Bike Touring News was founded in 2011 by Jim Powers and Stacy King-Powers with the goal of “Empowering the Bicycle Traveler.” We provide the products and information you need to ride your bicycle more of the time, whether that means riding to the grocery store or to work, going on an overnight camping trip or riding your bicycle across the country. Find posts and updates on bike tours.
Fall has arrived in Idaho and this is arguably the best time of year for fishing by bike! In addition, Saturday, September 29 is the Adventure Cycling Association’s Bike Your Park Day, an annual celebration of our public lands. Let’s enjoy one special slice of Idaho’s wealth of public land with a day of fishing […]
Saddle up, hearty souls! It’s time for the 4th running of the Boise Ridge Road Randonnee! Join us for this challenging – potentially brutal at times – ride over some of the rugged dirt roads, moto trails and singletracks that criss-cross the Boise Ridge. If you’re looking to test your climbing legs, take in some […]
Bike Touring News FLASH SALE! Thursday, April 19 – Friday, April 27 Special Saturday Hours: 11am – 5pm, Saturday Apr. 21 Select Surly Floor Models 10-20% Off! Killer Deals on Closeout/Overstock Gear, Parts and Accessories See Spring Cleaning Sale category on the web store to check out the deals! Local Folks! Order online and pick […]
Bike Travel Weekend 2018 is the first weekend in June and coming up fast! This will be the third year that the Adventure Cycling Association has organized this worldwide event, so what better opportunity to strike out on your first overnight trip or help get your friends hooked on bike travel! We’re really excited about […]
Back in December 2017, Surly announced the release of a new front-loading light touring bike – the Pack Rat. I was excited about the possibilities from the moment I learned of this bike’s existence and Bike Touring News was one of the first shops to stock them. In the intervening 4 months, Surly has released […]
Hey there, my name is Matthew Wordell. Earlier this fall when Ryan took over Bike Touring News, he asked me to write a brief retrospective on my experiences bikepacking Idaho in 2017. I live and work in Boise as a freelance photographer (Instagram | Website). I’m fairly new to the sport and my hope is that some […]