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Coastal Bikepacking in Alaska- presentation this Saturday!

Eric Parsons is the owner of Revelate Designs, one of the first bikepacking gear companies to emerge on the market about 10 years ago. Unsurprisingly, he also knows a thing or two about two-wheeled adventures, and he’s going to be sharing some tales from his Alaskan excusrions with us this Saturday from 6-8 pm at […]

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Surly 650b Trucker Hott Stuff!

What happens when no one makes the bike you want? Make it yourself. This custom built Surly Disc Trucker evolved from a conversation in the shop about how much the 26″ wheeled Truckers would be with some big 650 wheels and disc brakes. While we were at it, we built it up for a lighter-duty […]

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Oregon Bikepacking – from the producers of VeloDirt

We’ve been big supporters of Donnie and VeloDirt for more than a few years, and we’re stoked to see his new project come to life. Oregonbikepacking.com is a free online guide book and knowledge compendium for anyone wanting the lowdown on the best bikepacking/touring routes in the state. There are a bunch of routes to […]


Do the Things You Want to Do

Donnie from Velodirt and I were invited to give a bikepacking presentation at the Northwest Trail Alliance‘s monthly meeting. The slideshow and talk were great but one thing stood out to me during the Q+A session: an abundance of tough to answer questions. “What’s the right tire size?” “What bags are you using?” “Where do […]

There were some  beautiful views looking north along lower Trout Creek.

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Inspiration – Lori and Jacqueline’s TransAmerica Bike Ride

Our friend Jacqueline and her childhood pal Lori set off for Portland from the East Coast at the beginning May, and they’ve been documenting their cross-country ride at OurBicycleTrip.com. Check out their blog, hopefully it will help inspire you to plan a trip. Overnight or coast-to-coast, bike touring really is the best way to travel.


The Oregon Outback 2014 – Nick’s ride

As soon as I saw Donnie and Gabe’s pictures from their Outback scouting trip last year I knew I’d be at the starting line for the event. I’ve done a bit of bikepacking and plenty of long rides, but 360 miles of mostly unpaved roads is still a hell of an undertaking and this year […]

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Your Favorite Shop- now Slingin’ Swobos

When we heard that Swobo bikes were coming back, we couldn’t say no to picking up another line of bikes. You may have noticed a theme with the bikes we’re stocking these days…Surly, Specialized, Salsa. So obviously we’d pick up Swobo too…   It helps that they are look good, have minimal logos and are […]