We’re celebrating our 100th installment of Weekend Snapshot with a second look at some of our favorite reader-submitted images from pedal-powered getaways all over the world. Find a captivating collection of bikepacking vignettes and use the form to share a shot from one of your recent rides here…

We’ve been spotlighting our readers’ weekend adventures every Monday morning for nearly two years through Weekend Snapshot. Today, we’re sharing a look back at some recent favorites in this special 100th edition of the ongoing crowdsourced series. Find a dozen images submitted by folks from all around our worldwide bikepacking community below, then use the short form to share something from one of your recent rides, whether it was a quick day trip from your front door or a bucket-list expedition far from home.

Brandenburg, Germany

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By Joshua Meissner (@joshm.de)

Returning home after months on the road, I know no better way to truly arrive than riding out to camp with friends. Last weekend, we made the pilgrimage into the lush wetlands of Havelland with absolutely no agenda. We napped, we swam, we laughed, we cooked. Call it being post-cycling. Thank you.

Marin County, California

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By Collin Crane (@collincrane1)

My friends recently flew out to Northern California to spring break away from a long Northern Michigan winter. I met them in San Francisco, where we packed our bikes in a closet-sized hotel room and rode north across the Golden Gate Bridge for our own slippery and soggy version of the “Triple Bay Crossover” route. For the film nerds: Canon F1N, Kodak Gold 200.

Barcelona, Spain

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By Evan Christenson

Bo and I are headed to Teruel to ride Montañas Vacías, but on the way, we stopped by Barcelona to see a friend and go beach camping for their birthday. They were busy most of the day, so we elected to ride the 100 kilometers out to the beach beforehand to experience some of the lovely Barcelona gravel. Great food, great people, great swimming, and great riding made for a great weekend. It was a 10/10 weekend. Volveremos Barcelona, for sure.

Grand County, Utah

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By Sam Hodges (@gramonsam)

Overnighter out to Airport Tower from my front porch a week ago. It’s been a dry winter in the lower elevations and basins around southeast Utah, and we’ve had some chilly nights with bright, dry days.

British Columbia

Powell River miles arbour

By Miles Arbour (@milesarbour)

Finally back on the bike after more than a month of resting an injured wrist, Emily, Phil, and I decided to ride trails out to the first trail day put on by our local cycling association. We rode bikes and laughed, dug in the dirt for an hour, and enjoyed a quick BBQ with friends before a café stop and oceanside cruise back home. The perfect Saturday!

Las Cruces, New Mexico

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By Brian Tongret (@btongret_stories)

After a winter of skiing in the southern Rockies, I was ready for some warm weather and time on the bike. The Monumental Loop lined up perfectly with what I was looking for. I spent five days riding singletrack/dirt roads, sleeping under the stars, and eating green chile-smothered everything. I enjoyed the experience so much that after finishing the loop, I pedaled back to a few areas I wanted to explore more and stayed an extra four days.


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By Ann Driggers (@anndriggers)

Last weekend, two friends and I found ourselves exploring the high desert plateaus and canyon country of Colorado’s Western Slope. After a snowy winter and a wet spring, the wild flowers were in full force, the landscape vibrant green, and the temperatures perfect. It is primetime for this elevation in Colorado! Our second night provided for one of the most unique settings I have ever camped in: an area of hoodoos. These spires of soft rock are naturally shaped by wind and water and are also known as fairy chimneys or tent rocks. The skies were clear, and I left my camera out all night capturing approximately 700 images, which I compiled into one for this photo I like to call “Hoodoo Star Trails.”


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By Teemu Kivekäs

The summer vacation has been spent, schools have started, and leaves are turning yellow. So, what a great opporturnity to have a mellow and fun bikepacking ride with new and old friends and acquaintances. We had mix of gravel, pavement, and forest paths, taking us at the peaceful campsite with a beach and enough room for all of us. It was a great way to enjoy a warm weekend at the beginning of autumn. Thanks to @fillariina and @cykelvannerna for organizing!

Parque Natural del Barranco del Rio Dulce, Spain

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By Ernesto Pastor (@montanasvacias)

There are moments in life when your loved ones need you by their side. Moments in which, inevitably, you long for other times, other places, past adventures. Moments when simple short rides at dawn allow you to clear your mind, charge your batteries and be home early to give your best to those who need you. But even on those rides, you get to reconnect with the places that saw you take your first strokes, and you get to see them in a different way. That’s also adventure. Everyday adventure.


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By Michael O’Dwyer (@bikepackingsweden)

A quick shot from a beautiful trip along the frozen surface of Trehörningen Lake in Huddinge, Sweden, last weekend.

Chiemgau Alps, Germany

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By Udo Kewitsch

Sometimes, I have to go out for one night. Just my tent, my sleepbag, and one million stars with me. Great moments that you can’t buy—just do it!

Andalucia, Spain

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By Henrique Portela (@henriqueportela5)

Two friends and I took some old roads near our houses for three days. The route was tough, but we were smiling the whole way. Fresh mornings and the wind pushing us forward made us discover new places, meet with other travellers, and learn a bit more about the place we live. There is so much to discover under our noses!

Send Us Your Weekend Snapshot

We’ll be selecting three photos per week to feature in Weekend Snapshot. Send yours along for consideration, and if it’s selected, we’ll be in touch! Note: We prefer 3:2 ratio landscape-oriented photos.

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