Bike Packing

Bikepacking Southwest USA

Join us for a four day adventure in bikepacking; No not BACKpacking, BIKE-packing. This will be an expedition adventure like no other, combining mountain biking and lightweight backpacking. We will be carrying everything we need with specialized bike bags. This will be a small expedition with only a limited number of participants allowed as we work through this new adventure together. We will work on biking skills, camping skills, lightweight camping techniques, as well as bike maintenance. Familiarity and comfort with riding a mountain bike is highly recommended. We will have a pre-trip meeting, a group pre-ride, and a fitness assessment prior to Spring Break.

Area Description:

Riding surface ranges from smooth and fast lines to technically rough and rocky features. There are long and flowing sections, as well as tight thorny areas with periodic ledges and dips into sandy and loose rock washes. These amazing desert trail conditions can throw a bit of everything your way.

  • Date: March 7-14, 2020
  • Location: TBD: Utah, Arizona or New Mexico
  • Cost: $550 includes all equipment, food, and bike (if needed)
  • Prerequisites: Ability to ride a bike with confidence on dirt trails; Physically active; Able to run Bear Trail in under 25 mins.
  • Registration Deadline: March 1, 2020