Tag: Bike Tips

Food Ideas For US Bicycle Touring and Bikepacking

Food Ideas For US Bicycle Touring and Bikepacking

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Where to Sleep and Camp While Bicycling Across America

Where to Sleep and Camp While Bicycling Across America

Wondering where to sleep on a budget while bicycling across the US? It can be tricky. Here are 14 ideas to help you save money and sleep well on a US bicycle tour.

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.

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.

6 Easy Ways to Accidentally Kill A Bicyclist With Your Car

6 Easy Ways to Accidentally Kill A Bicyclist With Your Car

Drivers in America kill more bicyclists than in many other developed countries. Here’s how it usually happens. Spend 5 minutes reading this to save a life.

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.

Bicycle Travel Interviews: Adventure, Fear, and Traveling Solo While Married

Bicycle Travel Interviews: Adventure, Fear, and Traveling Solo While Married

Excited to be interviewed by Olivia Round about bicycle travel, overcoming fear, and traveling solo while married.

How To Bicycle Safely on Southeast Asia’s Roads

How To Bicycle Safely on Southeast Asia’s Roads

Don’t let scary traffic stop you from cycling in Southeast Asia. Follow these practical tips and have a safe trip.

What should women wear for a bicycle tour in Southeast Asia?

What should women wear for a bicycle tour in Southeast Asia?

Southeast Asia is hot and humid, and also a bit more culturally conservative than many cyclists are used to. How should women dress for a bicycle tour in Southeast Asia?