Empowering The Bicycle Traveler


Packing for the Smoke ‘n’ Fire 400

Greetings!  I'm a new voice here so I'll briefly introduce myself.  My name is Ryan King and I'll be riding the inaugural Smoke 'n' Fire 400 bikepacking race with the support of the good folks at Bike Touring News.  I've done a small handful of rides like this, including the Oregon Outback in May of Read More

In The General Vicinity

NO WHINING My initial response to this misery is to put the blame on someone and then to either make hurtful comments to that person or pout; preferably both. This is not the way I had wanted to go. My route would have been much easier and would have involved effortless pedaling through be-flowered high Read More

A few good things about bike friends

Fear not, The Bike Hermit is doing an excellent job of upholding his title, but he does confess to enjoying several of our Wandering Wheels Adventures this past year. Like kids in a candy store, exploring the Owyhee Desert (just out the back door) has given us a new appreciation for an area of Idaho Read More

IHSMBR – Eagle’s Nest Option

This post is a placeholder for comments on the specific section of the Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route maps published by Adventure Cycling Association. People who have ridden this section of the route are encouraged to report on current conditions by using the Comments. The reliability and timeliness of the reports depend solely on Read More