Microadventure Bikepacking: How to Tackle a Simple Overnighter

“Microadventure.” The word sounds contradictory. Originally coined by Alastair Humphreys, the word challenges the idea that “adventures” must consist of many days, and require travel and time off work. A microadventure can simply take place between when work ends and when you start the next day. Day trips are great, but a microadventure ideally includes …

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10 Lessons I Learned in a Year of Bikepacking

Bikepacking is an incredible way to see a lot of country. The trip can be a quick overnighter, or spread over several days. This past year I set a simple goal to bikepack more. I ended up pedaling 700 miles over the course of 7 trips. The year prior I only bikepacked 40 miles – …

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Opinion: A Fat Bike Is the Best One-Bike Quiver on a Budget

Editor’s Note: When looking to get more serious about mountain biking, Aaron chose to buy a fat bike as his one-quiver bike–and the decision has been working out great for him! While Aaron Couch is a regular contributor to Singletracks.com, any opinions expressed in this article are his alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Singletracks.com. You’re …

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Pursuing Gravel on a Fat Bike: 120 miles, 7,000 feet of climbing, 13 hours

If you haven’t heard of JayP’s Backyard Series races, you’re in for a real treat! Based in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the Gravel Pursuit route travels along the Yellowstone National Park border in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. It hugs the Wyoming border and cross in and out of the Montana/Idaho state line along the Continental Divide. …

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Biking in Bear Country: A Guide To Conflict-Free Adventures

What do you do if you come across a bear out on the trail? Mountain biking is perhaps the most dangerous of the forms of recreating in bear country. I think very few of us actually consider this, myself included until two years ago. This article isn’t meant to instill fear or make you question whether to explore new …

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