We had no idea what to expect when we launched the inaugural issue of The Bikepacking Journal last fall, and we’ve been floored by its reception. So it’s with enthusiasm and pride that we present this second 148-page collection of pedal-powered writing and photography from around the world.

This time around, we dig deeper into a range of themes and questions. What responsibility do we have to the places we pedal through? To the people whose everyday lives intersect our journeys? How does failure shape our mindset for future endeavors? What can we learn from the people who blazed trails before us? Our contributors take us further into new experiences and unfamiliar territory. They also find fresh meaning in places they’ve pedaled countless times before.

Stories in Issue 02:

Blizzard Beasts

An Arctic fatbike journey by Bjørn Olson and Kim McNett.
Alaska

Dog Days

Meltdown on the Maah Daah Hey Trail by Mark Reimer.
North Dakota

Ethiopia Retrospectum

A recollection of people and place by Joe Cruz and Logan Watts.
Ethiopia

Hell Biking Turns 30

Commemorating absurdity by Brett Davis and Steve Fassbinder.
Alaska

Los Primeros

Outsiders in Oaxaca by Mark Watson.
Mexico

Lost and Found

Repaying kindness by Franzi Wernsing.
France

Mar Sin Leat

Farewell to the Cairngorms by Huw Oliver.
Scotland

Rough-Stuff Fellowship

The world’s oldest off-road cycling club by Mark Watson.
England

Seat Projections

Keeping Tassie wild by Clare Nattress and Matty Waudby.
Tasmania

The Road to Progress

A changing Zanskar Valley by Eileen Schwab and Andy Hovey.
India

Tito’s Traverse

Six days of surprises by Thomas Woodson.
Alps

Bikepacking Journal Issue 02

Enjoy inspiring writing and breathtaking photographs, all in the full glory of print!

  • Twice yearly – New issues are printed in April and October of each year.
  • Free shipping – Shipping from Berlin is on us, anywhere in the world.
  • Carefully crafted – We’ve worked hard to create something beautiful and lasting.
  • Limited edition – We print one copy for each of our members, and not many beyond that.
  • Only in print – There’s nothing quite like savoring stories and images on paper.
  • Truly independent – This project wouldn’t be possible without our members.
  • Issue 02 deadline is April 17 (11:59 pm EST); become a member now to reserve your copy.
The Bikepacking Journal is reader supported, with additional funding for Issue 02 provided by:
  • Alpkit
  • Blackburn
  • Jones
  • Ortlieb
  • PEdAL ED
  • Revelate
  • RWGPS
  • Salsa
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