With all the talk about bike packing going around, I decided I had to check it out for myself to see what the buzz was all about. I made the decision to bike pack the Coconino 250, a 250-mile mountain bike ride through the Coconino National Forest in northern Arizona. The Coconino was my first bike packing adventure indeed, and an adventure it was. I learned that mountain biking 250 miles on a mix of single track and dirt roads has its own unique set of rules and guidelines, different than any other form of back packing. Carrying everything you need to survive in the wilderness while riding trails on a mountain bike for three to four days is not easy.
Bikepack set up