Empowering The Bicycle Traveler

Event Coverage

Somewhere in the Middle of Montana

The 40th anniversary of Adventure Cycling Association. I will be riding my bike from Bozeman to Missoula, MT for the 40th Anniversary of Adventure Cycling Association, which happens July 15-17, 2016. As it turns out I will be following the route of my very first bike tour. I didn't know it at the time but Read More

Interbike- Part 1

Interbike OK time for the annual Interbike trade show in Las Vegas and for my annual rant about the bike "industry". Why is every bicycling publication, product and advertisement focused on performance? I logged into my show planner on the Interbike website to search for products and companies in the Navigation/Maps/GPS category since that seemed Read More

The theme for the 2012 North American Handmade Bicycle Show is fat-bikes! At least in the bike hermit's feeble mind. First up is Joseph Ahearne's take on the genre. I was able to squeeze in this interview when he wasn't bombarded with customers and we talked about this bike as well as the other off-road Read More

Oregon Manifest 2011 – Three Bikes

I judged the entries by how they incorporated the mandatory design features outlined on the Oregon Manifest site: -Anti-Theft System -Fender System -Lighting System -Load System -Free-Standing Under Load (While Parked) System With a heavy bias toward integration, quality of execution and aesthetics. In no particular order, I thought these bikes were outstanding. YiPsan Bicycles Read More

As the Bike Hermit makes his way back to the bike cave from Portland on Chief,  Sky King thought it would be a good idea to provide a link to the updates on the Oregon Manifest Website.  Some high quality photos and interviews with the builders and the judges Read More