Links to general websites about bikepacking and ultra-distance cycling are listed below. The other parts of this website contain pages about most topics related to bikepacking and include many other external links:

The Rider Ride Far, Part I: The Rider – pages on preparing mentally, physically and logistically for bikepacking races
The Bike Ride Far, Part II: The Bike – pages on bike components, accessories and maintenance
Race Information Ride Far, Part III: Bikepacking Race Information – Event calendar (with links to each one), history of ultra-distance cycling, race budget and the Transcontinental Race

Ultra-Distance Cycling

Ultra-distance cycling – General Wikipedia page
DotWatcher – List of bikepacking races, race reports, results, etc.
TrackLeaders – Hosts tracking for many major bikepacking races and events
Long- and Ultra-distance cycling forum – part of bikeforums.net
The Adventure Syndicate – Female-focused endurance cycling website
Ultra MTB – Mountain bike focused
UltraMarathon Cycling Association – Focused on supported ultra-distance races
Randonneurs.es – Spanish

Bikepacking & Gravel Biking

Bikepacking.com
Bikepacking.net
Bear Bones Bikepacking
Gravel Cyclist
ADVNTR – Aventure Cycling
MTB-Cast
The Radivist
Riding Gravel

General Cycling Media with Ultra-Distance Cycling Content

road.cc – UK-based general cycling website
CyclingTips – Australia-based general cycling website
Global Cycling Network – YouTube channel
DC Rainmaker – In-depth reviews of cycling gadgets
Gran Fondo Cycling

Bike Touring

Cycling About
Trento Bike Pages
Crazy Guy On A Bike
Bike Sleep Bike
Adventure Cycling Association (USA)
Cycling UK – formerly Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC)
Far Ride
Warm Showers

Podcasts & Vlogs

The Bike Show – podcast with touring and ultra-distance coverage
The Hidden Athlete – podcast interviewing endurance athletes
Race Ride Seek – Curve Cycling podcast
Turn Cycling – Vlogs about ultra-distance racing and product reviews
Francis Cade – General cycling vlog with occasional bikepacking content
Peak Torque – Engineer who dispels lots of marketing myths in the bike industry (about frame stiffness, aerodynamics, etc.)
Hambini – Similar to Peak Torque, but with more focus on bearings and a rather intense presentation style

Blogs and Tour Reports

Apidura Blog
Jack’s Wanderlust
Torsten Frank (mostly in German)
Chris Bennett
Juliana Buhring
The Loong Way Home
A Swiss With A Pulse
Cycling Challenge
CycloClimbing
Bike Wanderer
Gypsy By Trade

Route-Planning for Cyclists

Some of these sites require subscriptions to use some or all of their route planning tools, but some are free.

Strava
Strava Heat map
Komoot
mapmyride
Ride With GPS
AllTrails
bikemap
Plot a Route
Garmin Connect
EasyRoute
BRouter

General Mapping

Google Maps
ViaMichelin
Bing Maps
OpenStreetMap (download OSM maps for GPS devices)
maps.me

Ride Analysis Tools

Strava – Basic ride analysis with segment leader boards
Garmin – Basic ride analysis
VeloViewer – Advanced ride analysis, including the “Explorer” scores that track how many sections of the map you’ve ridden through
Wandrer – Keep track of which roads you have and haven’t ridden
Cycling Analytics – Includes analysis tools for power data
Di2 Stats – Analyze your gear combination usage and shift patterns (see Better Shifting for info’ on Shimano Di2 components)
SRAM AXS analysis – Similar to Di2 Stats
DCR Analyzer – Compare data from separate power meters

Coaching and Training

Training Peaks – Ride analysis and coaching
TrainerRoad – Online coaching
Zwift – Virtual riding, racing and coaching with a home-trainer bike
SufferFest – Training programs and videos

Indexes of Mountain Passes

Climb By Bike
Cycling Cols
Col Collective
BIG Cycling
Highest paved roads in the Alps
Dangerous Roads
Quaeldich – German
Club des Cent Cols – French
Cols Cyclisme – French
Salite – Italian
CicloManiac – Italian
Altimetrias – Spanish

Technical Info and Bike Maintenance

AeroLab Tech Blog
Silca Tech Blog
Park Tool Repair Help
Sheldon Brown – Tech info and repair guide
Geometry Geeks – Database of frame geometries, comparison tool and bike fitter index
Frame Builders index
Tire pressure: Silca calculator, FLO Cycling table (see halfway down page)
Stem height: Calculator, Table
Wheel spoke length: WheelPro, DT Swiss
Fork trail: Calculator

Other

Bike Hub – Cycling & the Law – UK focused
Bicycle Law – US focused

Please Contact Me if you know of a relevant website that is missing from these lists. To make this list, the site either needs to have at least some focus on ultra-distance cycling or to offer something that can’t be found elsewhere or is better than all other similar options.

Last page udate: April, 2021