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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…

We're Hiring Four Bicycle Bloggers!

As I’ve mentioned recently, we’ve got some big plans here at the Campfire Cycling blog. We’re focusing on #1 improving the quality and consistency of our content. And #2 improving the design and functionality of our blogging software (Through WordPress Custom Theming). For the content side of things, we’re currently recruiting four bicycle bloggers to…

Our Tucson Cyclovia Experience in Photos

For the first time, in our short history down here in Tucson, we were an official sponsor of Cyclovia Tucson. To captivate the Cyclovians we decided to bring out some of the bicycle touring rigs we had set up for our new showroom. We brought out a Surly CrossCheck and ECR both setup with Ortlieb…

Ortlieb's Ultimate Man Purse

This week I was inspired to talk about my beloved handlebar bag, the Ortlieb Ultimate 6 Pro-M. The thing I’m discovering about doing these videos, is doing them impromptu like this, I’m not sure what ridiculous things are going to come out of my mouth. Video Transcription: Hi I’m Josh Lipton with Campfire Cycling and…

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Bicycles at the All Souls Procession

Tucson’s All Souls Procession has grown into an event of epic proportions. I decided this year to capture some of the bicycles that joined the festivities. While the season has transitioned from spooky to thankful to festive, I wanted to get this up before all of the holiday cheer had subsided. Think Nightmare before Christmas….

Adjusting to the New Commute

A few weeks ago, I moved from a house where I had a very simple bike commute (I rode straight down one road for 3 miles) to house located such that there are a wide array of route options. As I began exploring these various routes, I was reminded how enjoyable it is to optimize…

Holiday Gifts for Those Who Adventure Daily

Let the Holiday adventures begin! Enjoy our list of gifts optimized for everyday cycling adventures. Revelate Designs Viscacha Ready to break away from the everyday? The Viscacha is the first bag to start your ultimate bikepacking setup. Ortlieb Commuter Bag Looking for a better way to do it? The Commuter is going to get you…

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The Adventure Begins…Updates to our Blog

As of a few days ago, we completed the first step of a rebranding project for www.CampfireCycling.com with some updates here. Step 1 involved the following: Transition CommuteByBike.com into www.CampfireCycling.com/blog. Transition UtilityCycling.org into www.CampfireCycling.com/blog. Put up a several aesthetic changes including a new header images. Archive our Forums Organize our content into 5 categories: Commute…

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The Habit-Forming Neoprene Hug of Owl Band

This is like one of those “When You See It” pictures that your friends send you on Facebook. I took this photo while commuting by bus in Madagascar. Do you notice anything odd? This was during my “Bikeless in Madagascar” period. It was a weird time. I would do my normal morning get-ready-for-work routine. I’d…