Have you ever thought of being a Warm Showers or Couchsurfing host? Warm Showers has over 24,645 active hosts and 41,412 members at the time of writing and is cycle touring specific. Here is Jack Moore’s account of hosting bicycle tourers and contributing to the Warm Showers community.
Jack Moore | The Velo Hobo:
“Much of the adventure of bicycle touring is meeting new people. Most of my tales of the road center on the wonderful fellow travelers I’ve happened across. A person on a loaded bike isn’t a stranger, but another adventurer out adventuring, and there seems to be an instant connection. Curiosity overcomes shyness and a roadside friendship is born.
When not on tour that instant connection is something I miss. One way to experience that same camaraderie when not touring is to open up your home to bike tourists as they pass your way.