Category Archives: North America

Join the 3rd Annual “Bikes & Burritos” Overnight Bicycle Tour

Hotel California with two bike tourists

Join me (Darren Alff – the Bicycle Touring Pro) on the weekend of February 29 – March 1, 2019 for the 3rd annual “Bikes & Burritos” Overnight Bicycle Tour in Camarillo, California. We’ll be cycling from my parents’ home in Camarillo to the beach and then spending the night at Sycamore Canyon Campground on the […]

Co-Motion Cycles Factory Tour, Bike Ride & Lunch in Eugene, OR

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, Bicycle Touring Pro readers from all across the western United States were invited to meet, ride bikes, and have lunch with me, Darren Alff – the Bicycle Touring Pro, at the Co-Motion Cycles factory in beautiful Eugene, Oregon. This was the first ever Bicycle Touring Pro meet-up/bike ride in the […]

Bikepacking Big Bear Lake in Southern California

Bikepacking Big Bear Lake

There’s a scenic forest road situated high above Big Bear Lake in Southern California that only a few people know about. It takes about 1 hour of steady cycling from the city center to reach what is known as “Skyline Road,” and once you reach this magical place… the cycling is out of this world! […]

Photos & Video From The “Bikes & Burritos” Overnight Bike Tour

Bikes & Burritos Overnight Bike Tour

On Saturday, March 10th, 2018, thirteen of my Bicycle Touring Pro readers from all across the state of California gathered at my parents’ home in Camarillo, California and together we cycled 20 miles down the Pacific Coast to a nearby state campground called “Sycamore Canyon Campground.” Once there, we set up our tents, lit a […]

Bikepacking the Rainbow Rim Trail at the Grand Canyon

Bikepacking the Grand Canyon Rainbow Rim Trail

What would you say if I told you I knew of a secret cycling trail that runs along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon; that you can cycle in just 1 or 2 days; and that allows you to camp for free on the edge of the Grand Canyon with no one else around […]

Bikepacking in Flagstaff, Arizona – Free Map & Videos

Bikepacking in Flagstaff Arizona

Get ready for an incredible bikepacking trip through the pine forests surrounding the spectacular city of Flagstaff, Arizona! Flagstaff, Arizona is a city in northern Arizona with a population of approximately 75,000 and situated at an elevation of 6,910 ft (2,106 m). The city itself is home to Northern Arizona University, which draws young, outdoor-minded individuals from […]

What Is The Best Winter Cycling Route In The United States?

southern tier winter cycling route

“What is the best place to go bicycle touring in the United States during the wintertime?” That’s a good question, because for much of the United States, winter means cold weather, rain, ice and even snow. And while it’s possible to go bicycle touring in cold weather winter conditions, riding through the snow is probably […]

Bike Against The Wind – Watch The Full The Movie

bike against the wind movie

What is it that motivates someone to ride a bicycle all the way across the United States? Some do it for the bragging rights. Others do it to see the country. And others still do it as a physical test of their stamina. But for many, traveling long distances on a bicycle is an opportunity […]

Washington State Bike Tours – Cycling Sojourner : A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Tours in Washington

cycling sojourner book review

Are you looking for a book filled with maps, route information and expert advice on the best Washington State bike tours? If so, then look no further! The name may be long and difficult to say, but the new book by author Ellee Thalheimer is informative, well-designed and jam-packed with useful bits of bike touring knowledge. […]

The Man Who Cycled The World – Video From Mark Beaumont’s Record-Breaking Bike Ride

mark beaumont the man who cycled the world

In 2008, Mark Beaumont (of Scotland) spent 195 days and 17 hours pedaling a bicycle more than 18,000 miles around the world – in an attempt to break the world record for the fastest circumnavigation of the planet on a bicycle. In the end, Mark cycled across Europe, Asia, Oceania and North America while smashing […]

New York City 5 Borough Bike Tour – Everything You Need To Know

5 boro bike tour details

The TD Five Borough Bike Tour is an unforgettable way to experience New York City. I’ve been browsing the Bike New York website and after just a cursory look at the photos full of diverse, smiling faces and pages accented with the motto, “Grab Life by the Handlebars,” I already want to find out more […]

Amtrak Bike Reservation – Traveling On Amtrak Trains With Your Bicycle

touring bicycle

I recently traveled on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train from San Diego to Santa Barbara, California… and I wanted to take a moment to show you the bicycle car on-board this particular train. What you’ll see when you watch the video above is my Co-Motion Pangea touring bicycle secured inside the bicycle car of this […]