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  If you haven’t been following along with the adventures of Kait Boyle and Kurt Refsnider you are missing out on some seriously incredible and inspiring journeys. Their latest trek took them way up into the Alps where they created 5 different rides exploring a few different regions of the Alps with the intent of … [ Read More ]

  Ana is the epitome of the Alaskan way of doing things – quietly crushing without raising much fuss. But she’s been quietly crushing for some time now and is having an incredible breakout year! In her rookie year of riding it, Ana snagged first place in the Tour Divide Trail. Then she rolled right … [ Read More ]

Annie has been a Revelate Ambassador since 2016 and we love getting to follow along with her bikepacking adventures. Back in December Annie rode the Highland Trail 550 route in winter as a fundraising challenge for Bike for Good in Glasgow. With unpredictable Scottish winter conditions and 17hours of darkness to manage, it was an … [ Read More ]

We left Stockholm driving north in our car loaded with adventure gear. Finally my wife and I were going to get some alone time together. It was to be Linnea’s first bikerafting adventure and was slightly nervous at the prospect of spending several days in the remote forest of the Örebro Region in central Sweden. … [ Read More ]

Sounds2Sounds is the latest event on the increasingly well appointed New Zealand bikepacking calendar. Conceived by the Kennett Brothers (New Zealand’s mountain bike race and brevet pioneers and prolific route and guidebook editors) it connects Totaranui/Queen Charlotte Sound at the top of Te Waipounamu/South Island with Piopiotahi/Milford Sound in Fiordland. The event links many of … [ Read More ]

For someone who relishes riding in the mountains, I’ve long felt a bit reticent for having never ridden more than a few miles in Nevada, the most mountainous state in the U.S. Years ago, I drove across Nevada on Highway 50, “The Loneliest Highway,” en route to a geology conference in San Francisco. That was … [ Read More ]

Hosting or attending a local gravel bikepacking ride can be super exciting but you have to be organized. Here is some advice that will help with the success of a trip. Tip 1: Make Sure You Have The Right Gear Packing for a bikepacking trip takes some time but is totally worth the extra effort … [ Read More ]

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January 24, 2021

Finding Narnia

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My wife understood that I had been working too hard in the build-up to Christmas. It’s normal for my line of work. It was agreed that after a few days’ rest and serious attention to the kids, I could take some time for myself. Newly armed with a packraft and a fat bike I could … [ Read More ]

One thing you learn early on about bikepacking is that every trip is an evolution of strategy and kit. One common dilemma is that it can be hard to find the right combination of capable bike + gear, especially if you don’t have a large frame to pack with ease. To get the lowdown on … [ Read More ]

One thing you learn early on about bikepacking is that every trip is an evolution of strategy and kit. One common dilemma, especially amongst the “vertically challenged” is that it can be hard to find the right combination of capable bike + gear. To get the “lowdown” on kit and strategy we asked Elisa Meza– … [ Read More ]

Going in to the AZT300, my main aim was simply to be present, be confident in myself and to find that elusive state of mind that makes ultra-racing so utterly addicitive. Annie and me spent a full month in Arizona, spending some time with Kurt Refsnider and Kaitlyn Boyle, the respective male and female record … [ 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 ]

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 ]

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December 19, 2018

Tajikiwhere?

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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 ]

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 ]

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.

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 ]

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June 23, 2016

18 Days 10 Minutes

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After following the dots on the leader board for the last couple weeks, I was a little bit stunned to check back the night before the race and see that Lael Wilcox had taken the lead. I double and triple checked actually. It was close to the finish line and I wanted to spread the … [ Read More ]