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August 6, 2020

Staying Sketchy Safely

Bikerafting, Packrafting Safety, Trip Ideas

Staying Sketchy Safely Artwork and Story by Kayla Lopez Like most of the world, since the Coronavirus spread, my life took an unexpected turn. I was no longer able to hold a clear vision of what the year would unfold for the world, let alone my plans for the following […]

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March 5, 2018

A Brief History of Bikerafting (aka “Nature Biking,” aka “Hell Biking,” aka Anything But “Bikepacking,” please)

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting, Packrafting History

Biking & Rafting (aka Bikerafting): An Early History of Two Human-Powered Travel Methods From the Perspective of Some Legendary Adventurers By Lizzy Scully, with significant help from Steve “Doom” Fassbinder and Roman Dial “Bikes and rafts are a really cool combination, one that will make you feel clever, especially when […]

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March 20, 2018

Alpacka Raft Caribou Packraft & Aqua-Bound Whiskey Fiberglass 4pc Paddle Sweepstakes

Bikerafting, News, Events, Reviews

Congratulations to Our Randomly-Chosen Sweepstakes Winner, Tom Gilmore of New Smyrna Beach, Florida! From Tuesday, March 20th at noon until Tuesday, April 3rd at noon, Alpacka Raft and Aqua-Bound are partnering up to do a giveaway worth .00! Win one of Alpacka’s brand new Caribou Packrafts, ideal for bikerafting and solo […]

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April 3, 2019

Fluid Trails-Three Adventurers Bikeraft New Zealand’s Second Largest National Park

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting, Athletes & Ambassadors

Kiwi adventurer Deane Parker is at it again, filming a bikeraft adventure to a remote New Zealand national park to highlight opportunities that flow from the economic growth of trail development. Fluid Trails – Kahurangi Bikerafting Epic Seeking Bigger, Longer, Harder Adventures After a successful bikeraft adventure that he captured […]

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March 25, 2019

The Adventures of Fat Kid & Twiggy: Fatbikes & Packrafts on the Great Salt Lake

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting, Athletes & Ambassadors

Two Crazies Embark on an Improbable Mission to Circumnavigate the Great Salt Lake Story by Steve “Doom” Fassbinder. Photos by Doom and Andy Burr. “Over the years I’ve been fortunate to have found a few super solid adventure partners. This human, Andrew Burr, has been a pillar of that list as […]

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March 29, 2019

The Joy of Something New – Bikerafting Scotland

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting, Athletes & Ambassadors

Annie Lloyd Evans takes friends bikerafting to Loch Maree, Scotland, to explore an old Viking graveyard in her story, “The Joy of Something New.”

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February 4, 2021

Katie Guest: A love for water never dies.

Bikerafting, Photo Gallery, Athletes & Ambassadors

A love for water never dies. A story by Team USA Triathlete Katie Guest Story and Photos | Katie Guest Some athletes describe something called the “flow state”. It is described in many ways but is essentially a mode in which a person’s muscle memory and body can do a […]

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September 25, 2018

Where The River Meets The Road - A Solo Adventurer Bikerafts the Yukon River

Bikerafting

Jessica Kelley, Winner of the New Kyle Dempster Solo Adventure Grant, Bikerafts the Yukon River This summer I completed a 1300-mile bikerafting loop through Alaska that I called, “Where the River Meets the Road.” My goals for this trip were to promote low-impact travel, to encourage human-powered exploration in Alaska, […]

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July 9, 2018

"From the Doorstep" - An Exclusive Premiere of an Urban Bikerafting Adventure Tale

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting, Urban Adventure

Alpacka Raft Partners With Pursuit Films to Launch an Urban Bikerafting Adventure Tale, “From The Doorstep,” Online, July 13th In partnership with Pursuit Films, we premiered “From the Doorstep,” an urban bike and packrafting tale featuring adventurer Brian Donnelly, at the Mancos Valley River Film Festival on Saturday, June 30th. […]

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March 28, 2018

2 Explorers Reflect on Their Bikerafting Adventures, The Future of This Activity, and More

Bikerafting, Athletes & Ambassadors

A Q&A with Scottish Adventurers Annie Lloyd-Evans and Huw Oliver About Their Bikerafting Adventures Alpacka Raft ambassadors Huw Oliver and Annie Lloyd-Evans are Scottish outdoor educators, guides, and long-time cyclists who love to explore wild, lonely landscapes. In recent years, the duo discovered packrafts, and both agree, doors opened up […]

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August 8, 2018

Madagascar by Bike & Packraft – A Photo Essay

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting, Photo Gallery, Athletes & Ambassadors

Alpacka Raft Photo Ambassador (& All-Around Badass Whitewater Boater) Casey Fulton Shares His Madagascar Bikeraft Adventure in Photos Photos & story by Casey Fulton. Follow Fulton on Instagram, and check out the Alpacka Raft Instagram feed all this week (August 6-10) to see additional photos. I love staring at maps and […]

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November 2, 2018

"Reviving The Backyard"—A Film About Human-Powered Adventure & Friendship in the Nation’s Capital

Bikerafting, Urban Adventure

An Urban Adventure Tale: Two Long-Time Friends Reunite to Make a Film About and Re-Explore Their Urban Home Town, Washington DC Follow us on Instagram all this week to see more urban packrafting shots from this trip and others. Born three months apart, and three doors down, Grant Horton and Michael […]

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October 2, 2019

Back To School – Mountain Middle School's Packrafting Adventure

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting

Story & photos by Pete Basinger. Mountain Middle School does a one week intensive class called Intersession every spring. Classes range from silversmithing to traveling to Costa Rica. Sara Tescher and I wanted to offer a bikepacking Intercession, and thanks to the generous community in Durango and Alpaca Raft we […]

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June 30, 2019

Fluid Trails – Bikerafting Kahurangi National Park

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting, Athletes & Ambassadors

Fluid Trails – An Epic Bikerafting Adventure Through New Zealand’s Kahurangi National Park.  “Fluid Trails” follows three adventurers as they embark on a bikerafting adventure across Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand using mountain bikes & three packrafts. The park is an ancient place of rare birds, rolling alpine tussock, earthquake […]

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February 9, 2021

A Bikerafting Film: Helen's Story

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting, Packrafting Safety, Athletes & Ambassadors

Helen’s Story Follow her journey on the first bikerafting instructional course in New Zealand through Packrafting Queenstown. Story, Photos and Film by: Deane Parker of Deane Parker Adventure Channel.  Bikerafting for me was my introduction to Packrafting, I’d paddled a packraft for about 4 hours prior to loading a bike on a […]

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January 8, 2020

Broken Roads—A journey through Knoydart, one of the UK’s least accessible peninsulas.

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting, Athletes & Ambassadors

Broken Roads—A journey through Knoydart, one of the UK’s least accessible peninsulas. Story, Photos and Film By: Annie Lloyd Evans Featuring Annie Lloyd Evans and Huw Oliver This is my pee bottle, don’t be alarmed if you see me using it in the night”. Quite forward from a man id […]

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August 13, 2018

The Canol Heritage Trail - Taking on 221 Miles of Canada's Most Remote Terrain by Bike & Packraft

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting

Four Itinerant Adventurers Bike & Packraft the Canol Heritage Trail, One of Canada’s Most Remote, Rugged, River-Strewn Paths Through the Wilderness Dylan Stewart, Anthony DeLorenzo, Paul Burbidge, and Josh DeCloet recently returned from a trip to the Mackenzie Mountains to bike the Canol Heritage Trail (and back). This 221-mile trail […]

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September 3, 2018

A Maiden Voyage – Two Gals Take on Scotland’s Great Wilderness by Mountain Bike & Packraft

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting

Two Professional Mountain Bikers Take on Scotland’s Great Wilderness (and Its Midges) by Bike & Packraft Story by Catriona Sutherland, photos by Ross Bell.  As Naomi Freireich and I stepped out of the van, rain pouring, a mass of midges descended upon us. We’d picked the only week of wet […]

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August 16, 2019

Bikes on Borrowed Rafts on Australia’s Jamieson River

Bikerafting

A First-Timers Bikerafting Adventure Victoria, Australia isn’t known for its whitewater, but a few rivers fed by alpine snow melt are runnable through spring and into early summer. And, they offer up to Class III and IV rapids. The Jamieson River is one of those, with two raftable sections when […]

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December 4, 2018

‘Perspective’ – An Urban Packraft Adventure Film Released Today on Sidetracked.com

Bikerafting, Urban Adventure

Filmmaker Neil Irwin Follows Two Intrepid Explorers on a Bike & Packraft Micro Adventure Through Amsterdam Read Irwin’s full story and see a stack of stunning photos on Sidetracked.com. Photos, text, and film by Neil Irwin.  You may equate adventure with wilderness and getting away from the hustle, bustle, and […]

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