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Three New Otso Voytek Colors ReleasedJust in time for winter, the Otso Voytek gets a new look with three bright paint jobs available as both a complete build or frameset. Shared .

Kona Announces 2021 Ambassador ProgramKona just announced its 2021 ambassador program, with plenty of room for bikepackers and adventure cyclists. Shared .

Maine Trail Coalition Announces Rail-Trail PlanThe Maine Trail Coalition just announced its rail-trail plan for 250 miles of inter-connected, off-road trails throughout the state. Shared .

2020 Hungarian Divide: Event RecapThe first unsupported bikepacking event in Hungary, the 2020 Hungarian Divide, attracted nearly 100 participants for a 600km or 1,200km race across the country. Shared .

Ortlieb Fork-Pack ReviewOrtlieb recently launched the fully waterproof Fork-Pack, an interesting new quick-release, roll-top pack designed to add 3.2 liters of packing space to each fork leg. Shared .

Ortlieb Fork-Pack Review: First Look and InstallWeighing just 264 grams , the new Ortlieb Fork-Pack is different from any other cargo bag or micro-pannier on the market.

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Reader's Rig: Hannes' Bixxis FrondaOur Reader's Rig of the week comes from Hannes Unterkofler in Austria, who shares his custom Bixxis Fronda all-roader, the first Reader's Rig we've seen equipped with Campagnolo's new 13-speed Ekar groupset. Shared .
Advertisement Google Ad Network partners with komoot and welcomes new editor30th October, 2020 Cambridge, UKOnline gravel cycling, adventure and bikepacking title ADVNTR are partnering with route planning and navigation app komoot to bring even more great off-road routes to their global readership.

Bicycle Retailer And Industry News Shared .

Merida Bikes 2021 range overview: Big.Trail, Scultura, Reacto and moreThese are the road, mountain bike, ebike and hybrid highlights from Merida's latest line-up.

BikeRadar Shared .

Dynamo Jenny PodcastHistorian and artist Tessa Hulls dives deep into the feminist history of the bicycle: the machine's origins, its relationship to suffrage, and how women used it to break barriers.

AdventureCycling Shared .

Wild West Route Becomes the Western Wildlands RouteLearn more about this important change and read an Indigenous perspective on the need for a new name from Renee Hutchens here&. Shared .

Wolf Tooth's New Quick Release Seatpost ClampJust announced, Wolf Tooth's New Quick Release Seatpost Clamps look pretty slick and come in eight colors and six different collar sizes. Shared .

Olight Warrior X pro Flashlight First Look and demonstrationA 2100LM Focussed beam powered by a 5000mah battery reaches around 500M distance. Simple and easy oporation, with minimal settings allowing you to have FULL POWER at the click of a button even with gloves on.

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2020 Chris King Open House Full EditCheck out their wildly entertaining and well-produced "Full Edit" feature video for the event&. Shared .

Bikepacking for beginners in the CotswoldsIn the first of a three-part series of multi-day, off-road adventures, Adrian Miles dips a toe in the water with a two-day starter tour of the Cotswolds.

BikeRadar Shared .

Wanderlust Gear Updates Pinon Handlebar PocketJust relaunched in its third iteration, the Wanderlust Gear Piñon Handlebar Pocket is now fully padded and even more versatile. Shared .

Wahoo Frontiers: Sarah SturmThe fourth episode of Wahoo's Frontiers series profiles Colorado-based racer Sarah Sturm, who shares her cycling story as she rides through some incredible Rocky Mountain landscapes. Shared .

A Sincere Thank You to Our MembersAs the finish line to the long and bumpy ride of 2020 draws near, we want to take a moment to express gratitude to all of our Bikepacking Collective members. Shared .

2021-2022 preview: Paul R. Christen High Adventure Base at Summit Bechtel ReserveOur annual celebration of the BSA's four national high-adventure bases gives a look at how and when to secure a spot for your Scouts.

Bryan On Scouting Shared .

High Above Venture Hip Pack ReviewHandmade in Bellingham, Washington, the High Above Venture is a small hip pack with a unique Fidlock magnetic closure and bottle mounting system that might just be the quickest in the West. Shared .

Micro Vuelta de la Sierra Norte, MexicoComplementing the San Josà del Pacífico Grand Dirt Tour, this vueltita into the Sierra Norte offers a chance to explore the rugged mountains that provide a lush backdrop to the beautiful city of Oaxaca, famed for its fine cuisine and vibrant arts scene. Shared .

Travel Insurance Covering Covid-19At TDA Global Cycling we organize bicycle tours through more than 80 countries and have participants from around the world. From our experience, we know there is no one travel insurance product that fits every tour, or every participant.

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223: Bike Tour Packing StrategiesYou've got our bike, you know where you're going... the next biggest thing is what to bring and how to pack it!

The Pedalshift Project - Bicycle Touring Lifestyle Shared .

Alpkit Soloist Backpacking Tent reviewThe Alpkit Soloist backpacking tent is a good value, reasonably lightweight tent with several features that make it a good option for bikepacking. Shared .

The Salsa Journeyman 24 is a gravel bike for kidsIf you're a parent that rides bikes, you want to share that passion with your children.

CyclingTips Shared .

Video: A New 261-Mile Bikepacking Route Through ColombiaUltra-endurance cyclists Lael Wilcox and Joe Cruz, along with filmmaker Rugile Kaladyte, traveled to the capital of Colombia to help launch the Bikepacking for Conservation Program.

Outside Online Shared .

Tour de France veteran Ted King ventures into his first ultra-distance bikepacking raceAnd Bobby Wintle from The Mid South has been advising him along the way. Here's how the two plan to tackle the Arkansaw High Country Race. Shared .
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NWA outdoor briefsCyclists race 1,000 miles.

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New Search and State Merino HenleySearch and State just announced its latest batch of Thermal Merino Henleys in black or teal. Shared .

North Routt RambleJody is a long-time resident of Steamboat Springs, Colorado and is most at home in the mountains. Jody enjoys poring over maps, planning trips, and taking in the adventure with new and old friends. Find more of Jody’s photos on instagram @jodylmcgee. Shared .

Specialized Recon 2.0 Review: After 2,000+ MilesWith a purposeful design that blends a cross-country construction with fairly aggressive tread, the new Specialized Recon 2.0 might just be the perfect line-blurring shoe for all things unpaved. Shared .

Introducing the Salsa Journeyman 24One of our favorite bikes just got& smaller. Salsa Cycles just unveiled the Journeyman 24, bringing drop-bar adventure goodnesss to smaller or younger riders. Shared .

First Look at the Rockgeist Armadillo and ArgonautRockgeist just launched three new products: the Armadillo Dry Bag Protector, Argonaut Dyneema Dry Bag, and Bolt-On Stake Bag. Shared .

Gravel Bike Market: how much fuel is left in the tank?Konrad Manning, editor of and founder of Run. Ride analyses the Gravel bike maket and its future.

Cycling Industry News Shared .

Bikepacking BagsHi all, I brought in a couple of bikepacking bags at the start of this year to sell as a bit of a side hustle.

Bike Hub Shared .

Restorative Bedtime YogaYoga with Kelly Website: : : : me on Pateron for as little £2 a month - this will help me buy, maintain and upgrade equipment required to provide these free classes please remember yoga can be challenging, but should never be painful, so if you do feel any pain, please listen to your body and gently come out of the pose.

Cycle Trekkers Shared .

Best Gravel Bikes of 2020!What was the most supple bike we reviewed in 2020? Answer will surprise you. Help support non-competitive cycling content: PATCHES : SHIRTS: ROUTE GUIDE*** : #thesupplelife #gravelbike #biketouring #bikepacking.

Path Less Pedaled Shared .

Coronavirus and cycling in FranceThe coronavirus pandemic and cycling in France - the latest guidance and local advice. - Freewheeling France.

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Bikepacking Gear and Tips for Your First Adventure TripBikepacking combines elements of backpacking and biking, and it's exploded in popularity.

Shape Shared .

About the Bears Ears Story…Earlier, we posted a story about a bikepacking trip in Bears Ears. After hearing feedback from concerned readers, we decided to remove it for the time being. Shared .

Revelate Designs updates Pronghorn handlebar system with new Stratex fabricThe Alaska-based brand continues to innovate its line of light and fast bikepacking gear. Shared .

Velo Orange Launches Polyvalent Low KickerAfter several months of design and development, the new Velo Orange Polyvalent Low Kicker has landed—a low slung top tube version of their "do-it-all" frameset. Shared .

New Crankbrothers Highline Gravel Dropper Post and Drop Bar RemoteThe new Crankbrothers Highline XC/Gravel Dropper Post comes in a 27.2mm diameter with short travel options and a unique drop-handlebar lever for your favorite gravel bike. Shared .

Brother in the Wild UKWith the majority of his 2020 plans canceled, Philip Diprose reflects on a wonderful weekend at Brother in the Wild UK, a two-day gravel event put on by Brother Cycles. Shared .

Teravail Washburn Review: Bikepacking With a Center-SlickAfter 1,000 miles of use, Neil reviews the new Teravail Washburn, a center-slick tire designed for gravel. Shared .

New SimWorks Cowcow Stealth Bar and Wider Fun 3 Stealth is dedicated to exploration by bicycle. We provide inspiration and information through original bikepacking routes, stories, and coverage of gear, news, and events that help our community thrive. Shared .

Teravail Washburn Review: Bikepacking with a Center-SlickCenter-slick tires have grown in popularity these past few years, and it was only a matter of time until Teravail launched one of their own.

Bikepacker Mag Shared .

Revelate Pronghorn Stratex Dry Bag: First LookUsing a new " polyethylene" fabric, the Revelate Pronghorn handlebar system just got even more durable. Shared .

Ultradynamico Cava gravel tyres reviewIn recent years, in response to the wide range of terrain that falls under the ‘gravel riding’ header,  a slew of gravelcentric tyres have hit the market.

Cycling Weekly Shared .

Exploring the world of extreme bikepacking, white water canoeing and adventure hiking&I spoke to Doug McIntyre about his adventurous travels through mountain ranges, down rivers and everything in between.

Take Me Far And Away Shared .

Vlog 118: Grand StaircaseSang organized a trip out in Utah to ride the Grand Staircase Loop from September 28th to September 30th.

Milestone Rides Shared .

Living in a Minivan During Freezing TemperaturesThe return of cold weather and snow in Alberta, Ocarina of Time - Ice Cavern Donkey Kong Country - Northern Hemispheres Dear Gravity - Wooden Starlight.

Foresty Forest Shared .

Alex Harris Sets New Race Across South Africa RecordAfter 9 days and 22 hours, Alex Harris recently set a new record at the Race Across South Africa, a 2,150km self-supported mountain bike race from Pietermaritzburg to Diemersfontein Wine Estate, Wellington. Shared .

Preorders Open for New Tumbleweed Prospector FramesThe new Tumbleweed Prospector frame opens up for preorder this morning, and they're going to move fast! Shared .

ShouldWhat does it mean to identify as female in this still male-dominated world of adventure sports? Shared .

First Look at the Wizard Works Wiz Viz CollectionReleased to coincide with the end of daylight saving time, the new Wiz Viz collection from London-based Wizard Works features three bags designed with maximum visibility in mind. Shared .

Complete List of 29" Drop-Bar Mountain BikesUnderbiking purists might disagree, but we think there’s a special place for drop-bar mountain bikes and gravel bikes built around bigger tires. Shared .

5 Tips to Have A Great Bikepacking AdventureSpend some time reading up on where you are going, what the road/trail conditions may be like, the weather, sunrise and sunset times, where resupply opportunities are and at what mile marker , and determine how long you intend to be out for both best and worst case scenarios.

Wife. Mother. Awesome Girl. Shared .

Preparing for the Big OneRANCH WOMAN STOKES A FIRE It’s snowing today in Union Valley. We’ve been waiting for a day like this for a long time.

Chelan Traveler Shared .

Rant: Cost. Price. Value. Is Expensive Gear Worth It?Why are bikes and bike accessories so expensive and are they worth it? Support non-competitive cycling content!

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TDA Talks: Episode 110:00 - start 0:29 - introductions 1:06 - some of Jen's memorable tour moments *here is an article Jen wrote reflecting on the tour and experiences from a medical point of view - what were some common injuries / ailments on the tour 5:22 - importance of keeping wounds clean 6:51 - sore knees, sore backs, and importance stretching 7:59 - how to...

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Make your SRAM Road Drivetrain 1x12 with Ratio's 12-Speed Upgrade KitThe Ratio 12-speed Upgrade Kit allows you to pair an 11-speed SRAM shifter with a 12-speed Eagle derailleur and the advantage of a wide-range drivetrain to any drop bar gravel or road bike. Shared .

Cycling Vlog #17 Back On The BikeFinally after a long 6 months it was fantastic to get pedalling again. I went for a light 10 km ride but ended up doing 23 km as I was having too much fun.

Old Bum On a Bike Shared .

Fernweh Food Co: Wholesome, Low-Waste GoodnessHave you ever felt that the packaging used by outdoor provision companies feels at odds with being in the great outdoors? Shared .

2021 Norco Search XR Gets Front Suspension and Flat Bar ModelThe 2021 Norco Search XR lineup includes a new aluminum flat bar model and a drop-bar version with a 50mm SR Suntour GVX gravel suspension fork. Shared .

New 1,000-Mile 'Yooper' Bike Route: Duo Pedals Around Upper PeninsulaTen days, 1,000 miles, 1 motivation — pure adventure. Meet Project Adventrus, a wild Michigan bike ride.

GearJunkie Shared .

Farr Launches New Supa-Moto Riser HandlebarBuilt by NITTO in Japan, the new Farr Supa-Moto Riser Handlebar is inspired by flat track bikes and the recent surge of klunker builds. Shared .

Santa Cruz Overnighter, MexicoKarla and Daniel are a couple from Sonora, MÃxico, who met through riding and believe in the power of bikes to improve themselves and their surroundings. Shared .

Rider's Lens: Jinny Draws LifeWe recently stumbled upon the whimsical illustrations of Jinny Chen and reached out to learn more. Shared .

2021 Devinci Hatchet Lineup ReleasedThe 2021 Devinci Hatchet gravel bike lineup was just released and the various builds are looking pretty dialed. Shared .

Introducing Wayward: A Live Tracking App for Your PhoneWayward is a new app from Lost Travel Co. that's designed to track and share your adventures, and offers additional features for event organizers as well. Shared .

Travel Insurance for CyclistsTravel insurance is probably the least exciting part of planning a cycling tour. But without it, you could find yourself stuck in a costly and potentially dangerous medical limbo overseas.

TDA Global Cycling Shared .

222: Filling in the Blanks C&O TourMy three day weekend tour was about to be washed out by the remnants of yet another hurricane rolling through the area.

The Pedalshift Project - Bicycle Touring Lifestyle Shared .

Best winter adventures in the UK: readers' travel tipsSwimming and bikepacking, walks and wildlife  and even some witchy social history  make for memorable cold-weather trips.

The Guardian Shared .

Hands On: Peak Design Mobile Bike Mount!Support non-competitive biking content: PATCHES : SHIRTS: ROUTE GUIDE*** : #thesupplelife #gravelbike #biketouring #bikepacking.

Path Less Pedaled Shared .

2021 Revelate Designs Ambassador Program AnnouncedApplication just opened for the 2021 Revelate Designs Ambassador Program! Find all the details and learn how to apply here&. Shared .

Review: Madison DTE Women's Hybrid JacketWell-designed warm but lightweight jacket ideal for cold days on and off the bike - and great value to boot. Shared .

Must-Visit Bikepacking DestinationsBikepacking can expose you to some absolutely beautiful locations. When it's safe to travel, pack your bags and saddle up for these treasured trails in the U.S. and beyond.

Bicycling Shared .

New Innicycle 1" Threaded to 1-1/8" Threadless Conversion HeadsetHave you picked up a vintage mountain bike with a 13 steerer recently and you're looking to run a modern stem and handlebar to dial in the fit? Shared .

Ride for the Forest with Landyachtz BikesLandyachtz Bikes and the Sierra Club of BC are proud to announce the inaugural “Ride for the Forest, ” a self-supported bicycle photo scavenger hunt in support of old-growth forest protection in British Columbia. Shared .

Dusty Betty on the Mogollon RimOur friend Tess from the Dusty Betty YouTube channel recently went out with a small group of women for an overnight bikepacking trip to Arizona's beautiful Mogollon Rim. Shared .

Dynaplug Covert Bar End Tubeless Bicycle Tire Repair Kit: First LookRemember the Dynaplug Covert we shared earlier this month? We got our hands on the slick bar end tubeless repair kit for a closer look. Shared .

2020 Bear Bones 200/300: Event RecapThe Bear Bones 200/300 is a self-supported bikepacking event in the UK that challenges those brave enough to enter with harsh terrain and steep climbs. Shared .

9 best women's cycling jackets: Weatherproof and high-vis layersDon't let changing seasons put you off your cycle commute - whether you've been riding for years or picked up the habit during lockdown.

MSN Shared .

The Turtle Trek of New JerseyYou can see the top, its just around that corner! Then you’ll enjoy the wind in your hair on the other side!

OutsideWithChamp Shared .

Morning Yoga ClassYoga with Kelly Website: : : : me on Pateron for as little £2 a month - this will help me buy, maintain and upgrade equipment required to provide these free classes please remember yoga can be challenging, but should never be painful, so if you do feel any pain, please listen to your body and gently come out of the pose.

Cycle Trekkers Shared .

2016 Salsa Bikes Review: First Impression On Notable TweaksSalsa bikes produced more evolutionary than revolutionary. They had notable tweaks. It's kind of like what you'd expect to get if a Fargo and a Mukluk enjoyed a little too much bourbon around the campfire before snuggling into a sleeping bag together.

Bicycle Times Shared .

Thesis OB1 All-Road Bike Review: Where Performance and Versatility IntersectAs the lines blur between road, gravel, and adventure in the cycling industry, Thesis has carved its own path.

GearJunkie Shared .

The Helmut Equipement StoryFounded in 2017, Helmut Equipement is a handmade bag maker based in France. This beautifully shot video profile showcases the Helmut workshop and shares the small brand's origin story. Shared .

Unplugged and UnhurriedEverybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.

For The Love Of Fat Shared .

Chamoisless and AfraidAfter a few years of unpadded bikepacking, Miles shares his thoughts on riding without a chamois, including what's worked and what hasn't, especially with his on-trail management of Crohn’s disease. Shared .

2020 Big Sky Spectaculaire: Event RecapThe inaugural edition of the Big Sky Spectaculaire was held in August, a 1,000-mile adventure cycling event through Big Sky Country, Montana. Shared .

Unhurried: Scotland Coast to Coast on the John Muir WayUnhurried is a film by Edinburgh-based filmmaker and adventurer Markus Stitz that documents his experience crossing Scotland from coast to coast on the John Muir Way. Shared .

'Bikepacking' sites set to open at Hobbs State ParkSome back-country campers head down the trail on two feet. Others roll through the forest on two wheels, eager to pitch a tent at the ideal site.

Arkansas Online Shared .

Gravel bike routes Scotland: The 10 best trails!Is Scotland the best place in the UK for gravel riding? If these routes are anything to go by, then it's a resounding yes.

Red Bull Shared .

Bikepacking Scotland: The 10 best routes to try outLooking for the ultimate two-wheel adventure? Gravel trails, ancient tracks, and amazing scenery combined with the freedom to roam make Scotland tough to beat for a bikepacking trip.

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Lael Wilcox Bikepacks ColombiaThe short film documents the country's vibrant bike culture and the importance of protecting the invaluable ecosystem surrounding the city of Bogotá.

Bicycling Shared .

New Ritchey Ultra Team Edition FramesetThe new Ritchey Ultra Team Edition frameset features their iconic red, white, and blue fade paint job, boost hub spacing, and clearance for 27.5 x 2.83 tires. Shared .

How to Cycle the Texas Hill Country RouteAs an Austin native, John Koonz has spent a lot of time riding the roads and off-the-beaten paths of Texas.

AdventureCycling Shared .

The State 6061 Black Label All-Road is Fast, Light, and AffordableThe new State 6061 Black Label All-Road is a lightweight aluminum gravel bike that's designed for speed and is competitively priced at $1,399. Shared .

Rider's Lens: Documenting Unrest with Ben HovlandIn this edition of Rider's Lens, we catch up with Minneapolis-based documentary photographer Ben Hovland, who shares a collection of his recent images and some thoughts on the parallels between cycling and photography. Shared .

Cane Creek Podcast: An Interview with our Founding EditorThe Cane Creek Podcast recently sat down with founder, Logan Watts, to learn the backstory behind the site and what bikepacking means to him. Shared .

Charity Donation Based YogaHow to sign up: Donate here, then drop me an email at to let me know which week you wish to join and whether you have any injuries or welcome!

Cycle Trekkers Shared .

October updateJoin this channel to get access to.

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Layering Tips For CyclingLaura gives her tips on how to stay warm during the Fall, specifically looking at layers.

Path Less Pedaled Shared .

Sunday trading: Big discounts on winter kit including Lezyne and CastelliWe've scoured the biggest online retailers to find the best deals right now.

Cycling Weekly Shared .

"GPS Compatible" Map Case HackLove old school rando bags but don't use the map case? Super simple hack to mount your bike GPS anywhere.

Path Less Pedaled Shared .

Last Call for The Bikepacking Journal 05!Today's the last day to join our Bikepacking Collective and have your membership start with Issue 05 of The Bikepacking Journal! Shared .

The New Whisky Winston Handlebar: Performance MoustacheReleased alongside the new Milhouse carbon riser bar, the Whisky Winston handlebar is a performance carbon moustache bar with loads of backsweep and plenty of flare. Shared .

Best Clip On FendersWhile full coverage fenders are the best, for some a removable fender is a great option.

Path Less Pedaled Shared .

Van Life in CanadaI take a break to see the family for Thanksgiving, then return to a snowy western from Team Callahan - Wreck YahYah - Jupiter Calling.

Foresty Forest Shared .

The Wizard Works Mini Shazam is Super CuteThe new Mini Shazam from Wizard Works is a smaller version of its bigger sibling. Shared .

Collective Reward Roundup: Another 40 Chances to WinWe're already drawing a fresh batch of Collective Reward winners, and this time there are another 40 chances to win! Shared .

New Carbon Monster Gravel Fork from State Bicycle Co.State Bicycle Co's new Carbon Monster Gravel Fork has clearance for 27.5 x 2.23 tires, thru-axles, full-carbon construction, and a reasonable price tag of $289.99. Shared .

Reader's Rig: Abner's Surly Bridge ClubIn this week's Reader's Rig, we check out Abner Z. Rangel-Leal's Surly Bridge Club, a bike that's helped him live an increasingly car-light lifestyle. Shared .

First Ride Review of the New Whisky Milhouse HandlebarJust released, the new full-carbon, moto-inspired, 825mm-wide Whisky Milhouse Handlebar is a one of a kind. Shared .

Gysinge RTLSimply put, bikepacking is the synthesis of mountain biking and minimalist camping; it evokes the freedom of multi-day backcountry hiking, with the range and thrill of riding a mountain bike. Shared .

2020 Bikepacking NWA: Event RecapBikepacking NWA held their first event earlier this month, a semi-supported overnighter starting from Bella Vista Lake in Arkansas. Shared .

New BIPOC Filmmaker Grant Program from Filmed By BikeFilmed By Bike's new BIPOC Filmmaker Grant Program is a crowdfunded grant program to support and share bicycle stories from filmmakers who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Shared .

Rockgeist's New X10 Cotton DuckRockgeist recently added X10 Cotton Duck to their extensive line of fabrics, providing a technical material with a classic look. Shared .

Gallery: Bikepacking the Colorado TrailIn the weirdness of 2020, I found normalcy on the Colorado Trail. For 11 days, I traded the anxieties of our pandemic world to concerns of a more basic sort — where is the next water source? Shared .

Lost CapturesLost Captures is an upcoming film from Bombtrack riders Matty Waudby and Clare Nattress that chronicles their ride through Norway, retracing the route Matty's grandfather cycled nearly 70 years ago. Shared .

Neon Ron's Fall Fundo and the Festival of BromeliadsIn the company of Vermonter Ron Manganiello and his virtual Fall Fundo fundraising event, Cass uses a 71st birthday ride as a reason to hang with bromeliads and study Oaxaca’s remarkable botanical cosmos during an eye-opening overnighter&. Shared .

Getting Visas for your Cycling Tour a€“ Everything You Need to KnowIn the past, as a TDA Global Cycling tour leader, I was fortunate enough to have travelled all over the world.

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221: Filling in the Blanks C&O TourStatistics YOLOs 2 Miles biked 52 Feet climbed 721. Bridges crossed 2 Bridges legally crossed Look, what really is a bridge?

Pedalshift Shared .

State launches 6061 Black Label All-Road affordable gravel bikeState Bicycle Company releases all-new 6061 Black Label All-Road entry-level gravel bike.

BikeRadar Shared .

Video: Bikepacking for conservation in ColombiaIn February 2020, ultra-endurance cyclist Lael Wilcox, adventure rider Joe Cruz, and filmmaker Rugile Kaladyte traveled to the Colombian capital of Bogota.

CyclingTips Shared .

1000 Videos! Livestream And HangoutWednesday will officially be our 1000th video and we thought we would do it as a livestream looking back on the channel's journey so and Patches!

Path Less Pedaled Shared .

Testing the $800 All-Road Gravel Bike From State Bicycle Co.Gravel bikes are great for the indecisive rider—instead of choosing pavement or dirt, you can ride both with one bike.

Men's Journal Shared .

No Power? No Problem!APPLESAUCE PRODUCTION ON THE SMALL SCALE Mass production has done a lot to reduce the cost of goods and generally raise the standard of living for people around the world.

Chelan Traveler Shared .

Breakfast with Boz Podcast: Lael Wilcox talks Ruta ChingazaIn this week's episode of Breakfast with Boz, host Ian Boswell chats with Lael Wilcox about her experience on our Ruta Chingaza route. Shared .

Amazon Prime Day bikepacking and camping deals: Save up to 40% for US adventuresGear up for your next bikepacking adventure or car camping trip with water filters, tents, first-aid kits and more during this sale.

Cycling Weekly Shared .

PEdALED's new Jary All-Road Merino Hooded JerseyThe new PEdALED Jary All-Road Hooded Jersey is the latest addition to their off-road Jary Collection, made from a merino wool blend for when temperatures start to dip. Shared .

Downtime Podcast on Racism in CyclingThe latest episode of Downtime, The Mountain Bike Podcast features an excellent conversation on the topic of racism in cycling and the world of outdoor sports between host Chris Hall, downhill mountain biker Eliot Jackson , and snowboarding pioneer Phil Young. Shared .

The Art of Bike-PushingWith a belief that many of the most memorable bikepacking trips have the most challenging hike-a-bikes, Miles reflects on his experience riding and pushing his bike alongside RJ Sauer in the South Chilcotin Mountains of British Columbia. Shared .

Don't Miss Another Issue of The Bikepacking JournalHeads up! The deadline to get signed up to receive the new issue of The Bikepacking Journal is just a few days away. Shared .

The Crust Romanceur is Back!The Crust Romanceür is back and has received some updates for 2021, including front and rear thru-axles, a canti brake version, and more. Shared .

North Star Bicycle Race 2020: Event RecapThe North Star Bicycle Race is Minnesota’s first solo, unsupported, single-stage road race—a 630-mile out and back following U.S. Bicycle Route 41, aka the North Star Bicycle Route. Shared .

MoosePacks Fall TripI want to do a big ride this fall, something multi-day, probably involves the Parkway& Matt Moosa was saying that often this spring and summer, with various ideas for routes and destinations, always evolving with the ever changing schedule of his new business he has launched, as a quintessential entrepreneur.

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Post Exercise Yoga Cool DownYoga with Kelly Website: : : : me on Pateron for as little £2 a month - this will help me buy, maintain and upgrade equipment required to provide these free classes please remember yoga can be challenging, but should never be painful, so if you do feel any pain, please listen to your body and gently come out of the pose.

Cycle Trekkers Shared .

What is 'bikepacking': Saddlebag bike trips and without saddlebagsFor a long time it was thought that, in the world of cycling, everything was already invented.

PledgeTimes Shared .

Planning Bicycle Tours In Uncertain Times"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow" - Albert Einstein "Dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum" - Rene Descartes Days turn to weeks, weeks become months and the world we once knew, one of booking a flight in the morning, packing your bike in.

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Watch Lael Wilcox Blaze Colombia's First Bikepacking Route: Ruta ChingazaWant to ride 420 km through Colombia on a bike? Now you can.

GearJunkie Shared .

EF Gone Racing: BadlandsIn EF Pro Cycling's latest episode of EF Gone Racing, they document Lachlan Morton's first place finish at the 2020 Badlands event—a 700-kilometer gravel race that he managed to finish in a mind-boggling time of just over 43 hours. Shared .

A Nod to the Surly Bridge ClubWhen planning for the Ruta Chingaza trip, we helped outfit three people from the Conservation International team, some of whom had never been bikepacking. Shared .

Ruta Chingaza: Bikepacking for ConservationWe're thrilled to premier the latest project from Rugile Kaladyte—Ruta Chingaza: Bikepacking for Conservation. Watch this incredible film here alongside an interview with the filmmaker and some exclusive behind the scenes photos from the trip&. Shared .

Ruta ChingazaRuta Chingaza is a weeklong bikepacking loop that starts and ends in Bogotá, Colombia. The route, created in conjunction with Conservation International, travels through some of the area’s most spectacular landscapes, including the high-altitude cloud forests and endangered páramos that provide 70 percent of Bogotá’s fresh... Shared .

The John Muir Way with Markus StitzThis new video covering the John Muir Way, from Markus Stitz is a gentle paced look at why you should ride your bike, explore, and go further.

Singletrack GritCX Shared .

Budget or Baller? Where to SAVE or SPEND on a Bike Build?Where should you spend for the most bang for buck on a bike build? I give my opinion after riding over 60 bikes.

Path Less Pedaled Shared .

Gaia GPS adds Native Lands Territories Map LayerGaia GPS, one of our favorite navigation apps, just announced a new Native Land Territories map layer that's now available in the mobile and desktop applications. Shared .

October 12, 2020: Outdoor Industry News"Reparations" for Black customers, an obit for Powder magazine, girl suffers burns at Yellowstone, BIPOC bicycle grants, a new mother-daughter gear shop, and more.

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Bikepacking the John Muir WayThe John Muir Way is a great beginners bikepacking route. In this film I talk you through the bike and kit I used for cycling the route.

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Cyclista Zine Indigenous Peoples' Day Discussion with Renee HutchensToday at 4:00 PM CDT, Cyclista Zine will be hosting an Instagram Live chat with Diné storyteller and artist Renee Hutchens to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day and discuss Indigenous representation, land acknowledgement, and outdoor recreation. Shared .

BIPOC Bike Adventure Grants Open With Support From Major Cycling BrandsThe outdoor industry is making strides in diversity. Even so, some sports like mountain biking and cycling still have a ways to go.

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Bikepacking Collective Routes Access FundSimply put, bikepacking is the synthesis of mountain biking and minimalist camping; it evokes the freedom of multi-day backcountry hiking, with the range and thrill of riding a mountain bike. Shared .

Bikepacking Tour du Mont BlancBikepacking Tour du Mont Blanc is a self-shot short film by James Hayden that documents his experience riding one of the most spectacular alpine singletrack bikepacking routes in Europe. Shared .

Bikepacking: more form than functionI.From a rational point of view, bikepacking is similar to trying to convert a Formula 1 vehicle into a mobile home: a racing bike or, more often, a mountain bike, is not only given big tires for practical reasons.

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PurplukIt’s hard not to be inspired by the vast Alaskan landscape and a bike built for exploring it. Shared .

Joe Grant and his Single Speed Myth Cycles WyvernIn this Rider and Rig, we get to know Colorado-based ultra-endurance athlete Joe Grant and his single speed Myth Cycles Wyvern. Shared .

Collective Reward #077: GDMBR Maps by Alex HotchinFor Collective Reward #077, we're giving away our final 10 copies of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route map we had made by artist Alex Hotchin last year. Shared .

A-Cross the 2From the creators of A-Cross the 5, A-Cross the 2 is designed as an ideal route for an overnight bikepacking getaway in Belgium and Holland.
 You may be surprised to find out how much singletrack and forests there are in a densely populated area like Flanders and the Netherlands... Shared .

UK BikepackingThis week we travel along THE PEDDARS WAY, This is an ideal UK BIKEPACKING and CAMPING Route for Begginer or Professional alike.

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Tested: 6 Compact Water Filters for Backcountry Mountain BikingWe check out 6 compact water filtration and purification systems for biking adventures.

Singletracks Mountain Bike News Shared .

Hyperlite Mountain Gear's "Get a Long Time Gone" GiveawayHyperlite Mountain Gear has teamed up with Alpacka Raft and Salsa Cycles to give away a tent, backpack, fat bike, and you need for an adventure without limits. Shared .

2020 A-Cross the 3: Event RecapA-cross the 3 is a 500km unsupported bikepacking event that starts and finishes in Eupen, Belgium, passing through three different counties along the way. Shared .

Sunday trading: Big discounts on Castelli winter kit and Lezyne bike lightsThis Sunday we've found deals on great winter ket, including a big saving on an excellent piece of Castelli gear, a set of lights, Giro shoes and much more.

Cycling Weekly Shared .

The Cooloola Great Walk Pt 3 FinaleWell the final instalment of my Cooloola adventure is here. It was tough still being on chemo but I made it.

Old Bum On a Bike Shared .

SocietyDennyiah's rendition of the beautiful song 'Society' by Eddie Vedder Dennyiah Instagram YouTube: by video is shot from Terrace to Prince George and a stark difference from the more wild parts of British Columbia.

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Best Sub $1000 Gravel Bike: State 4130 vs. Poseidon Redwood vs. Nicasio PlusClose comparison of two sub $1000 bikes, the State 4130 All-Road and Poseidon Redwood. Bonus comparison with the Nicasio Plus.

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Not All Points North  Part 4Day 4 Start: Blanchland Abbey, 5:53am. I was now firmly on plan “get round in 4 days” so only allowed myself 3 hours of sleep.

Caroline Fry Shared .

Reflecting on the Smoke N Fire 420 Bikepacking Race  A Video BlogA few of weeks ago, I decided to take a crack at the Smoke N Fire 420 bikepacking race.

Alan's Mountain Biking Adventures Shared .

New SimWorks Half Moon RackThe new Half Moon Rack from SimWorks is an elegant chromoly steel front rack that looks to be well suited for micro panniers or a front bag setup. Shared .

Dynaplug Covert Bar End Tubeless Tire Repair KitThe new Dynaplug Covert tubeless tire repair kit hides two plugs in each of your bar ends, plus you get a free pair of ODI Vans lock-on grips when you order. Shared .

Alpkit soloist tent in the rain, storm Alex bicycle camping.Ian decided to join me for a weekend of camping in the rain. we headed for our woodland spot, i took my alpkit soloist.

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Talib Abdullahi, Black History RideIn July Talib Abdullahi created and organized a Black History Ride in Austin, TX. Motivated by the BLM movement he wanted to create a positive event that would both be education and fun.

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Overnight; Bike Your Park, Dry Valley OHV AreaThis year, 2020 needs no further introduction, Adventure Cyclings two member-lead events, Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park, were pushed around, pushed together, and in some cases made...

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Sour Bicycles' Low-Waste PackagingDresden-based Sour Bicycles put together this short video showing off the impressively low-waste packaging they ship their framesets in, made from recycled materials produced just down the road. Shared .

Review: kona unitBuilt up the way I wanted it and rolling smooth there isn't much to say except the Unit represents a good value and great starting point for your adventures.

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New Cinq Plug5 Pure: Dynamo Power PerfectedBuilding on the success of The Plug, which was first announced back in 2009, the new Cinq Plug5 Pure is the latest steerer tube mounted USB power supply that strategically distributes power from your favourite dynamo hub. Shared .

Reader's Rig: Toby's Custom Drust Off-RoaderOur Reader's Rig of the week comes from Tobias Herrmann Hinz, who shares his custom off-roader from Drust Cycles in Berlin. Shared .

Trikepacking: Some Assembly RequiredTrikepacking: Some Assembly Required is a heartwarming short film narrated by a first time bikepacker and shot by Cameron Sanders. Shared .

Paramos ConexionThe Páramos Conexión is a linear bikepacking route created to link the well-regarded Oh Boyacá! Shared .

Wizard Works Announces the Teeny HoudiniReleased today, the new Wizard Works Teeny Houdini is a tiny saddle bag designed to hold the room for a teeny bit more. Shared .

Review: Rene Herse Fleecer Ridge tyresState-of-the-art fast, grippy, quiet and tough tyres for bikepacking over pretty much anything. Shared .

The Route Werks handlebar bag has clever solutions for common problemsWe are living through the renaissance of the handlebar bag. For decades the domain of earnest German brands and touring cyclists, this maligned bit of kit.

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40+ Solo Women Cyclists Who Have Epic Bicycle Touring ExperienceSolo women cyclists are a rare breed, so it's always an absolute pleasure to encounter them in the wild.

CyclingAbout Shared .

Goodbye Rubber: Schwalbe Introduces Aerothan TubesThe new Schwalbe Aerothan Tubes are a high-end, lightweight alternative to conventional bicycle tubes—plus they are 100% recyclable. Shared .

Announcing The Bikepacking Journal 05Simply put, bikepacking is the synthesis of mountain biking and minimalist camping; it evokes the freedom of multi-day backcountry hiking, with the range and thrill of riding a mountain bike. Shared .

OT: Calling all CyclistsVirginia Tech Hokies football, basketball and athletics blog and forum featuring: breaking news, film studies, in-depth analysis, recruiting, videos and jokes.

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Searching for the PERFECT Minimalist Cycling ShoeWhy minimalist cycling shoes? I nerd out on the reasons why and different shoes I've tried.

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E13 Helix cassettesEThirteen just announced its latest cassettes, Helix R 11-speed and Helix R 12-speed. Find all the specs and details here, and watch the launch video&. Shared .

Studio Ghibli CampoutStudio Ghibli Campout is a truly unique animated film by Erik Binggeser and Alison Mae Bonham, originally submitted to the Swift Campout Video Challenge that was announced last month. Shared .

Collective Reward #076: Wolf Tooth Components Premium HeadsetsWinners can choose from nine colorful options and a range of sizes to suit their bike. Shared .

How Far Can I Cycle in a Day? 10 Things to ConsiderThe answer is that you can probably cycle 100 km in a day. On a supported cycling tour on mostly paved roads with moderate climbing, this is an achievable distance by any able bodied adult.

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A Peek Inside Loose Cycles in Ljubljana, SloveniaNeža Peterca recently stopped into Loose Cycles, a new bikepacking-centric shop in Ljubljana, Slovenia, to check out the space and learn what they’re all about. Shared .

Best of Pedalshift 115: Women Who Dare with Kerry GrossKerry Gross wanted more stories of inspiring women. So, she decided to ride her bike from California to Maine in search of women who inspire others.

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Not All Points North  Part 3Day 3 Start: St Michaels church, Burgh by Sands, 4:59am. My alarm went off at 4:30am, just as some big drops of rain started landing on my bivvy bag.

Caroline Fry Shared .

Robert Axle Project and Old Man Mountain Hire Erik Fenner as Marketing CoordinatorFollowing quarter-on-quarter growth in 2020, owners of The Robert Axle Project and Old Man Mountain have hired Erik Fenner as Marketing Coordinator for both brands.

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Navajo Guide Launches Bikepacking Program for Navajo Youth Across SouthwestThe first-ever Navajo Nation-based bikepacking youth program for Black, Indigenous, and kids of color launched this fall.

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Bikpacking Spain's Montanas VaciasThe sights, smells, and sounds of this sparsely populated route has us daydreaming about our next cycling vacation.

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Take Action for Black Lives: Black FTW Community Support Raffle SeriesKoochella Racing is hosting a community support raffle series to benefit Black FTW folx. After the conclusion of each raffle, Koochella will give all funds raised directly to Black FTW in the Twin Cities area.

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Blackburn Design partners with Bicycle Nomad to promote diversitySANTA CRUZ, Calif. — What began as an Instagram comment encouraging Blackburn Design to adopt a more inclusive marketing message quickly developed into a partnership between the 45-year-old company and a cycling pioneer with a far reach.

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Fire and Ice Cave LoopMolly is based out of Portland, Oregon, and is a co-founder of WTF Bikexplorers, founder of Friends on Bikes, and a graphic designer at RideWithGPS. Shared .

Timmermade SUL 1.5 Down Sweater: The Ultimate Down JacketThe Timmermade SUL 1.5 Down Sweater claims to be one of the lightest four-season down jackets on the market. Shared .

Zipp Tangente Course G40 gravel tyres reviewThe Zipp Tangente Course G40 gravel tyre only comes in one size and one style, but if you like seriously tough stiction in 700 x 40mm, it's outstanding. Shared .

Soma Double Cross Receives Major Update for 2021The Soma Double Cross has received some significant updates for 2021, including a redesigned fork with cargo cage mounts, slacker head tube angle, a third bottle mount under the downtube, and more. Shared .

What's in a Gravel Bikepacking Gear List?In our latest video, Neil walks through the gravel bikepacking gear list he used during a 640-mile ride across Minnesota, from Iowa to the Canadian border. Shared .

We ride at midnight, Delta Epic, part "un" and "deux"County-based elevation map of the counties I covered in this 505 mile, 37 hour, no-sleep ride.

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What's in a Gravel Bikepacking Gear List?In our latest video, Neil walks through the gravel bikepacking gear list he used during a 640-mile ride across Minnesota, from Iowa to the Canadian border.

Bikepacker Mag Shared .

2020 BAM! Bicycle Adventure Meeting: Event RecapThe 2020 BAM! Bicycle Adventure Meeting brought in over 400 cyclists from all across Italy. Shared .

Morning Yoga FlowYoga with Kelly Website: : : : me on Pateron for as little £2 a month - this will help me buy, maintain and upgrade equipment required to provide these free classes please remember yoga can be challenging, but should never be painful, so if you do feel any pain, please listen to your body and gently come out of the pose.

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Drovers  The road to marketDrovers accompanied their livestock either on foot or on horseback, travelling substantial distances. Rural England, Wales and Scotland are crossed by numerous drove roads that were used for this trade, many of which are now no more than tracks, and some lost altogether.

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Scotti and Ernie Lechuga Set Another Arkansas High Country Race RecordThis weekend, Scotti and Ernie Lechuga finished the Arkansas High Country Race route in record time , tackling the entire 1,037-mile ride in under five days. Shared .

Teravail KennebecAs a longterm advocate of 33 tyres on rigid bikes, dabbling with the wide trail wheel size has convinced Cass that there's a lot to be said for 'skinnier' wide trail tyres, especially when travelling where replacement options are limited. Shared .

The Pub Ride: A Literary JourneyAt the end of a beautiful day on the Pub Ride Cycling Tour, the cyclists can head to one of our recommended pubs in England or Europe for a pint of the local brew.

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New Reusable Bike Box from BikeFlights.comThe team at has developed a reusable, collapsible shipping case that integrates the protection of a high-end bike box into a lower cost and less wasteful package. Shared .

Roundabout Brattleboro, VermontRoundabout Brattleboro is a 2-3 day loop starting and ending in Brattleboro, Vermont. The route takes in some of VT's finest countryside via a mix of doubletrack, gravel, backroads, and a little bit of singletrack to capture all that Vermont's known for in a compact outing... Shared .

Collective Reward #075: Custom Cedaero Frame BagWe're giving away a custom frame bag from Cedaero for Collective Reward #075, and one winner will receive a made-to-measure bag in their choice of colors and materials. Shared .

Bikepacking epic, easy with e-bikeHey here's an idea for some fun. Let's strap some camping gear to an off-road bicycle and go pedal around dirt roads and trails in some of the steepest parts of Arkansas for a weekend.

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Not All Points North  Part 2Day 2 Start: Bainbridge public toilets, 5:51am. After a few hours of broken sleep it was time for a quick croissant and banana before hitting the road.

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899! Best Budget Drop Bar BikepackingReview of the wallet friendly fat meats bruiser - the Poseidon Redwood. Support non-competitive cycling content: PATCHES : SHIRTS: ROUTE GUIDE*** : #thesupplelife #gravelbike #biketouring #bikepacking.

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The New Farr Chromo Rigid ForkThe new Farr Chromo Rigid Fork features retro styling, boost hub spacing, clearance for 29 x 33 tires, and quadruple fork leg mounts. Shared .

Route Werks Handlebar BagRoute Werks sent over press materials for a very interesting new Handlebar Bag, which features a unique mounting system and a flip-top "customizable" hardshell lid. Shared .

Good To-Go Cuban Rice Bowl& MmmGood To-Go foods recently announced two new meals, and we tried out both during a long bikepacking trip. Shared .

Check Out Dyed in the Wool's New Camera BagWarsaw-based Dyed in the Wool just launched their latest original creation, a beautiful handlebar-mounted camera bag that doubles as a shoulder bag and packs in several useful features for photographers on the move. Shared .

Plains PerspectiveWords by Brandon Weaver, photos by Jerod Foster and Justin Rex. Shared .

Fairlight Faran 2.0 Bag Maker CollaborationsFor the release of the new Faran 2.0, Fairlight Cycles collaborated with six bag makers to show off six different ways of outfitting their new bike. Shared .

Diary of a Zwift Academy riderCharlie Allenby prepares to take on a training program with a potentially life-changing difference.

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Gravel Riding with a 360 Camera!One of the biggest challenges running a bike Youtube channel is self filming. In this video I take out the Insta360 One R, an amazing tool that lets you reframe your shot in post.

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Collective Reward #074: Tumbleweed Prints by Sean HipkinFor Collective Reward #074, we're giving away four beautiful Tumbleweed Bicycle Company prints that were produced in collaboration with artist Sean Hipkin. Shared .

Puncture in the rainOn the way to the camp location, it was ians turn to get a puncture.

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Ortlieb Bikepacking Range 2021Will the 2021 Ortlieb Bikepacking kit make bikepacking just that little bit more luxurious? With this much room, you can pack for comfort.

Singletrack Magazine Shared .

The Cooloola Great Walk Pt 2Part 2 of my adventure down The Cooloola Great Walk. I travel south from Litoria Camp to Brahminy Camp.

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Roman At The End Of The RoadGIDEON, ROMAN, HEATHER, IDAN Up at the end of a valley near Vail, Colorado, at the end of a gravel road, in a log house surrounded by aspen trees, lives my nephew, Roman and his family.

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Biking and Insta360 ONE R Filming TipsIn this video, testing out the viability of the Insta360 One R camera with a variety of mounts on gravel.

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Video and Photo Story: Bikepacking the Southern Chilcotin MountainsExploring the incredible wilderness trails of the Southern Chilcotin Mountains.

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Autumn Van Life in the Purcell MountainsTrying out a Slow Cooked Chicken parmesan, hiking in the Purcell video I was talking from Egozi - Summertime Evolv - And Make a Tradition out of it Borrtex - - The Undertake.

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Eva's Two Minute Tips: Hydration and SnacksIn this video, TDA staffer Eva gives an overview of how to stay hydrated and well nourished on any bike ride or cycle tour.

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Here Are The 18 BEST Flat Bar Gravel Bikes For 2021Over the years, I've made it pretty clear that for rougher terrain, I think many cyclists would benefit from flat handlebars.

CyclingAbout Shared .

Solutions for Smaller BikepackersOne of the unfortunate realities of bikepacking is that for smaller riders, packing a few days' or weeks' worth of gear, food, and water on a smaller bike can be incredibly challenging.

BIKE Magazine Shared .

Bikepacking: benefits, safety tips and packing listBikepacking is an adventure holiday that combines the best of camping and cycling. We asked the experts about the benefits, what to pack, and how to plan a route.

Netdoctor Shared .

The Right Bikepacking Bags to Fit Any Style of AdventureMy first bikepacking trip was a simple venture in college: riding an ancient aluminum cruiser across farmland Minnesota, stopping in small towns for coffee and ice cream.

Men's Journal Shared .

MapOut, The Best Smartphone Mapping AppMapOut - which is by far the best smartphone mapping app I've ever used - has received an update recently with some new features.

CyclingAbout Shared .

Col du Joly UnpavedSuperb, steep mountain bike ride to Col du Joly. Snow and fantastic Mont Blanc views.

My Cycling Challenge Shared .

Fuji Jari 1.5 gravel bike reviewGreat for load-lugging, but there are better specced gravel bikes at this pricepoint.

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Rivendell Drop Bar ConversionIn this vid I swap the alt-bars to drop bars on the Rivendell Sam Hillborne.

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Health and Medical Preparation for a Long Distance Cycling TourYou might have tuned up your bike and gotten advice on what to pack, but have you thought about how to prepare your body for a long distance cycling tour and what medications to bring with you?

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220: Stealth Camp Scouting on the Delmarva PeninsulaA few weeks ago I set out to do some on-the-bike stealth camp scouting for a future tour of the Delmarva Peninsula.

The Pedalshift Project - Bicycle Touring Lifestyle Shared .

Spider Silk Cycling Socks? $68,000 per Pound!Socks made from spider silk and goats with spider genes! Excerpt from our interview with Defeet!

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