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Bikepacking Roots: Ranchita Rambler – Anza Borrego Bike Touring Route

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Bikepacking Roots: Ranchita Rambler – Anza Borrego Bike Touring Route

The Ranchita Rambler covers the high and low deserts in one go, with epic landscapes, the best mom-and-pop resupply shops you could ask for, and camping in a designated Dark Sky community.

This route is perfect for exposing mountain bikers to touring and bicycle camping but also fun and adventurous enough for the seasoned rider—it’s short at 57 miles long, has breathtaking landscapes, offers resupply and camping options with amenities, and supports rural communities via low-impact tourism.

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The New Familiar: Riding Wisconsin’s Tour de Nicolet Bikepacking Route

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The New Familiar: Riding Wisconsin’s Tour de Nicolet Bikepacking Route

Located in a commonly overlooked corner of the United States, there is a place with endless gravel roads and trails. A region with an incredibly vast network that can be linked through systems of singletrack and small towns. A land where flowing water and spring-fed lakes abound. With prime fall color promised, Josh Uhl makes a last-minute trip to the lesser-known ATB paradise that is Wisconsin to ride the 360-mile Tour de Nicolet and reconnect with the place he found bikes to begin with…

Reading Between the (GPS) Lines: Bikepacking Roots’ Northwoods Route

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Reading Between the (GPS) Lines: Bikepacking Roots’ Northwoods Route

Curious about touring the Midwest? Have you ever wondered what’s so special about the largest freshwater lake (by volume) in the world? What’s up with those Yoopers? How and why would you bring a bike to an island National Park where it is illegal to ride? Check out Spencer Harding’s (kind of) review of Bikepacking Roots’ Northwoods route on the shores of Lake Superior and some musing about not following that GPS line all the time.