John Strother

On the Bicycle Path

The Grocery Store Packed Pannier.

Now Available

This revised and expanded second edition includes 14 new recipes.

Seafood Bisque, Chicken Burrito in Mole Sauce, Rigatoni with Sun-dried Tomatoes – hardly the typical fare expected for bicycle camp cookers. Yet these great-tasting meals are sourced from inexpensive staples found at your local grocery store and are so simple to cook that all you need to know is how to use a whisk.

Skip the pricey freeze-dried gourmet meals from specialty retailers without resorting to daily meals of Ramen noodles (okay — I do include one recipe using these cheap noodles). Armed with a short shopping list stocked entirely from everyday grocery stores, plus a few timesaving preparation hints, the bicycle camp cooker can create these 43 hearty, delicious meals with little fuss and cost. Selected ingredients pack and carry efficiently to conserve valuable space in panniers, while cumbersome refrigerated goods are kept to a minimum. We’ll cover the basics of camp cooking, including equipment selection and cooking methods. Pack your panniers and forget the powdered protein; a great trip and meal await.


Recipe Builder

Recipe Builder is a free Google Sheets app that builds a grocery list based on the recipes and number of servings you select.

Please note that you must have a Google account to use this spreadsheet.

Creamy Tomato Bisque

Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberries

First tour in France - 1996

Shortly before determining my bargain tent wasn't such a bargain after a night of heavy rain led to a flooded tent.

Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas

Cycling in Germany with a fully loaded (overloaded) rig

Food Jar Ramen Spork Noodles

Cresting the high point (955 ft!) on the Katy Trail

Time to think about dinner on the Katy Trail

Stanley's green tankard is great for The Bike Bean Pot, versus a smaller version suitable for hot coffee/chocolate on the road (even fits in a water bottle cage).

Cinnamon Apple Crumble


Spicy Udon Noodles in Garlic Peanut Sauce

chicken sandwich

Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich with Fruit and Nuts

plate of beans

Southwestern Black Bean Plate