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Kids Bikepacking Atlantic Coast France
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A Velodyssey to Pilat

By Cass Gilbert on July 2, 2021

24 Discussion

Cass Gilbert sets out to repeat a bicycle trip he tackled early in his touring career… a journey to the highest sand dune in Europe. More than 20 years on, he hopes his son Sage will enjoy riding to France’s towering Dune de Pilat as much as he did. Also, find Sage’s full packlist from the trip and a reflection on the Argos technical tartan rug from back in the day…

bikepacking oaxaca ixtepeji
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Route Report: La Magia de Ixtepeji

By Cass Gilbert on June 24, 2021

17 Discussion

It had been a long time coming: After relocating to Oaxaca, Mexico, Cass Gilbert shares a favorite local route with visiting friends, savoring the time-honored tradition of revealing treasured trails to visitors… and sharing the best tlayudas and tortas in town. Find his route report and a vibrant selection of photos here…

Bikepacking Ile de Re France
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Bikepacking and Bikepaths: The Beach is Our Destiny

By Cass Gilbert on June 4, 2021

30 Discussion

Cass Gilbert spends a near perfect holiday touring with his son Sage around France’s delightful Île de Ré, pondering the merits of traffic-free riding for family adventures, whatever the surfaces may be. If kite flying, beachcombing, oyster sampling, and ice cream eating sound like your idea of an appealing summer escape, you’ll likely enjoy yourself there as much as he and his son did, too…

Burrally Bikepacking Route Spain
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The Burrally and Spain’s Remarkable Rights of Way

By Cass Gilbert on May 26, 2021

35 Discussion

Spain is nothing less than a dirt-touring utopia, especially in Valencia, where the Burrally showcases the country’s abundant beauty, the richness of its culture, and its extensive network of gravel roads. Cass Gilbert reports in from his time along the route and celebrates Europe’s remarkable rights of way…

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A Bikepacker’s Take on Preventative Health and Immunity Maintenance

By Cass Gilbert on August 6, 2020

16 Discussion

COVID-19 has reminded us of the importance of keeping our bodies healthy and our immune systems as robust as possible. Cass Gilbert looks at a variety of foods we can eat and simple lifestyle choices we can make to help stay healthy both at home and on the road…

Roval SL Team Edition
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First Ride: New Roval Control SL Team LTD Wheels

By Cass Gilbert on May 27, 2020

3 Discussion

Clearly of more interest to competitive, long-distance racers rather than budget bikepackers, Roval has just launched a $2650, featherweight cross country wheelset that’s claimed to be their lightest ever: the Control SL Team LTD. Not that its minimal weight – just 1248g – comes at the expense of strength, width, or pinch-flat resistance, as Cass Gilbert finds out on the dusty trails of Baja California.

Slow Fare
Feature Stories

Slow Fare: An Edible Journey

By Cass Gilbert on December 31, 2019

16 Discussion

In this feature story, originally published in the first issue of our printed publication, The Bikepacking Journal, Cass Gilbert reflects on how slowing down and thinking about the foods he eats has given him a deeper connection to the people and places he encounters while traveling…

Quoc Grand Tourer Review Bikepacking
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Quoc Gran Tourer Review: Rocks, Gravel, Dust, and Puddles

By Cass Gilbert on October 7, 2019

27 Discussion

Adding to a range of distinctly high end road shoes, Quoc’s Grand Tourer aims to satisfy the needs of those who enjoy both mixed terrain riding and off-bike exploring… in style. A badly dressed Cass Gilbert beats up a pair in Europe and reports back.

Ardennes Arbalete trip report
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Belgium’s Ardennes Arbalete with Friends

By Cass Gilbert on September 24, 2019

58 Discussion

Shirking short-haul planes for the summer, Cass Gilbert spends the time exploring his own backyard. Or at least, places that lie just a train or ferry ride away. Here are his thoughts on one of our favourite new routes from last year, Belgium’s Ardennes Arbalete, enjoyed with a group of global bikepacking friends…

bombtrack hook ext bikepacking
Bikepacking BikesDrop-bar & Gravel Bike Reviews

First impressions on the 2020 Bombtrack Hook EXT, EXT-C, and ADV

By Cass Gilbert on August 16, 2019

53 Discussion

Cass Gilbert heads out to rooty, doubletrack-laced Bergisches Land to try out some of Bombtrack’s 2020 range of bikes. Here are his thoughts on the burly, gravel-chomping, bikepacking-friendly Hook EXT and EXT-C, as well as the (slightly oddball) Hook ADV…

Family bikepacking new forest
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A First Multi Generational Bikepack

By Cass Gilbert on July 31, 2019

23 Discussion

Cass Gilbert reminds us that it’s never too late to start bikepacking. In his first multi-generational tour, he, his six-year-old son, and his seventy-three-year-old mum enjoy three days bike riding and camping around the gravel paths of the New Forest. Plus, hints and tips for planning something similar, and a map of the route.

Jones Complete SWB Bikepacking review
Bikepacking BikesRigid & Plus Bike Reviews

Jones Plus SWB Complete Review: Jones Magic for Less $

By Cass Gilbert on June 27, 2019

81 Discussion

Once the domain of the fully-fledged bike geek, Jones’ Plus SWB Complete has opened up a very distinctive, capable, and comfortable bike to a far broader audience. After spending half a year riding one, read Cass Gilbert’s in-depth review, along with SWB and LWB comparisons…