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It's All About the Snacks | The Best Bike Ride Snacks and How to Bring Them Along


We love riding bikes and we love snacks. Fortunately for us, riding and eating go hand in hand. Our team of experts shared their pro-tips for the best ride-ready food, how to carry it, and much more so you can keep your energy up so you can beat the Arizona heat and enjoy the ride. 


Although cycling nutrition and hydration are not one-size-fits-all, we use a general rule of thumb. Consume 100-150 calories per hour. We think solid food is best, but energy drinks and gels work too. Arizona is HOT. You should plan to drink at least one 20oz bottle of water every hour too - even in the cooler seasons. 

Tip: Don’t wait until you are thirsty or hungry to drink and eat.

Hit Those Snack-pots

Plan ahead and let us help you with proven and effective cycling nutrition like bars, gels, and drink mixes. This is the best way to insure you have energy and endurance for your ride. In a pinch, gas stations are a great resource to satisfy your needs and cravings.

Sports Drink

Sports Drink

Support energy and endurance quickly.

salty snacks & nuts

Salty goodness

Mixed nuts and countertop pickles satisfy.

Grab a Bar

Grab a Bar

Bars with carbs and protein are easy to carry.

Meat & Cheese

Meat Group

You can always find a variety of jerky or cured meats. Some even come with cheese for more of a fine dining snack experience.


Nature's Candy

For a healthier choice, grab a piece of fresh or dried fruit to lift your spirits. 


Candy Is Dandy

Grab a sweet treat for a quick and delicious boost of extra energy. 


Add more carrying capacity with cycling-specific apparel, baskets and bags and for your bike. 

Snack Packs & Bags

Carry more in comfort with the right gear. Top tube and handlebar bags make it easy to grab snacks while on the move. Saddle and frame are great for longer rides. A hydration pack serves all of your needs, especially when you need lots of water - which you definitely do here in the desert. 

Add a Bike Rack or Basket

Now if you really want to go big with the amount you can carry, then we’d point you in the direction of a bike rack or basket. You have several options for bags or panniers that fit snug. You’ll get the largest square footage for snacks, drinks and whatever your heart may desire for the ride.

Nothing Wrong With More Pockets

No we’re not talking about dad's cargo shorts, these pockets are even better. With a quality fit and materials geared towards optimum performance, you’ll find extra pockets on jerseys, outerwear and shorts or bibs. Pockets integrated into your cycling apparel give you the ability to continue riding while you grab a bite.

Cycling Specific Nutrition

Get that much needed nutrition assistance by refueling and hydrating with cycling specific options. We carry a full range of drink mixes, gels, goos, salt sticks and more.

Ride, Refuel, Repeat

Our friendly and knowledgeable team are here to help you with your riding and refueling goals. We’d love for you to visit us to chat more or give us a call to connect.

The ideas and suggestions written above are provided for general purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice or care. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider before beginning any physical fitness or health- and nutrition-related activity.