So you want to go bike touring?

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  • Date
    Wednesday, 11 September, 2019
  • Time
    From 05:30 pm to 07:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Toronto
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Toronto
    300 Queen Street West
    Toronto, ON

Bring your sense of adventure and join cycling expert and teacher, Shuaib, as he goes over the fundamentals of cycle touring in this 1.5 hour session.

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Understand the basics of cycle touring
  • Understand the importance of comfort, frame strength and stability when selecting a bike
  • Be familiar with how to pack and equally load their bike
  • Know how to dress for different weather conditions
  • Be familiar with how to trip plan
  • Learn about cycle tour destinations
  • Know where to find additional resources

The following topics will be covered:

  • Touring Bikes
  • Comfort, frame strength and stability
  • Tires
  • Component considerations
  • Gear Range
  • Planning your purchase if you are going to buy a bike
  • Bike Fit
  • Rear Rack
  • Front Rack
  • Pannier Bags
  • Hot Weather
  • Cold Weather 
  • Wet/Windy Weather 
  • What to wear, clothing tips, layering
  • Cycling Shoes
  • Route planning and preparation
  • Q & A

Any questions or concerns please contact us at the store at 416-340-2667

MEC is a retail co-op that sells that sells exclusively to members. Members get the best products at fair prices, access to rental gear, one of the best guarantees around, and every sale goes to support the outdoor community through MEC's All Out. A lifetime membership is $5, the same since 1971.