s seat to the lawn chair. 

Not only is a sedentary lifestyle boring, it’s bad for your health.  A quick spin around the campground can get your blood pumping again for renewed energy.

Driving through a quiet, country community just isn’t the same as bicycling along the same country lane.  You will excite many more senses than just your sight when you’re riding a bike.

 

Here is a small list of some of the sights, sounds and smells that you are acutely aware of when you’re on a bicycle: 

  • Fresh cut grass
  • Backyard barbeques
  • Smoke from a country cabin wood stove 
  • Birds chirping
  • Squirrels chattering
  • Children laughing and playing together

The fresh air will invigorate you and give you renewed energy. If you want to soak up the scenery at or near your campground, there’s no better way to do it than on a bicycle when you’re RVing. That beats sitting in a lawn chair… now doesn’t it?

How To Find Campgrounds With Bicycle Trails Nearby

Bicycle touring has become a great sport.  Exciting tours are organized all over the country that can take you through some spectacular scenery.

With bicycling being so popular, many bicycle friendly communities have established bike trails that can show you highlights of the area up close and personal. 

Combine all of this stimulation and your spirits will soar, your mind will be cleared, and your attitude toward life will become more alive. Whether you’re riding alone or in a group, getting in touch with your inner self helps to focus your thought process on what is important in life.

RVing and Bicycling Naturally Go Together

Bicycling is an invigorating pasttime that is a natural partner to the RV lifestyle. 

With your RV as a home base, your cycling adventure can take you on excursions that you couldn’t consider with a large motorhome. 

Making use of a bicycle rack bag that is specially designed to attach to your touring bicycle, you can venture off the beaten path to new and exciting places.

By installing a bike rack on the back your RV, you can easily carry a number of bicycles.  Are you pulling a travel trailer? If so, a simple bolt-on adapter style of bike rack will allow you to make use of any receiver style bike rack.

Choose The Bike That’s Right For You

There are a number of different styles of bicycles to choose from.  Each style is designed for specific needs.  It may take some research to determine which style is best suited for your intended use.

For example, there are ultra lightweight bicycles for racing, while other bicycles are more sturdy and comfortable for carrying travel gear over long distances.  Prices can vary and often run into the thousands of dollars, so I would advise you to consult an expert to help you determine the style of bicycle that suits your needs best.

Bicycling Helps Keep You Young And Fit

Nowadays, 45 years of age is the new 30 and staying in shape to enjoy life is what it’s all about.  Bicycling is fantastic exercise and will keep you young and healthy for many years to come. 

Remember your youth? When I was young, my bicycle was my trusted steed… always at the ready to head off on an adventure.  It was my transportation, my way to participate in the wonders of the world, and my freedom to go wherever I liked — within reason. 

Being a country boy, if I wanted to expand my horizons it was done on my bicycle.  Some things just never go out of style.

Curtis

I’ve been involved in RVing for over 50 years — including camping, building, repairing, and even selling RVs and motorhomes. I’ve owned, used, and repaired almost every class and style of RV ever made. I do all of my own repair work. My other interests include cooking, living with an aging dog, and dealing with diabetic issues. If you can combine a grease monkey with a computer geek, throw in a touch of information nut and organization freak, combined with a little bit of storyteller... you’ve got a good idea of who I am. To date, I've shared my RV knowledge in over 300 articles here at The Fun Times Guide! Many of them have over 25K shares.

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