2018 Bikepacking Summit Presenters

Our goal is to gather a group of people who we'd like to spend the weekend with, in hopes that you feel the same. We will be announcing presenters as they are solidified!

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Kaitlyn Boyle

Kaitlyn brings years of experience in ultra endurance cycling through her successes at 24 hour races, multi-day bikepacking events and both national and international touring. Kaitlyn is the co-founder of Bikepacking Roots and manages the conservation and outreach. 

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Kurt Refsnider

Kurt has been bikepacking for over 10 years. As a professor of Geology at Prescott College, Kurt has had many accomplishments both on and off the bike. He has had record-setting rides on well-known bikepacking routes, is the founder and coach of Ultra MTB Consulting, and has most recently decided to focus his efforts on co-founding Bikepacking Roots as a way to advocate for the bikepacking community. 

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Scott Pauker

Scott has recently returned stateside after a 3 year, 32,000 mile bikepacking tour of the Americas from northernmost Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. During his journey Scott has focused on integrating a love of mountain biking, wilderness, and deep human connection. Since he returned, he has been guiding mountain biking in the Moab desert. 

 
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Greg Hardy

Founder of Rockgeist, Greg Hardy brings a bikepacking bag manufacturer perspective to the summit. Greg will enlighten us with his extensive knowledge of textiles, packing to preserve comfort and safety, as well as his experience on the trail perfecting his strategies.

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Billy Rice

Billy is known for his famous yo-yo completion of the Tour Divide in 2013, finishing the same route in 2015 on a tandem with his then 16 year old daughter, his ride on the first annual Trans Am and his appearance in the film "Inspired to Ride". Billy is not only an accomplished endurance athlete, but he is also the owner and coach of Invictus Cycling, an ultra-distance coaching program that focuses on training and nutrition. Coach of racers such as Juliana Buhring and Brian Steele, Billy will share his experience and knowledge with the Bikepacking Summit.  Photo courtesy "Inspired To Ride"