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Taking off on cycle tours

“I’d often dreamed of going West to see the country, always vaguely planning and never taking off ” Jack Kerouac There was a thick red line running north through South America, projected onto my classroom whiteboard. After 2,000 miles the planned bike route doglegged east over the Andes mountains. It then continued across the Argentinian…

The Many Racks of Dobie Gillis

Putting a rack on a bike is a pragmatic statement of utility. It separates the practical peddlers from the the casual or competitive cyclists. It says, I’m going somewhere, and I need to bring more stuff than I can just stuff in my pockets or comfortably carry in a backpack. It says, I’m less worried…

Meet Joe’s Lawnmower Bike Cart

It’s a sight you don’t see everyday- A guy riding a Walmart mountain bike, with an oversized, lopsided cart strapped to the back of his bike. He’s hauling a lawnmower, a weedwacker a broom, a big red cooler, a 5-gallon bucket, a couple of gas cans and a backpack. Joe rides his bike from one…

Bike Touring Ambition

Hi adventurous types! I’m very pleased to have some space on the BikeShopHub blog to spin some stories about bike touring, and share some words of experience along the way. If you read Josh’s introduction you’d think I’d been travelling the world by bicycle all my life. The truth is, however, my bike touring ambition…

Yes, I’m pregnant. And riding my bike.

“You’re 8 months pregnant! Can you please stop riding your bike?” my concerned co-worker pleaded with me on a recent Friday. As we headed to lunch in her car, she’d spotted my bike glinting in the sunlight, conspicuously tethered to a signpost in front of our office. “Actually,” I corrected her, thinking back to my…

Giant Saddle Bag Shootout!

If you have done any bike packing, chances are you have a seat bag. Josh goes over the various brands and sizes we carry in this comprehensive large seat bag shootout! [Video Transcription] Hey, I am Josh with Campfire Cycling. Today I am doing a giant bike saddle bag shootout. I will be showing off…

The Accidental Utility Cyclist

Once upon a time, we were all utility cyclists, and all of our rides could be adventures. Riding our bikes was how we got to school or the library, how we explored new neighborhoods and found independence. Riding half a block or half a mile was nothing. But somewhere between junior high and college bikes…

Say Hello to our New Bloggers

We had a great response to our recent blogger outreach. Thank you to everyone who applied! We’ve put together our team and have been prepping everyone to launch their first post and get on their monthly posting rhythm. We’ll be publishing posts every Monday starting in the coming weeks. Without further ado I am pleased…

The 2015 Closeouts List

And now a message from our sponsors… 2016 is well upon us. As we prepare for the coming cycling season, we’re looking to clear out some space in the old warehouse. So we’re lowering our prices on our remaining 2015 inventory. Below is the list of all of the great deals we have going on…

Wide-Eyez Helmet Shield Review

If youve read any of my posts here on Commute by Bike or follow me on Facebook, you might know that I do not subscribe to traditional helmet orthodoxy. I believe they have their place, they can, in fact prevent or reduce the severity of some injuries, and that the decision to wear one should…