Tag Archives: bicycle touring

Best cheap sunglasses for cycling? Tifosi Optics review

Here are three things about me: I spend a lot of time in the sun I constantly lose sunglasses I have terrible vision Maybe you relate to one, two, or even all three of these. Regardless, a good pair of sunglasses is essential for cyclists, especially those who spend a lot of time in the […]

5 Tips for Better Tent Sleeping

REI Quarter Dome Tent with no rainfly

We’ve all been there. You’re exhausted, it’s been a long day on the bike. You even managed to find a quiet place to pitch your tent. It’s not too hot, not too cold. You’ve seemingly got everything you need for a good night’s sleep. So why are you still awake? In my experience, sleeping well can […]

I’m New To Bicycle Touring. Is It Easy To Get Started?

First Bike Tour - Advice

Bicycle touring is an activity that almost anyone can do. Young people, old people, poor people, rich people, disabled people, men, women, children, and even people who have never ridden a bicycle before can go bicycle touring! – You can go bicycle touring too!  Since 2007, I have not only been traveling all around […]

18 Year Old Cycles Across the USA After Graduating From High School

18 Year Old USA Bike Tour - Quinn

 Quinn is an amazing 18 year old who cycled across the USA after graduating from high school. During his cross-country cycling adventure, Quinn came and stayed at my home in Park City, Utah… and during his stay I took some time to sit down with him and interview him about his epic cross-country bikepacking […]

The 3rd Annual “Bikes & Burritos” Overnight Bicycle Tour

3rd annual Bikes and Burritos overnight bike tour

 On the weekend of February 29th, 2020, more than a dozen people from all across the state of Camarillo gathered together in the city of Camarillo for the 3rd annual “Bikes & Burritos” overnight bicycle tour. As a group, we cycled from the city of Camarillo, down the bike path, through the strawberry fields, […]

Is Coronavirus The End Of Bike Travel?

Indoor Bicycle Rollers

 The coronavirus has millions of people around the world trapped inside their homes – not working and not traveling. In many parts of the world, going outside during certain times of the day (even for essentials) is strictly forbidden. Now, many bicycle tourists around the world have either canceled or postponed their bicycle touring […]

Using WarmShowers.org To Score Free Lodging When You Travel By Bike

WarmShowers Host and Guest

 WarmShowers.org is a FREE community-run website that enables individuals traveling by bike to find hosts around the world who are willing to put them up for a night or two during the middle of their travels. If you are familiar with websites such as CouchSurfing.com or GlobalFreeloaders.com, then you are already familiar with 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 […]

The 17 Best Bicycle Touring Articles, Podcasts & Videos of 2017

bicycle touring pro 2017 photo highlights

2017 was a great year for Bicycle Touring Pro and its followers all around the world. Now that the year is just about over, let’s look back on 17 of the best bicycle touring articles, podcasts and videos from the last twelve months. These are the best bicycle touring articles, podcasts and videos of 2017 […]

Your Biggest Questions About Bike Travel: Answered

bikepacking in the united states

I know you have a lot of questions about bicycle touring, bikepacking and world travel. That’s why I recently sat down and took the time to answer some of the questions my readers at www.bicycletouringpro.com have sent in to me over the last couple days. Questions such as: My name is Tim from Walla Walla, […]

Bicycle Touring in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Bicycle Touring in the Anza-Borrego Desert Sculpture Map and GPS route

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in all of California – and an excellent location for a bicycle touring adventure! Cyclists from all around the world come to Anza-Borrego to discover the wildflowers, palm groves, cacti and incredible desert scenery. But if you’re anything like me, you’ll come to the Anza-Borrego Desert […]

Line Gammelli – The Lessons She Learned From Her First Two Bike Tours

Line Gammelli

Line Gammelli is a 20-year-old woman from Örebro, Sweden. After watching a video about a bike tour in Japan, she discovered the Bicycle Touring Pro YouTube channel and sent me a message: Hello, my name is Line Gammeli. I’m 20 years old and live in Sweden. This summer I’m planning a bike tour from a […]