Experiencing breathtaking scenery? Traversing remote dirt roads to explore historical sites? Pedaling through a random ghost town? And sharing it all with your little Rider? Yes, please! Embarking on a bikepacking trip is a fun way to exercise, teach crucial life skills, and create unforgettable memories with your kiddo.
What exactly is bikepacking? Bikepacking is a fusion between all-terrain cycling and multi-day backpacking. Like backpacking, it requires a self-sufficient ethos, as Riders must carry their own overnight gear — like water, camping supplies, food, toiletries, and more. Bikepacking is all about venturing off the beaten path. It’s a chance to connect with loved ones as you explore Mother Nature’s many hidden gems. Rides can range from epic cross-country rides to short, local overnighters.
Dad and cycling enthusiast Tyler Smith shows us how bikepacking can be a wondrous adventure to share with your little superstar cyclist. Here’s Tyler’s story of his first bikepacking trip with his son, Theodore.