photo via tourdafrique.com
If you’ve ever seen the t-shirt website, Threadless, you know how it works: members upload their designs and the community votes on their favorites. The winning design gets produced and sold on the website. Now that concept is making its debut in the bike touring industry.
Tour d’Afrique Ltd. organizes and supports epic bike tours – some as long as 7,500 miles – across entire continents which sorta brings new meaning to the word “epic.” They even organize a race from Cairo to Cape Town which has to be the longest bike race on the planet.
Anyway, the Dream Tour concept is pretty simple: users propose new tour routes and the trip(s) with the most votes get organized. Right now the highest rated routes include “New Delhi to Singapore” and the “Pan-American” from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. Sound impossible? An unaffiliated group of guys recently completed this very route in only about 3 years.
If you’re interested at all in bikepacking or multi-day mountain bike trips, definitely poke around the Tour d’Afrique website to get some inspiration. What’s your dream mountain bike trip?