Bike Touring

Beat the Elements with Waterproof Panniers

I know this is a blog dedicated to bike trailers, but of course, we are enthusiasts and users of bike panniers and bike racks, as well. After all, it sure is hard to determine a winner in the battle royale of panniers versus trailers, and the winner for any particular person often comes down to…

The Sprung Chicken Ride

With the snow starting to fall here in Flagstaff, AZ, we must take care to ward off cabin fever. One method is to keep tabs on various bike touring adventures going on around the world. Why not ride vicariously and let others do the work for a few months while we enjoy the snow? One…

Globe Cycle

BikeBagShop.com is proud to be sponsoring James Bowthorpe of Globe Cycle with Orlieb panniers. James is currently riding his bicycle around the world in order to raise money and awareness for Parkinson’s Disease research. James is currently well on his way to breaking the current word record for circumnavigating the world by bicycle, but more…

Make a Point to know your Bike Mounting Points

Sometimes there can be much confusion on what type of add-ons your bike can handle. When adding items like a bike rack, or attaching a bike trailer, it’s sometimes difficult to see which parts are going to be best suited for your bike. Here are some helpful hints to decipher what parts will fit when…

Riding with the Arkel Tail Rider

I’ve ridden with several front panniers and rear panniers, and with a variety of bike trailers, but I haven’t seen a bag quite like the Arkel Tail Rider. This sleek-looking trunk bag has many handy features which are applicable for long day-rides, or commuting around town. My favorite feature on the tail rider is the…

PCH Tour – Biking Back with Burley

The complete blog series on this tour: Bike Tour Preperation: Part 1 Destination, Part 2 Training, Part 3 Pack Up! PCH Tour: There, Biking Back with Burley, The Good, The Bad and The Burley After 3 days of rest, relaxation, and Christmas gluttony after having ridden north on the PCH, we were ready to hit…

PCH Tour: There

The complete blog series on this tour: Bike Tour Preperation: Part 1 Destination, Part 2 Training, Part 3 Pack Up! PCH Tour: There, Biking Back with Burley, The Good, The Bad and The Burley After months of training, buying gear, and preparation; the day finally came when James and I were ready to embark on…

Bike Tour Preparation:P3 – Pack Up!

The complete blog series on this tour: Bike Tour Preperation: Part 1 Destination, Part 2 Training, Part 3 Pack Up! PCH Tour: There, Biking Back with Burley, The Good, The Bad and The Burley You know where you’re headed, and you’ve been crushin’ it on the bike, on the trainer and in the gym, and…

Bike Tour Preparation: P2 – Training

The complete blog series on this tour: Bike Tour Preperation: Part 1 Destination, Part 2 Training, Part 3 Pack Up! PCH Tour: There, Biking Back with Burley, The Good, The Bad and The Burley So you’ve picked your destination, and are counting down the days until take off. Whether you made last minute plans or…

Bike Tour Preparation: P1 – Destination

The complete blog series on this tour: Bike Tour Preperation: Part 1 Destination, Part 2 Training, Part 3 Pack Up! PCH Tour: There, Biking Back with Burley, The Good, The Bad and The Burley Preparing for a bicycle tour is a lot of work. There are many factors to take into consideration from planning the…

Salsa Fargo, 29er Touring

We’ve decided to start a new section of the Bike Trailer Blog to feature bikes we like. These will generally be bikes for touring, commuting and carrying cargo. To kick this this off, I thought I’d post up this new touring machine from Salsa. The Salsa Fargo looks like a great touring bike for mixed…

The Tubus Cargo review

In my last post I weighed the ups and downs of using trailers versus racks and panniers. This time I wanted to set the partisanship aside and focus on one of my all-time favorite racks, the Tubus Cargo. What makes the Cargo my favorite rack, you ask. Its strength for one, its adjustability for another,…

Panniers versus trailers, the battle royale

Your trip is going swimmingly. You’ve seen truly beautiful places, enjoyed great weather, no flats so far, and met some amazing people. In fact, you’re sharing tonight’s campsite with some fellow tourists, nice people from some far flung land. Dinner’s been eaten, the dishes washed, and you’re digging into the evening’s conversation. Then it happens….