Buffalo Mountain Bikepacking Adventure
Are you ready to try out bikepacking, but not sure that you want to invest in a full complement of bags and cooking kit? Join AutodropLTD and Thirsty Souls Community Brewing for a semi-supported bikepacking event in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. Carroll and Floyd counties are gravel heaven, with hundreds of miles of sinuous gravel roads. The gravel community around AutodropLTD has grown to be incredibly welcoming and low-key without the hammerfest mentality.
The Buffalo Mountain Bikepacking Adventure route is still in development, but the plan is between 80-90 miles split between two days, with around 70 percent gravel. Elevation gain over the two days will total around 10,000-11,000 feet. A lot to be sure, but we will be in no hurry to cover ground. A gravel bike is required, preferable with clearance for at least a 35c tire. I prefer a cushy ride to a fast ride, so I’ll be riding 50’s. Most people riding these same roads vary from 38-45’s.