Brew City Biker

Exploring the world of craft beer by bike

How to Build a Custom Bike

At some point in a cyclist’s lifetime, the bike rider will feel the tug to build a custom bicycle. For some, this means taking the time to learn how to assemble and tune a bike, and for others it means… Continue Reading →

Bike Touring with S&S Couplers

“Hello, beautiful,” I said as I placed the final touches on my Surly World Troller built up by hand…mostly by my hands. I’ve never really given much thought to the phrase “machines for freedom” until I had a tangible transit… Continue Reading →

Starting a New Chapter

As I pack my bags and bike for five months abroad, the nervous anticipation builds. My travel plans are to fly to Bangkok on Black Friday and begin a bike tour to northern Thailand crossing into Laos pedaling south along… Continue Reading →

My Milwaukee Bucket List

After living in Milwaukee for almost four years, I still had not made it to some of the most popular destinations in the city, things that make Milwaukee what it is today. Since I like lists, I created a Milwaukee… Continue Reading →

Camping with Your Mountain Bike

Growing up, at least once a year, I would go car camping with my family and/or my Girl Scout troop. For the past few years, however, car camping became my second choice to bikepacking, whether I would pedal 40 miles… Continue Reading →

Cold Weather Camping Essentials

I adore camping in “shoulder season,” or October until May, because the campgrounds are less busy in the Midwest and you don’t have to plan far in advance. I did a mountain bike camping trip in November by car for… Continue Reading →

Bike Vermont

Vibrant reds, oranges and yellows cap the end of summer in Vermont. You can never pinpoint exactly when the leaves will change, or how quickly. I count myself lucky to have been present during “peak” and had access to a… Continue Reading →

Vermont Beer

Wherever you go, you will find an IPA. A staple of Vermont craft beer, hops rule in the state. But you can still find fabulous brown ales, porters, pale ales, lagers and stouts and the hoppy trail isn’t necessarily the… Continue Reading →

From Me to You: The Bliss of Blogging

When you write, you look at the world with wonder. Casual observers take heed. Writing about the world naturally causes you to slow down and take a look around to see all the details, from veins snaking through the leaves… Continue Reading →

Utah Beer

Proudly pinned on the chests of the staff at Wasatch Brewing, black bottle openers were thoughtfully placed for the duty of opening bottles. Ordering off the divided menu, patrons have the choice of bottle or on tap. What you can’t… Continue Reading →

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