About Us

Bike Touring News was founded in 2011 by Jim Powers and Stacy King-Powers with the goal of “Empowering the Bicycle Traveler.”  Part of that mission is providing the products, services and knowledge you need to ride your bicycle more of the time, whether that means riding to the store, to work, on an overnight camping trip or across a continent.  To that end, we operate an online store with a retail showroom in Boise, Idaho and maintain a blog full of tips, how-tos, trip reports, product reviews, biased opinions, blatant propaganda and other resources.

We want to be your local bike shop and source for the gear and knowledge you need to travel bike bike, whether you live here in Boise, across the country or around the world.  We strive to provide the absolute best possible customer service and a hand-picked selection of high-quality products that we stand behind 100%. We want you to get out and explore your world by bike, so let us know how we can help!  We want to hear from you!  Give us a call, email, stop by the shop or reach out via one of our social media platforms.  Links and contact info can be found here.  Thanks for coming along on the journey!