The majestic views of the backside of the Grand Teton Mountains are spectacular and getting to know the Teton Valley and Jedediah Smith Wilderness was pretty special.
The route features some of best gravel Eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming has to offer. The road surface is predominately gravel and dirt ranging between steep mountain forest roads to rutted double-track farm roads.
Doing a challenging ride on the quiet side of the Tetons, with the option of fantastic Thai food at the end made for one terrific day on the bike!
There is zero resupply opportunity and no bathrooms after you leave the town of Victor.
There is a serious risk of bear and other scary wildlife encounters. This is legit grizzly bear territory!!
Do this ride if you are looking for a challenging ride in a unique area of the west that doesn't get much attention but has some of the best views of the Grand Teton Mountains.
This is legit grizzly bear territory, so don't forget to BRING BEAR SPRAY!
If you like Thai food, go to Chaing Mai Thai Kitchen when you finish your ride. You won't be disappointed! It is fantastic Thai food in an unexpected place- so good that I am going to ride hundreds of miles out of my way in 2021 to return for another visit!!
There is plenty of parking in town, but I recommend visiting Fitzgerald's Bicycles and park behind their store.
The folks at Fitzgerald's are awesome, helpful and competent so if you need to get your bike tuned up you are in good hands!
Kymberly Byers is a self proclaimed “vagabond bikepacker” whose passion is to ride the back roads to the road less traveled.
Her current mailing address is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but she gets around quite a bit and who knows where she’ll land next!
Kymberly began bikepacking in 2017 and has been doing multiple trips a year since. In 2020, She bikepacked 100 consecutive days from Fort Wayne Indiana to the Headwaters of the Mississippi to the Badlands, Black Hills, Devils Tower, over the Bighorn mountains, to Yellowstone, made a lap around the Tetons and many points beyond. She also completed smaller trips along the Gulf coast, Texas, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and more- 26 states in 2020 alone!
You can learn more about Kymberly and her 2020 bikpacking trip on the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/girlsgonegravel/rebroadcast-strangers-self-worth-with-kymberly-byers-episode-25
“Basically, I just want to ride and experience the vast beauty of our earth. If I can share my experiences, then all the better.”