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Colorado Trail Race 2017 Gear Roundup

The epically wet and stormy 2017 running of the Colorado Trial Race pushed riders and their gear to the absolute limits.  The technical singletrack and massive elevation gain of the CT also reward a light-and-fast approach to packing.  There is no room for excess gear in the alpine.  However, improper or inadequate gear can have Read More

Colorado Trail Race 2017 Bike Setup

At 4:00am on Sunday, July 23, I'll be among the group of bikepackers setting out from Durango to ride the 525 miles to Denver along the Colorado Trail.  This will be an adventure unlike anything I've ever undertaken, with challenges unlike anything I've ever faced.  The route is 60% singletrack and tallies nearly 70,000 feet Read More

Ready for some challenge and adventure up in the Boise Foothills?  Come ride the third annual Boise Ridge Road Randonnee!  The ride takes in 45 miles with around 7,000 feet of climbing on rugged dirt roads, ATV tracks, a little singletrack and even some pavement.  Though the climbing will test your legs, the views are Read More

Grindola Weekend Ride: May 19-21

Spring has finally arrived in southern Idaho and it's time for a good overnight bike trip!  We're planning a ride for next weekend and want you to come along!     For the record, this is not an organized bike race or event and is unsupported, unsanctioned and in no way affiliated with Bike Touring Read More

We get lots of questions about shelter from folks getting started in bikepacking.  What shelter is best?  Can I use the ____ that I already own?  How do I know which shelter to bring on a given trip?  In this post, we'll offer three perspectives on the best bikepacking shelter and try to answer some Read More