Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November 2010 "Review of the Month" Contest has begun!

Write a review and enter the "Review of the Month" contest for November 2010 and WIN a Victorinox Swissbit S.Beat Swissknife/Mp3 player (value $165).

Chances are that you are using or have been using many of the products we carry on our website, and this all you need to be eligible to participate!

Simply go to the product page(s) and leave as many reviews as you want at the bottom of the page(s). Special attention will be given to reviews with some useful tips, good anecdotes, and creative content.

The winner will receive at home anywhere around the world the Swissbit by Victorinox. This fantastic gadget has an Mp3 player (also plays WMA and WAV files), an FM Stereo radio, a Voice Recorder, a Remote Control, and some sport accessories in addition to a high-quality Swiss-made knife, file and scissors!

Click right now the following link, check out this great gift, browse for your favorite products, leave some reviews, and you're good to go!

Reviews must be received by November 30th 2010, and the winner will be announced on December 1st 2010.

Check the Victorinox Swissbit

Find a Bicycle Touring Gear or Camping Equipment, and leave a Review

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Philly Bike Expo - Oct 30th & 31st - @ 23rd Street Armory, Philadelphia

The Philly Bike Exop is coming up soon! Come visit us at our booth, watch our slideshow or participate to our conference on bicycle touring. The Expo will host a wide range of activities: exhibits by artisans, manufacturers and distributors, informative panels, seminars, and demos, a swap meet, fashion show and much more. The Philadelphia Bike Expo is an all-inclusive  celebration of  everything bicycle.

Visit Philly Bike Expo Website

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Special Labor Day Discount - 10% OFF Storewide

Only 3 days left to enjoy our Special Labor Day Discount: 10% OFF Storewide*!

Coupon code: LD2010

(*) Offer does not include MSR, Therm-A-Rest, Platypus, and SealLine products

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Guide: How to choose the perfect hiking, backpacking or bike touring tent?

This guide gives you an extensive list of features and options - along with some descriptions and explanations - that you should consider before purchasing a tent. whether you are bicycle touring or backpacking you need a lightweight and compact tent where you can have a nice and restful night after a long day on the road or on a trail.

There are hundreds of models and manufacturers out there and making a choice can be a daunting task. In reality, you will find that when you put together all the features you want for your tent according to your needs and preferences, you will end up with far fewer choices. The goal of this article is to give you a clear idea of what sleeping system best meets your needs.

Link: Guide: How to choose the perfect hiking, backpacking or bike touring tent?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tips for traveling by bike and camping in the winter

Traveling in subfreezing temperatures can be really challenging and even life-threatening. If you hit the road with the right equipment and avoid common pitfalls, your journey will be much more enjoyable.

This article written by experienced bicycle tourists gives subtle tips and tricks for those who are planning to cycle-tour and camp during the winter.

Tips are organized into different categories:

  • Clothing
  • While riding
  • Sleeping
  • The tent
  • Food / Water / Stove
Link: Bicycle Touring and Camping in the Cold Winter

Friday, July 30, 2010

A tarp that does it all!

This "special" tarp is one of the most useful items I carry with me while bicycle touring. One might think, "Why in the world would I need a tarp?"  Well, because it is not simply a tarp! This multifunctional tarp can be so much more!

I use it every single day on my bike tours in so many different situations. I tie it between trees to create shelter or make shade. I lay it over my tent with the reflecting part up so that the tent stays cool.  While other campers are up or cooking in their tent, I am still sleeping in the comfortable shade. I can use it as an emergency blanket. I use it as an extra footprint when the ground is rocky or has thorns. I use it as a blanket to sit on for lunch or lay on at the beach or for an afternoon nap. I lay it on the floor and use it as a clean surface when I need to spread out my gear. I wrap myself inside of it when it is really cold and I use it over my sleeping bag on really cold nights. I store my panniers and bags on top of it when the ground is really muddy or wet. I use it to collect wood. I tie it between trees and stand behind it to bathe or shower.

As you can tell, a tarp is so much more than just a tarp!  It has dozens of uses, and perhaps you can think of even more ways to use it.  All you need is a little imagination!

Friday, July 23, 2010

One-Day 15% OFF Storewide Coupon for our Blog Visitors!

CycloCamping.com Founder is celebrating his birthday today. For the occasion, we are running a 15% storewide coupon valid until midnight on July 23rd! Also, subscribe to our blog so you won't miss any of our exclusive blog coupons!

The coupon code is: JULY23

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Bicycle Touring: Panniers vs. Trailers

This is one of the hottest topics within the bicycle touring community. Some will swear that dragging a trailer is the wrong thing to do while others won't even think of traveling without one. The truth is that both have their pros and cons and depending on where and how you are going to travel, one might make more sense than the other. In this following article, I give a comprehensive list of the pros and cons of traveling with panniers versus traveling with a trailer.

Bicycle touring: panniers vs. trailers

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Understanding markings on bicycle tires

All the different markings on bicycle tires can be confusing. Between the sizes in inches and centimeters, the ERTRO, the French markings, the diameter, the width, etc., it is sometimes hard to understand what one really needs. The following article explains the differences in detail and gives a comprehensive list of all the sizes available on the market, along with the different corresponding markings.

Article: Bicycle size markings with explanations and corresponding sizes

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

How to travel by bicycle on a low budget?

Some people wonder how one can afford to travel for months or even years at a time. Some bicycle travelers and backpackers might have ways to earn money while traveling, and a few others are sponsored, but most of us have to save money before hitting the road. The real question is how to make your hard-earned money last as long as possible. The following article is written by experienced bicycle travelers who explored the world for several years in a row.  It gives tips to save money while on the road. The advice is geared specifically for bicycle adventurers, but most of it applies to all kinds of travelers.

Link: How to save money while bicycle touring or backpacking?

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The World’s Greatest Bicycle Parade need volunteers (Davis, CA - 10/03/10)

Get ready for the most extraordinary bicycle adventure ever launched in the City of Davis. On Sunday, October 3, 2010, the citizens of Davis will pedal through history to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Parade of Bicycles. This is the City of Bicycles and it is fitting that we should own the World Record.

They need volunteers, so if you're interested or if you simply want to join the crowd, click on the folowing link:


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

International Fuel Names (all major fuels in 19 languages)

List of Different Fuel Names in 19 Languages. Practical to take with you when backpacking, traveling or cycling around the world.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

How to get free 1/250,000 and 1/1,000,000 maps covering the whole world?

You can have a free (and legal!), very detailed map (1/250,000) for every corner of almost every country on the planet...indefinitely, right on your computer! Simply follow the few steps given in this article:

Tip: How to get free 1/250,000 and 1/1,000,000 maps covering the whole world? - By CycloCamping.com

Friday, June 25, 2010

5-year around the world journey by bicycle w/ the founders of CycloCamping.com

A 5-min slideshow that will take you on a bicycle trip through places like China, Tibet, Cambodia, New-Zealand, and more. Enjoy...

Biciclown just launched his new wbsite!

Alvaro Neil, also known as Biciclown has been bicycle traveling for more than 2000 days through 59 countries and his odometer will soon reach 80,000 km!

He named his adventure Miles of Smiles as he perfomes as a clown along his route. He recently just launched his new website well worth a visit. Awesome journal, great photos and a lot more... vey inspirational!