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

  • 2:00pm start
  • Gunnison > Hartman Rocks > Gunnison
  • 16 - 20 mile round trip
  • Gravel and mountain bike route options
  • Bring camping gear, cook gear, food and beverages
  • We will provide firewood
  • We are simply out to ride, laugh, sleep under the stars and enjoy each others company

DAY ONE | FRIDAY SEPT. 14

  • Meet + Greet - 5:00pm
  • 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
** Event registration includes breakfasts and lunches, Saturday's dinner, and a number of beer tickets.