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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 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.
Bikepacking.net was created in 2008 and is maintained by Scott Morris of topofusion.com, with input and consideration from many others in the bikepacking community. Big thanks to everyone that has contributed to the site (too numerous to list here)!!
General inquiry or problems with the site: firstname.lastname@example.org