Nomad Three Day Bikepacking Adventure Ride


The Nomad Three Day Bikepacking Adventure Ride is precisely what it claims:  Three days of mixed-terrain adventure riding in the nomad style.  We're moving campsites each of the two overnights -- and we carry with us everything we need to have an amazing adventure.

The Nomad ride explores some of the best trails in eastern Massachusetts; the grand depart is in Sherborn, MA

Register at Bikereg.  Space is limited.

For us, it's difficult to imagine a more fun ride than this.  It's a compact amount of time, it's all very rideable for experienced mixed-terrain riders, it gets us out in nature to decompress from the world around us, and we get to eat tons of food around a big campfire.  That's all we could possibly want.  We hope you feel the same way.

Join us for this simple group bikepacking ride that brings us back to nature.

If you haven't done a bikepacking trip before, this is a great way to start.  This is a fully supported event -- we have the campgrounds ready to go, we've got an emergency vehicle, and we've got breakfasts and dinners taken care of.  You just have to pedal and enjoy an amazing weekend that will have you hooked on bikepacking.

Here Is The Ride Schedule

Friday, July 21:  We depart from Sherborn, MA at 6:30 pm and ride about 30-miles of mixed terrain, until dark, to the first campsite.  Dinner, a big fire, and your tent site will be waiting for you.   

Saturday, July 22:  Breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30 am.  We pack up and depart by 10:30 am.  We ride mixed-terrain all day until we arrive at the evening's next campsite by dusk.  We once again have an amazing dinner, fire, and tent site for you.

Sunday, July 23:  One last big breakfast before we head back out onto the trail to the start point in Sherborn, MA.

Nomad Ride Statistics

DayFriday, July 21Saturday, July 22 Sunday, July 23
Difficulty 1-103; it's 100% rideable5; it's 99% rideable4; it's 99% rideable
Distance~26 miles~60 miles~60 miles
TerritoryExurban to ruralExurban to ruralUrban to rural
Terrain50% pavement, 30% singletrack, 20% doubletrack60% pavement, 20% singletrack, 20% doubletrack55% pavement, 20% singletrack, 25% doubletrack
Elevation Gain~2,200 ft~4,400 ft~3,700 ft
Food IncludedPre-ride snacks, trail foods, & dinnerBreakfast, trail foods, & dinnerBreakfast, trail foods, & light dinner
Departure Times6:30 pm9:00 - 11:00 am9:00 - 11:00 am
Arrival TimesAnytime after 8:00 pm at campgroundAnytime after 2:00 pm at campgroundAnytime after 3:00 pm at finish

We think that is a perfect weekend.

Registration Includes

  • Two evenings of campsites included with registration.  We have multiple sites next to each other.  First riders get first choice of sites.
  • Two huge dinners:  Omnivore, vegan, and gluten free options provided.  More food than you could possibly eat
  • Two big breakfasts:  More food than anyone could finish.  Omnivore, vegan, and gluten free options available.
  • Endless trail foods after breakfasts, before you hit the trail.
  • GPS routes for each of the three days.
  • Emergency support vehicle.  If you have a situation that prevents you from completing the ride, we'll come get you -- either help you fix your bike or take you back to home base.

Registration - Register Here

Bikepacker categories: pricing listed in grid below

  • Nomadic Indy Bikepacking
  • Nomadic Bikepacking Team -- Teams of 3 to 8 riders

Visitor Categories:

Invite Your Spouse Or Partner -- Register

Camping out is a great time -- whether you're riding or not.  If you're riding solo for this adventure, you are welcome to invite your significant other to join the overnights for dinner, sleeping, and breakfast.  They don't have to ride, they can come just to enjoy a quite evening under the stars.  It's like a mini vacation!

  • Friday overnight - includes dinner Friday night and breakfast Saturday morning
  • Saturday overnight - includes dinner Saturday night and breakfast Sunday morning
  • Both overnights
Solo BikepackingTeam BikepackingSignificant Other
Overnight, 1 night
Significant Other
Overnight, both nights


You Are Responsible For Bikepacking With:

  • Tent or whatever you want to sleep in or on.
  • Sleeping bag or however you plan to sleep.
  • GPS unit. We strongly recommend that you have a Garmin 800 or higher number.  While phones offer GPS tracking, a phone is a challenging device to use on the trail.
  • Anything else you think you want to carry.  Once you register we will send you a list of all the items we tend to carry on multi-day bikepacking adventures.
  • Any food and drinks you'll need between breakfast and dinner; for example lunch and snacks.  OBC provides trail foods before each ride -- Friday night, Saturday morning, and Sunday morning -- that can get you through most of the ride.  You will probably need water during the day.
  • Eating and drinking utensils.  We're providing breakfasts and dinners; you provide the containers from which to eat hot foods.  We'll provide you a recommended list once you register.
  • Multi-day riding toolkit and repair supplies.  See our recommendation here.
  • Life 360 app:  Download.  Once you've registered we'll send you details about how to do this.  We us this app because it helps us track and provide the best possible support for riders.  We use this specific tracking app because it barely drains the battery.  After the ride you can delete the app.

Join us for three days and two nights of beautiful bikepacking in eastern Massachusetts at the perfect time of year.

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