"Every map tells a story. But Casey Greene reads between the topo lines, mapping routes for the Adventure Cycling Association that include remote rides like the Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike route. An adventure savant of sorts, Greene’s ride doesn’t stop when the trail ends. He’s helped popularize a fringe sport called packbiking, strapping his bike to his backpack to cross off-trail terrain before he can put two wheels back on the ground."

Gear Junkie

 

"'Wilderness inspires adventure, and Casey Greene is an excellent example of that,' said Gabriel Furshong, Montana Wilderness Association state program director. 'I think it’s wonderful that he’s found a way to cross different boundaries creatively.'" 

- Missoulian

 
 
Packrafting the Middle Fork of the Flathead The CDT through hikers didn't know what to make of the sight in front of them. Which happened to be me, running up a dirt road 15 miles from the nearest paved road - at dusk - with no gear, no water, and asking them how much further the trailhead was. "I don't know, man. Maybe another mile, but there's no one up there, just a few cars."

Packrafting the Middle Fork of the Flathead

The CDT through hikers didn't know what to make of the sight in front of them. Which happened to be me, running up a dirt road 15 miles from the nearest paved road - at dusk - with no gear, no water, and asking them how much further the trailhead was. "I don't know, man. Maybe another mile, but there's no one up there, just a few cars."

Bikepacking Yaak's Fire Lookout Towers The Spokane newspaper ran a story this past March about the Golden Nugget's mysterious fiery demise the month before. The journalist who wrote the piece thinks it may be related to 5 other rural bars that have gone up in flames over the past 12 months. I'm skeptical. But then again, the owner was a former Grand Dragon of the KKK who did federal time for burning down a church in Kentucky - so there's that.

Bikepacking Yaak's Fire Lookout Towers

The Spokane newspaper ran a story this past March about the Golden Nugget's mysterious fiery demise the month before. The journalist who wrote the piece thinks it may be related to 5 other rural bars that have gone up in flames over the past 12 months. I'm skeptical. But then again, the owner was a former Grand Dragon of the KKK who did federal time for burning down a church in Kentucky - so there's that.

Wolves, Wilderness, and Bikepacking the White Clouds Some trails in this remote corner of Idaho are spoken only in longingly hush tones among friends in the back alleys of Ketchum. Tones otherwise reserved for secret bro-powder-stashes, or tales of Hemingway`s long lost fishing hole. At least that how I pictured it, after one local asked me to not use a certain trail on a certain new mountain bike route, followed by BIKE running a cover story featuring the same trail, referring to it as "Zip-Yer-Lips".

Wolves, Wilderness, and Bikepacking the White Clouds

Some trails in this remote corner of Idaho are spoken only in longingly hush tones among friends in the back alleys of Ketchum. Tones otherwise reserved for secret bro-powder-stashes, or tales of Hemingway`s long lost fishing hole. At least that how I pictured it, after one local asked me to not use a certain trail on a certain new mountain bike route, followed by BIKE running a cover story featuring the same trail, referring to it as "Zip-Yer-Lips".

 
 

"There, in the Historical Village parking lot, we meet my friend Casey Greene, who is something of a pioneer himself... Casey was the first to see the potential of touring lookout towers by bike, something he'd tried out each of the past two summers. With Casey joining us, our plan is to head to a pair of remote towers in the mountains vaulting from the edge of town."

Sierra Club

 

“When I first started riding bicycles as a kid, I wondered if I could ride across town. Then I did it, and I thought, ‘Can I ride to the next town?’” Greene said. “These trips are an extension of that childlike curiosity. Can I do this?”

BIKE Magazine