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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.
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.
== 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__