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Survey Says… How Can Campfire Cycling Help You Now?

Click one of the red buttons above and take our survey now, or read on for the full story… and then take our survey. Our Take on the State of the World The rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic has caught all of us by surprise and is forcing all of us to rethink so much.  Many…

Our COVID-19 Precautions

Yes, We’re Shipping! Within our warehouse we are taking extra precautions against COVID-19, including limiting interactions between employees. Additionally we’ve set up a special shipping receiving bay to limit interactions between employees and drivers. Online ordering will remain available as long as we’re able to operate our warehouse and shipping services are available. We can…

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…

Campfire Progress Report

We’ve been hustling around setting up our new showroom. There hasn’t been too much time for newsletters, but I figured its been too long. We’ve been busy adding lots of new brands to the site. Oveja Negra, Hyperlite & SOL, Adventure Medical Kits. We’ve also refreshed our lineup of Brooks and Carradice. Overall our Pack…

Welcome to Campfire Cycling!

Welcome to the bicycle camping outpost. This is CampfireCycling.com! Last week, we switched the website over from BikeShopHub.com to CampfireCycling.com.  Having had a week to make sure everything is running smoothly, I am incredibly excited to share our new website and brand with you. I feel much gratitude to have you, our customers, friends and…

The Journey from Beginner to Advanced Bicycle Camping

Welcome to Bicycle Camping! There are so many inherently good things about bicycle camping – from fostering a healthy lifestyle, to practicing sustainable transportation, to experiencing new landscapes and cultures.  I’m inspired to inspire you to consider getting out there for some bicycle camping adventures. I’ve laid out the incremental steps one might take on…

Our First Family Bicycle Campout!

Last weekend our family successfully embarked on our first bicycle campout.  This campout was very meaningful to us because of what it meant for our family and for our business with the upcoming launch of CampfireCycling.com. As I’ve been preparing for the major directional shift to a bicycle camping focused business, a major dilemma has…

Building the Campfire Cycling Showroom + We’re Hiring

A Showroom for Bicycle Camping Gear The idea was to build  a great showroom for bicycle campers that strongly complimented the Campfire Cycling ecommerce brand. As we’re building the showroom we’re thinking about how to develop synergy between Ecommerce and brick-and-mortar.  Our showroom will be a physical manifestation of our online presence. And conversely our…

CampfireCycling.com is Launching April 29th!

BikeShopHub.com is becoming CampfireCycling.com! We’re gathering up kindling and wood chunks for our “campfire”.  Come late April, we’ll be striking a match to set ablaze our rebranding to CampfireCycling.com! I’m inviting all of you to the campfire to gaze into the flames with us.  In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing with you why we’re rebranding, what…

Biking Off Road

5 Tips for Riding with Your Kids in Low Light

Fall is here and the days are getting shorter. Gone are the long, sun-filled evenings of summer. At the same time our kids are back in school, and it’s harder to find time to ride. If you’re like our family, you’re still trying to squeeze in some after-school, after-work evening rides. We did one of…

Pedal Cliques: Top Five Reasons to Go Clipless (not)

“All real cyclists ride clipless pedals.” “No real cyclists use platform (“flat”) pedals.” That’s what you’d think, anyway, from reading many biking websites and magazines. They’ll tell you, in not so many words, that you’re not “serious” about biking if you’re not walking around in clunky plastic shoes and clicking on linoleum like a castanet….

A tale of N. America’s 3 hi-end trailer brands & Why we’re closing out Croozer at 40% off

Croozer Trailers – 40% Off!!! I know it sounds to good to be true.  Let me explain… This is not an ordinary sale.  We’re offering this amazing line of German designed trailers at what is effectively our wholesale/dealer pricing while supplies last. I should explain how things evolved as I know the price probably sounds to good to be…

Everyday I’m Shuttlin’: Profiting from a Cycling Passion

Follow your passions, the self-help gurus said. So I followed my passion for cycling to Alaska. I may not be the fastest or the skinniest guy on a bike, and I’m certainly not the richest. But where other people pay to ride, spending their hard-earned dollars on entry fees and bib shorts and bike vacations,…

Phone Follies

I’m a bona fide nerd. I even have the credentials to prove it: a first edition Netware CNE (Certified Novell Engineer) certificate and a Windows NT MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) certificate. In case you don’t know, this means I am not only a Nerd, but  am truly an Old Blood Geek. The further proof…

When Quitting is Winning

Bicycling is the opposite of quitting. Biking requires tenacity. Biking rewards tenacity. But there are times when too much tenacity can lead us astray. Bicycling necessitates putting one foot in front of the other ceaselessly.  Bicycling teaches that suffering is rewarded. Every descent is earned with a climb. I’ve never quit a ride. Every century and…