A Bikepacking Gear Library for RAR Atlanta
Our top story for February and March is Radical Adventure Rider’s Atlanta chapter launch of their bikepacking gear library.
With the goal of making bikepacking gear more accessible, RAR Atlanta set to work on gathering gear, developing a library system and finding and setting up a space. The gear library serves member of the RAR Atlanta community at various stages in their bikepacking journies whether they are just trying out bikepacking for the first time or leveling-up their setups. Supported by donations from brands, shops and individuals, the RAR Atlanta Bikepacking gear library is well stocked with bags, camping gear and even a few bikes.
This gear library serves as a great example for other cycling organizations looking to support their communities interest in bikepacking. Getting started at bikepacking can be a daunting task with all of the expensive gear associated with it. Having access to gear to try out is a great way to allow many folks to figure out if bikepacking is something they are interested in without a large financial commitment.
One reason this story is particularly inspiring to us is some ideas we have going for a bikepacking gear library. We’re still in early days of brainstorming, so just dropping a little hint of what we’re thinking about…
More Top Bikepacking News for Feb. & Mar.
RAR’s Group Ride Guide Announced – Feb. 2
Four Corner’s Guides Announces Their 2022 Packrafting Adventures – Feb. 10
Bikepacking.com Reviews Surly’s New Ghost Grappler – Feb. 17
Practical Advise for the GDMBR published by Adventure Cycling – Mar. 4
Radavist’s Ruta Del Jefe Coverage + Rigs at Ruta: Sklar’s Gravel Bike, Perly’s Ti Fargo & Jordan’s Sklar – Mar. 8
Film: Racing Arizona: Elizabeth Sampey and The AZT – Mar. 23
A Bicycle Tour through the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge by Kurt Refsnider – Mar. 24
How Chase Edwards Set the 800-mile AZT Record While Healing from a Mental Health Crisis – Mar. 29
Stagecoach 400 Coverage by Bikepacking.com – Mar 30th
Film: Mbogi Amani | It’s time to change the face of cycling – Mar. 30th
Upcoming AZ+ Bikepacking & Related Events
- April 10 – Tucson Bike Swap (New Location: Armory Park)
- April 29th to May 1st – Whiskey Off-Road
- May 2 – Ride Across Arizona
- May 12 – Pinyons and Pines
- June 10 – Great Divide Mountain Bike Race
For a Zoooom Out at the big picture of bikepacking events around the world, have a look at Bikepacking.com’s Event Calendar.
For a Zoooom In at what’s happening here in Tucson, have a look at Damion’s Alexander’s Tucson Bike Ride List.
And of course don’t forget to check our events calendar for upcoming Campfire Cycling adventures!