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In one of our previous articles, we introduced you to the concept of bikepacking: fitting your bike with everything you need to camp, heading off into pastures unknown and (re)discovering nature.  At RIDR, we’re absolutely enamoured by this concept and the movement it created. We can only encourage you to try it out for yourself. Of course, good preparation is required to get the most out of every bikepacking trip you embark on. To help you get started, we’ve prepared a short list of the top 5 things not to forget on your next bikepacking trip:  Bags, lot’s of bags...

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A question we often see online. A good question by all means, but it all depends on your perspective of safety. A better question would be “What is the cost of safety”. Think about it, we spend hundreds, sometimes thousands of euros or dollars on our bike. We put a price on putting ourselves in danger. So what price do we give safety? 

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Biking, just like any sport and hobby is not immune to fads or trends. In this week's blog post, we’re looking at two trends we believe will stick around for many years to come. 


Interestingly, the two trends we’ve selected sit at both ends of the biking spectrum: on the one hand we have a trend that puts adventure, nature and self-discovery central. On the other hand we have a trend that puts the virtual and socially connected world central.

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Cycling is big and so many have picked it up in the last year. So we wanted to share five amazing cycling projects. So we wanted to share four of them just in case you wanted to try something new. 1 Cycling through the Trees The "Cycling through the Trees" project in Bosland, Belgium is a unique experience where a circular bridge has been built which allows you to cycle high between the trees! The cycle path goes up to 10 meters high and is 700 meters long in total. 2 Cycle through Water Another Belgian one (maybe we are biased :P). Cycling through water...

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Did you know that over 70% of bike accidents involving a car are side-on accidents? Did you also know that only a very small minority of cyclists invest in side lighting or visibility? Crazy right? Learn more about how to fit your bike with side visibility! 

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