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At Carrefour the cheapest 20 inch folding bike is around 120 euros. If you have roller blades you can also ask them (and electric mopeds) to drag you along for short distances. [[User:Jackfang|JackFang]] was successful bikehitching in Shanghai, China with Rollerblades. Do expect to communicate in the local language.
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Some prefer to park the bike at a good [[Where to hitchhike|hitchhiking spot]] and wait there for a ride.
Others again have a folding bike and can put their bike in a normal car trunk/boot.
One can also use skateboards or rollerblades, but do expect to rely on hitchhiking more for long distances.
* You can let your bike carry your luggage instead of your spine.
* You are more flexible because you don't depend on traffic or public transportation. That means you can explore little beaches, rivers or villages with your bike and hitchbike further afterwards.
* You can bike to truck stops or service stations instead of hitchhiking there.
* You get a lot of attention if you are running on your bike with all the luggage.
Fold-able bikes with a 16 or 20 inch diameter are decent for commuting within a city. You can even bike out the city to find the closest service station. Within most European cities you don't need public transportation but you also can ride a bus normally by folding the bike and placing it in a bag.
You may find a 24 inch too large for the average family car. However a larger wheel theoretically allows you to commute faster within a city.
Anything smaller has around the same speed as a scooter or a skateboard, but much more expensive.
With folding bikes coming to popularity particularly in more densely populated cities, more drivers are starting to recognize them. What this means is that while pedalling on the road to your destination, it is possible to get a ride by sticking your thumb out for *any car passing by. Some drivers will recognize that you are riding a fold-able bike but they may not understand what you are doing. Having a sign may be helpful depending on the traffic speed.
[[File:Georgebike.jpg|300px|thumb|right|21-speed Pocket Sport]]Tiny folding bikes [http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/06/worlds_smallest.php like this one] make BikeHitching much easier. For longer trips, a real touring bike that folds up into a suitcase or a car trunk, like this 21-speed Pocket Sport from Bike Friday (picture). If you fold your bike, drivers won't even notice you have more than just big a backpack and then HitchBiking works just like normal hitchhiking.
[[User:Uyku.tulumu|Uyku.tulumu]] further confirms hitchbiking in Europe (Belgium, Germany, Austria, even Norway) seems even easier than normal hitchhiking because of the trust people have for cyclists and lack towards hitchhikers. (Did it with a normal sized bicycle, two panniers and a big front basket.)
[[User:Jackfang|Jackfang]] further confirms that in the summer of 2015 hitchhiking with a 20inch fold-able bike was the same difficulty without one for long distance. (Spain, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Italy) This is because when hitchhiking one can simply keep the folded bike out of sight, then when they stop just put it in their car like normal luggage. If their trunk does not fit just hold it on your lap.
== Bike-Hitchhiking ==
It is also possible to get a lift on a bike, as documented
here: [http:// danielsiegmund. nl/travel/ bike-hitchhiking/ Bike Hitchhiking] Only recommended in city centres full of bicycles, such as cities in the Netherlands ;)
== External Links ==
* [http://www.foldingbiketravels.com/2012/02/hitch-biking-through-africa.html FoldingBikeTravels.com on HitchBiking]
* [http://greencycle.ca/blog/?p=11 GreenCycle Blog]
* [http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/hitch_hiking/87468 Berner Werner about HitchBiking]
* [http://benn.org/2008/07/15/now-hitch-biking-travel-plan-updated/ Meinhard's thoughts about HitchBiking]
* [http://velo.wiki.yt/ Velowiki
], a project started by [[User:Guaka|guaka]] ([[User talk:Guaka|talk]]) in April 2013 __NOTOC__