Registration for the second annual Bikepacking Summit opens today! Sign up for a weekend of clinics, group rides, and so much more from September 14th – 16th in Gunnison, Colorado… it’s going to be good!

Posted by Miles Arbour

From today until September 7th, registration is open for the 2018 Bikepacking Summit to be held from September 14th – 16th in Gunnison, Colorado. It’s gearing up to be a pretty awesome event—don’t miss out! Check out the itinerary below and make your way over to the bikepackingsummit.com to get signed up.

We aim to create a passion-fueled weekend full of discussion, learning, and general bikepacking camaraderie in the cycling-friendly town of Gunnison, Colorado.

PRE-EVENT | THURSDAY SEPT. 13 – FRIDAY SEPT. 14

Overnighter at Hartman Rocks – (open to the public) 2:00pm

  • 2:00pm start
  • Gunnison > Hartman Rocks > Gunnison
  • 16 – 20 mile round trip
  • Gravel and mountain bike route options
  • Bring camping gear, cook gear, food and beverages
  • We will provide firewood
  • We are simply out to ride, laugh, sleep under the stars and enjoy each others company

DAY ONE | FRIDAY SEPT. 14

  • Meet + Greet– 5:00pm
  • Welcome – 6:30pm
  • Panel: Kick-off Discussion – 6:45pm
  • After Party in Downtown Gunnison – 8:30pm

DAY TWO | SATURDAY SEPT. 15

  • Leisurely Breakfast at South Main – 7:00am
  • A Perspective of the Past, Present and Future with Kurt Refsnider –  8:00am 
  • The Science of Bikepacking with Billy Rice – 9:15am
  • Group Ride followed by Self-Care for Bikepackers with Scott Pauker – 10:45am
  • Lunch at South Main – 1:00pm
  • Panel: Bikepacking Bubble – Building a Foundation for Our Sport – 2:00pm
  • Beyond the Border: Bikepacking Internationally with Scott Pauker – 3:30pm
  • What Makes an Adventure Bike an Adventure Bike? – 4:45pm
  • Break for Dinner – 6:00pm
  • Bikepacking Repair Kit – An Interactive Demonstration – 7:00pm
  • Bon Fire + Drink Beer + Mingling at South Main – 8:15pm – 11:00pm

DAY THREE | SUNDAY SEPT. 16

  • Leisurely Breakfast at South Main – 7:00am
  • The Public Lands – Bikepacker Connection with Kaitlyn Boyle – 8:00am 
  • Building A Bike Route in Your Backyard with Jonathan Houck – 10:30am
  • Group Ride followed by Self-Care for Bikepackers with Scott Pauker – 11:00pm
  • Lunch at South Main – 1:00pm
  • Bikepacking Textiles and What Is Best For You with Greg Hardy – 2:00pm
  • 5 Methods of Navigation and How To Use Them – 4:30pm
  • Panel: Bikepacking – A Transformative Experience –  3:15pm
  • Farewell + Raffle – 5:45pm

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