Guide to Bikepacking Amidst COVID-1952 Mar 20 Team Work / plan
As we all try to comprehend the severity of the COVID-19 crisis that’s gripping the planet, many in the bikepacking community are wondering if it’s still safe to ride. Here’s our take, plus some guidelines to consider if you are thinking about setting out. Also find current information about bikepacking events that have been canceled or postponed…
Review: Jones Truss Fork Pack (by Revelate Designs)18 Mar 13 Cass Gilbert / bikepacking-bags
As bikepackers, we often seek ways of keeping our setups light, minimal, and rattle-free, whilst still increasing capacity when we need to. For those running a truss fork instead of suspension or a more conventional unicrown, Jones’ Truss Fork Pack is a clever way of making it all work, and one that will likely suit smaller riders too. Cass spent a few months testing a pair for this review…
Set Up a Tarp Shelter Using Your Bike (Video)32 Mar 9 Logan Watts / video
Tarps are easily the most lightweight, versatile, and cost efficient shelters for sleeping in the backcountry. In this video, Cycling UK’s Sam Jones shows off two ways to use your bike to set up a simple tarp shelter…
Go Solo – You’ve Got This (video)13 Feb 29 Logan Watts / video
Back in December, Jenny Tough set out on a solo trip through the Nepalese Himalaya. Along the way she made this inspirational video about what it means to go solo with some nice visuals from her trip.
68 mi. / 109 km2 days
Norwich Overnighter: Nature, History and Trains15 Feb 25 Guest Routes EuropeThe Norwich Overnighter runs from medieval Norwich through the verdant Wensum Valley and the northern Broads to the classic British seaside resort of Great Yarmouth. The route follows disused railway lines, bridleways, and quiet country roads. Stop off at pubs, markets, restaurants and cafés to refuel, and visit iconic nature reserves and historical gems.
Leaving Time Behind: Bikepacking the Arizona Trail (film)7 Feb 19 Logan Watts / video
In this new film from Freehub Mag, two riders set out on a section of the Arizona Trail and leave time behind. Watch it here and find a nice set of photos from the trip…
66 mi. / 106 km2 days
Maar Volcanoes Overnighter, Texas and New Mexico7 Feb 13 Cass Gilbert USAThis overnighter offers an easy escape from El Paso, Texas, keeping almost completely to ditch roads, bike paths, and gravel roads. It heads west from El Paso to Kilbourne Hole, a massive maar volcanic crater, connecting it with its smaller neighbours, Hunts and Phillips, flanking the railway line on its return into town. An ideal route for those new to bikepacking, it offers a true taste of Chihuahuan Desert solitude...
Belle Cycles A.T.E.R. / All Terrain Exploration Rig15 Feb 12 Lucas Winzenburg / bikes
Belle Cycles and The Service Course collaborated on this one-of-a-kind, Mad Max-inspired All Terrain Exploration Rig for Christian Meier in the upcoming Atlas Mountain Race in Morocco. Find a gallery of photos and more details about the A.T.E.R. here…
The High Line, Purgatory for Recreation (Video)3 Feb 4 Guest / video
Deane Parker’s latest video takes us on a two-day bikepacking trip through New Zealand’s dramatic Craigieburn Range. Watch it here, along with a short trip recap and gear list from Deane…
75 mi. / 121 km2 days
High Cascades Overnighter20 Jan 23 Guest Routes USAThe High Cascades Overnighter is pure singletrack bliss that covers everything from the high desert to alpine lakes. This route is a great tour of some of the mountain biking options around Bend, Oregon. Pack a fly rod, some fat tires, and a sense of adventure...
Ride What Ya Brung (Film)2 Jan 21 Guest / video
“Ride What Ya Brung” is a new short film that follows Deane Parker as he takes on his first brevet, a 250km event through New Zealand’s scenic Canterbury High Country. Watch it here, along with a short introduction from Deane…
Farr Carbon Aero Bolt-On: First Impressions64 Jan 17 Miles Arbour / gear
Farr’s Carbon Aero Bolt-On provides an additional hand position and accessory mount for your favourite flat or drop bar handlebar, all in a super lightweight and easy-to-install package. Here are Miles’ first impressions after his first few rides…