Bikepacking Suggestion

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george solomon · Apr 12, 2017 · Monterey, CA · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 0

Hello All,

Perhaps you can help me with some recommendations. I bought my son, 12 years old, a fat bike for Christmas. To say he was excited is a big understatement. I would like to take him on overnight introduction backpacking trips but am at a lost for where to go. I live in Monterey, CA and to my knowledge there are no places to go. One place I was thinking of was Henry Coe park. We can ride from the ranger station (Dunne) to Manzanita Point, which is only 4ish miles each way and not steep. Once I gauge where he is we can add miles and complexity. Any help you can provide will be appreciated. I ride ALL the time but he is new and I don't want to overdue things on his first trips. I don't mind driving 200 or so miles for a good location.. 


Ken DeRose · Apr 15, 2017 · Parker · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 0

Hello George. I'm not familiar w/ bikepacking routes near Monterey since I'm from Colorado, but I am aware of a great website for bikepackers. Within that site, it has a section for suggested routes--there are some in CA.  Here's the link:

george solomon · Apr 15, 2017 · Monterey, CA · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 0

Thank you Ken, I will check out the website...

Ken DeRose · 6 days ago · Parker · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 0

Here's another site with route suggestions:

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