Epic Tours:

From weekend trips to round-the-world adventures, epic is in the mind of the beholder.

Bike touring is a wonderful and enriching way to explore the world. It yields such interesting photos and stories.

We're not afraid to say it: bike touring makes you a better person.

And this is where we say it.

Read about those adventures and the gear that makes it possible -- the gear we have on, BikeTrailerShop.com and BikeBagShop.com.

Submit your Bike Touring Photos

When we send a bike rack or pannier off to a customer it's always with the hope that it is going somewhere amazing -- epic.

But the accessories we sell can't take their own photos (yet). So we need you to send us photos from your bike tours to exotic locations. Send us anything from that shot of you and your bike at the top of the summit to that shot of your perfect rack and bag setup. Submit your bike touring photos here and we'll let you know when we publish them.

Monthly Archives: August 2009

Globe Cycle

BikeBagShop.com is proud to be sponsoring James Bowthorpe of Globe Cycle with Orlieb panniers. James is currently riding his bicycle around the world in order to raise money and awareness for Parkinson’s Disease research. James is currently well on his way to breaking the current word record for circumnavigating the world by bicycle, but more importantly, he is on a mission to raise 1.8m for Parkinson’s Disease research. James has already raised 50,043.38 towards his goal of 1.8m. Please visit his donation page to help him reach his goal.

James has been riding for 156 days and has covered more than 15,000 miles. He left from London, heading east, and has ridden through countries such as Iran, India, Thailand, Australia, and many more. He is currently on the east coast of the United States, and will soon fly across the Atlantic to Portugal and Spain, where he will travel north back to London. He hopes to be done with his journey in 13 days and has been averaging between 120 – 170 miles per day!

For more information about James, his journey, and his recent stop at our headquarters in Flagstaff, Arizona, please visit UtilityCycling.org to read our full post about him.


Chariot & Croozer Bike Trailers on Sale Thru Aug. 30th

BikeTrailerShop.com has all Chariot Trailers & Croozer Trailers on sale for 10% Off thru August 30th. This is our final Croozer and Chariot trailer sale of 2009 and a great opportunity to get going with one of these fine bike child, cargo or pet trailers.

josh-with-wandertec-bongo-bike-trailer-in-shopAlso, thanks to the Arizona Daily Sun for the excellent article on our business that they just published in their Sunday business section. Here is a photo from the article take by Jake Bacon.

Back to School – Final Chariot and Croozer Trailer Sale of the Season

It’s that time of the year again. The dog days of summer are coming to an end and school is back in session. BikeTrailerShop.com has all of your school commuting needs covered, and to make the transition to school just a bit easier, all Chariot and Croozer trailers are 10% off through August 30th.

If your little one is starting school for the first time or not quite ready to ride to school on his or her own bike, Chariot Carriers are the perfect solution to bike child transportation. The Chariot Cross Country series are extremely versatile, allowing you to transfer smoothly between cycling, strolling, and jogging needs. And on the weekends, you can take advantage of Chariot’s hike and ski functions as well. For families that focus primarily on riding, the Chariot Classic Series offers a great line of trailers that are ready for the bike, but can still be converted to other functions. Croozer offers a great line of fashionable and versatile child trailers as well, so you and your little one can arrive in style.

Bike Trailers Pulling Bike Trailers

A customer of ours sent some photos to us of his BOB Trailer pulling his Burley Trailer. This brought to mind other instances of multiple bike trailers that we’ve encountered. It also seemed like an interesting blog post to put up when we have both BOB Trailers and Burley Trailers on sale. Our Burley Trailer Sale ends today and our BOB Trailer Sale will be running through August 30th.

Multi-trailer setups always catch my interest and attention. While double bike trailer setups score very high on the eye-catching, conversation starting side of things I have to say that their level of safety may be a bit questionable. Not to raise alarm bells, however, these dual-trailer setups are definitely beyond the scope of what the product designers intended and tested for.

That all being said, they make for some entertaining photos for this blog. And if you are cautious and know what you are getting yourself into, could be a good setup for further expanding the cargo capacity of your bike.