Empowering The Bicycle Traveler

Bike Touring Equipment

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

Summer Love – Maxxis Chronicle 29+

Indeed, Sky King has a new love. I happen to be quite spoiled and spend many happy hours on my " Excellent Creative Riding" machine also known as the "Extremely Cool Ride" and for those of you who don't know me, just call it my Surly ECR. We ventured out in August for a S24O Read More