Cycling extends the catchment area for transit






Enquiring at a train station - Nice FR Stop at a winery - Vancouver Island Winery shopping trip - Vancouver Island  

CycloTouring Evolving Focus

Why do I like to undertake CycloTouring? I do not know. Many times have I pondered that while on a tour. Still, I do not have a clear picture of why I like to be on the road.

While I continue to ponder this question, I have cycled more than 100,000 kilometres over the last 20 years on trips 4 days and longer, up to ten and a half month. 2 to 4 months seems to be a popular length of a cycling tour for me. On top of that, I have cycled 10,000 or 20,000 kilometres on two or three day trips, usually weekend trips. Then I must have accumulated in excess of 10,000 kilometres of one-day touring trips. Catching a bus, commuter or intercity train to a destination outside of where I live and cycle for the day, seems to be a thing that I enjoy.

2012 has been a good year for CycloTouring with a one week trip into the Rocky Mountains, a three week trip in Southern France through their premier wine country, and a two and a half month trip from Calgary, AB to Southern California and then to Vancouver, BC. Combined Mobility was the operative phrase for the northern portion of the trip combining some train sections as time became a limiting factor. Oh yes, there was the week cycling in Toronto for transportation and also for enjoying the bike trails along the waterfront and along the rivers inland. Then there were some cycling day trippers with the GO Train out of Toronto and its bike cars through the wine country of the Niagara Peninsula and with Amtrak for a day in Austin TX,

So, I will continue to tour and ponder why I enjoy my time touring on my bicycle(s).



Velo.Urbanism, Barcelona

Velo.Urbanism, the Blog

CycloTourists - At the Train Station, Looking for Information


the Day Trippers  


Abbotsford cyclists on the way to San Diago CycleTouring  
Weekend Wanderers the CycloRovers    








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This website is currently under construction and will change over the upcoming months. Thanks you for your patience while we are trying to make it interesting for people who focus on cycling and its contribution to liveable, vibrant communities.

Articles will be posted periodically. Normally, these articles will be highlighted in the Velo.Urbanism blog.



Latest Articles:

2013-06-28: CycloTouring – Seattle to Vancouver


Articles in the works:


GO Trains, bike cars, and cycling in the Niagara Peninsula

Weekend Wanderers

The fabulous Coeur d'Alene trail crossing northern Idaho along a 110 kilometres route from Plummer to Mullan at the Montana state line.

Banff Legacy Trail, a 26 km trail from the East Entrance of the Banff Park to the townsite, then continuing on to the Bow Valley Parkway on the way to Lake Louise. The cycle this year ended in a series of 5 articles posted on a blog.


A few articles from the latest and the French cycling experience.


First CycloTouring Trip for three Italians - Outside of Avignon FR

First time on a CycloTouring trip - the three Italians on a road west of Avignon, FR








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