Empowering The Bicycle Traveler

Ryan King

The Best Bikepacking Bike Part II: Luggage

Author's Note:  This post has been revised and updated as of January 9, 2017.  It was published in its original format on March 20, 2015. By now, hopefully you've had time to digest our introductory post and are ready to start equipping your mountain bike for bikepacking!  The best bike in the world won't do Read More

Author's Note:  This post was updated on Dec. 29, 2016.  It was originally published on Feb. 20, 2015. As interest in bikepacking and off-road bicycle travel continues to grow, many bike makers are offering machines that claim to be optimized for the task. We should know, as Surly's line is full of bikes like the Read More

#OptOutsideBTN Instagram Photo Contest!

It is coming.  You can practically smell the monster's rancid breath as it approaches.  Retailers and "consumers" across the country will soon be in its grip.  Poor, helpless employees will be struggling for survival like citizens of Tokyo hoping to escape Godzilla's rampage.  Of course, the monster I'm describing is the annual shopping blitz known Read More

6 Tips for Successful #BikeFishing!

Except on the most rugged of trails or in Wilderness areas where mechanized transport is not allowed, a bicycle is the ideal vehicle to transport you and your gear to your favorite fishing locations, especially if you'd rather escape from the crowds!  The hassle of finding a suitable place to park a truck on narrow Read More