Weekend Snapshot is our new Dispatch series that highlights trips and outings from our community, showcasing your local overnighters, weekend rides, and mid-week rambles. Find the second installment here, featuring photos from three readers on three continents…

Welcome to the second edition of Weekend Snapshot, our new weekly series through which we’re excited to show off backyard rides, campouts, and more from our readers around the globe. This time around, we catch up with BIKEPACKING.com readers in the US, Australia, and Germany. Find snapshots from their weekend adventures below, then scroll down to the bottom of this post to submit your own.

Burlington, Vermont

Greg Maino, Fatbiking Burlington

By Greg Maino (@igmaino)

The last two years have been all about the backyard adventure for me. The pandemic, in addition to having two young, unvaxxed kiddos at home, meant making the most out of the options available from my back door. Fortunately, here in Burlington, there are some great options! This photo is from a winter fatbiking overnight trip to Law Island on Lake Champlain. We utilized a number of urban trails and bike paths to create a route that was around 30 miles and mostly avoided roads. It was a great little adventure that punched above its weight and was easy to fit into a busy life.

Brindabella Mountains, ACT, Australia

  • Mattie Gould
  • Mattie Gould
  • Mattie Gould

By Mattie Gould (@mattiejgould)

Some scenes from our sub-24-hour overnighter, pedalling out from the city and into the hills to spend a night outside. It was a beautiful little circuit breaker to remind us how quick and easy it can be to get away through bikepacking.

Brandenburg, Germany

Joshua Meissner

By Joshua Meissner (@joshm.de)

Dirt is great, but more and more, I find myself content just weaving in and out of the little Brandenburg towns on quiet paved roads, especially when there’s a theme or goal on the menu and the day isn’t just about the riding. Last weekend, Lucas and I headed out on a bearing due east from Berlin to procure pierogies in Poland and scout doubletrack for an upcoming long-distance gravel rando (grando?) route. The highlight of the day—before we sat down for a hearty bowl of zurek soup and handmade pierogies at the end in Kostrzyn—was this perfect shelter overlooking the misty plain where we took a break to brew up a steaming cup of coffee.

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