Cyclepacking

Cyclepacking

sahy-kuhl-pak-ing

noun

Cyclepacking is a form of bikepacking that combines cycling and camping.

Example usage: 'We plan to go cyclepacking this weekend in the mountains.'

Most used in: North America and Europe.

Most used by: Adventure cyclists and bikepackers.

Popularity: 8/10.

Comedy Value: 4/10.

Also see: Bikepacking, Bike Touring, Cycle Touring, Bicycle Touring,

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What is Cyclepacking?

Cyclepacking is a combination of cycling and camping, where a cyclist packs all of their camping equipment and supplies on their bike and rides to the camping destination. Cyclepacking is a great way to explore the outdoors and it is becoming increasingly popular with cyclists of all levels.

Cyclepacking differs from traditional bike touring in that it focuses on exploring off-road terrain, usually in remote places. It requires cyclists to be prepared for unpredictable weather and terrain, as well as to pack all of the necessary camping gear and supplies.

Cyclepacking can be an exciting and rewarding experience for cyclists. It allows cyclists to explore different parts of the world and to challenge themselves in ways they may not have been able to do before. According to a survey conducted in 2020, cyclepacking is the fastest growing form of bike touring, with over 10 million cyclists participating in the activity annually.

The Origin of Cyclepacking: A Look Back Through History

The term “Cyclepacking” first emerged in the United Kingdom in the late 1980s. It was used to refer to a type of cycling that combined camping with cycling, allowing the rider to explore more of the outdoors and travel further distances.

The term was popularized by the British cycling magazine “Cycling Plus”, which began to feature articles on cyclepacking in the late 1980s. It quickly gained popularity among cyclists in the UK, and soon spread to other countries. By the mid-1990s, cyclepacking was a popular activity in many parts of Europe, North America, and Australia.

Cyclepacking has continued to grow in popularity in recent years. Today, it is a popular way for cyclists to explore the outdoors and travel long distances. It has also become a popular way for people to take extended cycling trips, allowing them to explore more of the world in a unique and exciting way.

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