Bikepacking is a small subset of mountain biking but it is growing rapidly around the world. If you don’t know the name “Lael Wilcox” by now, then you haven’t been keeping up with women’s ultra-endurance bikepacking. Ok, by any stretch of the imagination ultra-endurance bikepacking is a small subset of mountain biking, and the number of women making a name for themselves in this tiny niche? Tiny. Just know that Lael holds the women’s record for the Tour Divide, which she absolutely smashed back in 2015.
This video from Wired is a great overview of her impressive career thus far. If you are interested in bikepacking... Watch.