Category Archives: Lights

How To Mount A Front Bike Light When Using A Handlebar Bag

The problem with handlebar bags is that they usually block the bike light you might otherwise have mounted onto the front of your handlebars. So, how exactly do you mount a front bike light if you’re using a handlebar bag on your cycle touring adventures? In this video, I give you four front bike light […]

Dark Knight Bicycle Headlamp & Handlebar Kit

If you cycle a lot at night, you need a good headlamp for your bicycle. Not only is a good front bike light necessary so passing vehicles can see you on the road, but you need a good light so you can see where you are going. What most cyclists don’t realize is that the […]

Raypal USB Rechargeable Bike Light – My Review

The RayPal USB Rechargeable Bike Light is a lightweight (31g), inexpensive, horizontal rear bicycle light that can be quickly recharged via USB. Instead of being powered by one or more AAA batteries, the RayPal USB Rechargeable Bike Light comes equipped with a small Lithium polymer battery (3.7V 55mAh), which can be charged to full capacity […]

Bicycle Touring Gear – My 2015 Packing List

It’s 2015… and this is my 15th year in a row of bicycle touring all around the world. Last year I cycled across 14 countries in Asia, Europe, and North America… and now I’m back in Europe for another epic year of bicycle touring. Because I’m so frequently asked about the gear, clothing, and equipment […]

TwistLit Bicycle Lights: Product Review

The TwistLit from NiteIze is a unique and colorful bike light that attaches to your bicycle with the use of two twist-able rubber gear ties, rather than with a plastic or metal mount that must be screwed or bolted into place. The TwistLits come in a number of different colors – white for the front, […]

Cheap Bicycle Touring Gear – How To Gear Up For Less Than $2,000

Gearing up for a self-supported bicycle tour doesn’t have to cost a lot money. If you are like most people, you already own a number of the items you need to conduct a multi-day bicycle tour of almost any type. And those items that you don’t already possess can be purchased inexpensively if you know […]

What To Pack For A Year-Long Bicycle Tour

I’m traveling for a year. Yes, a year! And I’m doing it on my bicycle. It’s called long-distance bicycle touring… and traveling this way requires that you carry just about everything you need on your bicycle with you: clothes, food, toiletries and more! Your bicycle is essentially your home on the road. Because I’m traveling […]

Cateye HL-MC200 Bicycle Headlight

The Cateye HL-MC200 Bicycle Headlight has been in my arsenal of bike gear since my freshman year of college (over 7 years ago). Sadly, it is one of the worst bike lights I have ever encountered and certainly not a product I would ever recommend. The problem with the light is not that it doesn’t […]

Hokey Spokes: Unique Bicycle Lights Product Review

Hokey Spokes are transparent computerized “blades” that attach to your bicycle spokes and spin as you ride to create an impressive array of design images and text. With a name like “Hokey Spokes” you might expect these little electronic “blades” to be nothing more than a children’s today. However, you’d be surprised to learn just […]

Your Complete Bicycle Touring Gear Checklist

In response to my recent post on the 10 Important Items You Should Have, But Might Not Think Of Bringing On Your Bike Tour, reader, Jim Dirlam sent me a checklist that he created to help bicycle travelers pack for their upcoming bicycle touring adventures. The bicycle touring gear checklist is incredibly detailed and […]