The Bikepacking Journal Issue 02

Spring 2019

After months of seeking out the best bikepacking writing and photography from around the world, we’re almost ready to launch our second issue of The Bikepacking Journal. It’s packed with a fresh collection essays and stories, all in the full glory of print! Read on for a peek inside, along with details on how to subscribe before the April 17th cutoff…

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

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

Hell Biking Turns 30

Commemorating absurdity by Brett Davis and Steve Fassbinder

Los Primeros

Outsiders in Oaxaca by Mark Watson

Lost and Found

Repaying kindness by Franzi Wernsing

Mar Sin Leat

Farewell to the Cairngorms by Huw Oliver

Rough-Stuff Fellowship

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

Seat Projections

Keeping Tassie wild by Clare Nattress and Matty Waudby

The Road to Progress

A changing Zanskar Valley by Eileen Schwab and Andy Hovey

Tito’s Traverse

Six days of surprises by Thomas Woodson

The Bikepacking Journal is reader supported, with additional funding for Issue 02 provided by:
  • Alpkit
  • Blackburn
  • Jones
  • Ortlieb
  • PEdAL ED
  • Revelate
  • Salsa
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