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Bicycle Tourist is a term used to describe a cyclist who engages in long-distance, multi-day trips.

Example usage: 'The bicycle tourist pedaled through the countryside on his two-week journey.'

Most used in: Bikepacking circles, especially in Europe and North America.

Most used by: Cyclists who enjoy long-distance, multi-day trips.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 6/10

Also see: Cyclotourist, Cycle Tourist, Bikepacker, Bicycle Traveller,


What is Bicycle Touring?

Bicycle touring, also known as cycle touring or bike touring, is a form of bike riding that involves taking long-distance trips on a bicycle. Bicycle tourists often travel on roads and trails, carrying their own equipment and supplies.

Bicycle touring has been a popular form of recreation since the late 19th century, when the first long-distance rides began to be organized. Today, bicycle touring is a popular way to explore different countries, landscapes, and cultures.

Bicycle tourists typically travel with a touring bike, which is a specially designed bike that is designed for long-distance riding. Touring bikes typically have several features that make them more comfortable and efficient for long-distance riding, such as more comfortable seats, more gears, and more efficient brakes.

Bicycle touring can be done solo or in groups. It is often done for recreational purposes, but it can also be done for charity, fundraising, or other causes. It has become increasingly popular in recent years, with more than three million bicycle tourists worldwide in 2017.

Bicycle touring is an enjoyable and rewarding way to explore the world. It is a great way to get exercise, experience new places, and make new friends.

The Origin of the Cycling Term 'Bicycle Tourist'

The term 'Bicycle Tourist' first appeared in the late 1800s in the United States. It was used to describe cyclists who travelled over long distances for pleasure. At the time, cycling was becoming a popular pastime and people were travelling from city to city and even from state to state. These 'tourists' were often self-sufficient and carried their own camping gear and supplies.

The first recorded use of the phrase 'Bicycle Tourist' was in an article published in the Boston Globe on June 1, 1892. The article was titled 'The Bicycle Tourist'. It discussed the increasing popularity of cycling and the rise of 'tourists' who were travelling on two wheels.

The term 'Bicycle Tourist' quickly became widely used and was embraced by cyclists around the world. It is still used today to describe those who travel on bicycles for pleasure or to explore new places.

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