I get a lot of questions on how to carry a camera when riding a bicycle. There are so many options! The easiest, of course, would be to carry only 1 body a lens already attached try the Op/tech USA Stabalizer Strap. It is a neoprene strap that wraps around your stomach. The camera strap would remain around your neck as well (just in case). This Op/tech strap will keep the camera snug to your body so it doesn’t bounce around when riding. But if you want to carry more then it’s another story. Here are some options:
Crumpler makes some amazing camera bags. Although I use Think Tank bags myself, my second choice would be Crumpler. For someone who wants more of a stylish camera bag that doesn’t scream PHOTOGRAPHER then check some of these out.
Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home Photo Bag, Brown/Orange – Very stylish messenger bag and would hold more than 1 lens and a bunch of accessories. The bag retails for about $110
Crumpler The Sinking Barge is a stylish backpack that would hold A LOT of gear. Good for holding, bad for your back while riding! It retails for about $215
A backpack that may be more realistic is the Crumpler The Yee-Ross Messenger Bag. It will hold less but be more comfortable while riding. It retails for $85
So as you see there are many practical ways to transport your camera. The most important thing is making sure that you, the rider, is safe and the camera is well protected.
There are many other bicycle bags out there not designed for cameras but would be great for your accessories. Typically they are saddle style bags which would hang over the rear tire. There are also racks that would be used for strapping a tripod down. Oh so many options!
These tips have been for riding around town or on simple trails, not for heavy duty mountain biking. For the more heavy duty riders check out these bags. Clik Elite designed camera bags for the hardcore mountain bikers and hikers.
product images from optechusa.com and amazon.com
Want to see other bag ideas for your travels? Check this out.
Share your ideas on riding with a camera and maybe with gear. Be safe and enjoy!