Peta McSharry

Peta is a serial bikepacker, but favours the comfort of a bivvy bag far longer than should be allowed in a race. TransAm, Route66, Silk Road Mountain Race and the Hope 1000 came about after riding the 2011 Giro D'Italia route for charity and was to be found wanting on the shorter Sportive-like rides where the comfort of a hotel seemed to be cheating.

Written by Peta McSharry

Race Reports

Atlas Mountain Race 2024

For the fourth edition of the race, riders will tackle plenty of climbing through the Anti-Atlas and High Atlas before dropping down to the wild Atlantic coast.

Jan 16th 2024

DEAD ENDS & dolci 2023

The five checkpoints are situated in very remote, beautiful areas of Ticino, Switzerland, each at the end of a dead end road. This is certainly one for the grimpeurs with a sweet tooth!

Jan 12th 2023

Silk Road Mountain Race 2022

Kyrgystan offers one of the wildest and most inhospitable environments for a bikepacking race with its often harsh and unpredictable mountain weather, contrasted with the warmth of the local hospitality.

Apr 8th 2022

Tour Divide 2023

Running from Banff, Canada to Antelope Wells on the US-Mexican border, the Tour Divide is for many the halo event of Bikepack Ultraracing. There are both Southbound and Northbound riders racing self-supported along the ACA's Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, always with a few weather re-routes to spice it up.

Jan 30th 2023

Hellenic Mountain Race 2023

For this inaugural event, riders will leave the famous perched monasteries of Meteora and head to the north and west of Greece, to the steep, forested slopes of the Pindus Mountains. Hike a bike and mediterannean hospitality have been promised.

Jan 13th 2023

Race Around Rwanda 2022

1,000km in the Land of a Thousand Hills. Rwanda's first bikepacking race is back since 2020 to delight our screens with its beautiful landscapes, locals and unpredictable weather.

Jan 30th 2022

Across Andes 2022

ACROSS ANDES TRACKING: This race traversing South America’s cordillera has served racers and dotwatchers with some of the most exquisite landscapes and tales of racing. For the 2022 edition the route is largely unchanged, much to our delight!

Apr 14th 2022

Rhino Run 2022

RHINO RUN TRACKING: Rhino Run describes itself as an immersive ultra-endurance expedition with a mandatory donation to the Masaka Cycling Club in Uganda. An all-star cast are set to race this inaugural event.

Apr 14th 2022

Arkansas High Country Race 2023

The Arkansas High Country Route has it all, there are three route options available taking in a plethora of sparkling streams, hills and hollows, shady rivers, mountain views, waterfalls, swimming holes, historic sites and bustling cities.

Jul 4th 2023

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