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2021 Bikepacking Awards People and Routes

2021 Bikepacking Awards: People and Routes

By Logan Watts on December 14, 2021

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Part three of our 2021 Bikepacking Awards pays tribute to the people who’ve been influential with inspiring trips and acts of goodwill in the bikepacking community. In addition, we’ve awarded the year’s most incredible routes and rides. Find all of our nominated people and routes here…

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2021 Bikepacking Awards: Film, Photography, Writing, and Art

By Logan Watts on December 7, 2021

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In the second installment of our 2021 Bikepacking Awards, we honor creative endeavors by showcasing the work of talented individuals and teams with 35 awards in 10 categories, including Best Feature Film, Best Trip Photography, Best Event Documentation, Best Writing, and more. Find them all here…

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The Bikepacking Journal Issue 06

By Lucas Winzenburg on September 24, 2021

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In case you missed it, take a look inside our sixth issue of The Bikepacking Journal here, along with details on how to join our Bikepacking Collective so you have a fresh copy on your coffee table twice a year, including the upcoming fall 2021 issue…

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Guide to Bikepacking with a Camera & Carrying a Camera on Your Bike

By Cass Gilbert on September 17, 2021

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Documenting a bikepacking trip through photography can be a creative and rewarding experience. For some, it’s almost as enjoyable as the riding itself! But what’s the best way to carry a camera on a multi-day adventure, so it’s protected from dust, water, and vibrations but still easy to grab and use? Find our guide to the subject here, including our team’s preferred options and input from some of our camera-toting contributors…

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Pocket Art Toolkit Review: Everything you need for Paintpacking

By Emma Bucke on September 2, 2021

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Are you a painter who loves to bikepack? Or a bikepacker who loves to paint? The Pocket Art Toolkit’s minimal, lightweight paint set comes included with everything you need – from a miniature palette, room for a small watercolor notebook, and water brush. Botanical artist Emma Bucke takes one on her local mountain loop to see what she can create…

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New Tumbleweed Prospector Presale Now Open

By Logan Watts on September 1, 2021

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Following the announcement of the new Tumbleweed Stargazer a couple of weeks ago, Tumbleweed just announced that its latest version of the ever-popular Prospector is up for presale today. Learn what’s changed and more here…

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The Best Brakes for Bikepacking? Mechanical vs Hydraulic

By Logan Watts on August 31, 2021

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Good brakes are an essential part of any bike, but does it really matter what type of brake you use for bikepacking? There are many factors to consider, including mechanical vs. hydraulic, types of pads, and reliability. In this article, we take a look at the pros and cons of different types of brakes, reveal some of our favorites, and present a video on the subject…

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Wyatt Spalding’s Drawing of Cjell Mone’s La Roca… and more

By Logan Watts on July 22, 2021

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Artist Wyatt Spalding posted this drawing of Cjell Moné’s La Roca from our Monday feature. Check it out here, alongside a couple of Wyatt’s other drawings from images he found in The Bikepacking Journal…

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Peter McColgan on the Caucasus Crossing (Video)

By Logan Watts on July 15, 2021

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Ultra-endurance cyclist Peter McColgan took on the Caucasus Crossing bikepacking route in the Republic of Georgia back in 2019… on a gravel bike! Watch his video here, which captures some of the dirt roads and singletrack weaving through this magnificent mountain range…

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Editors’ Picks: Our Favorite Bikepacking Routes

By Logan Watts on June 25, 2021

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Our friends over at Ride With GPS recently asked us to compile a list of our favorite bikepacking routes, and to tackle this tough question, we invited each of our editors to select their top three “must ride” bikepacking routes from around the world. Here’s the full list and a map featuring the complete route collection…

TransEcuador Bikepacking Race

2021 TransEcuador Bikepacking Race

By Miles Arbour on June 2, 2021

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The inaugural TransEcuador Bikepacking Race is a fully self-supported event along some of the best dirt roads and trails in South America…

TransEcuador Bikepacking Race

2022 TransEcuador Bikepacking Race

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The TransEcuador Bikepacking Race is a fully self-supported event along some of the best dirt roads and trails in South America…