Sat, Dec 16|
Big Bend Ranch State Park
2023 Big Bend Expedition
7th annual Big Bend bikepacking trip just before Christmas! Join us for a 4-day, off-grid, epic bikepacking adventure in Big Bend Ranch State Park.
Time & Location
Dec 16, 2023, 12:00 PM CST – Dec 19, 2023, 12:00 PM CST
Big Bend Ranch State Park, Barton Warnock Visitors Center near Lajitas, TX
About the Event
The Big Bend Expedition follows a 60 to 90-mile route rated as an IMBA Epic. The ride begins and ends at the Barton Warnock Visitors Center at the Big Bend Ranch State Park near Lajitas, Texas, and the Mexico border. This challenging ride traverses some extremely isolated, rugged, and beautiful desert terrain. This is a self-supported ride.
Some of the group will be camping the night before the ride at Alpine or Marfa. This is optional although it makes the Saturday drive a bit shorter before starting the ride. The pre-ride campout is also a great way to hang out with new people and build some new relationships prior to the event.
For a better understanding of the challenges and rewards of this ride, please read our 2021 post-ride report.
Pre-Ride CampoutEl Cosmico (Marfa, TX)
Check in and Ride-OffBarton Warnock Visitors Center