The first step so you can Leave No Trace on your next bike adventure is to be prepared. Which often means having an assortment of bags to carry out food wastes, trash, etc., Just having balls of plastic bags in a pannier can get a little unwieldy and can cause them to get punctured or torn by your other gear. Here is a simple tip to fold them down neatly so you always have a few in your pannier or jersey pocket!
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In this video we take a close look at Porcelain Rocket’s Micro Pannier, an interesting hybrid pannier that combines bikepacking techniques with a bike touring form factor! If you’re in Portland, you can buy them in-store at VeloCult. Interested in more bike travel related videos? Subscribe to our Youtube Channel!
In this video, we show multiple ways to carry a fly rod on your bicycle using simple bungees or our new favorite, ROK Straps (these things are awesome). We also show a simple technique to carry longer rods like switch rods or trout rods that only break down to two or three pieces. Be sure to visit the rest of our Bicycle Travel Channel for more vids!
In this video we compare two popular “feedbag” style bags. One is the original that started it all, the Revelate Mountain Feedbag and another is from an awesome local Oregon maker, Randijo Fabrications. Which one is for you? Watch the vid to find out.
This is the last week to register for the National Bicycle Tourism Conference!
We’re putting the finishing touches on our portions of the National Bicycle Tourism Conference, checking off to-do lists, reaching out to our colleagues who we’ll see in a few weeks – and we wanted to write up one last pitch for you to join us in San Diego.
If you’re interested in where and how bicycling and tourism intersect, then we think you should consider attending the conference. This year’s agenda is full of interesting topics and conversation starters – from mountain bike tourism to urban bike tourism – from the big picture experience of a bicycle visitor to the nitty-gritty of putting together a route or a ride.
And, of course, the most valuable component is the opportunity to connect with folks from around the country (and beyond), to learn from each other, and to brainstorm interesting new ways to bring bike tourism into your community.
DMOs/CVBs: If you’re a tourism industry professional or work for your local Chamber or Business District, and you want to learn current best practices and how you can better incorporate bicycling into your tourism offerings, you should attend.
Bicycle Advocates: If you want to broaden your message of bicycles as economic development, or want to be able to speak to constituents who aren’t necessarily cyclists, you should attend.
If you’re interested in starting a Bike-Related Business, and you want to see what the gaps are in the market and learn from others who have started similar businesses, you should attend.
Trail Advocates: If you want to attract more visitors to your trail and learn about successes from other trails, you should attend.
If you’re involved in Economic Development, whether at a local or larger level, and you want to learn more about using bicycling to kickstart new opportunities, you should attend.
If you represent a Bicycle Brand or work in the Bicycle Industry, and you want to get in on the discussion of combining bicycling and tourism, which will ultimately help you sell more bikes, you should attend.
Over the last two years, we’ve seen the conference grow and change to become more inclusive of destinations and styles of riding beyond just fast-paced road events. We’re proud to be involved and look forward to the interactions that we’ll have this year – and we hope that you’ll consider joining us.
Registration ends on October 20. So, if you’re going to jump on the opportunity, now is the time to do so.