Bike Road Trips, Backpacks and More

July 08, 2014 3 min read

A bike road trip gives an inherent sense of freedom and makes us want to lead a nomad life. In fact, every biker has his own rules when hitting the road regarding distance, storage, speed, safety, lodging and so much more to ensure a trip worth remembering. And along with riding the bike on long & never ending roads, a biker must ensure to carry everything essential with him without making his baggage difficult to carry.

Pack up wisely and efficiently so that you don't overload yourself with unnecessary weight and bulk items. It is best advised to choose an outdoor backpack that's comfortable to carry-on and is spacious enough to hold important items.

Carrying on a backpack on a bike road trip is the best way to keep your back straight as it lowers chances of your back stiffing up when you're riding for hours at a stretch. It also saves you from the hassle of tying and untying a travel pack using ropes each time you are on and off the bike.


Backpacks are functional anyday

Backpacks are functional on bike road trips whether long distance or just a weekend getaway. Instead of filling the backpack with clothes that take the most space, wear layers on yourself and let the backpack hold items that are more important. Here are some more tips:

  • Check the weather forecast of the place you're travelling to. Don't pack unnecessary clothing, instead wear them on. Have thin layers of clothing in the travel pack and maximum on your body. You can add/remove them and adjust them in the backpack zippers rather than disrupting the setting of the entire pack.
  • Start with putting solid and heavier items at the bottom of the backpack. This will keep it stable and balanced if you don't want to carry it on throughout the journey and probably tie it at the back of the bike. Have items you need most often in backpack zippers and compartments.
  • Things you must carry when on a bike road trip - A first aid kit, binoculars, duct tapes, headlamp for night vision, wet wipes, mosquito repellents, an emergency kit, a sling pack, a sleeping bag, water bottles, a tool kit, a book, extra batteries, a small rope and a waterproof jacket.
  • Consider carrying smaller items like water bottles, a small rope, munching stuff, candies and energy bars etc. in bungee nets and tighten them enough with the bag so that they don't loosen up because of the fast moving bike or adverse weather conditions.
  • Purchase energy bars and water bottles wherever you stop for a break. Carry one spare bottle inside your bag for emergency situations.

The Osprey Ariel 75 Backpack, Osprey Aether 85 Backpack, Gregory Jade 28L Medium Pack, Osprey Waypoint 65 Mens Travel Pack are some of the high performing backpacks for hiking, trekking and adventure-filled road trips. These are easy to carry on and would be comfortable on a bike too. Also, you can checkout good quality sleeping bags here https://theluggageprofessionals.com.au/sleeping-bags.html, if you think you'll have to make space in nooks and corners to spend a night.


Make your bike road trip awesome and most adventurous by planning for it wisely. Ride safe and be at your travel best as always!

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