What is Bikepacking?

Simply put, bikepacking is the synthesis of mountain biking and minimalist camping; it evokes the freedom of multi-day backcountry hiking, with the range and thrill of riding a mountain bike. Click the link below to find out how to start. Start Here

How to Bikepack.

Broadly speaking, there are three bikepacking genres to choose from – Multi-day Mountain Biking, Ultralight Race & Gravel, and Expedition & Dirt Touring. Click the link below to learn about each. Learn More

Where to go.

As important as it is to have a reliable bike and pack as light as you can, choosing the right route is perhaps the key to your enjoyment. Visit this section to learn how to choose a route, and some insight into navigation. Learn More

When & How Long?

The average bikepacking trip should be based around riding between 25-75 miles (40-120 km) per day, depending on the weight of your load, the difficulty of the terrain ... Learn More

The Routes Map

We have ~100 routes on our worldwide bikepacking routes map. Cick the link to see them plotted or select from the links to the right to filter. View The Map

Classic Routes

There are some routes that are made classic by their sheer perfection, and others by races. View The Classics

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  • Patagonia Runs first ever TV ad to drive action for Public Lands…

    Patagonia Runs first ever TV ad to drive action for Public Lands…

    💬2    Aug 20    📝logan    / News

    Public lands are the lifeblood of bikepacking. On August 24th America’s public lands face a decisive moment. To take action, Patagonia takes its voice to the airwaves in their first ever television advertisement…

  • Josh Ibbett: Bikepacking Around-The-World Q&A

    Josh Ibbett: Bikepacking Around-The-World Q&A

    💬8    Aug 17    📝miles-arbour    / Bikepacking Gear Lists

    We sit down with Josh Ibbett three months — seven countries and over 6,000 miles — into his year long around-the-world bikepacking trip to see if his packlist has held strong, learn more about his Mason Bokeh, and hear from his girlfriend Caroline, who is almost as new to bikepacking as you can get. Teaser alert: he still has all 4 pairs of socks.

  • The Oregon Outback, by Ultranaut

    The Oregon Outback, by Ultranaut

    💬6    Aug 15    📝guest    / Bikepacking Videos

    Back in May, three gents from British Columbia ventured South to cycle the Oregon Outback. They came back with this unique film to document the journey…

  • Greenbelly Meal Bars: Calories for minimalists…

    Greenbelly Meal Bars: Calories for minimalists…

    💬6    Aug 15    📝logan    / Bikepacking Food

    Getting hangry is no fun on the trail. But it’s often hard to avoid while bikepacking. In a quest to fend off hunger, and scurvy, we tried Greenbelly Meals 2Go which promise 1/3 your daily nutrition in a small package…

  • Introducing the 2018 Trek 1120… a 29+ ‘Bikepacking Stache’.

    Introducing the 2018 Trek 1120… a 29+ ‘Bikepacking Stache’.

    💬25    Aug 14    📝logan    / New Bikes

    Trek has quietly unveiled the latest bike in their touring and travel lineup… the 2018 Trek 1120, a 29+ dirt-tourer complete with a proprietary and thoughtfully designed rack and harness system, and a full mountain bike spec…

  • Introducing the Lauf True Grit Gravel Bike and Revamped Grit SL fork…

    Introducing the Lauf True Grit Gravel Bike and Revamped Grit SL fork…

    💬0    Aug 13    📝logan    / New Bikes

    The all-new Lauf True Grit carbon gravel bike is built for speed and distance around Lauf’s revamped, straighter, and stiffer “Grit SL” carbon leaf spring fork…

  • LA-made Road Runner Bags release bikepacking line

    LA-made Road Runner Bags release bikepacking line

    💬6    Aug 11    📝cass-gilbert    / New Bikepacking Gear

    Road Runner Bags are handmade in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, with color and flair. Meet their brand new bikepacking lineup…

  • The Garmin inReach: Merging Navigation & Communication

    The Garmin inReach: Merging Navigation & Communication

    💬9    Aug 10    📝miles-arbour    / New Tools & Toys

    The new Garmin inReach all-in-one communication and navigation devices merge popular GPS technology with the trusted two-way communication capabilities that DeLorme’s inReach products pioneered.

  • 21 Japanese Odyssey Portraits, by Eigo Shimojo

    21 Japanese Odyssey Portraits, by Eigo Shimojo

    💬2    Aug 10    📝logan    / Culture

    The 2017 Japanese Odyssey kicks off this weekend. To commemorate, our latest Rider’s Lens features Eigo Shimojo and his collection of 21 rider portraits from last years Japanese Odyssey. Enjoy…

  • To Tarp or Not to Tarp + Big Agnes Onyx UL Tarp Review

    To Tarp or Not to Tarp + Big Agnes Onyx UL Tarp Review

    💬22    Aug 9    📝colt-fetters    / Bikepacking Gear

    Tarping, the mustache of the backcountry camping world. There’s no denying that at one time it was a popular style. And for years after it was looked upon with misunderstanding and distaste. But, it’s back. And I assure you, it’s here to stay. In this review of the Big Agnes Onyx UL we discuss the ins and outs of tarp camping as well as the specifics of the tarp in question.

  • Saddledrive 2017: Introducing the All City Cosmic Stallion, a classy all road bike.

    Saddledrive 2017: Introducing the All City Cosmic Stallion, a classy all road bike.

    💬1    Aug 8    📝cass-gilbert    / New Bikes

    Complete with All City panache, the steel framed Cosmic Stallion joins a burgeoning drove of ‘all road’ bikes – fast but practical steeds, designed to transcend the notions of where a traditional road bike may take you… be it pavement, gravel, or even a swig of singletrack too.

  • Rockgeist Releases Animalist Sleeping Pad and Gondola Seat Pack

    Rockgeist Releases Animalist Sleeping Pad and Gondola Seat Pack

    💬0    Aug 7    📝logan    / New Bikepacking Gear

    Rockgeist just announced the Animalist, a featherlight sleeping pad with a bag that can be mounted to the handlebars. In addition, they re-released the Gondola dropper-post seat pack…

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