Anyway, this post is basically going to be pictures I've found on the internet (mostly from the Oregon Outback ride) that will show bikes in various states of "camping mode". So depending on your interest, budget, and commitment. Find a bike that has a configuration you like....or one you think you can get your bike looking like. If you can accomplish this....you're probably 90 percent of the way to joining us on the ride!
On to bike configurations!
|A classic bikepacking configuration....handle bar bag, frame bag (bag custom made to fit the large triangle of your bike), and a seat bag. Also....girls bikepack. This is not just a boys club!|
|A nice mountain bike setup....small frame...so no frame bag. Note the fairly small carrying capacity. Keeping in mind bikepacking is often a minimalist pursuit.|
|Minimalist doesn't mean no coffee, hot food, or even what appears to be freshly butchered steak!|
|Here's a bike set up with a large (porter style) front rack and a seat bag.|
|Lots of configurations here....traditional rear rack and panniers with handle bar bags. Front and rear pannier combos. Mountain bikes...road bikes....they'll all get the job done!|
|How about just a front rack with a wire basket and a rear rack / large seat bag?|
|More examples that show almost any configuration and bike will do!|
|It takes all types!|
|Somewhere in what ever bag / bike combination you devise....there should be a celebration. For these guys it was one bottle of beer. Pick your reward for the campground!|