Just some general explanations of what I’m doing and why, and some background info. Not an FAQ about the Pony Express Ride per se. All of that is over in Route Info.

Read more about the article What shelter system is best?
Bikepacking Shelters

What shelter system is best?

"The route passes through the high plains and the high desert. Keep in mind that buildings out here had to be built with the natural materials that were available. That…

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Jan Bennett and her Pony Express rig

What kind of bike is best?

"Naturally, your riding style, comfort level, and how much weight you plan to carry will determine the answer to this for you. I rode it on a 27.5+ hardtail with…

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Loaded bike - Not mine, but this is the basic idea

What is Bikepacking?

Bikepacking is, basically, just what it sounds like: Backpacking, but getting from Point A to Point B on a bike instead of hiking. The idea and the practice have been…

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Why ride the trail? Roads like these.

Why Ride the Pony Express Trail?

I first started thinking about cycling the Pony Express in September 2017. That’s when I came across a website with a story about Jan Bennett, a cyclist who was mapping…

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