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Healthy Snacks on the Go

This article is presented by WEEKENDER, two days that will make your whole summer.


We’ve all been there. You’re headed out on a ride. It seemed like there were a million things to get ready for the ride, and you’re just glad you finally made it out the door. It’s not until you hit mile 20 that you realize you didn’t pack any snacks. Maybe you’re fortunate to have a convenience store along the way, but chances are you’re pretty far from the luxuries of your favorite grocery store.

With a little know-how you can survive this mishap, and hopefully prevent it in the future.

What’s Good In a Pinch

These convenience store staples may not be your favorite foods, but they’re a good grab-and-go.

  • A bar that has the fewest ingredients possible – we like Kind and Larabar for this reason.
  • Raw or roasted nuts.
  • Jerky, Slim Jim, etc.
  • Pretzels or other salty snacks that aren’t heavy in fat.
  • A quality dark chocolate with nuts – the simpler the better.
  • When all else fails, get the corn dog from under the heat lamp. Your body may not thank you, but your taste buds will.

Better Luck Next Time

Stock your kitchen with these staples for awesome, healthy grab-and-go snacks.

  • Hard boiled eggs.
  • Date rolls (bulk section, coated in coconut, no added sugar)
  • Raw nuts. Mix them with pretzels if you like a little more of a snack
  • Your favorite bars. Buy them by the case and keep them on hand.

The ORbike Mix

Create your own mix based on what you love to have on a ride. This is our favorite snack mix for rides.
1 part raw walnuts
1 part raw almonds
1 part dried cherries
2 parts date rolls

Mix these together and store in a jar on the shelf.

Before the ride, load up a ziploc and add in some pretzels.


WEEKENDER a ride by Cycle Oregon, is July 7-9, 2017. Bring your friends. Bring your neighbors. Bring your family. Bring your bikes. Everyone is welcome for Cycle Oregon’s two-day bike bash! Linfield College campus is home base for a weekend of great rides, live tunes, and activities galore. Choose from a short, medium or long route through wine country, then camp under the stars or crash in the dorms. It’s two-wheeled fun for everyone!

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