From twenty-nine inch fat tires to frame and saddlebags, mountain bikepacking has evolved into a unique technical adventure sport. Traveling in and out of the wilderness allows us to experience nature and those dwelling in it, thus developing a strong connection to place. There is no better setting to practice mountain bikepacking than in Vermont with its extensive network of trails and forest roads connecting quaint villages, farms, mountain peaks, and clear streams. As a community, we will travel along the spine of Vermont’s Green Mountains.
This self-sustained route will require learning bike mechanics, careful menu planning, and packing efficiently so that we travel light. Along the way, we will boulder along the rock faces we find, jump into refreshing mountain streams, work on farms in exchange for the bounty of fruits and vegetables that are in season, and meet fascinating people working towards social and environmental change. At the end of the expedition, we will return to Kroka to celebrate our accomplishments and the joys of summer living!