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Adventure Awards Days 2018
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 (560mi /901km)
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 (908mi /1,461km)
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 (400mi /644km)
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 (345.2mi /556km)
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 (745.6mi /1,200km)
The first annual Trans Troy Race brings organized bikepacking to Turkey...
A-Cross The 3 (2018) (310.6mi /500km)
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 (434.9mi /700km)
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.
Race Around the Netherlands (2018) (994mi /1,600km)
The Race Around the Netherlands is a self-supported bikepacking event following a route rich with history and scenic vistas.
2018 Cairngorms Loop ITT (186mi /299km)
The Cairngorms Loop is a 186-mile (300km) independent time trial (ITT) route through the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands.
NORMANDICAT 2018 (559mi /900km)
The Normandicat is a 900km, one-stage cycling event, looping through some of Normandy's most artistic and historically relevant areas.
Carso Trail 2018 (217.5mi /350km)
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
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) (420mi /676km)
Two route options, two different lengths. The Vista 300 & Mountain 420 should not be underestimated!
The Servatius Bikepacking Weekend (186.4mi /300km)
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 (700mi /1,127km)
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
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...
Surly Dorset Gravel Dash 2018 (100mi /161km)
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 (550mi /885km)
A long distance self-supported mountain bike time-trail route through the Scottish Highlands.
American Trail Race 2018 (5000mi /8,047km)
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.
Trans Am Bike Race 2018 (4300mi /6,920km)
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 (200mi /322km)
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 (372.8mi /600km)
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 (1550mi /2,494km)
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 (2745mi /4,418km)
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 (994mi /1,600km)
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 (1430mi /2,301km)
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 (621mi /999km)
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 (4470mi /7,194km)
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 Solstice Overnighter)
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 (341mi /549km)
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) (621.5mi /1,000km)
The 1000 Miler is an adventure cycling race that takes place annually from Johannesburg to Cape Town, South Africa.
Lost in Prealps 2018 (124.2mi /200km)
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 (621.5mi /1,000km)
The Karoo Dash is a 1000km adventure cycling race between Bloemfontein and Cape Town, South Africa.
2018 BC Epic 1000
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) (342mi /550km)
The 2018 GEA Trail (Great Apennine Excursion) is a bikepacking group ride that follows the ridgeline along the Apennine mountains on the Italian Divide.
Inca Divide 2018
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 (1021mi /1,643km)
The bikepacking Trans Germany race follows 1,000 miles across Germany on forest roads, gravel, tarmac, old cobblestone, and singletrack.
TransOst Challenge 2018 (1864.1mi /3,000km)
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
A 21-day bikepacking expedition for students interested in self-propelled exploration, led by Michael Dammer and Marcela Restrepo.
Big Horn Trail Race 2018 (200mi /322km)
The 2nd annual 200 mile self - supported race through Big Horn mountains of North Wyoming.
Vistula 1200 (2018) (745.6mi /1,200km)
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 (196mi /315km)
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 (447mi /719km)
The Alberta Rockies 700 is an epic adventure through the front range of the Canadian Rockies. A true gravel grinder...
XDUROWales 2018 (186.4mi /300km)
XDUROWales is a 300km self-supported ride from North to South Wales, combining the best of road, cyclocross, and enduro!
Trans Dolomitics Way 2018 (683.5mi /1,100km)
The Trans Dolomitics is a 1,100km unsupported road cycling challenge across 5 different regions in Italy.
Hydra Trail 2018 (430.6mi /693km)
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 (668mi /1,075km)
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 (740mi /1,191km)
A 740 mile bikepacking race across the state of South Dakota with 5 miles of packrafting across the Missouri River...
The Heck Epic 2018 (225mi /362km)
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.
The Lost Elephant 2018 (315mi /507km)
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) (2609mi /4,199km)
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 (434.9mi /700km)
Offroad Finnmark; we make people bike in the arctic...
2018 Colorado Trail Race (540mi /869km)
The 2018 Colorado Trail Race runs from Durango to Denver, following the entire CTR route, only 25% of starters finished last year...
The Transcontinental Race No.6 (2018) (2420mi /3,895km)
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 (2485.5mi /4,000km)
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.
2018 French Divide (1304mi /2,099km)
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 (446mi /718km)
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 (341mi /549km)
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
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
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 (1056.3mi /1,700km)
The Silk Road Mountain Race is a fixed route, unsupported, single-stage cycling race through the mountains of Kyrgyzstan.
2018 TNGA (Trans North Georgia) (350mi /563km)
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 (250mi /402km)
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)
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 (373mi /600km)
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...
The Buckshot 2018 (363mi /584km)
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 (205mi /330km)
Following the Badger Route, XDUROScotland is a 2 day self-supported gravel ride from North to South Scotland.
Olympic 420 Adventure 2018 (420mi /676km)
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 (435mi /700km)
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 (434.9mi /700km)
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
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 (400mi /644km)
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 (550mi /885km)
“The history of the Adirondack Mountains, its towns and villages, stories of adventures past… all unfold like the day’s challenges; relentless, biting, beautiful. “