By Tim Kowols
Bikepacking is becoming one of the newer ways people are exploring the outdoors. Similar to backpacking, campers only pack the basics before strapping their gear to their bikes before exploring the trails of the backcountry. Bicycles have become an important part of the camping experience at Newport State Park according to naturalist Beth Bartoli, who says campers often have to carry their gear over a mile to get to their sites.
Bikepacking.com suggests interested riders make sure your bikes are comfortable and equipped to not only handle the miles but also the extra weight.