Bikepacking Ultra Racing

Ultralight, Gravel, Endurance

Self-supported ultra-racing was popularized by the The Tour Divide, a 2,745 mile bikepacking race that follows the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route from Banff, Canada, to the Mexican border in Antelope Wells, New Mexico. Since then, races have sprung up all over the country, and increasingly, around the world. This style of bikepacking typically involves the use of a lightweight mountain bike – be it full suspension or a hardtail – complimented with an efficient, ultralight gear kit. Race routes are typically 200+ miles over a mixture of surfaces and terrain that often includes gravel and some pavement. Learn more about it here, or find related posts below: