Amherst, MA (PRWEB) February 26, 2009
BBTouring.com, a new bicycle touring e-magazine, ride map, and B&B directory announced today the phase I launch of their new Internet Web site for health conscious adults and families who enjoy cycling between Bed & Breakfast Inns.
Referred to as "credit-card touring" in the bicycle touring world, these types of touring cyclists prefer to travel lighter, stay in bed and breakfast inns along the way, and eat out in restaurants instead of bringing along camping equipment and carrying their own food to cook and eat.
Site publisher Kimo Lee -- an avid touring cyclist himself -- said that "credit-card touring is such a fun way to stay healthy, bond with people we love, and enjoy the sights and experiences we would just drive by in a car."
"By staying at inns, riders can look forward to a nice hot shower and a comfortable bed at the end of their day's ride, and enjoy a quality meal at a local restaurant."
Typically, a minimal amount of clothing is transported making for lighter loads while cycling between inns, especially without the need for heavy camping equipment. Other van-supported options are frequently available from local vendors.
In addition to articles of interest to touring cyclists, BBTouring.com features a directory of bicycle-friendly Bed & Breakfast Inns, national and local bicycle trail information, including rail trails, a member blog, and a social-networking area where registered members may share their favorite rides, follow each other's touring exploits on "walls", view photos, and recommend their favorite destinations. A Tech Talk Forum is also included on the site where members may discuss bicycles and credit-card touring.
Phase II additions -- due in April of 2009 -- feature a ride-mapping tool allowing members to log and share their outings with other site visitors, as well as reviews of touring-oriented bicycles and accessories.
Lee went on to say that, "while there is still work to be done on the site until it is fully operational, such as populating the complete database of inns, and finishing the ride-mapping tool, we wanted to go ahead and launch the site so that interested visitors could sign-up as members and begin to network. We want to hear about their experiences, and for others less experienced, we want to answer their questions so they can get started in enjoying this type of cycling getaway."
Recent studies indicate that Americans are tending to look for vacation options that are closer to home, less-costly, and involve some kind of a health-related activity. Cycling vacations are a perfect answer to all of those requirements.
For additional information on BBTouring.com contact Kimo Lee, or visit http://www.bbtouring.com.
The premier US-based, credit-card touring e-magazine showcasing bicycle-friendly Inns, bicycle trails, ride maps, and gear reviews.