A 1,000 km self-supported bikepacking event/race across South Central BC, starting in Merritt and ending in Fernie. The route mostly follows the Trans Canada Trail, 80% off-road, with roughly 10,000 m of elevation on rail grade climbs, including the famous Kettle Valley.
Learn more at www.bcepic1000.com
A 700 km self-supported bikepacking event/race. The route follows the front range of the Rocky Mountains and includes plenty of gruelling climbs and epic downhills. You will pass through small towns with a history of coal mining, ride beside glacier fed creeks, and experience some amazing panoramas.
Learn more at www.albertarockies700.com
A 500 km bikepacking event/race around the East Kootenays. It's a tough route with approximately 30,000 feet of climbing. Our course is primarily made up of backcountry roads. There's not really any single track to speak of and just a small amount of paved road at the beginning, middle and end.
Learn more at www.lostelephant.ca
Long weekend exploratory mission. 280km loop route that I have put together, it would be 27% singletrack/trails, 43% forest service roads and 30% paved. 2 towns, 2 breweries, 3120 meters of climbing and a spectacular backcountry waterfall. Meet at the Hinton Campground Friday evening, and ride out Saturday morning.
RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/136040280442042/
Join us for our third annual Canada Bikepack Summit 2018 in the Rockies! Festivities include a Friday night social at Canmore Brewing Co., morning group rides through the Bow Valley, guest speakers and gear demos. Last year’s summit was sold out early! Featured guests included ‘Ride the Divide’ filmmaker, Mike Dion, and Tour Divide Winner, Josh Kato.
Learn more here.
Fatbike ride on mostly gravel from St. Albert to Elk Island Park where we will camp for the night. We will ride back to St. Albert the next day. If we are feeling ambitious, we can ride some trails in the park and try to spot some bison. Relaxed pace riding for lovers of bikepacking to test gear, enjoy the outdoors, and chat about bikes!