Dreaming of getting away in August? How about getting away from your car? Xtracycle, a maker of “cargo bike” kits, offers up “car-free vacation tips” so you can fill your vacation with “clean, affordable, soulful transportation,” whether in town or exploring the wilderness. Among the hints: plan ahead, choose your destination wisely, combine modes, and travel light.
Xtracycle also gives you a chance to fulfill your dreams: one lucky winner in its “What I Would do on My Car-free Vacation” Contest will receive two cargo bike kits. And yes, you can get really far away on a bike: Xtracycle-equipped mountain bikes were used for the trans-Siberia segment of last year’s Expedition 360 human-powered circumnavigation.