2018 Bikepacking Summit

We aim to create a passion-fueled weekend full of discussion, learning, and general bikepacking camaraderie in the cycling-friendly town of Gunnison, Colorado. A draft itinerary is listed below. 

PRE-EVENT | THURSDAY SEPT. 13 - FRIDAY SEPT. 14

Overnighter at Hartman Rocks - (open to the public) 2:00pm

 

DAY ONE | FRIDAY SEPT. 14

Meet + Greet - 5:00pm

Dinner - 5:30pm

Welcome - 6:30pm

Panel: Kick-off Discussion - 6:45pm

After Party in Downtown Gunnison - 8:30pm

 

DAY TWO | SATURDAY SEPT. 15

Leisurely Breakfast at South Main - 7:00am

A Perspective of the Past, Present and Future with Kurt Refsnider -  8:00am 

The Science of Bikepacking with Billy Rice - 9:15am

Group Ride followed by Self-Care for Bikepackers with Scott Pauker - 10:45am

Lunch at South Main - 1:00pm

Panel: Bikepacking Bubble - Building a Foundation for Our Sport - 2:00pm

Beyond the Border: Bikepacking Internationally with Scott Pauker - 3:30pm

What Makes an Adventure Bike an Adventure Bike? - 4:45pm

Break for Dinner - 6:00pm

Bikepacking Repair Kit - An Interactive Demonstration - 7:00pm

Bon Fire + Drink Beer + Mingling at South Main - 8:15pm - 11:00pm

 

DAY THREE | SUNDAY SEPT. 16

Leisurely Breakfast at South Main - 7:00am

The Public Lands - Bikepacker Connection with Kaitlyn Boyle - 8:00am 

Building A Bike Route in Your Backyard with Jonathan Houck - 10:30am

Group Ride followed by Self-Care for Bikepackers with Scott Pauker - 11:00pm

Lunch at South Main - 1:00pm

Bikepacking Textiles and What Is Best For You with Greg Hardy - 2:00pm

5 Methods of Navigation and How To Use Them - 4:30pm

Panel: Bikepacking - A Transformative Experience -  3:15pm

Farewell + Raffle - 5:45pm