277 mi. / 446 km4-5 days
The Fool’s Loop, Arizona182 Feb 23 Miles Arbour USAThe Fool’s Loop is a four or five day, 277-mile circuit that leaves from downtown Phoenix, Arizona, and takes riders on an incredibly diverse tour of Tonto National Forest, Agua Fria National Monument, and the Black Canyon Trail.
Tribute to Tuscany Trail 2020 (Film)5 Feb 17 Miles Arbour / video
As a tribute to last year’s Tuscany Trail, the event organizers put together a film documenting the riders’ experiences and the beauty of route itself. Watch the full 13-minute film here…
117 mi. / 188 km2-3 days
Delaware County Catskills Dirt Circuit47 Feb 17 Joe Cruz USACyclists are drawn to the Catskill Mountains in New York State by the glorious steeply pitched and winding roads that thread through its sloped agricultural valleys. Delaware County in the western Catskills is especially idyllic and scenic, mixing a history of dairy farming and arts, and a love of nature into a single tableau. This overnight route visits a joyous landscape in a loop from tiny Bovina Center with a night spent in Steam Mill State Forest...
How To Secure Your Bike While Bikepacking (video)49 Feb 16 Neil Beltchenko / accessories
How do you secure your bike while bikepacking or touring? There are many ways to go about it, some far more secure than others. In our latest video, Neil walks through a few creative solutions, as well as more robust security measures that we’ve used over the years…
102 mi. / 164 km2 days
Canaan Valley and the Forks of Cheat19 Feb 10 Guest Routes USACanaan Valley and the Forks of Cheat is an overnighter gravel bikepacking route that loops through the wild lands that make up the headwaters of the Blackwater and the tributary streams of the Cheat River. Find the route guide here...
Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2 Bikepack Tent Review (video)21 Feb 9 Neil Beltchenko / gear
In our latest video review, Neil digs into the new Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2 Bikepack tent after using it for a couple of months prior to its release. Find the detailed review here, along with a few photos and some of Logan’s pros and cons…
NF DP3 Pants Review: Made in British Columbia15 Feb 3 Miles Arbour / apparel
Designed and manufactured in British Columbia, the NF DP3 Pants are slim-fit mountain bike pants designed for all-mountain and enduro-style riding. Miles purchased a pair earlier this winter to see if they live up to the hype and how’d they fare for different types of riding. Find his review here…
Into the Dark: Crossing the Black Forest (Film)4 Feb 3 Lucas Winzenburg / video
Into the Dark is a new film from Focus Bikes that follows a group of five riders as they attempt a challenging three-day crossing of Germany’s beautiful Black Forest with no fixed route and only paper maps for navigation. Find the full 20-minute film and some photos from behind the scenes here…
West Coast: A Gravel Cycling Adventure (Film)9 Feb 2 Miles Arbour / video
West Coast, a film by Adventure Ultra Cycling, documents Christian Orry’s ride from the German-Danish border to the northernmost city in Denmark. Watch the full 25-minute film here…
Guide to Mullet Drivetrains: Pairing Road Shifters with MTB Derailleurs/Cassettes351 Jan 19 Logan Watts / gear
Let’s be honest, road 1x drivetrains just don’t cut it. The ideal 1x for gravel bikes and drop-bar bikepacking rigs comes in the form of a road shift lever paired with a mountain bike rear derailleur and/or cassette. For the past year and a half, we’ve been experimenting with various hacks and drivetrain modifications to achieve the best of both worlds: a wide gear range and an appreciable granny gear. We’ve fully tested nine solid “mullet” drivetrains for this in depth guide…
2021 Bikepacking Predictions (and Desires)33 Jan 18 Logan Watts / video
In our latest YouTube video, a few of our editors share their 2021 predictions for interesting new gear, adventures, and the bikepacking community at large. Watch it here, plus find out a few things we hope will come to fruition during the upcoming year…
Grenzerfahrungen: Along the Iron Curtain (Video)6 Jan 13 Markus Stitz / video
Grenzerfahrungen (Borderline Experiences), a new film from Edinburgh-based filmmaker and adventurer Markus Stitz, documents his journey along the European Green Belt while scouting the Iron Curtain Gravel Trail route. Watch it here…