The Pedalshift Project 287: Gifts Ideas for a Person on a Bike Tour

We’re often asked what you should get someone into bike touring… but what about a gift for a friend or loved one who is literally in the middle of a bike tour? Inspired by a Reddit thread, but not one of *those* Reddit threads… some fun ideas that would really help make someone’s tour!

The Pedalshift Project 287: Gifts Ideas for a Person on a Bike Tour

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Gifts Ideas for a Person on a Bike Tour

An idea from Reddit! On the Touringbicycles sub u/brewmonday asked for ideas on what to get their brother for their birthday while they were on tour. So that got me thinking… here’s some ideas (some from the sub, some not)
  • My idea: a hotel night. That got a ton of upvotes.
  • Pizza delivered to a campsite
  • Massage in one of the upcoming towns
  • An e-reader
Other ideas
  • A gift card for a grocery store for a proper feast
  • Putting money on an account for their favorite fast food establishment they commonly fuel up at
  • Schedule a tune up at an LBS in a town they’ve got a zero day planned
  • Have you been in touch? Are they missing any gear? Ship ahead to meet them at a campground, hotel or even general delivery at a Post Office. Check out the tips on bounce boxes in the things we need to borrow from hikers episode  (PSP 085)

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