Practical Cycling and Cyclotouring

Want to know how to outfit yourself and your bike for lazy rides, touring, or for routine chores? Need advice on maintenance? Are you uncertain what kind of bike YOU need? Then you’ve come to the right place. Check in often to find hints and tips on making your bike work for you—it doesn’t even have to break the bank! Below is but a small sample of the very many articles we’ve published in the last 20 years.

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It’s All About the Bike

Before and After the Ride

About Tamia’s 42cm Surly Long Haul Trucker

Bike Maintenance and Repair

Hauling the Load and Shopping With a Bike

Cyclotouring and Camping

In the Workshop

Tooling Up

Bags and Accessories

Winter and Foul Weather Cycling

Safety and Staying Alive on a Bike

Technique and Tips

Cycling Infrastructure

Dressing for Success

Reflections on Cycling

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