Beginning Again: First Impressions of Bikepacking

Pretty much everyone who owns a frame bag and a couple Voile straps knows that is THE online publication to follow when it comes to attaching camping gear to a mountain bike and riding off into the sunset.

Their authoritative resources and inspirational stories played a role in leading me on my own journey from pannier-toting tourer to budding bikepacker.

So when they were up for publishing an article about what I learned while transitioning from road touring to bikepacking, I was beyond thrilled! It was an honor to share my thoughts with the broader bikepacking community and see that much of my experience resonated with them as well.

I hope this post will inspire you to give bikepacking a try, and/or remind you why you love it.

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About the Author

Hi there, I’m Alissa. I’ve traveled over 14,000 miles (enough to stop counting) by bike and still can’t stop planning my next ride. Pavement and panniers or singletrack and seat bag, I love it all. On my bike I feel free. Learn more or say hi.

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