When touring by bike there are sure to be occasions when you’ll run into an individual and resolve that you just need to communicate with them after you go your separate methods. This individual could also be one other bicycle owner, somebody you met within the grocery store, or a sort stranger who allow you to sleep of their yard. Regardless of the case, carrying a bicycle touring enterprise card is a good way to make sure that you keep in contact with this individual when you go your separate methods.
I first noticed the concept of bicycle touring enterprise playing cards on my second lengthy distance bicycle tour alongside the TransAmerica bicycle route. I used to be in a small city in Western Kansas after I stopped to make use of a big picket outhouse on the facet of the street.
Moreover the truth that this outhouse was made out of wooden, it was identical to all the opposite outhouses I had ever seen. It was a field with a gap within the backside. That was it!
However in contrast to different outhouses, this one was crammed with playing cards from touring cyclists. There should have been a couple of dozen enterprise playing cards plastered to the outhouse partitions from cyclists who have been touring the TransAm Route that summer time. Once I noticed the playing cards so proudly displayed contained in the picket outhouse on the facet of the street I assumed to myself, “What a good suggestion!”
And it’s a good suggestion! So good in reality, that I’ve created my very own bicycle touring enterprise playing cards and I exploit them on a regular basis.
You’ll word that my enterprise card is fairly easy. It has my identify, e-mail handle, web site handle, mailing handle, and nothing extra. My emblem and a pair purple strains are there simply to spice it up, however in any other case, the cardboard is fairly plain.
How do I exploit my bicycle touring enterprise playing cards?
Each time I meet somebody who’s fascinated about my travels or has an curiosity in touring by bicycle, I merely pull out one among these playing cards and hand it to them. This protects me the time of getting to discover a pen and paper and write down all my data. It additionally eliminates the possibility that they are going to be unable to learn my handwriting. As well as, having a card resembling this makes me look extra skilled.
You’ll word that my telephone quantity will not be on the cardboard… and I’ve carried out this on objective. I made a decision to go away my telephone quantity off of the cardboard as a result of 1) I don’t actually like getting telephone calls on a regular basis and a pair of) I’m not at all times in america and capable of reply my telephone. If I do resolve that I need to give somebody my telephone quantity, I merely pull out my card and write my quantity on the again. It’s that simple!
In order that’s how I exploit my bicycle touring enterprise playing cards… and if you’re planning an extended distance bicycle tour, I recommend you think about making some playing cards of your personal. In case you are planning to journey for charity or are making a bicycle tour to lift consciousness for a specific trigger, having enterprise playing cards that inform a bit of bit about you and what you might be doing is a good concept! Greater than something, your bicycle touring enterprise playing cards are going to be a fast and simple approach to make sure that you communicate with the folks you meet in your travels.
You can also make some fairly easy enterprise playing cards with Microsoft Phrase and different such packages (resembling Writer, Illustrator, and so forth.). When you’ve designed your playing cards, you will get them professionally printed and minimize, or you possibly can merely take them to your native copy heart and print and minimize them your self. You probably have them professionally printed, you’ll doubtless need to order 500 or extra. However if you happen to take them to your native copy heart, you can also make as many (or as few) as you please.
When you’re planning to be out on the street for some time, begin with 100 playing cards and see what occurs. When you use all of them up, you possibly can at all times make extra.
Have you ever used bicycle touring enterprise playing cards or one thing comparable previously? How precisely did you employ them? In case you are planning a bicycle tour, how may you make use of what you are promoting playing cards to make extra folks conscious of your biking adventures? Please share your concepts by posting within the feedback field beneath.