Staying Hydrated On and Off the BIke

December 6, 2015

Staying hydrated is key to any successful bike ride, tour, or excursion. Trust us, Cyclosource has you covered.

Accessible, on-the-bike hydration is vital. For warm weather rides, reach for the Adventure Cycling Association Polar Bottle. This bottle holds 24 oz. and is insulated to keep you refreshed on those long hot days.

If you don’t need insulation, the 24 oz. Adventure Cycling Association Water Bottle is a good option and currently displays our 40th anniversary graphics.

For mountain bikers and others who like to carry their water in a backpack, the Osprey Raptor Hydra Pack 10 and 14 will get the job done. Built for cyclists, these packs have many features that riders will appreciate: reflective graphics and rear light attachment improve your visibility, while the helmet clip and tool organizer keep everything clean and tidy.

While on-the-bike hydration is easy to remember, off-the-bike hydration is just as important. The Adventure Cycling Association Pint Glass is perfect for the post-ride recovery drink (or recovery beer, you choose) and holds 16oz for the tall-boy enthusiasts.

The Adventure Cycling Silipint™ might be the most versatile drinkware around. This silicone pint glass is durable and great for touring, compresses to fit in a pannier or frame bag, can be used to poach eggs (seriously), or it could be a pot holder, or a pillow (sort of), and has many other creative Silipint™ uses. Confused? You'll enjoy the Silipint™ video.

If you want one bottle that can be used both off and on the bike, then the Adventure Cycling Association HydroFlask is an excellent choice. The HydroFlask fits into a standard water bottle cage and keeps liquid cold for 24 hours, or hot for 12 hours. Fill the HydroFlask with coffee or soup for a cold winter ride, hike, or outdoor activity, and enjoy a midday warm-up. During brutal summer heat, sip cold water six-plus hours into your ride.

However you choose to stay hydrated, make sure you have the right tool for the job from Cyclosource.

Photos by Brent Starnes


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whitney December 7, 2015, 10:42 AM

Sometimes drinking water can difficult ^ see link above^

I found your post very helpful, thank you Brent & Patrick - and bonus points to your hydro-savvy bottle model April who seems to have mastered the art of drinking water.

Hydro a-go-go!

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