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Virginia's Why Cycles Wayward
Bikepacking BikesRider & RigWorthy Builds

Virginia’s Why Cycles Wayward

By Logan Watts on June 23, 2020

32 Discussion

Virginia recently got surprised with a new Why Cycles Wayward for trail riding, touring, and everything in between. The build features a 1×12 drivetrain, 29 x 2.6” tires, and a custom bolt-on frame bag. Read on for build details, a full photo gallery, and a Q and A with Virginia…

Alexandera Houchin, Tour Divide 2019 Winner
DispatchEvent Recaps

We Miss You, Tour Divide!

By Logan Watts on June 12, 2020

11 Discussion

As many of you know, if not for Covid-19, the Tour Divide Grand Depart would be setting out from Banff this morning. Here are some thoughts, photos, and links past content to keep the spirit alive…

Jess Guatney, Tumbleweed Prospector
DispatchReader's Rig

Reader’s Rig: Jess’s Tumbleweed Prospector

By Lucas Winzenburg on April 10, 2020

12 Discussion

Our Reader’s Rig of the week comes from Jess Guatney, who recently returned from a four-month trip through Asia and South America on her Tumbleweed Prospector, which you’ll spot in the pages of the upcoming issue of The Bikepacking Journal. Find out more about Jess and her bike here…

SRAM AXS Review, long-term, wireless drivetrain
Bikepacking GearComponents

SRAM AXS Review: Is AXS ready for big adventures?

By Logan Watts on March 12, 2020

90 Discussion

There are plenty of SRAM AXS reviews already out there, but how about ultra-long term testing? We’ve put in over eight months on ours. Moreover, we asked three bikepackers who’ve ridden with AXS drivetrains over thousands of miles for their feedback and whether they’ve had any issues in the backcountry. Plus, everything you need to know about the SRAM AXS “Mullet” — one of only a few ways to get an ultra-wide range 1x drivetrain on a drop-bar bike…

Campfire Cycling Tucson
CultureField TripsInspiration

A Day With Tucson’s Campfire Cycling: Stoke The Fire

By Miles Arbour on February 27, 2020

21 Discussion

Tucson’s Campfire Cycling is on a mission to connect people, bikes, and the great outdoors. Through their web store and full-service bike shop, Josh Lipton and his small team are eager to provide gear, knowledge, and service for everyone with an interest in bikepacking. We joined for their inaugural Breakfast By Bike ride last winter, and stopped by the shop to see what they’ve been up to…

Lizz Corrigan, First-Time Bikepacking, Scotland
InspirationYour Stories

Ride of Passage: A First-Timer’s Trip Across Scotland

By Guest on February 21, 2020

46 Discussion

For a long time, setting off on a bikepacking trip felt unattainable for Lizz Corrigan. That is, until she decided she was done letting a lack of gear and experience hold her back and traveled to Scotland to ride a 220-mile route with her partner Ben. She shares some reflections on her first trip here, along with some advice on how to get started…

2019 Top 12 Posts
Inspiration

Our 12 Most Popular Articles of 2019

By Lucas Winzenburg on January 3, 2020

12 Discussion

Looking back, 2019 was another amazing year for bikepacking. There were more interesting new bikes, events, stories, and gear than ever before. We rounded up the articles that grabbed the most attention for this list of our 12 most popular posts of the year. See them all here…

2019 Bikepacking Awards, Film and Photo
Bikepacking VideosInspiration

2019 Bikepacking Awards: Film, Photography, Writing, and Art

By Team Work on December 5, 2019

21 Discussion

To reflect on another inspiring year in the bikepacking community, we’re delighted to announce our 2019 Bikepacking Awards. Kicking off this three-part series, we’ll first honor the creative endeavors of talented bikepackers by showcasing their work with 30 awards in nine different categories, including Best Feature Film, Best Trip Photography, and Best Writing…

Salsa Spearfish Review, GX Eagle
Bikepacking BikesFull-suspension

Salsa Spearfish Review

By Logan Watts on November 12, 2019

24 Discussion

We’ve been testing the latest Salsa Spearfish since May and have put over 1,500 miles on it for this long-term review. Find out how the Spearfish performs with 29 x 2.6” tires, what makes it best in class for bikepacking, and how it compares to other short-travel 29ers on the trail…

2019 Bikepacking Summit
CultureInspiration

Highlights of the 2019 Bikepacking Summit

By Miles Arbour on October 14, 2019

11 Discussion

The third annual Bikepacking Summit took place last weekend at Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Getaway, just outside of Ellijay, Georgia. Like at last year’s event, we were overwhelmed with positivity after three days of storytelling and community building with fellow bikepackers. Here’s a massive collection of photos and a summary of what went down during the weekend…

Gosia Black Bike Illustrations, bikepacking rigs
InspirationRider's Lens

Gosia Black’s Bikepacking Rig Watercolors

By Logan Watts on September 17, 2019

12 Discussion

Gosia Black found a creative way to fund a mother-daughter bikepacking trip across Scotland–by painting the bikepacking rigs of women who inspire her. See a full gallery of Gosia’s lovely illustrations along with her thoughts on the project…

2019 Silk Road Mountain Race Finishers
CultureInspiration

The 70 finishers of the 2019 Silk Road Mountain Race

By Rugile Kaladyte on September 6, 2019

40 Discussion

The 2019 PEdALED Silk Road Mountain Race is a wrap! Out of 140 riders, there were 70 finishers, including 46 solo riders, 10 pairs, and 4 additional split-pair singles. Here are portraits of each rider, with names, finish times, and nationalities…