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Bikepacking Camp Kit Put To Test

A bag, a tent, mosquito netting; NEMO’s dedicated bikepacking kit fits on the bicycle and functionally crosses over into lightweight backpacking.<p><b>You</b> …

15 Valuable Lessons I Learned on My First Bikepacking Trip

I couldn’t help but be enamored of the concept of bikepacking: heading out into the backcountry, riding my bike for days on end, carrying everything …

A Year (of gear) in Review: My First Year Bikepacking

Miles tried a lot of gear during his first year bikepacking. He also explored a new route in Ontario, learned to sew, and found a new addiction. Read …

7 Tips for Better Bikepacking

Bike touring is making a comeback, but it goes by different names these days: randonneuring on the pavement, and bikepacking on dirt. The gear is evolving, too, as featherweight camping setups have allowed for more minimal hauling options, and trail riding has dictated the need for svelte frame …

Bikepacking

Tested: Bikepacking Shoes

14 shoes go toe-to-toe on performance, ventilation, comfort and durability<p>Nearly a decade ago, when mountain bike technology was a little less …

Eleven bikepacking essential items - MBR

Want to escape from the world on your mountain bike? Then you'll be needing these...<p>There is no feeling in the world like leaving on a bikepacking …

Bikepacking

How Do You Pack for an Epic 340-mile Bikepacking Route?

This year was my first attempt of the Huracan 300, a 340-mile bikepacking route through central Florida. The route covers swoopy singletrack, …

My new 14,000-word e-book about backpacking food

A few minutes ago I uploaded a 14,000-word manuscript to FedEx Office. I’ll be giving away free paper copies of it later this week at Outdoor …

Backpacking

The Biggest Mistake You're Making on Climbs

Get to the top faster—and fresher—with these smart strategies<p>You know that burning feeling you get 10 minutes into a hard climb? It shouldn’t be there. It’s your legs telling you that you’re burning too many matches too early—and if you’re not careful, you’re going up in flames before you reach the …

Cycling

6 Instant Meals for Backpacking: Just Add Boiling Water

If you are very busy at work and your job requires you to stay in the office until the evening, you probably don’t have a lot of time to cook …

Ultralight Backpacking Gift Guide

Buying ultralight backpacking gifts is difficult if you’re not an ultralight backpacker yourself. So I’ve assembled this list of recommended UL gifts …

Backpacking

How To Check A Second-Hand Bike - Essential Mountain Bike Maintenance

Mountain bikes are expensive, there is no escaping it. However they are also quality pieces of kit that are designed to last for a lot longer than …

A Complete List of BikePacking Bag and Frame Bag Manufacturers with Prices

Bikepacking has become rather popular over the last couple of years, and lots of custom bag manufacturers have popped up all around the world looking …

Bikepacking

How To Interpret Topographic Maps

We’ve all seen it in those high-dollar mountain bike films: the planning montage. The star rider of the movie can be seen, mouth gaping in awe, …

Maps

Chasing Challenge on the Arizona Trail

A journey through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument<p>Posts and dropper-friendly seat bags for bikepackers<p>Big meals, steady miles, and chamois …

The 9 Pieces of Gear Any Beginner Backpacker Needs

Buying your first backpacking setup can be cost prohibitive and overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be.<p>This will likely be the first time you are completely in charge of carrying your means to clean water, food, and shelter on your back, and there is an entire industry dedicated to making that …

Backpacking

Top 10 Bikepacking Routes in the US

Bikepacking has taken the mountain bike world by storm, with the upper echelon of bikepackers continuing to shatter time barriers and pioneer …

10 Lessons I Learned in a Year of Bikepacking

Bikepacking is an incredible way to see a lot of country. The trip can be a quick overnighter, or spread over several days. This past year I set a …

A Beginner’s Guide to Bikepacking–How to Roll and Where to Go

Simply put, bikepacking is a combination of backpacking and biking. It is a great choice for individuals, families, and groups that want to cover …

South Carolina

These Are the 10 Best Socks for Almost Any Ride

Step up your cycling footwear game with these ultra-comfy pairs<p><i>Bicycling</i>’s test team recently shared their favorite cycling socks of 2017 (besides our own limited-edition compression version, of course). Whatever your riding—or sartorial—style, one of these 10 pairs is sure to help you step up your …

Cycling

Using a bike instead of a car for short journeys gives ‘the equivalent of a nine per cent pay rise’

<b>Research from Sustrans Scotland shows average person could save nearly £2,000 per year</b><p>Choosing a bike instead of a car could save people almost …

Cycling

Mapped: The European cycle route network

IF YOU LIKE traveling but the idea of flying everywhere and increasing your carbon footprint makes you uneasy, we’ve got a solution for you. Eurovelo …

This Bizarre Video Captures the Best-Case-Scenario for a Car-Bike Crash

How crazy was this save? You'll have to decide for yourself.<p>In one of the most bizarre car-bike crash videos we’ve seen—and sadly, we've see a lot—an Australian cyclist wound up in an amazing situation.<p>The cyclist, according to YouTuber Dracothian (uploader of the dashcam footage), was riding …

Cycling

Squeaky Wheels: Fading street lines are a fact of life in Montreal

<b>Q:</b> I’m sure you’ve dealt with the following question before, but I wonder if there have been any new developments in technology.<p>Montreal seems to …

San Francisco votes to protect bike lanes despite SFFD alarm

Deputy chief worries parked cars may block access to burning buildings<p>The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority voted 6-0 on Tuesday to shield cyclists from traffic on Market Street, even though the city’s fire department worries it will make it harder for them to respond to calls along …

Golden Gate Park

Protesters Line Up for Protected Bike Lane

As the evidence backing protected bike lanes as a helpful safety measure mounts and infrastructure policies fail to keep up, guerrilla efforts have …

The Baldy Bruiser, Southern California.

The Baldy Bruiser packs in some of the finest dirt roading in and around Los Angeles. Connecting Big Bear Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Cleghorn Fire Road, …