Bike Touring

BOB Trailer Cruising the Burr Trail

Rick recently sent us this photo of his touring set up. He’s got a BOB Yak trailer with the attached Greenspeed rack for extra storage. He’s also using a Greenfield Stabilizer Kickstand for extra stability for the added weight.He toured from Bullfrog Utah to Boulder Utah along the Burr Trail, carrying 5 large bottles of…

JILL'S NEWSFLASH!! Ohio is good for biking!

According to Jill, a news director in Cleveland: Ohio is a surprisingly good area for biking. And I absolutely love my Ortlieb Back Roller Classic with BSH logo. These panniers are incredibly versatile and hold tons of gear (or $200 worth of groceries). I use them for commuting to work, for pleasure rides and even…

Mark’s Revelate Equipped Ride

Mark Falanga Revelate‘d the crap outta his bike: I ordered a bunch of Revelate bags from you for a five-day San Juan Mountain Hut bike ride.  The system that you put together for me was incredible and because of the system, my bike performed so well on all terrain, going up mountains, down mountains and…

Cycling Keeps Jim in Shape!

BOB in tow: Out riding my bicycle yesterday 80 miles.   Staying in shape for the finishing of my cross America bicycle trip which is restarting Sept 17 from Rapid City SD to Key West Florida. Over the last couple of weeks been debating whether to cycle across all of China or all of Canada next…

Bike Your Local Landmark

I recently got married to an Australian. Which means lots of sightseeing. Which turns out is pretty cool!First off, a little about me — I’m pretty lame. But I suspect so are a lot of people in the same sense. I have lived in several super cool places, and have never bothered going to the…

Andrew's Tout Terrain Mule

This Independence Day week, explore the freedoms hitting the road with your bike allows. Take a cue from Andrew and his Tout Mule-fitted rig. Also check out Andrew’s previous patriotic tour.

Tom's Mission & Custom Trailer

Tom’s on a mission to combat child sex abuse, he’s built a custom trailer for the road, and he’s not afraid to use it! “10,000 miles, across 3 nations on a 50cc scooter (with a custom trailer attached…that I designed and built).” Pretty sweet build, and for a great cause. For more information, check out…

Ethan & Reid's Fundraising Ride Across U.S.

Brothers Ethan & Reid are cycling across the U.S. to raise money for the Phoenix Children’s Hostpital here in Arizona.   The story behind the cause, according to Ethan: Back in my junior year of high school, I was rushed to Phoenix Children’s Hospital via ambulance in a grand mal seizure. Doctors quickly induced a coma…

Tomas, Campfire Cycling, and Ortlieb in India

In 2012 I cycled over 3,000 miles solo across India. The first part of my trip was in Rajasthan, in the north; the second was an epic journey from Mumbai down Konkan coast to border of Goa, then up to Deccan Plateau, south through the interior of entire Karnataka, across Tamil Nadu and Kerala to…

Sean, Beth, Extrawheel & Utah

Sean & Beth recently took their new Extrawheel Voyager and hit the White Rim Trail in Utah. “Our new Extrawheel trailer performed flawlessly on the bumpy dirt!” What are your bike plans for the upcoming summer? 

Rick's Ortlieb-Assisted Epic Tour

Rick, of feather plumage fame, has updated photos of his journey bike touring (a portion of) “America the Beautiful.” Cut it down to 9000 miles, the track from April to November was (roughly): Portland, Oregon – Death Valley – Mount Rushmore – Central Texas – St. Augustine, Florida – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – New Orleans. My…

John, his Burley Nomad, and the C&O Trail Autumn Leaves

Just last month, John took his Burley Nomad Cargo Trailer on the C&O Trail from D.C. to Maryland. The Nomad proved to be a safe fashion choice amongst the changing of the leaves from last season’s green to this season’s yellow. Although I’m sure John had a greater appreciation for the Nomad’s heavy-duty carrying capacity…

Leslie's Carry-All Croozer Trailer

Leslie recently brought her Croozer Cargo Trailer along on a 180 mile ride on the Katy Trail in Missouri. She loaded the heavy-duty trailer with 3 sleeping bags and a 7-person tent. Leslie comments “The Croozer was easy to assemble and hook up to my bike. It had more drag on the trail than I…

Nuno's Muddy BOB-Aided Adventure: Round Two

Nuno has been busy touring his home country of Portugal by bike.   Last time he checked in he was busy BOB-ing the local National Park, wine in tow.   Nuno’s most recent adventure took him and his trusty BOB from Entroncamento to Castelo de Bode – an approximate 20 mi. (30 km) ride.   “The weather was…

Nuno Bikes and BOB's Through Portuguese National Park

Nuno accounts: I like to travel on the unknown trails in the mountains, in complete autonomy, in the company of one or two friends, overcome obstacles and meet the locals.   I may live in a very small country, but one that’s big on natural beauty and full of idyllic locations. Peneda-Gerês National Park, Nuno’s chosen…

Rudy's Tour de Water 2012 Bike Tour

“Water and sanitation are the building blocks of human life and dignity.   Without them, people will forever struggle to move forward with their lives,” so states Blue Planet Ride‘s website – part of the Blue Planet Network.   This guest post, brought to you by Samuel Hagler of Ride For Good, details one of Blue Planet’s…

Bill's Ortlieb-Revelate-Extrawheel Extravaganza!

Extrawheel trailers are on sale!! at Bike Trailer Shop thru September 4th.   Showcasing the Extrawheel Voyager‘s tremendous cargo carrying capabilities is Bill’s custom built ready-to-tour bike.   The setup includes a Revelate Designs Tangle frame pack, the rack mounted and ever-popular Ortlieb Back Roller Classics in black and yellow (black and yellow black and yellow, everything…

Rick's Sick Helmet Plummage, Bro!

Rick has been a busy collector on his 10,000 mile bike journey through the southern California desert.   1200 miles in, he has collected eight feathers from eight different species of bird.   Wonder what the next 8800 miles will bring?   And the rest of you: beware the mighty and elusive mythical desert peacock.  

Marc's Mexico Adventure with Ortlieb

Marc is enjoying his summer in Playa del Carmen, Mexico as we kick off another Ortlieb summer sale.   Marc’s Strida folding bike is outfitted with the Ortlieb Front Roller Classics. He comments, “I love the fact that they’re totally waterproof, to ward off the frequent tropical storms.” Weathering your own storms this summer? Or want…

Bicycle Traveler Magazine

Always happy to share other great cycling advocacy and adventure resources, we received this guest post from Grace Johnson, publisher of Bicycle Traveler magazine and TravellingTwo.com: Bicycle Traveler is a new "“ and free "“ online bicycle touring magazine.   It's full of entertaining stories and inspiring photography which will have you dreaming over new destinations…

Tyler's Custom Cape Cod Commuter

Green with envy over this green commuter?   I’ll let Tyler explain: I had my bike custom built by my cousin, Sam Densmore, of Cycles Densmore out of Cape Cod. I chose the color scheme and all of the features to fit me, my aesthetic, and my daily needs of a cycle. Then I was left…

Green Riders: Southeast Asia Eco-Tour

Green Riders Kenny and Jamie’s “sustainable transport odyssey” from Thailand to Bali summed up: Six weeks. Two bamboo bikes. A camera. A continent of environmental stories, struggles and successes. Plus, several thousand kilometers of twisted little roads stringing it all together. These guys are really putting their Ortlieb gear, Kenda tires, and legs to the…

Lucky Dan's Hawaiian Bike Tour

Dan kicked off his summer with a 6-week bike tour on Kauai – cycling from one end of the island to the other. I had everything I needed on my Ibex trailer (boogie board, fins, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad…etc.) and it performed great over everything and everywhere I went. I got compliments on it…