64 mi. / 103 km2 days
Tilton Traverse Overnighter0 Dec 9 Neil Beltchenko USATilton Traverse is a high alpine riding experience showcasing the topography east of Crested Butte, Colorado. This mixed terrain route climbs into fields of wildflowers, up and down stunning mountain passes, through rich mining history, into dark timber forests, and well above treeline.
2016 Interview with Tour Divide Legend Mike Hall2 Jul 7 Neil Beltchenko / culture
After the Tour Divide dust has settled, legend, Mike Hall’s 2016 sub-14-day record still goes unchallenged. Here’s the 2016 post-race interview with Mike, refreshed and reposted from Bikepacker.com…
36 Hours of Pain on the Tour Divide2 Jun 13 Neil Beltchenko / plog
During Neil Beltchenko’s rookie Tour Divide run in 2015, about 1,400 miles in, pain set in. Read the full story of Neil’s 36 Hours of Pain on the Tour Divide here…
Inside Spokengear and Cedaero Bags7 May 21 Neil Beltchenko / culture
Bike shops and small bikepacking bag companies are what make this community thrive. That truth hit Neil and Lindsay as soon as they walked through the door at Spokengear and Cedaero Bags in Two Harbors, Minnesota. Here’s the full scoop from their visit…
GDMBR Colorado: Things That Worked, Things That Didn’t29 Sep 7 Neil Beltchenko / tips
Neil Beltchenko just rode the Colorado portion of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route in less than two and a half days. In this reflection, he shares a few things that worked well during the ride, and others that didn’t…
JPaks FramePak Review: Bolt-on Frame Bag3 May 18 Neil Beltchenko / bikepacking-bags
Neil had a custom FramePak made by Colorado-based JPaks for his new Salsa Mukluk. Here’s his long-term review after two seasons of daily use, as well as runs along the Iditarod Invitational and other winter ultras….
Snowbound: Three Days on The Iditarod Trail4 Mar 20 Neil Beltchenko / plog
Ultra racer Neil Beltchenko brings us along for the ride in this detailed report from his victory in the 2018 Iditarod Trail Invitational 350, recounting his three-day battle against the legendary Iditarod Trail, the merciless Alaskan winter, and the competition…