Bikepacking | Mad Duck Cyclery

Mad Duck Cyclery

The Boutique Bike Shop in the Dallas Ft. Worth Area

What is Bikepacking?

Simply put, bikepacking is the synthesis of mountain biking and minimalist camping; it evokes the freedom of multi-day backcountry hiking, with the range and thrill of riding a mountain bike. It’s about forging places less travelled, both near and afar, via singletrack trails, gravel, and abandoned dirt roads, carrying only essential gear. Ride, eat, sleep, repeat, enjoy!

A common misconception is that bikepacking requires a small fortune to fully appreciate; the perfect bike, custom bags, and all the latest ultralight camping gear. While investing in quality gear is never a bad idea, it’s certainly not a necessity to get you up and running. Start by using what you own and picking a short overnight route near home (30-60 miles). Discover what you really need through experience.
What to Ride
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Where to Ride
There are a lot of great resources for Bikepacking out there. Mad Duck will be putting on a few seminars in 2018, so keep an eye out for those!

Here are some of the better resources:

The Spinistry – local guys that put on clinics and great trips! – Great online guides, tips and tricks!

Salsa Cycles - These guys site is packed with incredible stories and videos to inspire you!

The key to bike packing, is start small, maybe an easy local weekend staying in cabins, but just start!

You're going to love it!