Posted by Logan Watts
Founded in 2014 as a community driven resource to inspire and empower bikepackers, Bikepacker.com (previously Bikepackers Magazine) will soon be closing its doors. But fret not! Relevant and exclusive content from the site will be migrated under the BIKEPACKING.com domain to live on for your browsing pleasure. In addition, founders Neil and Lindsay Beltchenko will now contribute regularly to BIKEPACKING.com, drawing in particular from their rich racing experience and related bikepacking knowledge.
The reason behind this collaboration is the Beltchenko’s decision to dedicate the majority of their time and energy towards developing the Bikepacking Summit, an event poised to become the premier bikepacking conference and expo in the US. As part of the arrangement, BIKEPACKING.com will help promote the event and serve on an advisory level as and when needed.
The nuts and bolts of the website transition are currently being plotted, but expect the migration to be completed over the next 3-4 months. Recurrent or similar content will be removed and redirected, or merged, and other pages and articles will be migrated directly to BIKEPACKING.com. During the transition, Bikepacker.com will continue to be active and accessible. If you are currently following @BikepackerMag on social media, stay tuned. Most of the accounts will soon transition to Bikepacking Summit with relevant content to follow.
Speaking of the Bikepacking Summit, Neil and Lindsay have been working hard to solidify the details, so stay tuned for an announcement with date and venue information very soon.