Bags by Bird

Written By: Bre Humphries

Ready to hit the road pedaling? Springtime is perfect for “bikepacking”—a cycling trend that involves camping by bike—and avid cyclists will love Bags by Bird (BXB), lightweight yet sturdy sacks to carry all your gear.

“My bag design draws inspiration from the classic British saddlebag common in the ‘60s and ‘70s with cyclo-tourists, but has modern upgrades for riders who want to travel along rougher routes,” said Atlanta-based designer Jay Ritchey. Ritchey’s own cycling journeys have taken him everywhere from North Georgia to Mongolia and Peru. He first discovered the need for a bag to carry camera equipment while producing short films of his bike tours. Unable to find something that fit his needs, he simply took up sewing and made one for himself. Ritchey’s bags were a hit in the cycling world, and he opened his business in 2018.

BXB’s hand-sewn bags are currently available in two styles: the Teardrop, which fits on drop handlebars common on gravel and touring bikes, and the Goldback, which offers multiple mounting options.


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