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Have Bike AND Kids- want to travel!

So, my husband and I want to travel for our last summer hurrah! You know, in Tucson, before school starts it is HOT! We have one last chance to experience the beach and cooler weather possibly before the kids head off and life, well, gets even crazier all over again! And you definitely know you…

Bike Tour Buddy

An old friend from university sent me an email in mid 2014. He’d got wind I was planning a bike trip from Vancouver to Mexico and put out a feeler to see if he could come along. So, without wanting to cut him out, I did what any reasonable type A person would do and…

The Slow Food Cyclist

I recently overhead an American cyclist lament, “The only bad thing about cycling the Tour Divide is spending $3,000 on food.” I imagined a three-week diet of dolphin steaks and unicorn burgers. But he was using the word food more loosely than I could have guessed. What really broke the bank was his daily ingestion…

A Dutch woman's take on biking in the U.S.

Most anyone reading these words is well aware of The Netherlands’ reputation as a haven for biking. An estimated 30 percent of people in the country count the bicycle as their primary mode of transportation to work, a staggering figure compared to American standards, even amid recent bicycling gains. In this country, fewer than 1…

Bike Medics Do It Faster

If you’ve been to an outdoor festival or a marathon, you’ve seen the guys standing on the sidelines with overloaded mountain bikes. At first glance you might have thought they were just part of the crowd, but their matching uniforms and EMS embroidery tells a different story: they’re Bike Medics. Surely in the Twenty First…

Revelate Designs 2016 Products

The best is about to get even better! Revelate Designs has really pushed the bikepacking industry to where it is today. For 2016 they are coming out with some exciting new products as well as some great updates to your old favorites. New zippers, RF welded seams, pressure release valves and thermally heated hydration packs…

Ortlieb Closeouts vs 2016 Products

At the Hub we believe if you are going on a tour or have a daily commute and you have one choice of a pannier, you choose Ortlieb! Ortlieb makes some of the most user friendly and durable bags in the world. We have a huge selection from Touring Panniers to Bike Packing Bags we…

Wild Nights On Cycle Tours

BEARS… Beside a mountain lake in British Columbia in 2014, I was awoken just before dawn as a grizzly bear mistook my tent for a bush and sat down on top of me in the darkness. The previous evening had been particularly cold. The geese had pecked away in the shallows, whilst I cooked dinner…

Apidura 2016 Product Line

At Interbike last September, Josh stopped by the Apidura booth to talk with James about some exciting new additions to their bike packing line. We are excited to get the new items in stock, the Apidura line has been a nice addition and has been selling well. [Video Transcription] Hi James, show me the new…

Weeehooooo: Check out the New Products by Weehoo.

WEEEEEEHOOOOOOOOOO! We went to Vegas Interbike Bicycle show and boy was it amazing! If you’ve never been it’s a giant collection of bicycle manufacturers or a GIANT TOY STORE OF BICYCLES GOODIES (and Beer). Interbike is a great way for companies to preview new products to businesses and consumers. One of our favorite companies is…

Ortlieb 2016 Product Updates

Josh and Ian go over the new products and product updates for Ortlieb’s 2016 line. Take some time to check out some exciting new products as well as some product updates from Ortlieb. Ian explains in depth what has changed for 2016 as well as feature changes for existing item. [Video Transcription] Hi, Ian Strakal…

Cyclovia and National Bike Month!

May is National Bike Month so I only see it fitting to write a little about events taking place to strengthen the bicycle community and with that, biking families. As author Russell Anderson so eloquently states ‘Bike riding is great for family involvement. It’s something fun to bring everyone together.’ Being from Tucson we are…

My mom, a quiet urban revolutionary

As a newly-anointed mother who has recently tapped the never-ending wellsprings of maternal generosity found in my mother and mother-in-law, I find myself much more nostalgic this Mothers Day than most. Thus, it is only fitting that I deposit a few words here about a remarkable woman who in addition to being an extraordinary mother…