Empowering The Bicycle Traveler

Touring Bike Accessories

Ultralight Bike Mirror

The Ultralight Bike Mirror is made in Germany by D+D Oberlauda and is a consistent best seller in the Bike Touring News store... for good reason; not only is it lightweight (about 2 oz./57 grams) but it will attach to virtually any handlebar. Instead of being inserted in the end of the bar it attaches Read More

Charging Electronics on Bike Tours

I was sitting on the top of the counter in the bathroom at Seminole Canyon State Park in Texas writing a blog post using my Droid phone. I was in the bathroom mostly to get out of the maddening wind I had been battling all day but also so I could use the electrical outlet Read More

Old Man Mountain

The Bike Touring News Store has Old Man Mountain racks! Designed and made in Santa Barbara, CA. Old Man Mountain has a rack for almost any bike including full suspension mountain bikes and fat bikes. Here's an Adventure Cyclist Story from 2004. It describes the genesis of the company, the owner's background and some of Read More

The new shipment of Frost River bike bags arrived at the Bike Touring News Store last week. Frost River may be better known for their canoe packs than for bicycle touring bags but both should be held to the same standard - "Canoe packs are built for a very specific task (hauling the stuff that Read More

The ever necessary Water Bottle

Living in the High Desert we have come to appreciate the ability to carry enough water when touring.  Look closely at the Bike Hermit's feet and you can see his white water bottle attached underneath his down tube. (click on the photo to see it better)  The challenge is "Chief",  his A Homer Hilsen, only Read More