In case you missed it, registration opened for the 2019 Bikepacking Summit last week. Here’s a quick overview of the event, details on this year’s venue, and information on how to sign up…

Posted by Miles Arbour

Last year’s Bikepacking Summit, held in Gunnison, Colorado, was easily one of our favourite events of the year. Both Logan and Miles attended, and participated in several group rides and countless clinics. Everyone left feeling inspired and eager to get on their bikes. We put together a recap, highlighting the main takeaways, which you can read here.

For 2019, the Bikepacking Summit has moved eastward! This year’s summit will be hosted at the cycling oasis of Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Getaway in Ellijay, Georgia, and will take place from October 4th-6th. The retreat is located in the foothills of the Southern Appalachian Mountains of northwest Georgia, home to IMBA Epic mountain bike trails, rustic cabins, and camping. Group rides will take place in the Pinhoti Trails, providing a great mix of singletrack and gravel to suit all kinds of riders.

Check out the sample itinerary below, and a few photos from this year’s venue. Keep in mind that this will likely see some changes leading up to the event…

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  • Trans North Georgia (TNGA) Bikepacking Route
  • Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Getaway, Bikepacking, TNGA

PRE-EVENT

Thursday, October 3rd – Friday October 4th

  • Overnighter on the Pinhoti – 2:00 pm
  • Group rollout from Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Getaway
  • 15 – 25 mile round trip
  • Gravel and singletrack route options
  • Bring your own camping gear, cooking gear, food, and beverages
  • We are simply out to ride, laugh, sleep under the stars and enjoy each other’s company

DAY ONE

Friday, October 4th

  • Check-in for cabin and camp bookings begins at 3:00 pm
  • Meet + Greet at The Barn – 5:00 pm
  • Welcome – 6:30 pm
  • Forum: Kick-off Discussion – Setting the Scene – 6:45 pm
  • After Party at The Barn/Firepit – 8:30 pm

DAY TWO

Saturday, October 5th

  • Ginni’s Breakfast at The Barn – 7:00 am
  • Workshop #1 – 8:00 am
  • Workshop #2 – 9:30 am
  • Group Ride with Gravel and Singletrack Options – 11:00 am
  • Lunch at The Barn – 1:00 pm
  • Presenters Forum – 2:00 pm
  • Workshop #3 – 3:30 pm
  • Workshop #4 – 5:00 pm
  • Dinner at The Barn – 6:00 pm
  • Workshop #5 – 7:00 pm
  • Bon Fire + Drink Beer + Kumbaya – 8:15 pm – 11:00 pm

DAY THREE

Sunday October 6th

  • Ginni’s Breakfast at The Barn – 7:00 am
  • Workshop #6 – 8:00 am
  • Workshop #7 – 9:30 am
  • Group Ride with Gravel and Singletrack Options – 11:00 pm
  • Lunch at The Barn – 1:00 pm
  • Workshop #8- 2:00 pm
  • Presenters Forum – 3:30 pm
  • Workshop #9 – 5:00 pm
  • Farewell + Raffle – 5:30 pm

To register, head over to BikepackingSummit.com today!

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