Bike camping is about escaping, about being off the beaten path, riding somewhere you could never get in just one day. It's an antidote for stress and one of the most affordable ways to travel. Plus, today's bicycles are reliable and easier to ride than ever. Easy gears make climbing a breeze and powerful brakes let you coast down hills with complete control. Bicycling never felt so good and with little effort you can explore to your heart's content.
When planning your ride the best maps are usually available from your local Forest Service Headquarters. Carefully consider the length of your route. A distance of about 20 to 25 miles a day gives you plenty of time to ride, sightsee, and explore, and still have time to set up camp and gather firewood.