Empowering The Bicycle Traveler

Bike Touring Equipment

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

Holiday Gift Giving – Here’s some ideas

We've added a Gift Category to the website, allowing you to shop by price point for great biking gear.  Here are some items that should bring a smile to many a bike traveler. Bike Touring News Custom Water Bottle Who doesn't need a fresh water bottle?  These are Specialized's Purist bottles, BPA free. Dishwasher safe Read More

NOTE: The Bike Touring News store carries the Esbit Alcohol Stove and Trekking Cook Set. We don't stock the other stoves mentioned in this post. If you have been thinking about buying a stove for bike touring, and one of the mentioned stoves appeals to you, clicking on one of the links will take you Read More

Lone Peak Micro – Front Rack Top Bag

Years ago Sky King had a Zimbale Front Rack Top Bag. (Some may recall we were the North American Distributor for Zimbale - a company in So. Korea.) This small canvas bag was an excellent size for carrying small items on day trips or for running errands round town. The bag was just starting to Read More