The upcoming 12th issue of The Bikepacking Journal is loaded with jaw-dropping photography and riveting stories from trips all over the world, and the deadline to join the Bikepacking Collective in time to receive it is just a week away! Take a sneak peek at our latest issue and get signed up before the April 17th deadline here…

Cover photo by Evan Christenson

Work is well underway on another hefty issue of The Bikepacking Journal, and this one’s bursting with an engrossing collection of stories, essays, art, and photos. You can receive it in your mailbox—anywhere in the world—by joining the Bikepacking Collective. We’re the longest-standing reader-supported website in the bike space, and wouldn’t exist without our members. If you’re a site reader and haven’t signed up to make our work possible, there’s still time! Join before 11:59 p.m. EDT next Wednesday, April 17th, and you’ll receive the upcoming 12th issue and a bunch of other great benefits outlined below.

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Coming up in our 12th issue’s 160 vibrant pages, we join another gifted group of writers, photographers, and artists on their bikepacking journeys through some of the most spectacular places on the planet. With features from the iconic Alps, the alluring Andes, the unforgiving terrain of Death Valley, the charming French countryside, the fascinating backroads of Cuba, and many other destinations you’ll have to read about and see for yourself, there’s a little something for everyone inside. As always, we’re eagerly awaiting the opportunity to share the year’s most immersive and inspiring pieces in print.

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Images from upcoming features by Johan Wahl, Gregg Dunham, Sebastian Hofer, and Leonardo Brasil.

Fairlight Faran 2.5 Giveaway

We’re thrilled to share our grand prize Collective Reward giveway for this round of prizes, made possible by the small team at Fairlight Cycles in the UK. We’ll be randomly choosing one member of the Bikepacking Collective to receive a Fairlight Faran 2.5 frameset in their choice of color (Midnight Blue, Moss, or Winter Bracken), plus a Hope headset and seat clamp and a one-of-a-kind set of custom laser-engraved dropout plates. All total, that’s a roughly $1,400 value for our winner. Plus, as a bonus, our winner will also receive a set of laser-engraved goodies from Bentley Components in the UK that includes a top cap, bar-end plugs, and two mini bottle openers.

Fairlight Faran
  • Fairlight Faran 2.5
  • Bentley Components
  • Fairlight Faran 2.5

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. No expenses are spared in its production, and we’re committed to making it feel like something special that’s worth the wait when it arrives two times each year.

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Want a better sense of what to expect? Peek inside past issues 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.

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Becoming a Bikepacking Collective member is the best way to enable our work here at, where we’ve been publishing in-depth articles, inspiring stories, original routes, and news on a daily basis for more than a decade. Beyond receiving The Bikepacking Journal, joining also means you’ll be entered for a chance to win one of around 20 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 11 have shipped to our members worldwide. If you joined before the October 17th deadline and still haven’t received your copy, please hang tight! No further action is required. Copies going to European mailboxes are arriving now, and copies destined for the rest of the world aren’t far behind. Journals heading to the United States are currently at sea and will ship from our East Coast warehouse soon. Looking ahead, you can expect your copy of The Bikepacking Journal 12 around the middle of the summer. Thanks!

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