Inside JPaks – A Conversation with Joe Tonsager (Video)11 Apr 21 Lucas Winzenburg / culture
Neil recently stopped into the new JPaks workspace in Denver, Colorado, to catch up with founder Joe Tonsager and learn more about his small handmade bikepacking bag brand. Watch our video shop tour and interview here…
62 mi. / 100 km2 days
Cuatro Venados Eco Overnighter, Oaxaca3 Apr 21 Cass Gilbert Latin AmericaLooping out from Oaxaca's city centre to the mountainside settlement of San Pablo Quatro Venados, this dirt road overnighter uses a community-run eco-centre as its midway point, where camping, adobe-brick cabañas, and local fare are available. Bookended by the Zapotec archeological sites of Monte Alban and Atzompa and fluctuating between 1500m on the valley floor and 2800m in the Sierra Madre Sur, it's a dirt road route rich in history and biodiversity...
95 mi. / 153 km2-3 days
San Juan Space Jam, New Mexico13 Apr 15 Miles Arbour USAThe San Juan Space Jam is a 95-mile bikepacking loop that starts in Farmington, New Mexico, just south of the Colorado border. This hidden gem follows a staggering amount of flowy singletrack linked together by gravel roads, cowboy graves, UFO landing sites, and impressive rock formations that combine to create a challenging but incredibly rewarding route...
The New Wolf Tooth Axle-Handle Multi-Tool: First Look6 Apr 7 Logan Watts / accessories
Wolf Tooth Components just added a new tool to its lineup. The made-in-the-USA Axle-Handle Multi-Tool it as simple as it gets, providing six functions in an integrated press-fit handle that pops into a Wolf Tooth thru-axle. We just got one and grabbed a few exclusive photos for the release…
Framework Designs Travellers Panniers Review7 Apr 6 Miles Arbour / bikepacking-bags
The new Travellers Panniers from Australian maker Tia Evans of Framework Designs feature a versatile design that can be bolted on directly onto your favourite fork or strapped onto a rack. We’ve been testing out a prototype set for the last couple of months for this detailed review…
Making the Case for The Bikepacking Journal109 Apr 3 Lucas Winzenburg / culture
Our decision to create a printed publication devoted to bikepacking has raised some eyebrows, but we think the future of print is bright if enough people are willing to support us. Here’s some insight into our goals for The Bikepacking Journal, why we need your backing now more than ever, and where your money goes when you support us…
Flat-bar Ghost Grappler!31 Mar 30 Logan Watts / gear
Wondering what it would take to convert the new Surly Ghost Grappler to flat bars? Or curious how a flat-bar Ghost Grappler would handle? We were, so we gave it a shot. Find photos, a parts list, and a video on it here.
Andrew Strempke Finishes Monumental Loop in 24 Hours!16 Mar 28 Miles Arbour / bikes
This weekend, Andrew Strempke set off to see how quickly he could ride the entire Monumental Loop in Southern New Mexico. Turns out he can move pretty swiftly, and he set a new fastest known time on the 245-mile route. We caught up with him a few days later for a short interview and to snap some photos of his bike setup…
Shifting Gears: Desert Fly Fishing and Bikepacking (Video)4 Mar 24 Miles Arbour / video
Last fall, a group of friends set off on a bikepacking trip in southern Utah only to be stopped in their tracks from high-altitude snow. So, they merged fly fishing and bikepacking together to keep busy instead. Watch “Shifting Gears” by the Fly Fish Journal here…
Racing Arizona: Elizabeth Sampey and the Arizona Trail1 Mar 23 Logan Watts / video
In Racing Arizona, a new film from Revel Bikes, Elizabeth Sampey revisits the Arizona Trail two years after setting the fastest known time and reflects on what the race meant to her. Watch it here alongside a photoset from the project…
Crust: Bikepacking to a Mountain Peak (Video)3 Mar 16 Guest / video
Filmed back in 2014 and finally published last month, Norwegian bikepacker Mikkel Soya Bølstad’s latest video documents his multiple attempts to find solid crust for backcountry fatbiking at the tail end of spring. Watch it here…
It’s Always Sunny in Purbeck! (Video)2 Mar 15 Logan Watts / video
Our friends over at the Woods Cyclery in Lyndhurst, UK, put together a fun little video using an old Super 8 film camera after riding the Purbeck Bimble overnighter route. Watch “It’s Always Sunny in Purbeck!” and find details about the route here…