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Bikepacking gear is expensive. But getting out on your bike doesn’t have to bankrupt you. This list of cheaper gear alternatives will get you rolling, without the eye-watering price tag.
Support us on our ‘non-charity’ bike ride to Canberra to fight climate change—or come along for the ride.
If you only had a month to explore Victoria by bike, where would you go? These are the Great Rides of Victoria.
I’ve been bikepacking and touring for over a decade. The right equipment can make a world of difference when you’re on the road. Here are the best bits of camping equipment I’ve used in that time.
To be awed by a place. To feel human again. To be embedded in the great web of life. What are these things worth? What does it mean to be the custodians of life on earth and to live among its rarity? And what does any of that have to do with riding a bike?
Get the lowdown on the best touring bikes available in Australia in 2019. Learn all the features, pros and cons of different brands to help you buy the right bike.
Victoria's train network is a great way to get around the state with your bike. Here's why:
Over three foggy days and frigid nights, I experience the beauty of the Grampians—and ponder the direction of my life. Published on Cycling Tips.
The story of Climate Cycle 2018, a ‘non-charity’ bike ride between Melbourne and Canberra in aid of climate action. Published on bikepacking.com.
The story of a ride over the Victorian high country on back roads and trails, following ACV’s Dargo High Plains route. Published in Wild Magazine Issue 164 March/April 2018 (Please note that this is an affiliate link, meaning that if you buy a subscription to Wild—or any other magazine—through this link, you will be supporting ACV, plus getting a great mag!)
Getting stuck in a flood was the last thing I expected when I cycled outback South Australia. Published in Ride On magazine, Winter 2016.
I have a few too many in Victoria's high country...the story of a mountain biking and brewery road trip. Published in Ride On magazine summer 2016/17.
I talk to the people behind some of Australia's great bike-related social enterprises. Published in Ride On magazine sping 2016.
I chat with Sam Mitchell—adventurer and E-bike pioneer—who tackled Australia's toughest ride whilst towing an old trampoline. Published in Ride On magazine Autumn 2017.
The story of riding the Old Beechy Rail Trail in the Otways, and the desperate search for a chicken parma. Published in Ride On magazine, Autumn 2016.