The real goal of cycling is to lose yourself and ride uninhibited out on the great tracks and roads of New Zealand. Taking everything into account, bikepacking is the ultimate version of freedom riding. It often involves long distances travelled on secluded trails and carrying everything you need with you from start to finish. Below we’ll point out some of the essential need-to-know points and how to head off on your first bikepacking adventure.
Bikes are like any other machine. Regular maintenance is needed to keep them working as they should. But how often should you get your bike serviced? That depends on how often you use your bike. If you take it out of the shed only occasionally, then a complete service every 12 months should be fine, with a minor check-up recommended at the start of each season.