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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 […]
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Over the last week in March, me, my boyfriend (Steve) and a friend (Gunning) decided to go on an early season bike packing trip.  Gunning and I rode borrowed bikes as this was our first long bike packing trip.  With 2 trips under his belt, Steve was the “expert” of the crew.  We decided on […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Spring has arrived here in Boise!  Time to strike out on our first overnight trip of the year!  Here’s the route we’re planning to attempt: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27089400 The broad valley north of the Payette river and east of the West Mountain range has offered hospitable springtime conditions in years past.  Last year we rode to the […]
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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 […]
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While the Bike Hermit and Sky King are gallavanting around Mexico drinking beer and camping under the stars, there has been a lot going on around Bike Touring News HQ!   We’re constantly on the lookout for components and accessories to enhance your experience, help you ride more and have more fun doing it.  To that […]
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As you may already know, the Bike Hermit and Sky King have pedaled into retirement from bike shop life and are currently making their way south along the Baja Divide.  As of this writing, they’ve completed the first five segments of the route and are currently resting up in Vicente Guerrero in preparation for what […]
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It is no secret that Surly builds versatile, durable bikes that are adaptable to a wide range of uses and conditions.  They also deliver bang for the buck that is pretty darn hard to beat.  When Micah started thinking about a new city bike, there were tons of options on the table.  After much deliberation, […]
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