Bikepack Canada

Stoking the adventure conversation

Your trusted source for Canadian bikepacking routes, stories, events & gear. Check out our podcast and annual summit in Canmore.

2019 CANADIAN Bikepack Summit

SEPTEMber 27 - 29th, 2019 | CANMORE, ALBERTA

2018

Join us for our 4th annual Bikepack Summit in Canmore!

Enjoy daily group rides around our picturesque mountain headquarters, plenty of unique presentations and seminars, an optional overnighter through Kananaskis, a great community with riders of all ages and experiences, swag from our partners… and lots more! More details below.

Tickets are now available, and we do sell out! Space is limited.

Not sure where to stay? E-mail Jeff at joleary@bestofbanff.com to check availability of special offers.

Other accommodation options:

Alpine Club of Canada Canmore Clubhouse hostel

Canmore Downtown Hostel

Canmore Hotel Hostel


Schedule

21741348_1449685451735476_5824666519895006909_o.jpg

THU Sept 26 - FRI SEPT 27

Optional overnighter departing from Canmore to Lower Lake Campground in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. We’ll post route information shortly. This is a great ride with a few options for most abilities. Our overnighter is always a great time, a highlight of the weekend you don’t want to miss! Snag your spot here.

21552098_10102185863849329_7129990811923965084_o.jpg

FRI Sept 27

7PM - Casual Friday night social at Sheepdog Brewing Co. in Canmore. This is a laidback get-together… just a chance to grab a beer and mingle. The space is open to the public, so feel free to bring a friend or two! Only light snacks are available for purchase, so you’ll want to arrive fed.

IMG_8356.jpg

SAT Sept 28 + SUN SEPT 29

Janie Hayes aka @janieseestheworld - Coming in from Colorado, Janie is an accomplished athlete who recently took on the 2019 Tour Divide, after successful runs on the Trans Am, BC Epic, and many many other adventures. She is sure to have many stories to share!

Ben Johnson aka @outsideandseek - Founder of Johnson Studios, Ben lives to combine his expertise in filmmaking/photography with his passion for cycling. We’ll be treated to a viewing of his film, Admissions of an Amateur Bikepacker, showcasing his solo adventure through the Andes of Peru, as well as stories, and lots of time for questions!

Cricket Butler of the @whitefishbikeretreat - An accomplished bikepacker and adventurer, with multiple trips along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route under her belt and regular encounters with Tour Divide riders at her one-of-a-bike Whitefish Bike Retreat, Cricket has a unique perspective on the evolution of bikepacking over the years.

Bikepackrafting 101 - Ryan Draper aka @ryan.cycling101 and Dave Mellor, with Kokopelli Packrafts, will give us the lowdown on the exciting world of bikepackrafting, along with a demo and a chance to try it yourself

Jeff Bartlett aka @photojbartlett - Want to take better pictures on your bikepacking trips? Jeff is here to show us how! A seasoned bikepacker and accomplished photographer who works around the globe for an extensive array of brands, magazines, destination marketing clients and more, Jeff will show us the tricks of the trade so you can up your photo game!

Risk Management and Emergencies in the Backcountry

“What’s In Your Bag?” show and tell

Interactive sessions covering bike mechanics, tech (GPS), etc.

Yoga and daily group rides in the picturesque mountains

Saturday night films

Subject to change.


OVERNIGHTER

WHEN?

We’ll depart from Rebound Cycle on the morning of Thursday September 26th. We’ll be back in Canmore early Friday afternoon.

WHERE?

Lower Lake Campground in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. We will be riding from Canmore, up Whiteman’s Pass, mostly on the gravel Smith Dorrien/Spray Lakes Road. There will be opportunities to hop on to the High Rockies Trail, and we’ve selected some of the less technical sections. If you’re not comfortable riding the HRT or would simply prefer a more straightforward gravel grind, the Smith Dorrien/Spray Lakes Road is always an option. The exact route will be shared with those registered for the overnighter via e-mail closer to the date. Sign up here.

This is an out-and-back route.

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

It might snow, or rain, or hail, and there might be bears. But the days aren’t too long, and it will definitely be fun :) Sign up here.


Thanks to our PAST sponsors!