The latest issue of The Bikepacking Journal is almost here! Find a peek at Issue 07 and the free “Bikepacking the World” map we’ll be including with each copy here, along with a link to get signed up before this weekend’s deadline…

It’s that time of year again, and we’re wrapping up work on a fresh issue of The Bikepacking Journal, which we’ll be printing and shipping to our Bikepacking Collective members all around the globe next month. If you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time to do so! Just join before 11:59 p.m. EDT this Sunday, October 17th, and you’ll receive the upcoming Journal—and all future issues—delivered to your mailbox, anywhere in the world.

In our seventh issue’s 160 colorful pages, we accompany a new group of writers and photographers as they pedal down the Great Divide, through the Dolomites, across South Africa, around Central Asia, and more. We also honor the legacy of the late Iohan Gueorguiev, whose “See the World” videos inspired countless bikepackers over the years.

Images from the upcoming issue by Johan Wahl (@a.whale.away), Rugile Kaladyte (@rugilekaladyte), Evan Christenson (@evanchristenson), Kae-Lin Wang (@mcwangerson), and Jerod Foster (@jerodfoster).

Free Map with Every Copy!

Bikepacking the World Map

Hand-illustrated by one of our favorite artists, Alex Hotchin (@alex_hotchin), “Bikepacking the World” is a beautifully detailed map that includes dozens of iconic bikepacking routes around the world, plus a vibrant array of rich and colorful imagery associated with the various corners of the world through which they travel. We’ll be including a 53 x 40 centimer (21 x 16 inch) version inside the mailer with each issue, printed in Germany using high-quality inks and paper. This is the third of Alex’s original maps we’ve given to our members, and we’re especially excited to share this one.

  • The Bikepacking Journal
  • Alex Hotchin Maps

Only in Print

We’re passionate about creating something tangible that you can hold in your hands and slowly savor with your morning coffee, and the complete collection of stories featured in The Bikepacking Journal is only available in print. Want to get a better sense of what to expect? Peek inside the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth issues. And check out our Bikepacking Journal Manifesto for some extended thoughts about our goals for the publication and why it’s vital to the future of the site.

Printing the sixth issue of The Bikepacking Journal in Berlin this spring. From the paper stocks, to the ink, to the Heidelberg offset press used to print the Journal, no expense is spared to create the most beautiful product possible. Photos by Joshua Meissner (@joshm.de)

Get Signed Up

Becoming a Bikepacking Collective member is the best way to support our work here at BIKEPACKING.com, where we’re committed to publishing in-depth articles, inspiring stories, original routes, and news on a daily basis. Beyond receiving The Bikepacking Journal, joining also means you’ll be entered for a chance to win one of 43 prizes in our upcoming Collective Reward giveaway drawing, will have access to exclusive discounts from some of our favorite companies, and much more.

A Note on Shipping for Members

If you’re already a member of the Bikepacking Collective and didn’t receive your copy of The Bikepacking Journal 06, please let us know by logging into your account and using the contact form to send us a note so we can look into it for you. Thanks!

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