Bike Packing Journal #2

We had no idea what to expect when we launched the inaugural issue of The Bikepacking Journal last fall, and we’ve been floored by its reception. So it’s with enthusiasm and pride that we present this second 148-page collection of pedal-powered writing and photography from around the world.

This time around, we dig deeper into a range of themes and questions. What responsibility do we have to the places we pedal through? To the people whose everyday lives intersect our journeys? How does failure shape our mindset for future endeavors? What can we learn from the people who blazed trails before us? Our contributors take us further into new experiences and unfamiliar territory. They also find fresh meaning in places they’ve pedaled countless times before.


BLIZZARD BEASTS An Arctic fatbike journey by Bjørn Olson and Kim McNettALASKA 

DOG DAYS Meltdown on the Maah Daah Hey Trail by Mark Reimer.

ETHIOPIA RETROSPECTUM A recollection of people and place by Joe Cruz and Logan Watts.

HELL BIKING TURNS 30 Commemorating absurdity by Brett Davis and Steve FassbinderALASKA

LOS PRIMEROS Outsiders in Oaxaca by Mark WatsonMEXICO

LOST AND FOUND Repaying kindness by Franzi WernsingFRANCE

MAR SIN LEAT Farewell to the Cairngorms by Huw OliverSCOTLAND

ROUGH-STUFF FELLOWSHIP The world’s oldest off-road cycling club by Mark WatsonENGLAND

SEAT PROJECTIONS Keeping Tassie wild by Clare Nattressand Matty WaudbyTASMANIA

THE ROAD TO PROGRESS A changing Zanskar Valley by Eileen Schwab and Andy HoveyINDIA

TITO’S TRAVERSE Six days of surprises by Thomas WoodsonALPS