9 Lightweight, Inexpensive MTB Survival Items You Probably Don’t Have in Your Pack Yet

For mountain biking in the backcountry, 9 lightweight, inexpensive survival items that you probably don’t have in your pack yet (but should) include a water filter, emergency bivvy or blanket, a dialed first aid kit, tape and zip ties, navigation tools, a spare battery pack, lights, a whistle, and fire starter and dryer lint.

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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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Biking the Big Hole Crest: A Type 2 Adventure

The Big Hole Mountains – you can get lost out there When you look up at a mountain range and dream about traversing along its full crest, what you imagine is likely far from what you’ll experience. This is especially true with the Big Hole Mountains in Teton Valley, Idaho. Their peak elevation hardly rises above …

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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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