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Bikepacking and Bike Touring Articles

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  1. Buying Guides

    How to Choose a Bike for Bikepacking

    Gearing up for bikepacking? Learn how to choose a bike that will take you wherever you want to go.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 49 reviews
  2. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Bikepacking Bags

    Learn how to choose bikepacking bags to hold all your essential gear for a bikepacking adventure.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 23 reviews
  3. Buying Guides

    How to Choose a Bike for Bike Touring

    Learn what to look for in a touring bike, including geometry, materials, wheels, tires, gearing, brakes and other features.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 2 reviews
  4. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Bike Racks and Bags

    From a rack and bag to a simple basket, there are lots of ways to stow gear on your bike. This article guides you through your choices.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 56 reviews
  5. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Commuter Bike Gear

    Covering bike lights and panniers to clothing and bike helmets, our guide helps you choose the commuter bike gear that's best for you.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 77 reviews
  6. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Bike Trailers

    Learn about bike trailers for toting around kids, cargo and pets. Includes information on attaching and storing trailers.

    rated 3.25 out of 5 with 24 reviews
  7. Skills

    How to Plan a Bikepacking Route

    Learn how to plan a bikepacking route from start to finish.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 10 reviews
  8. Skills

    Bike Touring with Kids

    Help your child develop a love of cycling by taking them on a bike tour. Learn tips to make sure they have fun and stay comfortable.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 2 reviews
  9. Skills

    Introduction to Bike Touring

    Learn how to get started bike touring, including what bike to ride, where to go, what to wear and what gear to bring.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 1 reviews
  10. Skills

    Tips for Winter Bicycling

    Surviving the winter on your bike. Learn how to layer and what gear you need to stay upright. Advice on fenders, tires, lights and clothing.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 438 reviews
  11. Skills

    How to Pack for Bikepacking

    Getting ready to go bikepacking? Learn where to put things and how to properly distribute weight for optimal bike handling.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 56 reviews
  12. Skills

    How to Get Started Bikepacking

    Learn about bikepacking—backpacking by bike—including bike features, packs, bags and other gear, plus tips on where to go.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 135 reviews
  13. Skills

    How to Pack for Bike Touring

    Learn how to pack for a multiday bike tour, including where to put things and how to distribute weight for a more stable ride.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 2 reviews
  14. Checklists

    Bike Multiday Touring Checklist

    Our comprehensive checklist for multiday bike touring includes gear and storage options, accessories, repair items, clothing and more.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 332 reviews
  15. Checklists

    Bikepacking Checklist

    This comprehensive bikepacking checklist will help keep you from forgetting something important.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 131 reviews
  16. Checklists

    Bike Commuting/Urban Checklist

    Our comprehensive checklist for bike commuters includes riding essentials, repair-kit items, clothing, storage gear and personal items.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 84 reviews
  17. Skills

    How to Plan a Bike Tour

    Considering a bike tour? We explain the types of tours and factors to consider, including cost, support level, group size, weather and more.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 52 reviews
  18. Skills

    How to Ride a Bike in Traffic

    This article includes basic rules of the road and tips to help you ride your bike confidently in traffic.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 329 reviews
  19. Skills

    How to Bike in the City

    Urban biking is a fun, healthy way to get around town. Learn the basics about bikes, gear, accessories and maintenance.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 27 reviews
  20. Checklists

    Bicycle Day Touring Checklist

    Ready for a day of cycling? Use our comprehensive gear list so you don't forget anything important.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 43 reviews
  21. Skills

    Bike Touring Training Tips and Exercises

    Get cardio training tips and strength exercises to help you prepare for a bike touring trip.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 29 reviews
  22. Skills

    Using Your Bike to Run Errands

    Running errands on two wheels is a surprisingly easy and fun. This article explains your options for carrying small loads on your bike.

    rated 3.5 out of 5 with 15 reviews
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    Intro to Bike Maintenance

    This beginner-level bike maintenance series covers maintenance basics, fixing flat tires, maintaining a chain, cleaning a bike and building a tool kit

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    Intro to Bike Touring

    This series introduces you to bike touring, including how to pick a bike, plan a trip, pack and bike tour with kids.

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    Intro to Bikepacking

    This beginner-level bikepacking series covers planning a route, packing up and choosing a bike and bags, and it includes a checklist.