News, Routes » Caldera 500 – Eastern Sierra Bikepacking Route Announcement


After a mapping, day dreaming, and beer drinking between bike folk, we’re stoked to officially announce “The Caldera 500″.  Mark your calendars now.  The revolution will not be televised.  The official Caldera 500 Page is up and running and full of all the info…

Grand Depart of the inaugural “Caldera 500″ will be on Friday, September 18th, 2015 at 7am.

Umm.  Yeah.  So what exactly is this caldera deal?

We’ve got a 500 mile (give or take) loop around, over, and through one of the the most majestic, geologically rich regions in the world.  To get through said 500 mile loop, you’ve gotta earn it with 70+k of climbing.  Ride start/end is at 8,000′ with much of the route at 10-11,000′.  95% on dirt.  This ain’t a sag supported, aero tucked, bottle handup, strava sort of affair.  This is a soggy chamois, brown teeth, hallucination-inducing HAB fest, that will take you through heaven and hell on earth. Loose screws are a prerequisite.

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