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Congratulations to everyone who started this year, and especially to Kristopher Wehage who set a new fastest time on the BFL of 2 days, 14 hours and 56 minutes!

Beach Loop

Ride from the mountains in Julian down to the Pacific Ocean following the Coast to Crest trail and back via Ramona. Singletrack, dirt & some asphalt roads. 150 miles 12,000+ feet of gain

Desert Loop

Drop down from Julian into the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park looping through Borrego Springs. Rocky singletrack, sand washes & some asphalt. 115 miles 12,000+ feet of gain

Mountain Loop

Technically challenging loop through Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and the Corral Canyon OHV area. Singletrack, technical trails, dirt & some asphalt roads. 160 miles 20,000+ feet of gain

BFL

Combines parts of the Beach, Mountain & Desert loops into a single big loop. 300 miles 27,000+ feet of gain

RIDE REPORTS

First hand accounts from riders on the Julian Bikepacking Challenge loops

Kristopher Wehage Sets New Julian Bikepack Challenge Record

Kristopher Wehage crushed this year's Julian Bikepack Challenge in just 2 days, 14 hours, and 56 minutes, setting a new course record. We reached out to him for a reflection on his ride, including a few photos he snapped along the way, and a complete pack list, and details on his Surly Ogre...

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How to win the Julian Bikepack Challenge

Last month, Miles and his riding partner McCullen became the first-ever finishers of the Julian Bikepack Challenge, an annual event that explores the immensely diverse regions of Southern California. Read on for more information on the event, a huge photoset from their journey, and a reminder that Miles is still bikepacking with strangers...

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The Julian Bikepack Challenge BFL

It was 4:30pm when we finally arrived at the Julian Pie Company. The line was out the door and they were closing promptly at 5pm. We needed to eat the pie. We knew we would roll out well before they opened in the morning, so we waited patiently and slowly crept to the front of the counter. “One piece of Dutch apple with ice cream for here. One piece to go. Oh and two cider donuts.”...

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Racing the Julian Bikepack Challenge Beach Loop

I started this race not knowing exactly how I would feel for I just started a new diet a month or so before. Early on in the ride I somewhat lethargically was searching for a little energy and was wondering if the new diet that worked so well for me during training might not really been the best choice for longer endurance racing? Boy, did that thought change quickly!...

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