HOW TO: Bikepacking basics


If you’re at all interested in adventuring on two wheels, you’ve probably run across the term “bikepacking.” This is exactly what it sounds like: a self-supported camping trip in a natural setting, but using a bike as transportation instead of walking. The big advantage over backpacking is that, just like on city streets, you can get farther and see more on two wheels than you can on two feet. Remote areas that would be all but inaccessible to a backpacker can be reached much more easily by bike. And even if you’re not up for a grand long-distance journey, you can still discover hidden gems during a simple overnight trip. Bikepacking lets you escape civilization faster and have more fun doing it.