Exploration

Routes

Our handpicked routes linking up the best countryside we've found. We've highlighted features, services, and detailed the logistics in-depth for you to set out on your own. See all featured routes.

Reports

Our adventures and misadventures. Straight from the horses mouth: unfiltered, unkempt, sometimes unpleasant, but always exceptional outings into the backcountry. See all trip reports.

Gear

Musings on the specifics of backcountry travel. What works and what doesn’t. Our thoughts on bikes, camping gear, navigation, and meals for multi-day trips into the unknown. See all gear posts.

Make Your Own: Handlebar Roll Harness

Download our template here: The market is awash with a huge assortment of very well made bikepacking bags to fit in every nook and cranny of your bike. One of the simplest, and often over-complicated methods of transport
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Dalles Mountain Mutiny III

It’s becoming that time of year again when cyclists start coming out of hibernation and you can usually count on it being sunny (or at least not snowy) in the rolling grass hills of the eastern Columbia River Gorge. On
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Ski Circumnavigation of Crater Lake

We’ve been mumbling about the Crater Lake loop for a while now, so when we saw a break in the weather Donnie Kolb from VeloDirt and I decided to throw our ski gear in the car and make the drive down south. We pack
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Timber Logjammin

Unpaved has been putting together some fantastic rough and dirty routes throughout the area (check out their Ride with GPS Ambassador page) and recently hosted an open-invite to ride some of the many gritty logging roads
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Bikepacking British Columbia’s Chilcotins

In July Gabe and Erin headed north to the Spruce Lake Protected Area, or as it’s better known: The Chilcotins. Fabled for the rugged remote alpine riding we were looking forward to the treat that isn’t readil
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