Basic Illustrated Bike Touring and Bikepacking


Book Description

Richly illustrated and information-packed tools for the novice or handy reference for the veteran, BASIC ILLUSTRATED books distill years of knowledge into affordable and visual guides. Whether you’re planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, the BASIC ILLUSTRATED series shows you what you need to know.

Discover how to:

  • Choose the proper bike
  • Select appropriate gear
  • Properly pack your equipment
  • Identify the best routes

About Lichter, Justin

Justin Lichter has hiked more than 35,000 miles since 2002, including thru-hikes on the Appalachian Trail, International AT, Eastern Continental Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Pacific Northwest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, Great Divide Trail, as well as treks in the Southern Alps, New Zealand, Africa, Iceland, and the Himalaya Range. He is a “Triple Crowner,” having hiked the ECT, PCT, and CDT (more than 10,000 miles) in one year. He lives in Soda Springs, California. Check him out at

Justin Kline has pedaled loaded bicycles tens of thousands of miles. While he prefers the dirt and solitude of the wilderness, that hasn’t stopped him from exploring some of the busiest cities around the globe on two wheels. Whether on the Great Divide, at home in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, or in an olive grove halfway around the world, his best rides end under the stars with nothing more than what was carried on his bicycle. Justin currently works remotely while pedaling on an open-ended international bike tour. He lives in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire.