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: September 2011

White Rim Bike Tour

Last Fall about this time of year, our friend and famed world cycling tourist and journalist Cass Gilbert, rolled into Flagstaff for a visit. While he was here he and local touring fiends Megan and James went up to Southern Utah to do the 3 day White Rim Loop in Canyonlands.

They took some great photos along the way. Quite a few of the shots feature gear that we sell at BikeBagShop.com including gear by Ortlieb, Vaude and Extrawheel. CLICK on the photos and it will take you to the product that seems to stand out most in the photo.

Cass is constantly up to some adventure somewhere in the world. Check out his great writing and photography at his blog www.whileoutriding.com.

Green Wheel Marketing’s Extrawheel Advert

Mark of Green Wheel Marketing sent in this photo of his Extrawheel Advert trailer. Mark has been putting together a fleet of Adverts for his mobile bike advertising business in South Florida.

All Extrawheel Trailers are on sale, along with the Extrawheel Adverts for $269 thru Oct 10th!

How Many Mouse Clicks?

This is my “day in the life of” picture of our blogger-in-chief, Ted Johnson most likely clicking and tapping away at a CommuteByBike.com post. So many mouse clicks and keyboard taps………..

Paul’s Extrawheel Classic Trailer on Electric Recumbent Tour

We’ve just kicked of an Extrawheel Trailer sale (thru Oct. 10th), so I’ll be posting up a few Extrawheel related posts that have been building up in the queue. During the sale period, the Extrawheel Voyager is $225 and the Extrawheel Advert is $269.

Our reader Paul sent in this photo of the classic style Extrawheel hooked up to his Bacchetta recumbent with a Bionx electric bike kit. The original style Extrawheel had a large fender wrapping over the wheel with nets for waterproof drysaks. A few years ago they switched to the new simpler and tougher setup which is basically a rack that fits around the wheels allowing for any size of pannier including Extrawheel’s enormous Expert or Dry panniers. Paul utilized his Extrawheel Classic similarly to the new style Extrawheel Voyager by mounting his panniers to it rather than using the cargo nets..

Here's my new recumbent bike with an engine Bacchetta BionX, battery and trailer Extrawheeel, ready to leave. The engine is very easy to start and place the feet on the pedals.


Bike Trailer Rally

While September and October are the end of the prime cycling season here in Flagstaff, it is the start of the cycling season in the deserts of our southern Arizona neighbors. Some Bike Shop Hub blog readers sent in these great photos of their bike trailer rally. It looks like they were having a great time on their family bicycle camping trip. And were always excited to see families having fun with gear that is available from all 3 of our shops: BikeTrailerShop.com, BikeBagShop.com and BikeKidShop.com.

Double Duty with Bakfiets and Bike Trailer

A reader sent in this interesting setup for their yard car business in Eugene Oregon, Green Cycle Services. I couldn’t find a web page, but did find their Craigslist Ad. The custom trailer looks quite impressive with lawnmower and garbage can in tow all. This bike trailer looks well balanced for taking this large of a load, though I think it would be better suited with a axle mounted hitch system rather than the seatpost mounted bike trailer hitch that it comes with. The bakfiests style cargo bike coupled with the heavy-duty trailer, makes this a real workhorse setup.

littleFoot with mow kit in tow.

bikeshophubslist Sale

Here in our Flagstaff office, we’ve gathered a collection of used and new bike stuff to lure in the locals. These are mostly items that you can’t find on our online shops. You’ve got to come by in person to check out what we’ve got.

And unlike craiglist, your missed connection has a good chance at a happy ending — provided your missed connection has something to do with bike trailer hitches, bike racks, panniers, etc.

If you want to take a closer look, the images below link to very big high-resolution versions of the same images. If you want a closer look than that, you’ll just have to come in.

Hubslist Sale Table 1

Hubslist Sale Table 2

These items are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Click here for our hours and location.

Bill’s BOB Trailer for Autumn Camping at Lake Carlyle

Last Fall, a customer sent us this photo of his camping spot along Lake Carlyle in Illinois. I imagine a zen like retreat looking at his photos of the lake and sunset. Our BOB Trailer sale runs through the end of the day tomorrow, just enough time to get yourself geared up for your own Autumnal retreat.

KickStart the Pleasant Revolution’s Band on Bike Tour Documentary Production

Kipchoge Spencer, one of the founders of Xtracycle and the longtail cycling movement has been doing some epic bike touring recently with his entire band, the Pleasant Revolution. The band travels by bike with all of their musical equipment, performing everywhere they go and spreading the word about living car free.

The Interbike – Industry Fashion Show vs. Cycling Function

I’ve been at Interbike over the last two days joining Ted as lesser royalty. Despite enjoying the spectacle and being excited to see new developments with manufacturers that we currently work with and hope to soon be working with, I can’t help but feel an overall sense of throw-up-in-my-mouth about the overall energy, focus and direction that is the sheen that Interbike casts over the US Cycling Industry.

I should augment this statement in that I am encouraged that the better parts (functionally focused improvements) of the cycling industry have been growing at a decent pace in recent years and that there has been some marginal representation of this at Interbike.

Interbike is primarily a fashion show, a venue for manufacturers to show off the latest fashions to retail cycling buyers. Functional improvements are not the focus.

So to cleanse my palate and get my head back on straight (and perhaps my occasional reader out there who has been similarly set off balance by the overly enthusiastic collision of fashion trends and cycling that drives the US cycling industry), I’m posting this image of the most down to earth use of a bike trailer that I can imagine, running a delivery business. Everyone Wants Something and if you are in Carlisle, PA, you can have that something delivered by bike cargo trailer.