Josh Ibbett: Bikepacking Around-The-World Q&A14 Aug 17 Miles Arbour / gear-lists
We sit down with Josh Ibbett three months — seven countries and over 6,000 miles — into his year long around-the-world bikepacking trip to see if his packlist has held strong, learn more about his Mason Bokeh, and hear from his girlfriend Caroline, who is almost as new to bikepacking as you can get. Teaser alert: he still has all 4 pairs of socks.
The Garmin inReach: Merging Navigation & Communication12 Aug 10 Miles Arbour / news
The new Garmin inReach all-in-one communication and navigation devices merge popular GPS technology with the trusted two-way communication capabilities that DeLorme’s inReach products pioneered.
745 mi. / 1,199 km12 days
The BC Trail102 Jul 11 Miles Arbour CanadaThe BC Trail is a 1,200 kilometer traverse of southern British Columbia, starting in the Fraser Valley and ending in Fernie, on the Alberta border. Following decommissioned rail trails, gravel side roads, forest service roads, and singletrack, the BC Trail boasts some of the most spectacular views the province has to offer.
Rocky Mountain Blizzard -30 Review: Back to The Future11 Mar 9 Miles Arbour / bikes
In an industry that can often be oversaturated with new upgrades, ultra-light carbon everything, and electronic components; there are still those that believe in rock solid bikes with reliable parts. The Rocky Mountain Blizzard -30 is a sturdy fat bike that offers plenty of packing space and mixes just the right amount of modern ingenuity with time-tested features.
45NRTH Wolvhammer Boots: (re)designed with purpose7 Feb 28 Miles Arbour / apparel
The latest 45NRTH Wölvhammer boot was reworked to fill the gap between performance-oriented design and cozy comfort. So how’d they fare in the frigid and snowy environs of British Columbia?
Pogies: A Funny Looking Necessity21 Feb 15 Miles Arbour / apparel
You thought you got some puzzled looks while riding your fat bike? Try strapping some boxing glove sized sleeping bags to your bars. It’s easy to scoff at cycling pogies, as they can first appear cumbersome and a bit overkill. But, the truth is, they work. Miles had the chance to test out three of the best pogie options available from Revelate Designs, 45NRTH, and Dogwood Designs. Here are thoughts on each as well as a history of these curious mitts…
Warm & Dry Winter Bikepacking: A Packlist14 Feb 1 Miles Arbour / gear-lists
It doesn’t take long for one’s bikepacking addiction to start pushing you out the door further into the shoulder seasons. But when the dead of winter comes into play, this is a next-level habit. Winter bikepacking offers a whole new set of challenges. Miles shares how he tackled these demands through carefully planning the right gear.
A Year (of gear) in Review: My First Year Bikepacking30 Oct 20 Miles Arbour / gear-lists
Miles tried a lot of gear during his first year bikepacking. He also explored a new route in Ontario, learned to sew, and found a new addiction. Read his year [of gear] in review…
284 mi. / 457 km5 days
Central Ontario Loop Trail (COLT)40 Oct 2 Miles Arbour CanadaThe COLT takes riders through 450km of Ontario’s most scenic areas, riddled with proof of a once booming industrial past. Explore a vast abandoned rail trail network, linked together by scenic secondary side roads, quaint villages, and a labyrinth of snowmobile and ATV trails. It’s a fantastic multi-day bikepacking opportunity with minimal risk but brags substantial rewards for those wanting to see what Ontario has to offer.