Recommending Biking/Cycling Books

A Bike Ride: 12, 000 Miles Around the World by Anne Mustoe
One woman’s travel adventures from here 12,000 mile journey circling the globe on her bike.
Adventure Cycle-touring Handbook: Worldwide Cycling Route and Planning Guide by Stephen Lord
Useful guide to help determine where you want your next cycling adventure to take place and how to do it.
Bicycling in Africa by David Mozer
A general run through of Africa specific cycling information.
The Complete Guide To Europe By Bicycle by Anthony Lambert.
Published in 2006, this is one of the most complete guides for bicycling in Europe.
Cycling Australia by Ian Duckworth
Everything you need to know about cycling in the Land Down Under.
The Cyclist’s Training Manual: Fitness and Skills for Every Rider by Guy Andrews and Simon Doughty
Workout routines and biking fitness for the serious cyclist
French Revolutions: Cycling the Tour De France by Tim Moore
Funny tale of a couch potato who attempts to ride the length of the Tour de France.
It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life by Lance Armstrong
Detailed memoir of Lance Armstrong’s road to recovery from cancer and coming back to win the Tour de France.
Latin America by Bike by Walter Sienko
General info and country by country cycling details across Central and South America.
Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance by Lennard Zinn
Manual of how to care, repair, and build your bike that manages to be entertaining and lively.

Useful Biking/Cycling Websites


Bicycle Touring 101 (
Introductory resource for those considering bicycle touring.
International Bicycling Fund (
Messy site, but has loads of data and links on cycling, organizations, races, events, fundraising, Bike-A-Thons, and much more.
Travel With Bicycles (
How-to info on taking a bike on planes and trains anywhere on the globe.
TierraWiki (
Wiki-style project to share bike, hiking, skiing, and running routes.
Veloroutes (
Tools for creating cycling routes and maps, as well as sharing with others and a useful forum.

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Bed, Breakfast, and Biking (
Guide to biking routes in the US and Canada, with details on inns and B&B’s to stay during your trip.


Intrepid Challenges (
Great information on how to prepare for a bike tour in Asia.


Bicycling Australia (
Home page of Australian biking magazine with event listings, route maps, and forums.
Sydney Cycling Club (
Local Members-only bike organization.


Le Tour (
Official web page of the Tour de France and includes route maps.
Rolling Across Europa (
Personal travelogue of one man’s 2006 cycling trip across Europe with tips and observations.


The UK’s national cycling organization. Useful website has a getting started section, gear advice, message board, photos, and maps.