The Top 10 Articles Of The Year

By Darren Alff

In addition to Bicycle Touring Pro’s how-to resources, which have helped thousands of people from all across the globe conduct their own incredible bike tours, there are (at the time of this article’s publication) exactly 1,065 free articles on the Bicycle Touring Pro website designed to help you plan, prepare for, and execute your own bicycle touring adventures. See the latest articles here.

Over the last 12 months, the following 10 articles have remained Bicycle Touring Pro’s most popular pieces of content. If you haven’t already checked out these 10 articles, then I suggest you do so now… and I look forward to providing you with more helpful cycle touring information in the New Year. Enjoy!

Stealth camping in a forest

10. The Top 50 Stealth Camping Super Tips

In this controversial how-to article you will find my 50 best tips for stealth and/or wild camping anywhere in the world.

trek 520 touring bicycle

9. Trek 520 – Touring Bicycle Review

The Trek 520 is an inexpensive vehicle that caters to the touring bike scene with its chromoly steel frame – offering the perfect mix of flexibility, comfort and durability needed for long-distance bicycle touring.

modern surly touring bicycle

8. Surly Long Haul Trucker – Touring Bike Review

If you want to carry a lot of stuff while riding your bike long distances, you’d be hard pressed to find a bike at a cheaper price-point than the Surly Long Haul Trucker.

flat bicycle tire

7. 700c vs. 26 Inch Wheels & Tires – Which Is Best?

There are two common wheel/tires sizes used in the touring bike world: 700c and 26 inch. But the question is, which is better?

stationary bicycle trainer cycling

6. Stationary Bicycle Trainers – The Complete Guide

What is a bicycle trainer? What are the different types of bicycle trainers available? Which type of bicycle trainer is best? And what should you know about bicycle trainers if you plan to purchase one for yourself? All these questions (and more) are answered in this long, but detailed article.

Dawes-Vantage-seat

5. Do I Need A New Bike Saddle? Why Does My Butt Hurt?

If your butt or crotch is hurting you when you’re riding your bicycle, you might be surprised to learn that your seat (or saddle) is probably not the problem. Click here to find out why your butt is really causing you pain.

best touring bicycles

4. The Top 100 Touring Bicycles

There are hundreds of different touring bicycles available to you. There are touring bicycles made for short day rides near your home; touring bikes for fast, speedy and lightweight club-style cycling adventures; and touring bicycles made to carry you and your gear all the way around the world. No two touring bicycles are the same! This article contains a list of 100 of the world’s most popular touring bicycles, along with a photo and a short product description of each bike.

bike tour packing list

3. Your Complete Bicycle Touring Gear Checklist

This is a recently updated list of everything one might wish to bring on a bike tour, but not necessarily everything one should bring.

spd bike shoes

2. Stylish SPD Bicycles Shoes – For Men & Women

In this article you will find 17 stylish pairs of SPD cycling shoes that are perfect for commuting, mountain biking and/or bicycle touring because they look good both on and off the bike and they can be walked in with relative comfort. Click here for the women’s specific cycling shoes.

bicycle panniers

1. Bicycle Panniers: A Detailed List of the World’s Best Bags

Finally, this article details the top 25+ most popular bicycle panniers (backpack-sized bags that attaches to your bicycle and are used to store and transport your personal belongings with you on your bike as your ride).

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