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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.



On June 20, 2018, Lael Wilcox won second place in Switzerland’s Navad 1000 bikepacking race (1010 KM // 627 miles), becoming the second female to finish the race and beating the previous overall course record by more than 18 hours.


“When I started making frame bags, no one called what we did ‘bikepacking.’ Putting bags on bikes was just a means for winter Alaska racers to carry stuff they needed for endurance races. I considered the activity ultralight or rackless touring or adventure riding.” ~Eric Parsons



Revelate Designs has partnered with PEARL iZUMi to present “I’m Not Stopping – Lael Wilcox Races the Navad 1000 Across Switzerland.” The Navad1000 is a 1000-kilometer-long self-supported mountain bike race that climbs 30,000 meters through the Swiss Alps. Lael Wilcox chose the race as her first ultra-endurance competition in Europe, crossing nearly the entire country … [ Read More ]


The granite plateaus of the cairngorms began their life far from the sun, at the roots of a mountain chain, at a time when Scotland and America were still parts of the same landmass. Wind, water and ice took their toll, and the mountains were eroded into nothing, but their roots remained. Ice came and … [ Read More ]