Plan & Prep

The Journey from Beginner to Advanced Bicycle Camping

Welcome to Bicycle Camping! There are so many inherently good things about bicycle camping – from fostering a healthy lifestyle, to practicing sustainable transportation, to experiencing new landscapes and cultures.  I’m inspired to inspire you to consider getting out there for some bicycle camping adventures. I’ve laid out the incremental steps one might take on…

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Building the Campfire Cycling Showroom + We’re Hiring

A Showroom for Bicycle Camping Gear The idea was to build  a great showroom for bicycle campers that strongly complimented the Campfire Cycling ecommerce brand. As we’re building the showroom we’re thinking about how to develop synergy between Ecommerce and brick-and-mortar.  Our showroom will be a physical manifestation of our online presence. And conversely our…

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CampfireCycling.com is Launching April 29th!

BikeShopHub.com is becoming CampfireCycling.com! We’re gathering up kindling and wood chunks for our “campfire”.  Come late April, we’ll be striking a match to set ablaze our rebranding to CampfireCycling.com! I’m inviting all of you to the campfire to gaze into the flames with us.  In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing with you why we’re rebranding, what…

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When Quitting is Winning

Bicycling is the opposite of quitting. Biking requires tenacity. Biking rewards tenacity. But there are times when too much tenacity can lead us astray. Bicycling necessitates putting one foot in front of the other ceaselessly.  Bicycling teaches that suffering is rewarded. Every descent is earned with a climb. I’ve never quit a ride. Every century and…

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Bike Camping with Kids

For many of us, childhood camping trips are some of our fondest memories. Remember the s’mores and campfires, the old tent that leaked, and lazy afternoons reading in a hammock? Kids tend to gravitate toward camping in a way that adults can’t recreate. They understand the power of dirt, and rocks, and sticks–things that can…

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The Company We Keep

In my last few posts I have written much about the challenges that bicycle touring presents and the ability to overcome those challenges as a defining element of the sport. For me this is central to why I choose to endure the mountains, the wind, the rain, and the flats (so many flats). These challenges…

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Bike Tour Buddy

An old friend from university sent me an email in mid 2014. He’d got wind I was planning a bike trip from Vancouver to Mexico and put out a feeler to see if he could come along. So, without wanting to cut him out, I did what any reasonable type A person would do and…

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