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Intermountain Connectors – April/May’22 Bikepacking News

Bikepacking Roots & Adventure Cycling Partner Up on Launching the Intermountain Connectors Routes We are very excited about the launch of the Intermountain Connector routes. Bikepacking Roots and Adventure Cycling have teamed up to design these connectors between their two epic bikepacking routes, the Western Wildlands Route and the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. These…

Queen’s Ransom Published – Dec’21/Jan’22 Bikepacking News

Queen’s Ransom Our top bikepacking news story for December and January is the publication of John Schilling’s new route, The Queen’s Ransom, at Bikepacking.com. We’re building up a great collection of routes here in Arizona, and this one is a great addition. John designed this as a bikepacking route he could depart on from his…

Stoke-Worthy Bikepacking News of 2021

As the year wraps up, I thought I’d look back at the news from around the bikepacking world that inspired us most here at Campfire Cycling. These are the events, products, stories, and films that really stoked the fire, igniting fun conversations among our team as we got it done in the shop and warehouse…

Adventure Shorts Program Details

Our screening is right around the corner, next Tuesday, September 14th from 7 to 9PM!  Tickets are still available but selling out quickly. Get Your Tickets Now! If you’re still on the fence about coming out, here is a quick rundown of the just updated Filmed By Bike Adventure Shorts program. The Filmed by Bike Adventure…

Our Fall Events Are Here!

After a long wait, we’re hosting our bikepacking events again! The decision to begin running events has obviously not been easy. And just as we were starting to settle our plans, the Delta variant became a major concern. We are forging ahead with our plans but prioritizing safety every step of the way. The majority of our…

Introducing our New Shop Manager

As you might imagine, launching and growing Campfire Cycling over the last two years has not been an calm, relaxing affair.  Riding the waves of these times and circumstances has provided a steady supply of challenges to untangle. This spring the challenges really reached a crescendo.  It was time to find a new location all…

Our New Location!

We just signed a lease at a new downtown Tucson location! We’re moving to 15 E. Toole on the NE corner of Stone and Toole. Tuesday, March 23rd we’ll be open at 15 E. Toole. Our last day at the old location (2801 Flowing Wells) will be Friday, March 19th. Temporary hours – March 4th…

Vaccine Prioritization for Tucson Bike Shop Employees

Until the process becomes more clear, I thought it would be helpful to post up this info as a reference for other Tucson Bike Shops. This is the Pima County COVID-19 Vaccination info portal. And here is the tentative 1B plan. While I have not had this confirmed, I’m thinking that bike shop employees are…

Announcing the Campfire Garage Sale

We are now selling our used, tested, returned and closeout products in a new section of our shop, the Campfire Garage Sale.  We’ve organized the gear into these sections: We will be keeping the Garage Sale replenished with new goodies, so check back if you don’t find what you need right away. *We’re keeping things…

Is it In-Stock? A Guide

The theme of this year’s shopping guide is: What is Actually in Stock? Finding the good stuff for gifting may be a bit tricky this year when it comes to bicycle touring gear. This guide should get you to what we have quicker! One thing that is always in stock are Campfire Cycling Gift Certificates….

Salsa!

A few months ago Salsa brought us on as a new dealer. We managed to get some bicycles in just as the last available models were selling out. Being that we’ve been busy and haven’t put the word out, we still have some Salsa cycles around. In case you haven’t heard, bicycling has become a…

Statement of Accountability

You may have noticed that Campfire Cycling has stopped almost all of our content and messaging since the murder of Mr. George Floyd and the global civil rights movement that has followed.  As a white, male-owner of a small business with an environmentalist mission, this period of time has made me think deeply about my…

You Are Unlimited w/ Kait Boyle

On December 7th, Kait Boyle visited our shop to share her remarkable story as part of a fundraiser for the Cairn Project. Her triumphant 2018 of bicycle racing was dramatically curtailed by an accident on Christmas Eve. Over the course of 2019 she endured a grueling rehabilitation however was able to fully recover and has…

Comparing Bicycle Camping Stove Systems

The Following was Boiled Down from the Video: Howdy bike campers! I’m Josh with Campfire Cycling. I’m out on a overnighter bikepacking trip out near Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. I brought with me the most commonly used styles of lightweight camping stoves that you would commonly use while bikepacking. Hopefully I can help get…