Category Archives: Racks

Equipping Your Touring Bicycle With Racks & Panniers

Touring Bicycle Racks and Panniers

A traditional touring bicycle, like the one you have seen throughout this video course, carries most of its clothing, gear, food and equipment in a set of panniers, which attach to the bicycle with the use of either front or rear racks (or in this case, a set of both front and rear racks). This […]

South America Bike Tour Packing List

South America bike tour packing list

I recently published the complete packing list for my bike tour in Europe this past summer (2016), but I’m in South America now and I’ve packed a little differently for this particular journey. Much of my gear has stayed the same, but there are some major differences between my Europe bike tour packing list and […]

10 Best Bike Racks For Garage Storage Solutions

Bike racks for garage use are a great way of saving space and getting rid of clutter. The frustration of trying to get to your bike, toys, storage bins and your car in your tiny garage all too real. It’s also an unnecessary hassle to start your workday commute, your joyride, or your time with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Packing For A Bicycle Tour: Everything You Need To Know

bicycle panniers on a touring bike

You want to travel the world by bike, but you’re unsure about WHAT to pack… and HOW exactly you should pack it all on your bicycle. In this article I will demonstrate to you how I pack my current touring bicycle (a Co-Motion Pangea), my four Ortlieb panniers and my single Ortlieb handlebar bag. Inside […]

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 […]

Axiom Journey Tubular Alloy Rack

Are you looking for a good, quality bike rack at an affordable price? If so, the Journey bike rack from Axiom might just be the perfect rack for you! When I spoke to the Axiom representative at last year’s Interbike trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada he informed me that many people have a negative […]

Freeload Rack Review: A Full-Suspension Bicycle Rack

thule bike rack

When I first saw the Freeload bicycle rack at the 2009 Interbike tradeshow in Las Vagas, Nevada, I knew it was something that readers here at Bicycle Touring Pro would be interested in. But after more than three months of using the rack myself, I’ve come to the realization that the Freeload bicycle rack is […]

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, BicycleTouringPro.com 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 […]