Leading cross-country bike tours was supposed to be the ultimate escape from the monotony of normal life. Instead it was a kind of torture.
When one of bikepacking’s best athletes set a fastest known time on a legendary route, ultradistance cycling’s corner of the internet exploded in controversy around the meaning of the term “self-supported”
In a small town in England in the early 1950s, a group of Brits gathered at a pub to form the world’s first off-road cycling club. They came from all classes—barons rubbed elbows with foundry workers—but were united by their love of the wild and a shared belief that a bike could get them anywhere they dreamed of. Seventy years on, Tom Vanderbilt heads to the UK to join a few current members in pursuit of the rough stuff.
The former pro climber became paraplegic after a bad fall on El Cap. Now she wants to raise awareness for how accessible the outdoors can be.
The Australian WorldTour pro bikepacked the route from Brest to Paris
That brand-new 2021 model may be hard to come by these days, but the used bike market has endless inventory. Here’s why old bikes rule.
It’s an affordable piece of gear that makes rides more carefree
Jalen Bazile and Rachel Olzer cycle along Colorado’s South Platte River and reflect on their shared outdoor experiences
Armenians and Turks have a long and hostile history that includes a genocide. On a cross-country journey in 2006, two young cyclists formed a bond that bridged this fraught past.
'Pedal Through' follows a group of Black women on a 132-mile backpacking trip in central Oregon
We're always looking for that magic outfit that can be worn for days on the road before you need to clean it. Here are some tried-and-true picks.
Black cyclist Jonny Altrogge shares why he biked the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route—and what he learned along the way
Self-support bicycle gear
Even if you're not into groad, the trend is probably improving your cycling experience
Mountain bikes are one of the most efficient means of transportation, and with a few modifications, they can make awesome adventure rigs
They may not seem luxurious in everyday life, but these things are blessings on a bikepacking adventure
'A Chilcotin Hogyssey' recaps what happens when Devinci Cycles lets mountain biker Kenny Smith run wild in the mountains of British Columbia
The national organization and its regional offshoots give non-cis-male cyclists the chance to bike in nature and learn skills in a welcoming community
I caught up with Shane Dillon Gidcumb, a former winery executive and author of 'The Franklin Fi' book series who up and quit his job one day in favor of cross-country touring
The pro mountain biker recently completed a 1,000-mile trip around Arkansas in eight days
Performance machines to cheat wind, go off-road, or cover lots of ground
'The River and the Wall' chronicles an intense journey down the Rio Grande, bearing witness to the ecosystems and livelihoods along the U.S.-Mexico border
Artcrank is a collection of bike-inspired art created by independent artists. The styles of the posters available are as varied as your imagination. We dig this two-color screen print from artist Amy Jo, who was inspired by a kids’ toy she saw at an art show. Each poster has a…
The style-centric bike apparel brand is branching out to saddlebags and even an insulated sleep system
‘Elements Iceland’ features a group of friends on a bikepacking trip through Iceland.
These sites will inform, entertain, and inspire the hell out of you, whether you're at your desk or on the train to Chamonix
Whether you're wondering what an outdoorsy life with a young child looks like or just want to see some really cute babies, you should get to know these families sharing their journeys through organizations and social media
Slacker, more capable, but still plenty lightweight, XC bikes are finally becoming fun to ride—again
Lauren Geoghegan and Jay Austin were riding around the world when they were killed in a brutal attack
Watch to see what you'll need before heading out on your first bikepacking trip.
I put Trek's newest gravel bike to the test on a 180-mile bikepacking trip through the Sonoran Desert. Here's how it held up.
'The Fun Suffer Divide' chronicles the journey of three cyclists as they traverse a section of the Continental Divide Trail.
Take a page from Lael Wilcox's playbook and go long
This teepee-style structure is bomber and brilliant, great for bikepacking or just regular backcountry exploring