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Cass Gilbert, Bikepacking the Mongolian Steppe
Bikepacking VideosInspiration

Isolation Archives: Our All-Time Favorite Bikepacking Films

By Lucas Winzenburg on March 27, 2020

32 Discussion

In need of some entertainment to prevent yourself from going totally stir crazy while locked down due to COVID-19? Presenting the Isolation Archives, our roundup of highlights from our deep well of bikepacking content. First up, we’re sharing our favorite bikepacking films of all time. Watch them 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

92 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…

Favorite Bike Photos of 2019

My Favorite Bike Photos of 2019

By Logan Watts on January 13, 2020

9 Discussion

Bike photos are a thing of beauty to us here at We take a lot of them, but only a few get high marks. Here’s a look back at 15 of Logan’s favorites from last year…

The Bikepacking Journal, Issue 03, BPJ03
Feature Stories

The Bikepacking Journal Issue 03

By Lucas Winzenburg on January 10, 2020

5 Discussion

We’re pleased to present the latest issue of our biannually printed publication, The Bikepacking Journal. This new collection is loaded with fresh bikepacking stories and essays from all over the globe, and this issue is our biggest one yet. Find out what’s inside here, along with details on how to join our Bikepacking Collective so you never miss another issue again…

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…

Rodeno-Algarbe Loop Overnighter Bikepacking Route

Rodeno-Algarbe Loop Overnighter

By Guest Routes on December 4, 2019

5 Discussion

When I started planning this route, I thought that here in Teruel we would attract maybe 6 to 8 people. Who could imagine that we would have more than 40 participants with 17 of them being women! Above all, I couldn’t predict the good vibes from everyone involved, all the new friendships, and the snowball […]

Trans-Mexico Bikepacking Route, Dirt-touring

Trans-Mexico Bikepacking Route (Norte)

By Mark and Hana on November 20, 2019

158 Discussion

The Trans-Mexico route was born from two southbound cyclists’ desire to experience the diversity of Mexico’s culture, cities, and landscapes following a dirt-based route that crosses rural and backcountry regions where possible, while still including some of the country’s most interesting cities and sights. The Norte segment links the cobbled streets of some of Mexico’s […]

Dean Libeau illustration
InspirationRider's Lens

Rider’s Lens: Dean Liebau’s Illustrations

By Guest on October 28, 2019

12 Discussion

In our latest Rider’s Lens, meet illustrator Dean Liebau. Dean’s discovery of bikepacking helped him incorporate his love of outdoor exploration, positivity, and human connection into his illustrations…

Todd Palmer. Khangai Mountains Traverse, Mongolia
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Route Report: Khangai Mountains Traverse, Mongolia

By Guest on October 25, 2019

27 Discussion

Todd Palmer and his partner traveled to Mongolia to ride our Khangai Mountains Traverse for their first overseas bikepacking trip together, where they spent 10 days pedaling through the route’s vast, rolling landscapes. Find their full report here…

ultralight water filters, purification
Bikepacking GuidesPlan

Guide to Ultralight Water Filters and Purification

By Logan Watts on May 29, 2019

61 Discussion

In this guide, we take a deep look at ultralight water filters and purification methods, review several products, identify the essential factors to consider when planning your hydration and water treatment system for bikepacking, and reveal our editors’ choices.

Top 12 2018 Bikepacking

Our 12 Most Popular Articles of 2018

By Logan Watts on December 26, 2018

0 Discussion

It’s been a great year for bikepacking. In case you missed them, or if you want to have another look, here are the 12 most popular posts we published on the site in 2018…

2018 Bikepacking Awards, People and Routes

2018 Bikepacking Awards: People and Routes

By Team Work on December 18, 2018

15 Discussion

Part three of our 2018 Bikepacking Awards honors the people who have been instrumental in the bikepacking community with inspiring trips and acts of goodwill related to bikepacking. In addition, we’ve awarded the year’s most incredible routes and rides that people have created and shared for others to enjoy…