The grand depart rolls out from Durango, CO, this coming Sunday, July 28th at 4:00 AM (follow along here). In short, don’t come to this race unprepared — no one will be there to rescue you. Learn More, We have ~100 routes on our worldwide bikepacking routes map. Denver or bust!! CO Dale Garland, Dave LaFranboise, John McAward and John Wolgamott ran from Durango to Denver in about 17 days. Besides that, I’m super stoked about that frame bag Tony’s Chocolonely Bar and jar of almond butter I’ll have stashed away which you know is gonna be breakfast one day. Foxglove Saddlebag. Cick the link to see them plotted or select from the links to the right to filter. The journey that you are about to embark upon follows a portion, or perhaps the entire 485 miles of recreational trail that crosses Colorado from Denver to Durango. I’ll also be wearing an Osprey Syncro 5 on my back. View All Features. Cick the link to see them plotted or select from the links to the right to filter. Approximately 300+ miles of singletrack at elevations ranging from 5500′ to a gasping-for-breath 13,200′. THE BIKE: I will be riding a 2016 Salsa Beargrease fatbike with a custom painted (by me) Rock Shox Bluto 120mm travel fork that I color matched to the frame color, Maxxis Minion FBR and FBF 26 x 2.4″ tires set up tubeless, SRAM Eagle 1×12 with an Absolute Black 32 tooth oval chainring and 10-50 cassette, SRAM Decendent carbon cranks with DUB bottom bracket graciously donated by a good friend, Crank Brothers Candy pedals with custom stainless steel bearings and titanium axles, 70mm Whiskey carbon No.7 wheels with Industry Nine hubs, full carbon saddle, Whiskey carbon seat post, 820mm wide Race Face Six C bar with 35mm clamp, Shimano XT brakes with 160mm rotors and Ice Tech pads, and Salsa foam grips. The front end is super plush with ergon grips,ENVE handlebar and a Fox 34 140mm fork. Simply put, bikepacking is the synthesis of mountain biking and minimalist camping; it evokes the freedom of multi-day backcountry hiking, with the range and thrill of riding a mountain bike. THE BIKE: Modified titanium Salsa Mukluk single speed fat bike Only about 25% of starters finished. I’m running an oval absolute black 26 chainring and slx 11-46. THE BIKE: I’ll be riding on a Yeti SB100 with a 28T oval chain ring, nox farlow rims, I9 hubs, maxxis ardent race up front, Ikon in the back, fox transfer dropper I’ll be using my trusty Etrex30 for navigation, Fenix lights, and Goretex rain gear for the inevitable cold Colorado rain. I’m also really loving my Bedrock Bags handlebar bag. However, all individuals participating are strongly encouraged to donate time or money to the Colorado Trail Foundation. Oveja Negra XL Snack pack and a Snack Pack Small in the Wack Pack colorway. I’ll be carrying lots of warm and waterproof clothing and a bivy/sleeping bag/pad. THE BIKE: XL Giant Anthem Advanced 29er, SRAM XX1, Fox Float, Thomson cockpit/seatpost (dropper TBD), Ergon Saddle and Fat Ergon Grips. Colorado Trail Race Training Plan. Also bringing a Dakine Hot Laps 5L hip pack for those bonus trail beers! For a recap of last year’s event check out the 2017 Colorado Trail Race listing. By Derek Murrow. It’s well known that the goal for 2012 is to travel ALL of the Colorado Trail – the 500+ miles on the bike and the 146.9 (+) Wilderness miles on foot. The CTR is similar to The Arizona Trail 300 and Tour Divide. Hope hubs for that bear scaring click and hope X2 brakes. Navigating with a Garmin 1030. Sinewave Beacon. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: SQlab inner bar ends and 15deg sweep riser bars. THE BIKE: Orbea Rallon M10 with 10x50t cassette, 12 speed, 32t chainring. Ideal for anyone looking to cycle commute to work for the first time Lockdown is still in … Click the link below to learn about each. If you looked hard enough, you could probably find a trail race somewhere in the state on almost every weekend of the year, year-round. Photo: Rob Lucas As you can imagine, the trail running and racing scene in Colorado is vibrant and varied. THE BIKE: The bike I’ll be riding has done a lot with me, it is a Trek Stache 9, modified/grown with age. I particulary like the Zebra print top tube bag! The bike features a new pair of Maxxis Ardent Race tires, a SRAM Eagle XO 1×12 drivetrain with a 32T chainring, and Specialized Roval Control carbon rear wheel with DT Swiss 350 hub and a Nextie Carbon front wheel with a SON Dynamo hub. In my mind, the hummingbird will be coming with me and maybe, just maybe, I can fly light and fast through the nights like a hummingbird and be at one with this journey. Maxxis Ikon + Ardent Race tires. THE BIKE: I am riding a 27.5 Salsa Timberjack that is almost fully stock. THE BIKE: Santa Cruz Tallboy. She is the now first woman ever to win the Tour Divide race 2 years in a row. See you in Denver! THE BIKE: Giant Anthem Advanced 29, Curve Cycling 30×30 wheels, K-Lite Ultra light, SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, Shimano XT brakes. May pack a GoPro. Fenix BC21r lights x2. Welcome to the Trail . 1×11 drivetrain with a 28T oval chainring, and a sweet gold chain. I think these features are totally awesome, but I’m a giant nerd. BAGS: The center of attention is a custom Fiber Flight 2.92 Cuben Fiber Hybrid frame bag from Rockgeist. Interactively explore all 500 miles of The Colorado Trail between Denver and Durango using topographic maps and satellite imagery. The BarYak system is supporting the front roll and making an extra room for electronics, a light and a Garmin Edge 830 for the navigation. THE BIKE: My 2019 CTR rig will be on a titanium Binary Bicycles SuperB. Bedrock Bags Dakota tank top tube bag. Custom frame bag with map pocket. THE BIKE: Specialized Stumpjumper carbon expert frame, I use an E13 cassette 46-9 1×11 drivetrain and SRAM shifter and derailleur, Shimano XT trail brakes, Rock Shox Pike 130mm fork, Shimano XT pedals, Roval carbon rims and hubs, Maxxis Ardent 2.25 rear and Maxxis Aggressor 2.30 front tire 1×11 drivetrain, 28T chainring. It’s well known that the goal for 2012 is to travel ALL of the Colorado Trail – the 500+ miles on the bike and the 146.9 (+) Wilderness miles on foot. THE BIKE: custom steel Swarf Cycles hardtail, made in peebles scotland. maxx speed on the front. Colorado Springs, CO. City Location El Paso County, CO. details update save claim. An Alp Kit micro sized stove for hot treats. For navigation I’ll be carrying an eTrex 30, with a backup track on my phone. This spew will not try to answer directly the question what gear is right, but instead give you a beginner’s lesson on figuring gear ratios and their assorted relatives. THE BIKE: Riding for INCYCLE, Tasco, PhysioPhyx Sports Nutrition! It’s a 1×12 with a 30 Tooth front ring. Bags: J-Paks gas tank, Rogue Panda custom frame bag, Ortlieb seat bag I am truly honored to be bringing these with me this year. BAGS: All handmade in Colorado by me, JPaks! Originally published in The Bikepacking Journal 03, Ditibised is Alexandera Houchin’s extraordinary story of training for the Tour Divide, framed in four seasons…. The CTR: 470 miles and 65,000' of elevation gain winding through the Colorado Rocky Mountains from Denver to Durango. It fits all of my sleeping gear plus extras. SP dynamo/Arch front wheel and i9 Trail S rear wheel with 29×2.6″ Maxxis Rekon/Ikon tires. The CTR is a monster! to support us & get The Bikepacking Journal. I’m running Maxxis Ardent Race 2.35 EXO, 3C, TR. The Trail – The Colorado Trail a continuous, narrow path from Denver to Durango for hiking, horseback, and bicycling. Ergon grips and a wtb seat that I stole off my Otso fatbike! 81301 GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: I’m really enjoying my Ti Fabrications seatpost and Sea to Summit Spark Ultralight sleeping bag. Cane Creek Bar Ends. And they can take place from your local neighborhood to mountain towns to high up along some of Garmin etrex 20. Good luck out there, and enjoy the ride! For more on the CT, click here. Under the down tube are 2 storage 2 bags. On the back it’s a 2.2 Maxxis Ikon with all the same protection as the front. THE BIKE: Why Cycles Wayward 29+ on carbon wheels and Maxxis Chronicles. THE BIKE: I’ll be riding the CTR on a board of my trusted Carver Gnarvester 29+ TI hardtail with a Fox 34 float SC fork and a Nextie/DT Swiss wheelset with 29×3 WTB Ranger tires. THE BIKE: I’m riding a Rocky Mountain Element with a Sram Eagle drivetrain and a 28 tooth chainring. BAGS: Bike Bag Dude custom frame bag and gas tank, Revelate Vole saddle bag and feed bags, Overland Gear handlebar bag. Also a light up rubber ducky on my handlebars keeps me company. The bike with 2 liters of water and little food is just under 46 pounds. The black one is from Wolftooth called the B-Rad Roll-Top bag and it holds all of my repair stuff including 2 Tubolito tubes. Ive got a Son Dynamo With a Sinewave Beacon attached. Learn More, As important as it is to have a reliable bike and pack as light as you can, choosing the right route is perhaps the key to your enjoyment. The King cage accessory cages on the fork and the down tube. 29 x 2.3″ Maxxis Minion tires. Industry Nine Backcountry 360 wheelset w/ Hydra hubs. Cockpit: Revelate Mountain Feedbag; Bedrock Tapeats. Learn More, As important as it is to have a reliable bike and pack as light as you can, choosing the right route is perhaps the key to your enjoyment. THE BIKE: I’ll be riding a Santa Cruz Tallboy 3 on the Colorado Trail, set with a 130mm travel Fox 34, and rolling on Hope Pro4 hugs laced to Stan’s Arch Mk3 time wearing 29 x 2.35 Maxxis Ardent Race and Rekon Race tyres. of tortillas and Nutella at home. BAGS: revelate gas tank with 2x feedbags, revelate dyneema frame bag/jerry can/vole seat bag, Becker Bags downtube bag BAGS: Revelate Designs bags all around – Vole, Pronghorn, and Mag Tank 2000. Also using a Revelate Salsa specific frame bag and Sweet Roll handlebar bag and a Novarra Map bag with a transparent top for maps located on the top of the stem. This Colorado Trail Race training plan is designed to prepare a mountain bike racer for the Colorado Trail Race. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Shelter: Outdoor Research Molecule bivy. Start Here, Broadly speaking, there are three bikepacking genres to choose from – Multi-day Mountain Biking, Ultralight Race & Gravel, and Expedition & Dirt Touring. 50K, 25K, 10K trail run. Maxxis Rekon+ 27.5 x 2.8’s, TRP Spyke brakes and a Sinewave Beacon light. The CTR is a 550 mile self supported bike race through some of the most rugged, challenging, and rewarding terrain that Colorado has to offer. She is a traveler, wandering soul, and an artist. Are you confused? A Rogue Panda Oracle Downtube bag and a Rockgeist Barjam Harness to hold Sea to Summit Compression Dry bag. THE BIKE: I’ll be riding my Chumba Stella TI single speed (32×22) with Niner carbon fork rolling on 27.5 Velocity Blunt 35s. BAGS: Nuclear Sunrise Stitchworks custom frame bag with Revelate Mag-Tank, Jerrycan and Feedbag for food. THE BIKE: I will be riding the Colorado Trail on a Surly ECR with Maxxix Chronicles 29×3, a Jones loop bar with Ergon grips, 2×10 drivetrain. THE BIKE: Just the same old bike that’s been on here a coupla other times: Salsa Woodsmoke with Salsa Firestarter. This is Single Speed Gearing 101. I’ll be running some sort of awesome tire combo from KENDA tires. No ground pad. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: I’m using a Hyperlight Dirigo 2 tent in case of savage thunderstorm rain and drinking from a katadyn be free filter. Shimano XM7 shoes transfer the power to the pedal and hike the bike when needed. THE BIKE: I’ll be riding the Colorado Trail on my Niner Air 9 RDO with a Fox Float 29 100mm fork. 29×2.6 Teravail Honchos. I’m also planning to use their Joey downtube bag to store extra food, and an Inov8 race vest for water and overflow storage on my back. She rode the Stella Titanium as a rigid 29er ultra-race bike. Designed for the World Cup circuit, this bike is right at home in the backcountry with a 120 mm fork. We provide inspiration and information through original bikepacking routes, stories, and coverage of gear, news, and events that help our community thrive. BAGS: This bike has character attached, a total mishmash! Tires are Ardent race 29×3.35 in the front and Ardent Icon 29×2.35 in rear. BAGS: Wildcat harness holding Relevate Saltyroll, PodSac seat pack, BikeBags framebag (holds 1.5tr bladder), Relevate Pocket (probably), Bedrock Bags Tapeats feedbags, Wolf-Tooth B-Rad tool bag. OR Helium Bivy. XT brakes and crank. The Colorado Trail Race (CTR) is known as one of the hardest, if not the hardest and most scenic bikepacking routes in the entire United States. The Colorado Trail: Segments 4 & 5. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: A cool feature of my bike is all the stash spots. Visit this section to learn how to choose a route, and some insight into navigation. I’m running Maxxis Ardent Race 2.35 EXO, 3C, TR. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: I’m bringing a MLD tarp for shelter if needed, a 3/4 length NeoAir pad, and a 20 degree Zpaks sleeping bag. That equals 13% of the total distance. BAGS: I have a craigslist saddle bag and gas tank, Salsa framepack, and Amazon handlebar bag. Standard battery power for both lights. THE BIKE: 2019 Santa Cruz BlurC, GX Eagle build and a 28 oval chainring. Start Here, Broadly speaking, there are three bikepacking genres to choose from – Multi-day Mountain Biking, Ultralight Race & Gravel, and Expedition & Dirt Touring. BAGS: Rockgeist everything. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Favorite piece of gear: MLD Bivy. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Nemo Gogo Elite bivy/tent, Mountain Hardware Phantom Spark bag, and NeoAir torso pad. Thanks to all of the makers of this awesome gear! I’ll be sitting on a Specialized Sworks Phenom saddle 143mm wide. Ill be bringing the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 1 Bikepack tent attached to the handlebars, and a full Neo Air sleeping pad. Sealed with 2 scoops of Stans race sealant. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: The piece I’m most excited about is my Bedrock Bags Moab Handlebar bag. A big thank you to all the riders who sent in your photos and information. The fourth issue of The Bikepacking Journal hit mailboxes this spring. Hope those wheels hold out: they are super-light 1,428g beauties, if they survive. Click the link below to find out how to start. THE BIKE: I’ll be racing the 2019 Colorado Trail Race on a 2019 Specialized Sworks Epic Evo with 12 speed XTR drivetrain and brakes with a wolf tooth 30 tooth front ring. I use OR helium rain jacket and pants for soggy days. Eagle 1×11 with 28T elliptical chainring, ESI grips and SQlabs saddle. I’m running a Son dynamo hub to power up my light and a Sinewave USB charger. I’ve got my tent and tarp attached to my front fork in two dry bags. Colorado Trail Info: For the most part, the Colorado Trail is very well marked. Pedals: clipless. Durango, THE BIKE: I’ll be riding an Advocate Cycles (now Esker cycles) Hayduke, steel frame, hardtail with fall line dropper post 27.5 x 2.6 maxxis vegan tires. They can cover service roads, dirt paths, single track, rugged and technical trail, to full out scrambling. Last year I “accidentally” registered for a mountain bike race. THE BIKE: I’ll be racing the 2019 Colorado Trail Race on a 2019 Specialized Sworks Epic Evo with 12 speed XTR drivetrain and brakes with a wolf tooth 30 tooth front ring. The top tube has a Oveja Negra Snack Pack small aft and a Revelate Designs Mag Tank 2000 up front to hold a ton of calories for easy access. 2 Oveja Negra Chuckbuckets to hold water bottles and food. Front wheel: Race Face. And a kLite lighting system to light my way into the late night hours. BAGS: I am using a combination of Bedrock Bags: seat bag, gas tank (but placed back at the seat post), BOT specific downtube bag, and SPOT holder. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: A super snuggly Rab Nutrino Pro 400 sleeping bag, a high priority of mine is not to get chilly when trying to get the power naps in. others did. (Might run a RockGeist Gondola if I need more dropper post room) Whisky bars, post, rims. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Sleep System: Enlightened Equipment 900-fill quilt, Klymit sleeping pad, OR Alpine bivy. BAGS: Bedrock Bags custom frame bag, Bedrock Chinle handbag harness with Big Agnes dry bag, Bedrock Black Dragon seat bag, Jpaks top tube bag, Defiant and Revelate silo / feedbags. Shoes: Giro Terraduro. Racing Leadville Trail 100 MTB Why the Leadville 100 is So Hard and So Worth It with KYM PERFETTO, (Kym Nonstop) bike racer, personal trainer and Liv Advocate. BAGS: Revelate bags, all 5 of them GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Fenix BT10 & LD22, Garmin eTrex 30, Enlightened Equipment Torrid Pants & Jacket. On the right is a Revelate Designs Mountain Feedbag. It took me 35 days to complete the Colorado Trail, taking two zero days and four nero days, leaving Denver on July 6, 2016 and arriving in Durango on August 10. No matter what your skill level is, riding a single-speed mountain bike offers many benefits. How to thru-hike the Colorado Trail from end to end complete with a detailed and zoomable interactive map of the entire 486 mile long distance trail. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Prototype kLite front light, personally designed prototype charging electronics packed into a gutted Garmin external battery pod. BAGS: Revelate bags and one Bedrock handlebar bag. Visit this section to learn how to choose a route, and some insight into navigation. BAGS: Custom Rockgeist fame bag. The Hei Hei is nice and slack with a 68 degree HT angle and has a Fox 34 120mm fork for a more Trail Bike feel, complete with a 6″ droper post (of which I will be able to use 4″). This thing is a one of a kind gem. Every July, a small group of bikepackers lines up for the backcountry race of a lifetime. I will be using a Goal zero solar panel & battery for my electronics. I’m also running the Bedrock Bags Tapeats Handlebar Bag OG version on the left side. It packs a ton of my stuff and relocates the weight of the bag so well that it’s hardly even noticeable while riding. Taking an old OMM 20ltr rucksack for the tent and food. I’m running 29 x 2.4″ Maxxis Ardents, 32T with Eagle, a Roval Traverse SL wheel in the back and a DT Swiss M502 rim laced to a SP Dynamo up front. The saddle bag is a Bedrock bags Black Dragon dropper Seat Bag with a Wolftooth Valais to keep the post safe from chaffing. The trail would not exist and CTR would not happen without the efforts of the Colorado Trail Foundation. The Colorado Trail Foundation is a nonprofit organization that oversees the care and improvement of the Trail. (23 lbs unloaded/42 lbs loaded with food & water) BAGS: My bags are all Revelate Designs, I use an Osprey Syncro 10 pack for hydration and first aid equipment. Simply put, bikepacking is the synthesis of mountain biking and minimalist camping; it evokes the freedom of multi-day backcountry hiking, with the range and thrill of riding a mountain bike. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: An MSR hubba hubba NX will be my shelter along with a Northface sleeping bag and a Big Agnes air core inflatable sleeping pad. maxx speed on the front. 2020 - 2021 Trail Races held in Colorado The calendar regroups all kinds of activities (Running, Walking, Nordic Walking, Vertical Races, Obstacle races, Dog runs, Multiday events ...). Given the constraints of the design of the bags, I couldn’t truly represent the beauty of Savannah’s original work, however, I hope I was able to honor her creativity and intent. Exciting parts are 29er DT swiss wheels with 29×3.0 maxxis chronicles, RockShox Yari’s, 1×12 SRAM Eagle drive chain, Ergon Grips, Hope X2 brakes. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Sleeping setup stays super compact and light with an Enlightened Equipment quilt, custom RockGeist bug bivvy, and Big Agnes AXL Air. Just a few weeks later she then swapped to a 120mm suspension fork and 27plus wheels to take first place on the 2019 Colorado Trail Race. Three Nightrider 850 lights will be turning night into daylight. I also carry an MSR Whisperlite stove because I like to have hot food and tea along the way for that little extra bit of comfort. We provide inspiration and information through original bikepacking routes, stories, and coverage of gear, news, and events that help our community thrive. BAGS: My setup is a mix of a Revelate Designs (front Sweet roll/w pocket, Feedbags, Terrapin 8l seat bag, Polecat dry bag); The Bike bag dude frame bag with 2 liter Hydropak water blader. They taught her what it was to be an artist and a Dine woman. Who knows? Race 500 miles along the Colorado Trail. If the monster is in a good mood, you may experience Colorado’s beautiful sunny blue skies and wildflowers blooming as far as you can see! Here are the riders and rigs of the this year’s Colorado Trail Race. Just in Case: Esbit titanium stove and cup, so I can enjoy a hot cup of coffee while waiting out a Colorado thunderstorm. I averaged 15 miles a day for the 33 days I hiked, my longest day was a true marathon at 26.2 miles, and I took two detours along the way to summit Mount Massive (14,421’) and San Luis Peak (14,014’). THE BIKE: I’ll be riding a Trek Stache 9.7 with 2.6 Maxxis Rekon tires, Bontrager Kovee Pro 30 rims, and a SRAM XO drivetrain. Also a wolf finger puppet attached to handlebars to remind that I’m racing this to raise money for a non profit to “end the war on wildlife”. Lights: Fenix BC21R with modified bar attachment (handlebar); Fenix PD35 (zip tied to helmet). The best single speed mountain bikes have a lot to offer both new and experienced riders. THE BIKE: Canyon Lux, Fox Float SC32, XX1 Drivetrain, Roval Control SL Wheels Handlebar: Revelate Pronghorn (small). With an aditional 1L bottle on the fork I wont have to carry any water on my back. I am also running a Apidura seat pack, Bedrock gas tank and Honoker bag. I’ll be using Hope Tech3 X2 brakes and a GX Eagle drivetrain with a 28t Wolftooth Camo chainring. Only about 25% of starters finished. Also, the BarYak ultra setup is really nice for extra cockpit and mounting space up front. BAGS: Porcelain Rocket Mr. Fusion. Arc’teryx Norvan Jacket, OR Helium pants, PI arm/leg warmers, warm gloves, warm socks, hat, Katadyn filter, Osprey pack, tools/tubes and food. View The Classics, The Bikepacking Journal is our printed collection of inspiring writing and beautiful photography.Find details here alongside a growing collection of web exclusive features... Have one to share? THE BIKE: Santa Cruz Chameleon, SS (32×22). The whole charging system is very efficient and uses a custom designed cache battery that switches between the bike in daylight and the helmet light at night. I have a SWAT multitool that clips directly to the bike via a plastic bracket above the rear shock. The 2018 CTR starts in Denver and uses the Tarryall Detour as described in the offical Colorado Trail guidebook. Spank Vibrocore bars with Ergon GS3 grips to control the rig. BAGS: Bags are a full Revelate setup, harness and salty roll for sleeping bag and clothes, mag tank 2000 and Jerry can for snacks, frame bag for tools and food and baby terapin for tent and first aid. I also really like my Sea to Summit SP Spark Sleeping bag and my Sierra Designs Flashlight 1FL tent because they are so small and lightweight and provide lots of comfort when camping. I use an Exposure Toro light on my bars and a black diamond headlamp on my helmet for the night. Thanks to a passionate group of participants, we’ve compiled a list of over 40 rigs, each accompanied with the name, age, and hometown of the rider, as well as a brief commentary on their bags and kit. Originally published in The Bikepacking Journal 03, Ditibised is Alexandera Houchin’s extraordinary story of training for the Tour Divide, framed in four seasons…. I’ll be racing the ColoRado Trail on a size Large~ Specialized Sworks Epic with SRAM AXS drivetrain. BIKEPACKING.com is dedicated to exploration by bicycle. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: The biggest highlight for me is to be racing next to my 17 year old son Hunter. Ergon grips and saddle. Pa’lante fanny pack. There is no entry fee, no support, no registration, and no prize money. Support us and pass it along... to support us & get The Bikepacking Journal. View The Map, There are some routes that are made classic by their sheer perfection, and others by races. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: I’ll have a water bottle on my down tube and lots of water on my back. In preparation for CTR this year, I decided design and fabricate my 4th generation of Dyneema Composite Fabric (DCF, aka Cuben Fiber) race packs. My sleep system is a SOL emergency bivey with down pants and jacket for warmth. In front of that is a Oveja Negra Lunchbox Handlebar bag. Colorado Trail Race Pt. I can’t wait. The Bedrock Bags SPOT holder is also a great way to carry the SPOT tracker on the bike. Colorado trail runners share their tips for tackling the terrain on Colorado mountain trails. Over 40 participants sent in photos of their rigs along with details about their kit. Thanks, Roger! Enlightened Equipment quilt and the new Ultimate Direction FK Tarp + bike addon (fairly real shelter in case it’s like CTR 2017 all over). For hydration I will be using the new Bismarck Bottle Bucket by Rogue Panda with a 1L bottle. The 2018 CTR starts in Denver and uses the Tarryall Detour as described in the offical Colorado Trail guidebook. Rear wheel: DT Swiss. Cooking with a MSR whisperlight, carrying two bottles of fuel. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Personal highlight is racing with my Dad! 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