Sudan, in the Company of Men

Sudan, in the Company of Men

When the welcome committee is all men, all the time, cycling solo as a woman in conservative and friendly Sudan gets … complex.

Where the Pavement Ends: Tips to Transition from Road Touring to Bikepacking

Where the Pavement Ends: Tips to Transition from Road Touring to Bikepacking

Tips for the road touring cyclist intrigued by dirt and gravel bikepacking. Here’s how to make the transition.

The Pursuit Zone Podcast: Travel in Africa, Bicycle Touring, and Racing Across the US

The Pursuit Zone Podcast: Travel in Africa, Bicycle Touring, and Racing Across the US

I was on The Pursuit Zone Podcast! We talked about travel in Africa, bicycle touring, and long-distance racing. Here’s where to find the episode.

4 Epic Gravel and Dirt Road Bikepacking Routes in the Western US

4 Epic Gravel and Dirt Road Bikepacking Routes in the Western US

Looking for a big bikepacking adventure but not exactly a mountain biking master? Build your experience with these intermediate-level bikepacking routes featuring plenty of gravel and dirt road.

Food Ideas For Bikepacking and Touring

Food Ideas For Bikepacking and Touring

Here’s how to fuel your bicycle tour or bikepacking trip in the US, including what to eat, where to find it, and tips on resupplying in small towns and remote areas.

From The Gear Closet: Favorite Bikepacking and Touring Gear

From The Gear Closet: Favorite Bikepacking and Touring Gear

Just a big list of my personal favorite gear for bikepacking and touring, and what I love about it. Welcome to my garage.

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail in  New Zealand | Guide + 4 Day Itinerary

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail in New Zealand | Guide + 4 Day Itinerary

The Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail is the longest official bike route in New Zealand. Here’s a guide to this scenic cycling route, especially for independent travelers who like to camp.

Panniers vs. Bikepacking Bags: How to Choose?

Panniers vs. Bikepacking Bags: How to Choose?

Deciding between panniers vs. bikepacking bags for your next adventure? This guide will help you understand which system is best for which kind of bicycle trip.

Cycling Boise to Klamath Falls: Quiet Highways + Oregon Outback Bikepacking Route

Cycling Boise to Klamath Falls: Quiet Highways + Oregon Outback Bikepacking Route

Here’s 614 miles of lightly trafficked, wide-open eastern and central Oregon bicycle route. The only catch: it’s half pavement and half dirt. This mixed terrain adventure has a bit of everything.

Cycling Egypt: Luxor to Abu Simbel – Route Notes and Tips

Cycling Egypt: Luxor to Abu Simbel – Route Notes and Tips

In February 2020 I cycled from Luxor to Abu Simbel in Egypt, and then on to Sudan. Here’s an overview of my route and some tips for other bicycle travelers wanting to cycle in Egypt.

6 Counterintuitive Tips for Bicycling Safely In Traffic

6 Counterintuitive Tips for Bicycling Safely In Traffic

Cycling safely in traffic isn’t always what you’d expect. Here are 6 things cyclists do that seem safe but can actually put us at risk.

Beginning Again: First Impressions of Bikepacking

Beginning Again: First Impressions of Bikepacking

What does an experienced bike traveler still have to learn from the world of bikepacking? Find out in this post I wrote for bikepacking.com.

Cycling Sudan: Route, Map, and Tips

Cycling Sudan: Route, Map, and Tips

In early 2020 I rode my bicycle through northern Sudan. Here are route notes, tips, and pictures from a challenging and rewarding journey.

9 Ways to Carry Water While Bikepacking or Touring

9 Ways to Carry Water While Bikepacking or Touring

It might seem tricky to carry enough water on your bike for multi-day bikepacking trips, but there are actually a LOT of options. Here’s a full rundown.

5 Ways to Carry A Tent While Bikepacking

5 Ways to Carry A Tent While Bikepacking

A tent is often the most awkwardly shaped thing we need to pack. Here’s a guide to bikepacking tents and how to pack them.

Gear Review: RockBros Bikepacking Handlebar Bag After 1000+ Miles

Gear Review: RockBros Bikepacking Handlebar Bag After 1000+ Miles

Detailed review of the RockBros Handlebar Bag, including what I love, what drives me nuts, and how to get the most out of this solid piece of budget bikepacking gear.

Choosing the Right Water Purifier for Bikepacking and Touring

Choosing the Right Water Purifier for Bikepacking and Touring

A comprehensive guide to water filtration and purification, specifically for bicycle travelers and bikepackers.

Gear Review: RockBros Bikepacking Saddle Bag – Read Before You Buy

Gear Review: RockBros Bikepacking Saddle Bag – Read Before You Buy

Looking for an affordable bikepacking seat bag? The RockBros 14 liter saddle bag has some flaws but might still be a great value.

Tubeless Tire Installation Tips: What I Wish I’d Known Before My First Try

Tubeless Tire Installation Tips: What I Wish I’d Known Before My First Try

Tempted by tubeless tires but intimidated by the setup? Here’s what I wish I’d known before doing my first tubeless tire installation.

Tips for Bicycle Touring Abroad

Tips for Bicycle Touring Abroad

Excited by the idea of a bicycle tour abroad? Here are 8 tips for a smooth trip from someone who adores international bike travel.

Gear Review: Moosetreks Full Frame Bag after 4500+ Miles

Gear Review: Moosetreks Full Frame Bag after 4500+ Miles

4500+ mile review of my Moosetreks frame bag, an affordable and well-designed budget bag for bikepacking and bicycle touring.

Idaho Smoke ‘n’ Fire 2019 Bikepacking Adventure

Idaho Smoke ‘n’ Fire 2019 Bikepacking Adventure

A bikepacking first-timer takes on 417 miles of beautiful, rugged, cold Idaho backcountry, on a pavement touring bike.

Clipless Pedals for Bikepacking and Touring: Pros, Cons, and Advice

Clipless Pedals for Bikepacking and Touring: Pros, Cons, and Advice

Can you enjoy the power of clipless without sacrificing the footwear flexibility needed for a long tour? Here’s everything you need to know.

Gear Review: Big Sky Soul 1P Solo Tent

Gear Review: Big Sky Soul 1P Solo Tent

Detailed review of the Big Sky Soul 1P, an affordable, lightweight, versatile freestanding solo tent. Here’s why I love it for backpacking, bikepacking, and travel.