Tag Archives: mountain biking

Explore Scenic Monument Valley on the Seat of Your Bicycle!

Monument Valley three buttes

Now you can explore the majestic Monument Valley in Northern Arizona on the seat of your bicycle! This amazingly scenic one-day bike ride will transport you across 17 miles of dirt roads, towering mesas, beautiful buttes and inspirational spires formed over the millennia out of sand and stone. Watch the video on this page and […]

Bikepacking Big Bear Lake – The Gear I Carried With Me

big bear lake bikepacking trip

Here’s a detailed breakdown of each and every item I carried with me on my recent bikepacking trip in the mountains above Big Bear Lake in Southern California. Feel free to use this bikepacking gear list as a template for your own bikepacking adventures.

The Chumba Ursa 29+ Backcountry Bikepacking Bicycle

Bikepacking Example

Get ready for an incredible cycling adventure with the new Chumba Ursa 29+ bikepacking bicycle! The Chumba Ursa 29+ is an American-made mountain bike designed specifically with bikepacking in mind. Its wide 29plus tires make it great for cycling on dirt and gravel roads as well as on narrow single-track trails. The fact that the […]

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 […]

3 Things I Learned From My First Mountain Bike Tour

A couple weeks ago I conducted my first off-road mountain bike tour. I’ve toured for months on a mountain bike in the past, but this was my first time traveling entirely on dirt fire roads and rocky single-track trails. This first off-road mountain bike touring adventure may have just been a short 2-day, 1-night adventure, […]

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 […]

The Sierra Schwinn – My First Bike

What do you remember about your first bicycle? My first bike was a silver BMX bike that I rode to school when I was in fifth and sixth grade. My next door neighbor and best friend, Matt Bockal, had a matching bike and we thought we were pretty darn cool because we could jump off […]