We launched our bikepacking events calendar back in 2017, which at the time consisted mostly of races, group rides, and non-competitive grand departs. Then, in 2019, there was a noticeable surge in events all over the world, with 219 listings in our calendar for that year—a mix of races, group rides, workshops, and festivals. In 2020, these numbers doubled, even despite local COVID-19 restrictions, which resulted in lots of them being delayed until 2021 at the earliest. We also saw some of the best event coverage yet last year, including lots of event recaps, professional photography, and films.
As of today, there are already 120 events in our calendar for 2021 and we expect that number to grow. Many spring and summer events are being delayed until the fall or into 2022 to help contain the spread of COVID-19, and we strongly encourage event organizers and participants to follow their local guidelines and use this uncertain time as an opportunity to check out a race or grand depart that’s close to home.
In an effort to keep the events calendar as accurate as possible, we’re asking all event organizers to submit their 2021 listings now so we can help keep the stoke alive. Adding your event to the calendar is free of charge and has the potential to reach our ever-growing community of readers and riders. We’ve heard again and again from event organizers that many participants learn of their events through the calendar, and we’re glad to be able to do our part.
Browse through our entire database of upcoming events here. Event organizers can find the event submission form here and embedded below. I’ll personally follow up after I’ve received the completed form. Thanks!
Submit Your Bikepacking Event
We welcome multi-day races, bikepacking group rides, local bike shop events, bikepacking clinics and workshops, bikepacking film screenings, talks, festivals, and more. Once your event is approved, we will request imagery to complete the post and make it look as good as we can! If you are interested in featuring your event, use the payment form below; this displays your event in a large format on the calendar listings and we will do our best to recognize it elsewhere.