Bikepacking (.com) defines “bikepacking” as the synthesis of mountain biking and minimalist camping.  If you are thinking about trying a new adventure, the following article from REI covers bikepacking from the right kinds of gear to packing, trip planning and tips for a safe and fun ride.

Optional REI Adventures to explore include Guided Cycling and Bike Tours, sea kayaking tours through Carolina’s Barrier Islands, or an adventure of a lifetime, 8 days climbing Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.

How to Get Started Bikepacking

(from REI Expert Advice)

Part backpacking and part bike-touring, bikepacking is a fun choice for cycling buddies, couples and families who ride together. It lets you cover more miles than hiking, plus you can access dirt roads and trails that are inaccessible to other vehicles. Rides range from local overnighters all the way up to epic cross-country trail rides.

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