The latest issue of The Bikepacking Journal is just around the corner! Find a sneak peek at some of the stories we’ll be featuring in Issue 09 and a link to get signed up for our Bikepacking Collective before next week’s deadline here…

We’re wrapping up another inspiring issue of The Bikepacking Journal, which we’ll be printing and shipping to our Bikepacking Collective members around the globe later this fall. If you haven’t signed up to support us yet, there’s still time! Join before 11:59 p.m. EDT next Monday, October 17th, and you’ll be all set to receive the upcoming Journal—and all future issues—delivered to your mailbox, anywhere in the world.

Bikepacking Journal Issues

In our ninth issue’s 160 colorful pages, we join a new bunch of photographers, writers, and illustrators as they snake their way down the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, retrace a historical 1800s journey around the world, rally across Europe on the Transcontinental Race, pedal and push their way along backcountry tracks in Alaska and California, seek out fresh headspace in South Africa, and so much more.

Images from the upcoming issue by Leo Brinkmann (@brinkmannleo), Joachim Rosenlund (@odinavatar), Sophie Gateau (@sofigato), Greg McCahon (@gregmccahon), and Emily Zebel (@wildermile_creative).

Free Poster with Every Copy!

As a thank you to our members for their support, we commissioned one of our favorite artists to create a unique illustrated fold-out poster that we’ll be including with each copy of The Bikepacking Journal 09. We’ll share a full reveal later this week, and we think folks are going to love it. Stay tuned!

Otso Fenrir Stainless Giveaway

In case you missed the announcement, we’re also thrilled to share that in addition to more than a dozen other prize drawings in this round of Collective Rewards, we’ll be giving away a complete Otso Fenrir Stainless to one randomly selected Bikepacking Collective member. That’s a $4,120 value for our winner, who can fully customize their build from the ground up. Find details here.

Otso Fenrir Review

Only in Print

We’re passionate about creating something tangible that you can hold in your hands and 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? Browse past issues and find a small handful of stories here. 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.

Get Signed Up

Becoming a Bikepacking Collective member is the best way to support our work here at, 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 around 50 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

Most copies of The Bikepacking Journal 08 have now been delivered to our members. If you are in the United States and still haven’t received your copy, you can expect it to hit your mailbox this week. If you’re outside of the United States and have yet to receive your copy, 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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