Bikepacking is a relatively new sub industry in the cycling world, but those who have participated in the adventurous activity know how fun and rewarding it can be. However, bikepacking is not 100% intuitive. There is a lot of thought, experience, and preparation that goes into deciding what to bring, which bike to ride, where to ride, who to ride with, and more.
After attending the Canadian Bikepack Summit this fall, it was clear that the interest and inspiration were there for a United States based summit. It only seemed fitting that we pull together a bunch of industry influencers and bikepacking enthusiasts for a weekend of knowledge building, networking, riding and drinking beer.
We are excited to announce the inaugural Bikepacking Summit which is taking place September 22nd-24th in Golden, Colorado at the New Terrain Brewing Company, right next to North Table Mountain. Golden is home to a mecca of mountain bike trails on Denver’s Front Range, where many bikepackers and industry manufacturers reside, not to mention it is host to some stunning public land.
You can expect to learn a lot during the weekend, which will include a bikepacking industry panel, various speakers, bikepacking 101 talk, loaded group rides and much more. We recommend that attendees bring their loaded bike for everyone to take a look at.
The goal is to share each others knowledge, experiences and thoughts on the future of the sport while enjoying the company of like-minded people, and having a bikepacking rich weekend.
Stay tuned for the event schedule which will be released in the coming weeks. Early-bird registration will begin in February. In the meantime, mark your calendars for September 22nd – 24th. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The event venue, New Terrain Brewing Company, is located in a convenient location in relation to hotels, trails, and restaurants in Golden, Colorado. It is a 40 minute drive from Denver International Airport, and 15 minutes from downtown Denver.