Beers and Rafts, Sept.2017 Bikepacking Roundup

Its always a good time to go Bikepacking somewhere…  Here are are some very recent epic trips to inspire you.

Croatia and the Adriatic Crest Route by Nicholas Carman on September 16, 2017

The Breaking Trail by Logan Watts on September 26, 2017

THE BIG GUIDE TO BIKEPACKING & TOURING IN EAST AFRICA by Logan Watts on August 30, 2017

Bikerafting Loch Maree – A Photo Journal by Huw Oliver on September 18, 2017

Or if you’re looking for an upcoming bikepacking bike ride, here is a pretty great looking one out here in Arizona, starting next week on October 6th.

COCONINO STAGE BIKEPACK 2017

Moving on to latest in gear coverage, Eurobike 2017 was huge for showing off the fully mature bikepacking focused side of the bicycle industry.  This epic post covers the show brilliantly.

Eurobike 2017 Coverage: Bicycle Touring, Bikepacking and Adventure Gallery by Alee on September 7, 2017

Have you been looking for the perfect bikepacking shoes, blending performance both when riding and pushing through the rough stuff?

PEARL IZUMI X-ALP ELEVATE SHOES LOOK HIKE-A-BIKEPACKING FRIENDLY by Logan Watts on September 27, 2017

There is always another new spot to put a bikepacking bag to maxamize the capacity of your rig.  And with the inspiration of beer, I’m surprised this cool design hasn’t been around for a long time already.

Becker Gear 40 Below Down Tube Bag – “A Beer Packing Bag” by John Stewart on September 26, 2017

Moving on from the routes and the gear, lets get into the philosophy of bikepacking.  Sure, we all want to get out there, but stuff gets in the way.  Here are some articles to get you to recenter and think about what your real priorities are.  And bikepacking should be on the short list.

Life Lessons From Bikepacking with a Five-Year-Old by Emily Brown on September 14, 2017

Cycle the world with these bikepacking tips  by Hana Black and Mark Watson on September 19th, 2017

Finally, the Surly Blog delivers a meandering pontification with this inspiringly titled post.

Bikepack Against The Machine by Trevor From Where Ever on September 20, 2017

Do you have any recent bikepacking stories to share? We want to know.


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