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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Creative Ideas for Bikepacking on a Budget

Creative Ideas for Bikepacking on a Budget

You don’t need expensive gear to go bikepacking. Really! Here’s how to hit the road or trail right away with budget bikepacking gear and creative DIY setups.

Bike Repair Tools and Spares List for Bikepacking and Touring

Bike Repair Tools and Spares List for Bikepacking and Touring

The right bicycle repair kit can save your bike tour, and the wrong one can really ruin your day. Here’s how to create the best repair kit for any type of bicycle trip.

Essential Bike Repair and Maintenance You Can Do Yourself

Essential Bike Repair and Maintenance You Can Do Yourself

Get to know your bike and save money with these guides and practical tips, learned the hard way, for DIY bike repair and maintenance.

Bikepacking 101: Your Guide to Backcountry Bicycle Travel

Bikepacking 101: Your Guide to Backcountry Bicycle Travel

Here’s how to find pedal-powered freedom and adventure in wild places with the fast-growing outdoor sport of bikepacking.

Can You Bikepack on a Surly Long Haul Trucker?

Can You Bikepack on a Surly Long Haul Trucker?

The Surly Long Haul Trucker is a cult classic pavement tourer. But can it hold its own on dirt and gravel? Here’s the scoop on bikepacking with your LHT.

Black Mountain Overnight: Mini Bikepacking Adventure in the SF Bay Area

Black Mountain Overnight: Mini Bikepacking Adventure in the SF Bay Area

This quick bikepacking getaway up to Black Mountain, where you can bike camp under the stars, is perfect for an overnight escape from the SF Bay Area peninsula.

Flying With a Bicycle: Tips for a Cheap, Safe, Simple Trip

Flying With a Bicycle: Tips for a Cheap, Safe, Simple Trip

Heading out of town for a race or bike tour? Here’s how to fly with a bicycle as checked luggage. It’s not as hard or expensive as you might think.

Bike Seat Pain for Women: An Awkwardly Comprehensive Guide to Finding Solutions

Bike Seat Pain for Women: An Awkwardly Comprehensive Guide to Finding Solutions

Bicycling can be a pain in the butt, and other personal places, for many women. Here’s how to fix that.