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Rides & Events Bikepacking Basics

Whether you're about to set off on your 100th bikepacking trip or you think "bikepacking" is a foreign word, we're here to help you find and maximize adventure on your bike.

 Join bikepacking expert Mike Lyon (scroll down the page to learn more about Mike) and Conte's Bike Shop in a discussion on everything from the basics of bikepacking, including what to pack, how to plan your route, what bikes, bags, and gear work best for your needs, and plenty more.

Bikepacking Basics

12/01/2022, 6:00pm

Conte's Bike Shop Navy Yard location


Signup not required, but encouraged.

About the speaker:

Mike Lyon has been cycle-touring in Europe a few weeks each summer over the last 25 years, and also rode his bike in Vietnam Saigon to Hanoi.

Mike has published two cycle touring books focused on European cycle touring: "Cycling Along Europe's Rivers: Bicycle Touring Made Easy and Affordable," and “Cycling Europe: Great Day Rides”. He has also published articles in Adventure Cyclist Magazine, the Washington Post, and Moment Magazine. His cycle touring and books were featured in Harvard Magazine recently. Articles are available on his website:

When not riding Mike specializes in international business and law, with a focus on the commercial space and space tourism sectors. He has an extensive travel experience in over 100 countries.

...And don't forget about our recurring group rides!