Bikepacker

Bikepacker

BAYK-PAK-ER

noun

A bikepacker is a cyclist who rides with a backpack-style set of bags.

Example usage: I'm going bikepacking this weekend with my bikepacker gear.

Most used in: Bikepacking communities in North America and Europe.

Most used by: Long-distance cyclists, mountain bikers, and touring cyclists.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 2/10

Also see: Cyclist, Randonneur, Touring Cyclist, Bicycle Tourist,

or other tags.

What is a Bikepacker?

Bikepacking is a form of bicycle touring that has become increasingly popular in recent years. It is a combination of mountain biking and backpacking, and involves carrying all of your gear on your bike in purpose-built bags, rather than on a trailer. Bikepackers often ride off-road trails and unpaved roads, and can camp along the way.

Bikepacking is a great way to explore the outdoors on two wheels, allowing you to cover more ground than walking or running, while still being able to enjoy the scenery. It can also be a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, allowing you to truly appreciate nature and its beauty.

Bikepacking is growing in popularity, with more and more people taking to the trails and roads with their bikes and gear. According to a recent survey, bikepacking is the fastest growing segment in the cycling industry, with 32% of cyclists participating in the activity.

Whether you’re an experienced cyclist looking for a new challenge, or a beginner looking to try something new, bikepacking can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. With the right gear and a little planning, you can be on your way to a great adventure.

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The Origin of the Cycling Term 'Bikepacker'

The term 'bikepacker' was first used in the early 2000s to describe cyclists who traveled on long-distance bikepacking trips. The term was first used in the United States, but quickly spread to other parts of the world as the sport of bikepacking gained popularity.

The term was coined to differentiate bikepackers from other types of cyclists. It was originally used to describe cyclists who took multi-day trips, carrying their supplies and camping gear with them. These cyclists often traveled on unpaved roads and trails, often in remote areas.

Today, the term 'bikepacker' is used to describe any cyclist who travels on long-distance trips, whether they are on paved roads or off-road trails. It is also used to describe people who ride their bikes to commute to work or to explore the outdoors.

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