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Oregon Cascades - Oakridge to Crater Lake, Umpqua River Trail, Back to Oakridge

I completed a week-long, 215 mile, solo mountain bikepacking trek in the Oregon Cascades in July 2015. At the end ...

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Ophir Creek Summit - Toiyabe Mountains

Great Basin Mountain Bike Route of Nevada

Hello, I put together a charity mountain bike ride in 2008 across Nevada from Great Basin National Park to Reno. ...

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Bikepacking Northern Argentina (with an old dirt jumper).

   HOW MANY PHOTOS DO YOU HAVE OF YOUR FAMILY AND YOURSELF? HUNDREDS? THOUSANDS? MORE THAN YOU CAN COUNT? WHAT IF YOU ...

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A Drowned Rat at 11k

"A Drowned Rat at 11k" I laid awake just a few minutes before dawn, listening to the pitter-patter of rain on ...

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Riding a Fat Bike Year-Round - First Bikepacking Report

I'm involved on various forums and Facebook groups and it seems the interest in Fat Biking is gaining momentum. For ...

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What’s bikepacking?

The short answer: it’s backpacking with a bike.

Longer answer: any ride that includes an overnight stay. This could be anything from ultralight singletrack tours to fully loaded dirt road touring (e.g. on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route). bikepacking.net focuses on off-road touring, away from cars, and especially on singletrack touring. But the concepts and gear transfer equally well to all types of rides that stretch overnight.

Since 2008 our aim has been to distill the collective knowledge about routes, gear and planning. We have a strong community of bikepackers, and are excited to promote this new and very exciting way to travel.

Inside you will find:

  • Forums – Join the bikepacking community!
  • Routes – Up to date info on routes for offroad touring, including GPS data
  • Gear Reviews – What works and what doesn’t.
  • Personal Setups – Complete gear lists and carrying systems. Get ideas from other bikepackers.
  • Trip Reports – Whether you’re looking for inspiration or detailed route info.
  • Become a contributor – add your trip reports, personal setup or products for review.



The sun goes down, but the ride goes on.

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