Bikepacking
Overnighters

A short bikepacking overnighter can be just as rewarding and restorative as “The Big Trip”... in a more accessible and perfectly formed package. The Local Overnighters Project is a unified effort to map and gather overnighters all over the world—by locals, in their own backyards. Explore the map below and scroll down to learn more about the project and how you can submit your local overnight bike route...

The Local Overnighter Project was created to expand our growing list of worldwide bikepacking routes—the first and largest of its kind. We’re compiling an independent map and catalog of great bikepacking overnighters, curated by you, from your own backyard. Our goal is to have accessible routes from every town and city in the world.

SHARE YOUR OVERNIGHTER

We’re searching for short, unique, and accessible overnighter routes that show off area history, scenery, and local flavors. Furthermore, let’s highlight your favorite neighborhood bike shops, cafés, spots for post-ride beers, and more.

Tips

Interested in organizing a monthly overnighter group, or documenting your favorite local loop. Check out these links for tips and ideas.

The Power of an Overnighter

Camp Local: Building a Bikepacking Community

Documenting an Overnighter (coming soon)

Create a Local Overnighter Chapter (coming soon)

LOCAL CHAPTERS

Form a Local Overnighter Chapter and host monthly or bi-monthly overnighter meetup rides. We’re currently working on the infrastructure to display chapters on the site; stay tuned.

REQUIREMENTS

We are looking for the best overnighters. Not just any ride, but favorite rides you’d recommend to a friend. Ideally these rides are from a town or central place in a community. We’re also interested in tying in local businessess, bike shops, breweries, or eateries. Here are basic requirements:

  • Route can either be a loop, or use an easy mode of transportation back to the start.
  • Mileage can vary, but typically overnighter routes are in between 30 and 100 miles (48-160km). More importantly, they should be doable in less than two days.
  • All roads, trails, campsites, and land access should be legal for bikes.
  • We need 20-40 high quality photographs taken of the route (roads, trails, riding shots, camp shots, etc)

To submit your overnighter, read the requirements to the left (or above on mobile) and fill out this form. If selected, we’ll need a description of the route, highlights, details, logistical info, photos, and a GPX track. What’s in it for you? Each month we’ll be awarding an Overnighter of The Month with a prize package or cash, and providing all published route creators with cash and/or merchandise.

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