Bicycle Times contributor Nicholas Carman is organizing an evening event in Anchorage called “The Art of Bikepacking” on July 16 at 7 p.m. at The Bicycle Shop, on Dimond Boulevard. According to Carman, the evening will be part art opening, technical seminar, and inspirational storytelling. There will also be a special presentation with Eric Parsons entitled “A History of Revelate Designs”. Of course, there’ll be free food, beer, and stuff!
The Art of Bikepacking is an evening of storytelling, photography, and technical expertise. Dan Bailey will discuss “Adventure and Photography”, relating his experiences as a professional adventure photographer; Lael Wilcox and Carman will share stories and a series of printed images from their time bikepacking Europe (which will feature in Bicycle Times Issue #30, available July 22).
Area residents are encouraged to pack their bikes for adventure and ride to the event for a chance to win prizes, including a a complete set of maps for the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route and the new Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route. For more information, visit www.gypsybytrade.wordpress.com.