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April 2018
Adventure Awards Days 2018
Festivals and Demos / Trentino, Italy

Adventure Awards Days 2018

April 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am / €15

Adventure Awards Days is the festival of adventure and exploration: 3 days of outdoor and cultural activities around the mountains of Lake Garda.

Italy Divide 2018
Bikepacking Races / Roma, Italy

Italy Divide 2018 (560mi /901km)

April 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm / €80

The Italy Divide follows fast rolling gravel roads and technical mountain bike trails crossing Rome, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Mantova and everything in between...

HLC: Holyland Bikepacking Challenge
Bikepacking Races / MAJDAL SHAMS, Israel

HLC: Holyland Bikepacking Challenge (908mi /1,461km)

April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 am / Free

The first self-supported bikepacking challenge from the North end of Israel to the South, race to the Red Sea!

2018 Allegheny Mountains Loop (AML) Grand Depart
Bikepacking Races / VA, United States

2018 Allegheny Mountains Loop (AML) Grand Depart (400mi /644km)

April 27, 2018 @ 6:00 am / Free

The Allegheny Mountains Loop (AML) follows the 400-mile route mapped by the Adventure Cycling Association, the grand depart occurs each April and is a chance to ride the loop as fast as you can!

Trans Iowa V14
Bikepacking Races / IA, United States

Trans Iowa V14 (345.2mi /556km)

April 28, 2018 @ 4:00 am / Free

Trans Iowa is a self-navigated, self-supported, 300-plus mile gravel road event. Held in late April primarily on Iowa gravel roads.

Trans Troy Race 2018
Group Rides / ÇANAKKALE, Turkey

Trans Troy Race 2018 (745.6mi /1,200km)

April 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am / €65 - €150

The first annual Trans Troy Race brings organized bikepacking to Turkey...

A-Cross The 3 (2018)
Bikepacking Races / Liège, Belgium

A-Cross The 3 (2018) (310.6mi /500km)

April 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

A-Cross the 3 is the little brother to the ACT5, a self supported mountain bike race that crosses through Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany!

BikingMan Corsica 2018
Bikepacking Races / BASTIA, France

BikingMan Corsica 2018 (434.9mi /700km)

April 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am / €249

Another race in the BikingMAN bikepacking series, the BikingMan Corsica 2018 shows off some of the best kept secrets of this majestic mediterranean island. If the rich history along the route doesn't draw you in, we expect the fantastic topography will.

May 2018
Race Around the Netherlands (2018)
Bikepacking Races / KA, Netherlands

Race Around the Netherlands (2018) (994mi /1,600km)

May 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am / €100

The Race Around the Netherlands is a self-supported bikepacking event following a route rich with history and scenic vistas.

2018 Cairngorms Loop ITT
Bikepacking Races / Scotland, United Kingdom

2018 Cairngorms Loop ITT (186mi /299km)

May 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am / Free

The Cairngorms Loop is a 186-mile (300km) independent time trial (ITT) route through the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands.

NORMANDICAT 2018
Bikepacking Races / Normandy, France

NORMANDICAT 2018 (559mi /900km)

May 9, 2018 @ 10:00 pm / Free

The Normandicat is a 900km, one-stage cycling event, looping through some of Normandy's most artistic and historically relevant areas.

Carso Trail 2018
Group Rides / GO, Italy

Carso Trail 2018 (217.5mi /350km)

May 11, 2018 @ 8:30 am / €37

Overlooking the stunning Gulf of Trieste, on the border between Italy and Slovenia, the Carso Trail 2018 is an unsupported bikepacking adventure with no time limit.

BAM! Bicycle Adventure Meeting 2018
Festivals and Demos / Mantua, Italy

BAM! Bicycle Adventure Meeting 2018

May 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm / €15

BAM! is the first European meeting for cycle-travelers. Group rides, workshops, meetings, speeches, contests, books, music, parties… the event for those who choose a horizon, a pair of wheels and the wind in their face.

Vista 300 & Mountain 420 2018
Bikepacking Races / TN, United States

Vista 300 & Mountain 420 (2018) (420mi /676km)

May 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am

Two route options, two different lengths. The Vista 300 & Mountain 420 should not be underestimated!

The Servatius Bikepacking Weekend
Group Rides / Limburg, Netherlands

The Servatius Bikepacking Weekend (186.4mi /300km)

May 19, 2018 @ 10:30 am / €75

The inaugural Servatius Bikepacking Weekend is a 3-day gravel cycling event in the beautiful hills around the Dutch-Belgium-German border in May of 2018.

Cross-Washington (XWA) 2018
Group Rides / WA, United States

Cross-Washington (XWA) 2018 (700mi /1,127km)

May 20, 2018 @ 7:00 am / Free

The Cross-Washington Mountain Bike Route traverses East from the Pacific Ocean through rainforests and deserts by way of singletrack and gravel roads.

Portugal Divide 2018
Group Rides / CEVIDE, Portugal

Portugal Divide 2018

May 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am / Free

The Portugal Divide begins at the northernmost point of Portugal and ends at Sta. Maria Cape in the South, how you get there is up to you...

Dorset Gravel Dash 2018
Bikepacking Races / DO, United Kingdom

Surly Dorset Gravel Dash 2018 (100mi /161km)

May 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am / £39.99 - £79.99

The Surly Dorset Gravel Dash isn't your average gravel event. There is a focus on pubs, not miles...tea houses, not KOMs. Unless you're interested in racing, then you can do that as well.

2018 Highland Trail 550
Bikepacking Races / Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

2018 Highland Trail 550 (550mi /885km)

May 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am / Free

A long distance self-supported mountain bike time-trail route through the Scottish Highlands.

American Trail Race 2018
Bikepacking Races / NC, United States

American Trail Race 2018 (5000mi /8,047km)

May 31, 2018 @ 5:00 am - 5:00 pm / Free

The American Trail Race is a one of a kind ultra-endurance, self-supported, bikepacking race across the country on a majority off-pavement route.

June 2018
Trans Am Bike Race 2018
Bikepacking Races / OR, United States

Trans Am Bike Race 2018 (4300mi /6,920km)

June 2, 2018 @ 6:00 am

Covering 10 States and 4,300 miles, the Trans Am Bike Race is a classic coast to coast race across the USA.

2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Bikepacking Races / KS, United States

2018 Dirty Kanza 200 (200mi /322km)

June 2, 2018 @ 6:00 am / $200

Dirty Kanza 200 is a 200-mile-long ultra-endurance bicycling challenge, held on the gravel roads through the Flint Hills region of east-central Kansas.

Tuscany Trail 2018
Group Rides / TUSCANY MASSA, Italy

Tuscany Trail 2018 (372.8mi /600km)

June 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am

The 5th official Tuscany Trail ride offers the perfect taste of the essence of Tuscany, passing through enchanted forests and century-old towns and villages.

The TransAtlantic Way 2018
Bikepacking Races / Dublin, Ireland

The TransAtlantic Way 2018 (1550mi /2,494km)

June 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am / £360

The TransAtlantic Way 2018 is a 2500 km, one stage, self-supported road bike race between Dublin and Cork via The Wild Atlantic Way.

Tour Divide 2018
Bikepacking Races / Alberta, Canada

Tour Divide 2018 (2745mi /4,418km)

June 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am / Free

The 2018 Tour Divide takes place on Friday, June 8th at 8AM. Race the length of Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, from Banff to New Mexico, 2,745 miles of ultra-endurance bikepacking.

Three Peaks Bike Race 2018
Bikepacking Races / VIENNA, Austria

Three Peaks Bike Race 2018 (994mi /1,600km)

June 9, 2018 @ 10:00 pm / €120

Three Peaks Bike Race is a 1,600km unsupported bikepacking race across the Dolomites and the Alps, from Vienna to Nice.

Freedom Challenge RASA (Race Across South Africa) 2018
Bikepacking Races / KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Freedom Challenge RASA (Race Across South Africa) 2018 (1430mi /2,301km)

June 12, 2018 @ 6:00 am / R35000

This incredible adventure follows the Freedom Trail mountain biking routealong a wide variety of off-road terrain – dirt roads, farm roads and tracks, footpaths and animal tracks.

2018 Navad 1000
Bikepacking Races / Romanshorn, Switzerland

2018 Navad 1000 (621mi /999km)

June 16, 2018 @ 6:00 am / Free

If 1,000km and 33,000m of climbing doesn't sell it, how about a finish line at a Freddy Mercury statue? The Navad 1000 crosses Switzerland from Romanshorn to Montreux...

NorthCape-Tarifa 2018
Bikepacking Races / , Norway

NorthCape-Tarifa 2018 (4470mi /7,194km)

June 20, 2018 @ 12:00 am / €290

The NorthCape-Tarifa is a 7,100km self-supported bicycle race starting at the North Cape in Norway and finishing in Tarifa, Spain.

Swift Campout 2018, 4th Annual Swift Campout
Group Rides / Anywhere,

Swift Campout 2018 (4th Annual Solstice Overnighter)

June 23, 2018 @ 6:00 am - June 24, 2018 @ 9:00 pm / Free

The Swift Campout 2018 (the 4th annual) is a worldwide group ride event calling for bikepackers and adventure cyclists to go out on a bike-camping solstice overnight on June 23rd, 2018...

Veneto Trail 2018
Bikepacking Races / Province of Padua, Italy

Veneto Trail 2018 (341mi /549km)

June 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am

A self-supported adventure on dirt roads, trails and secondary paved roads from the Po Valley to the Dolomites passing through a myriad of fascinating landscapes...

The 1000 Miler (2018)
Bikepacking Races / GAUTENG, South Africa

The 1000 Miler (2018) (621.5mi /1,000km)

June 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am / R5,600

The 1000 Miler is an adventure cycling race that takes place annually from Johannesburg to Cape Town, South Africa.

Lost in Prealps 2018
Group Rides / TREVISO, Italy

Lost in Prealps 2018 (124.2mi /200km)

June 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am

The Lost in Prealps 2018 is a bikepacking and randonneur event aimed at appreciating and enjoying the natural beauty found in the Venetian Prealps of Italy.

The Karoo Dash 2018
Bikepacking Races / BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa

The Karoo Dash 2018 (621.5mi /1,000km)

June 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am / R5000

The Karoo Dash is a 1000km adventure cycling race between Bloemfontein and Cape Town, South Africa.

2018 BC Epic 1000
Bikepacking Races / BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada

2018 BC Epic 1000

June 30, 2018 @ 7:00 am / Free

The third annual 2018 BC Epic 1000 follows a mix of service roads, double track, and single track along a good portion of the Trans Canada Trail. A 1040km route from Merritt to Fernie!

2018 GEA TRAIL (GREAT APENNINE EXCURSION)
Group Rides / Arezzo, Italy

2018 GEA TRAIL (GREAT APENNINE EXCURSION) (342mi /550km)

June 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm / Free

The 2018 GEA Trail (Great Apennine Excursion) is a bikepacking group ride that follows the ridgeline along the Apennine mountains on the Italian Divide.

July 2018
Inca Divide 2018
Bikepacking Races / TRUJILLO PROVINCE, Peru

Inca Divide 2018

July 1, 2018 @ 5:00 am / €299

1,800km, plus a lot of up and down, the Inca Divide 2018 is an ultra bikepacking event in the heart of Peru...

Bikepacking Trans Germany 2018
Bikepacking Races / BASEL, Switzerland

Bikepacking Trans Germany 2018 (1021mi /1,643km)

July 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am / Free

The bikepacking Trans Germany race follows 1,000 miles across Germany on forest roads, gravel, tarmac, old cobblestone, and singletrack.

TransOst Challenge 2018
Bikepacking Races / BAYERN, Germany

TransOst Challenge 2018 (1864.1mi /3,000km)

July 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am / €99

3000km through six Eastern European countries, over 47,000 elevation meters, mostly on paths, forest roads and small roads. This is the TransOst Challenge!

Green Mountain Bikepacking Expedition 2018
Workshops & Clinics / NH, United States

Green Mountain Bikepacking Expedition 2018

July 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

A 21-day bikepacking expedition for students interested in self-propelled exploration, led by Michael Dammer and Marcela Restrepo.

Big Horn Trail Race 2018
Bikepacking Races / WY, United States

Big Horn Trail Race 2018 (200mi /322km)

July 6, 2018 @ 7:00 am / Free

The 2nd annual 200 mile self - supported race through Big Horn mountains of North Wyoming.

Vistula 1200 (2018)
Bikepacking Races / WISŁA, Poland

Vistula 1200 (2018) (745.6mi /1,200km)

July 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am / zł180

The Vistula 1200 is a bikepacking race, almost 1,200km, that follows a scenic and historically relevant route through some of the most beautiful areas of Europe.

La Baroudeuse 2018
Group Rides / La Turbie, France

La Baroudeuse 2018 (196mi /315km)

July 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm / €52

La Baroudeuse is a self-supported bikepacking event that explores France, the Maritime Alps, and Italy between Ligurie and Piémont. The 2018 event offers even more distance options ranging from 90km to 1000km.

2018 Alberta Rockies 700
Bikepacking Races / Alberta, Canada

2018 Alberta Rockies 700 (447mi /719km)

July 7, 2018 @ 7:00 am / Free

The Alberta Rockies 700 is an epic adventure through the front range of the Canadian Rockies. A true gravel grinder...

XDUROWales 2018
Bikepacking Races / Wales, United Kingdom

XDUROWales 2018 (186.4mi /300km)

July 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am / Free

XDUROWales is a 300km self-supported ride from North to South Wales, combining the best of road, cyclocross, and enduro!

Trans Dolomitics Way 2018
Bikepacking Races / TN, Italy

Trans Dolomitics Way 2018 (683.5mi /1,100km)

July 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm / €150

The Trans Dolomitics is a 1,100km unsupported road cycling challenge across 5 different regions in Italy.

Hydra Trail 2018
Bikepacking Races / LAZDIJAI, Lithuania

Hydra Trail 2018 (430.6mi /693km)

July 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm / €35

The 2018 Hydra Trail traverses Lithuania from South to North, following some of the largest rivers in the region while navigating a healthy dose of singletrack as well...

Oregon Timber Trail 2018 Grand Depart
Group Rides / CA, United States

Oregon Timber Trail 2018 Grand Depart (668mi /1,075km)

July 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am / Free

The first annual 2018 Oregon Timber Trail Grand Depart takes place this coming July. Here's your chance to be one of the first to complete this big singletrack route with a group of likeminded folks...

Trans South Dakota 2018
Bikepacking Races / WY, United States

Trans South Dakota 2018 (740mi /1,191km)

July 21, 2018 @ 7:00 am / $75 - $699

A 740 mile bikepacking race across the state of South Dakota with 5 miles of packrafting across the Missouri River...

The Heck Epic 2018
Bikepacking Races / MN, United States

The Heck Epic 2018 (225mi /362km)

July 21, 2018 @ 7:00 am / $150

The Heck Epic is a two day, 200 plus mile bikepacking stage event. The course will be predominately gravel/dirt road…some of them pretty remote and rugged.

Lost Elephant 2018
Bikepacking Races / British Columbia, Canada

The Lost Elephant 2018 (315mi /507km)

July 21, 2018 @ 7:00 am / Free

Previously known as the Kootenay Gravel Grinder, The Lost Elephant explores the bikepacking paradise of the East Kootenay region. Our original intention wasn't to make it harder, but we did.

NorthCape 4000 (2018)
Bikepacking Races / TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE, Italy

NorthCape 4000 (2018) (2609mi /4,199km)

July 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am / €248

1 continent, 10 countries, over 4200 km of self supported riding with a legendary destination, the Arctic Circle! This is the NorthCape 4000.

Offroad Finnmark 2018
Bikepacking Races / Finnmark, Norway

Offroad Finnmark 2018 (434.9mi /700km)

July 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am / NOK1150

Offroad Finnmark; we make people bike in the arctic...

Colorado Trail Race, A Self-Powered Adventure, Film, bikepacking video
Bikepacking Races / CO, United States

2018 Colorado Trail Race (540mi /869km)

July 29, 2018 @ 6:00 am / Free

The 2018 Colorado Trail Race runs from Durango to Denver, following the entire CTR route, only 25% of starters finished last year...

transcontinental race 2017
Bikepacking Races / Flanders, Belgium

The Transcontinental Race No.6 (2018) (2420mi /3,895km)

July 29, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

Founded by Mike Hall in 2013, the Transcontinental Race (TCR) is an annual, self-supported, ultra-distance bikepacking race across Europe. The route varies for each edition, but participants are free to choose their own route between the mandatory checkpoints.

China Express 4000
Bikepacking Races / XINJIANG, China

China Express 4000 (2485.5mi /4,000km)

July 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am / €200

The China Express 4000 is a solo, single-stage, unsupported bikepacking, 4,000km road cycling race, along the Chinese Silk Road from Ürümqi to Beijing in The Forbidden City.

August 2018
2018 French Divide
Bikepacking Races / Nord, France

2018 French Divide (1304mi /2,099km)

August 4, 2018 @ 6:24 am - August 18, 2018 @ 6:24 pm

A kind of Tour Divide made in France that links the Franco-Belgian border to the Franco-Spanish border. A challenging all-roads route between gravel and mountain biking using the GR footpaths of Santiago de Compostela.

Fitz-Barn 2018
Group Rides / ID, United States

Fitz-Barn 2018 (446mi /718km)

August 10, 2018 @ 7:00 am / Free

A bike packing route between Fitzgerald's Bicycles in Victor, Idaho and Red Barn Bicycles in Hamilton, Montana to be ridden as an unsupported group ride.

2018 Hurt’n Albert’n 550
Bikepacking Races / Alberta, Canada

2018 Hurt’n Albert’n 550 (341mi /549km)

August 11, 2018 @ 6:00 am / Free

For the third year in a row, the Hurt'n Albert'n 550 brings self-supported gravel racing to Alberta, Canada.

Single Tracks, Rock Faces, Secret Places
Workshops & Clinics / NH, United States

Single Tracks, Rock Faces, Secret Places

August 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

A 10-day bikepacking expedition for students aged 13-16 interested in muddy single track, scrambling up rocks, and exploring hidden caves.

WTF Bikexplorers Summit
Workshops & Clinics / MT, United States

WTF Bikexplorers Summit

August 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am - August 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

WTF Bikexplorers, a community for Women, Trans, Femme and non-binary bicycle adventurers announce the first-ever summit and ride series in 2018...

Silk Road Mountain Race 2018
Bikepacking Races / BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan

Silk Road Mountain Race 2018 (1056.3mi /1,700km)

August 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am / £250 - £300

The Silk Road Mountain Race is a fixed route, unsupported, single-stage cycling race through the mountains of Kyrgyzstan.

2018 TNGA (Trans North Georgia)
Bikepacking Races / SC, United States

2018 TNGA (Trans North Georgia) (350mi /563km)

August 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - August 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm / Free

The Trans North Georgia Adventure is a 350-mile mountain bike route through the mountains of northern GA on trails, forest roads and paved roads featuring challenging terrain, beautiful scenery and over 56,000 ft of climbing.

Bones to Blue 2018
Bikepacking Races / CA, United States

Bones to Blue 2018 (250mi /402km)

August 19, 2018 @ 7:00 am / Free

A little loop followed by a much bigger loop around Lake Tahoe, tracing the footsteps of dead pioneers. This is the Bones to Blue!

A-CROSS THE 5 (2018)
Bikepacking Races / ANTWERPEN, Belgium

A-CROSS THE 5 (2018)

August 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am / €100

A-Cross the 5 is a "Pure Mountain Bike" bikepacking race, completely unsupported, across Belgium, France, Luxemburg, Germany, and the Netherlands...

Romagna Bike Trail 2018
Group Rides / Ra, Italy

Romagna Bike Trail 2018 (373mi /600km)

August 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am / €40

Two trails, one adventure. A journey through magical forests, ancient walks and the art of some of the most beautiful UNESCO sites. Hidden hermitages and historical citadels await you...

September 2018
The Buckshot 2018
Bikepacking Races / BC, Canada

The Buckshot 2018 (363mi /584km)

September 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am / Free

For those bikepackers out there not yet up to the full 1000+ km and 11000+ m of elevation of the BC Epic, BC's ultimate bikepacking race, or those that simply do not have the time this season to commit to the Epic... comes the 'Buckshot'!

XDUROScotland 2018
Bikepacking Races / Scotland, United Kingdom

XDUROScotland 2018 (205mi /330km)

September 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am / Free

Following the Badger Route, XDUROScotland is a 2 day self-supported gravel ride from North to South Scotland.

Olympic 420 Adventure 2018
Bikepacking Races / WA, United States

Olympic 420 Adventure 2018 (420mi /676km)

September 5, 2018 @ 6:00 am / Free

After 4 years of racing, only four riders have completed the Olympic 420 Adventure...will you conquer the route in 2018?

Torino-Nice Rally 2018
Group Rides / Turin, Italy

Torino-Nice Rally 2018 (435mi /700km)

September 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am / Free

The Torino Nice rally...a great opportunity to explore some spectacular, lesser known alpine routes in a 700km self-supported ride from Turin to Nice via the high altitude roads and stradas of the French-Italian border.

Lazio Trail 2018
Bikepacking Races / Rome, Italy

Lazio Trail 2018 (434.9mi /700km)

September 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am / €50 - €70

The Lazio Trail is a tour of the cradle of occidental civilization, of lakes and legends, of thermal spas and history, of ancient roads and verdant hills.

Bikepack SoDak Bikepackers Series
Bikepacking Races / SD, United States

Bikepack SoDak Bikepackers Series

September 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm / Free

The South Dakota bikepacking series hosted by Bikepack SoDak offers several different route options, for different styles of riding. The series follows the Trans South Dakota route and the Black Hills fire lookout route.

2018 Smoke ’n’ Fire 400
Bikepacking Races / ID, United States

2018 Smoke ’n’ Fire 400 (400mi /644km)

September 13, 2018 @ 6:00 am / Free

The Idaho Smoke ‘n’ Fire 400 is a 400ish mile self-supported mountain bike route traversing some of Idaho’s diverse geography on two-track, big gravel and dirt Forest Service roads, singletrack and some paved roads.

TATR – The Adirondack Trail Ride 2018
Group Rides / NY, United States

TATR – The Adirondack Trail Ride 2018 (550mi /885km)

September 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am / Free

“The history of the Adirondack Mountains, its towns and villages, stories of adventures past… all unfold like the day’s challenges; relentless, biting, beautiful. “

Canada Bikepack Summit 2018
Talks and Community / Alberta, Canada

Canada Bikepack Summit 2018

September 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am / $210

Join Bikepack Canada for their third annual summit in Canmore, Alberta. A weekend full of group rides, seminars with bikepacking experts, great food, and even better company.

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