We travel to Arizona, Austria, and California for today’s Weekend Snapshot, checking in with three folks from our global community of bikepackers. See what they were up to on their days off, and find a link to submit photos from your rides here…

We’re highlighting another trio of backyard rides and campouts from our reader community for today’s edition of Weekend Snapshot. This time around, we head to Austria, California, and Arizona. Find this week’s snapshots below, then scroll down to the bottom of this post to submit your own!

Julian, California

Kristie Reynolds

By Kristie Reynolds (@krispreynolds)

This snapshot is from a three-day gravel bikepacking trip from Rancho Santa Fe to Alpine and then Borrego Springs and back. Beautiful weather, great friends, and fantastic riding conditions!

Mariazellerland, Austria

Fabian Dankl

By Fabian Dankl (@radneuland)

In July 1975, the National Council of Austria passed the Forestry Act. Until then, it was generally forbidden to enter a forest, just as it still applies to us cyclists today. The same applies to wild camping, which is why Austria is kind of a blank slate in the bikepacking world. So, we’re currently working on routes – mostly overnighters, accessible with public transport – that are doable for everyone. For camping, we’re cooperating with local farmers and rural initiatives. We call it radneuland. My pal Tobi is on his first bikepacking experience in the picture, a weekend overnighter connecting Vienna and Graz. He’s hooked!

Tombstone, Arizona

Jack Brittain

By Jack Brittain (@jaqviolet)

Morning at camp in the Dragoon Mountains on the Tombstone Hustle route. I bit off more than I could chew doing this route backwards as my first bikepacking trip, but survived the bike pushing and enjoyed a brew at Tombstone Brewery and a meal at Big Nose Kate’s at the end of the ride.

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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