This installment of Weekend Snapshot transports us to the Mexican state of Jalisco and two scenic corners of the Pacific Northwest. Take a quick peek at what three bikepackers from our global community were up to over the weekend and use the form to share a shot from one of your recent rides here…

The sun is shining in today’s North American edition of Weekend Snapshot, and three folks from our growing community take us along for bikepacking getaways in their backyard. Join them in Canada, the United States, and Mexico below. Once you’ve had a look at all three vignettes, we invite you to contribute to this reader-powered Monday morning series by sharing a quick photo and a few words about one of your recent bikepacking trips below. Once you’ve done so, keep scrolling to find a heaping handful of related posts from the archive.

British Columbia

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By Miles Arbour

My good friend Skyler made the trip up to Powell River a few weeks ago, and a sunny weather window was all the convincing we needed to get in a quick overnighter. We left from my front door, followed old logging spurs to create new connections, and witnessed the destruction of modern logging practices. We got to our lakeside campsite early, relaxed in the sun, and ate way too many cheese-filled sausages. The next day, a steep hike-a-bike, led to a sobering descent down a trail called Civil Disobedience—something I wouldn’t ride fully rigid again.

Washington State

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By Kelly Hoffmann

First overnight of the year! One short ferry ride away from Seattle.

Sierra de Quila, Jalisco, Mexico

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By Manuel Aldana

Just completed an unforgettable overnighter adventure from Zapopan, Jalisco, to the breathtaking Sierra de Quila, a protected flora and fauna area. We tackled this journey on a monkey and a goat (a Surly Karate Monkey and a Crust ScapeGoat), exploring a scenic greenway that follows old train routes and stations through sugar cane fields with plenty of challenging climbs on gravel roads.

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