Join a unique experiential learning opportunity that benefits your body, mind and spirit – and your world. Our sustainable living immersion bicycle tours provide education, hands-on experience, opportunities for volunteering, personal growth, new ways of thinking and...Read More
Participants in former Sustainability in Motion bicycle tours have stated the bike tour was such an intense and powerful experience that it made a permanent, positive impact on their entire lives. Both those who were enlightened by the intensive sustainable living education they...Read More
Our sustainable living program attracts people from all walks of life. Our courses are attended by students, professionals and retirees. Despite the diverse background of our participants, they all choose our program because of their interest in sustainable green living. These...Read More
We change people's lives through intensive sustainability experiences focused on community building and biking.
Sustainable Living Bicycle Tours Change Lives
Sustainable living is more than just a buzzword. It’s a cultural movement that requires a real, genuine commitment to changing people’s lifestyles for the better. It incorporates healthy, green living which benefits not only human beings, but the environment. Going on a Common Circle bicycle tour is a great way to get in shape, see how sustainable living really works, and get the benefits of plenty of exercise and a one-hundred-percent organic food menu. It may sound unbelievable, but yes, you really can get all this from one bike tour!
The stage for the bicycle tours is the area around Eugene, Oregon, set in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. On these bike tours, you’ll get to experience the lush beauty of the area and the sustainable lifestyle for yourself in a way you simply can’t from the driver’s seat of a car! The tour begins with a day-long orientation which covers safety, getting to know each other, and learning exactly what the bike tour itinerary includes. This will also cover camping basics and the concepts of sustainable living, since many who attend these bicycle tours may never have camped, ridden long-distance on a bike, or be familiar with sustainable living and why it matters.
The next morning, you’ll head out on one of the many bicycle tours available. Many popular and unusual destinations await you, so expect some “culture shock” on the bike tour. One of the places you may visit includes the Dharmalaya Center for Human Development, a holistic center designed to be completely environmentally friendly and sustainable. Another is MattCyn Farm, which grows food sustainably using organic techniques. While not all bike tours will visit these or other places due to scheduling restrictions or farm workloads, every bicycle tour assures you’ll see the best aspects of sustainable living.
Each bicycle tour consists of biking from place to place an average of once every other day, camping at night, and various service and educational projects and activities in between. By doing this, these bike tours allow each visitor to make the most of their sustainability experience while enjoying the benefits and getting to see new things. There’s no better way to really explore an area than on a bike tour, allowing you to get a real “ground-level” perspective as to what sustainability is all about and what it means. These bicycle tours are also designed to foster a sense of fellowship and community, no matter where you’re from.
Bike tours vary as to schedules and itineraries, but one thing all the bicycle tours have in common is a chance to see what sustainability looks like from the perspective of people who live it day in and day out. Every bike tour assures an opportunity to learn more about sustainable living and how easy it is to achieve, as well as a great opportunity for bonding and making new friendships. Attending a bicycle tour gives you the chance to see a new mode of living and experience something out of the ordinary in a safe, fun atmosphere.
Another place you may see on your bicycle tour include Maitreya Ecovillage and International Community, a close-knit group whose members are committed to working together for the good and benefit of the whole community and everyone in it. As the bike tour travels from point to point on your unique itinerary, you’ll be surrounded by the beauty and grandeur of suburban Oregon. While all the bike tours are different, the underlying philosophy remains the same, which is what makes these bicycle tours such a unique and thrilling experience.
A bicycle tour with Common Circle doesn’t just teach about sustainability, but gives you the chance to truly live it for yourself. Every bike tour offers organic food and camping in the great outdoors, but each bicycle tour is as individual as the people who attend it. Along with the excitement of participating in bike tours, you’ll also learn about yourself and your limits, as well as how to live well while reducing your carbon footprint and meeting new friends who care as much about the planet as you do. All the bicycle tours are designed to expand your consciousness while giving you memories you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
When you sign on for any of the bike tours on offer, you’ll be doing your part to help the permaculture movement and amassing a fascinating body of knowledge about sustainable living. Each bike tour is designed to assure you won’t get bored, but have plenty of time to enjoy yourself and relax at the same time. All the bike tours are carefully planned and designed for the ultimate in safety while giving you the most educational and exhilarating experience. A bike tour is, in the main, a forgotten way to explore America, and many people think bicycle tours are a quaint relic of a bygone era. The fact is, a bicycle tour is a good way to slow down and experience your world through new eyes!
Each bicycle tour includes a comprehensive orientation and overview. Each bike tour’s route is carefully chosen to avoid high-traffic roads. This ensures all the bike tours are as safe and pastoral as possible. The orientation covers such things as community living and bike mechanics, so everyone on the bicycle tours can keep rolling and enjoy the harmony that only comes with living at one with your fellow people and nature.
Common Circle bicycle tours aren’t just any old bike tour. They’re an introduction to a sustainable lifestyle that’s great for you and our world. Each of these bike tours is intended to offer a great experience for people of every age and from all walks of life. It’s not just good for you, but for your family, your neighbors, and our planet. Try something really different and add a new experience to your resume. To learn more or to schedule your bicycle tour, contact Common Circle and see how you can be a part of the sustainability revolution!