Bike Touring News

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I Hate Goodbyes…

This day has been coming for a long time but that doesn't make it any easier.  The Bike Hermit and Sky King gave a characteristically unceremonious final farewell and walked out the door of Bike Touring News HQ today.  We're not likely to see them around these parts for many months at the very least.  Read More

Middle Fork Sub24O

A few months back, I came across a small article about a Sub24O ride from Crouch, ID to Boiling Hot Springs. After posting said article to Facebook, I find that I have 3 general types of friends, the kind that will click that little ‘heart button’ and then comment something like “you are so badass Read More

New Bikefishing Gear Roundup!

We want to help you have fun and catch fish on your rides, so we are expanding our selection of bikefishing gear!  We're stocking a selection of tenkara rods from DRAGONtail Tenkara, top-quality furled lines from Moonlit Fly Fishing and a range of tools, equipment and accessories hand-chosen to get you out on the water Read More

2017 Surly ECR and Krampus

With the creation of the Krampus and the ECR Surly Bikes introduced a new wheel/tire standard; 29+. In 2017 they revamped both bikes in order to take advantage of some new technologies and hub standards. Krampus In regards to handling, the Krampus has always been the more playful sibling to the ECR due to a slightly Read More