In this edition of Weekend Snapshot, we share reader-contributed photos from off-road rides in Japan, Idaho, and Ontario. Find a peek at what three bikepackers from around the community were up to over the weekend and a link to share your photos here…

Today’s Weekend Snapshot showcases three more images from rides and campouts submitted by our readers around the world. This time, we check in with folks who spent their weekend riding in Japan, Ontario, and Idaho. Find their shots below, then scroll down to the bottom of this post to submit yours!

Brantford, Ontario, Canada

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By Paulo LaBerge (@crankngrind)

Reprieve from the hot sun! There’s a short but tall tunnel on the Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail that offers users shelter from the elements or simply a break from a sweltering mid-afternoon sun. This unique feature is along a little overnighter route I created dubbed the “Great Gabsy” that ties together Guelph, Ancaster, Branford, and Cambridge in a loop.

Idaho, USA

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By Aaron Null (@null_aa)

Last weekend, my wife and I enjoyed an overnighter with a local bikepacking group, Idaho Women’s Bikepacking (partners are welcome too!). Pictured are some riders in our group enjoying a well-earned descent during golden hour just before setting up camp along the Boise River. We had a great time and really enjoyed seeing some new areas of our beautiful state. We ended up riding 120 miles with 10,000 feet of elevation gain with a much-needed burger stop somewhere in the middle!

Iwate, Japan

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By Tappei Yoshida (@otakuhouseorg)

We cycled over an old pass called Maruko Pass in the mountains of the Tohoku region in the northeast of Japan. It was a very challenging pass that required not only physical strength but also some careful map reading as it was difficult to follow the trail due to the lingering snow.

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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