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For folks just starting out bikepacking, it’s hard to know where to begin. From an advice standpoint, we could offer any number of gear combinations that work. Determining what works best is really learned through miles on the saddle. With that in mind, we asked the folks who ride with our gear the most for … [ Read More ]


Photos and story by Annie Le Evans and Huw Oliver Coming from a windy, damp island in the Atlantic, Brits seem drawn to frigid places as if by some magnetic force. Wherever opportunities arise for cold, dark suffering in far-flung parts of the world, you’ll find a Brit got there first and ended up having … [ Read More ]



Our beloved Viscacha, accompanied by its cousin the Pika, have left the sewing room floor. They are survived by the Terrapin and Vole, and preceded in rest by the Super Twinkie. Their beginnings were EPIC. Touring the Iditarod Trail and the soggy Gulf Coast of Alaska. We didn’t know at the time what was in … [ Read More ]


Story and photos by Jeff Oatley. Feature photo by Derek Crowe. I first met Revelate Designs founder Eric Parsons in British Columbia, on the side of the Al-Can Highway, in 2003, I think. I met him a second time right before racing the 2005 Iditarod Trail Invitational (ITI). Although only 13 years ago, winter cycling … [ Read More ]



Lizzy Scully
December 19, 2018

Tajikiwhere?

Posted by in Adventures Ambassadors

Steve “Doom” Fassbinder’s Solo Bike Mission Through Asia “Dirt hut on Wakhan Afgan border: Had another bad sick night, shit the bed. Spent a long nice morning cleaning up doing laundry and napping. It’s worth mentioning that I received some very bad news over my InReach device. Just days earlier, extremists killed four foreign riders … [ Read More ]


“Constellations rise above the horizon and arc overhead, and by the witching hours, the world becomes silent aside from the crunch of my tires on loose rock. By morning, that mountain range will be just a distant feature behind me, and I’ll find myself in some grassy valley countless transitions later, and as I pedal, … [ Read More ]



Canadian endurance cyclist Rob Britton knows his way around a podium, but admittedly knew nothing about bikepacking. When he emailed us this summer looking for bikepacking gear recommendations, we were eager to see how his years of road racing translated to off pavement. Ambitious by nature, he bit off a 10-day trip through British Columbia, … [ Read More ]


Q&A With Revelate Designer, Product Tester, and Enduro Racer Dusty Eroh “Do you know what Revelate Designs (Epic Designs) does?” Eric Parsons asks Dusty Eroh during his first job interview. “No.” Dusty replies. “How about bikepacking… do you ride bikes?” “Umm, I really like to climb and love alpine climbing! It’s the best!” “Do you … [ Read More ]



Nearly two decades ago, Surly hired Dave Gray to design bicycle frames and components and to take the company to the next level. A long-time “bikepacker” (what he called “bike-camping” at the time) and the brainchild behind the Surly Pugsley, Gray has a unique insight into the history of bikpacking and the parallel development of … [ Read More ]


Erik Mathy, a prolific fund raiser, photographer, and bikepacker, on how he’s doing what he loves to make a difference.