Wild Adventure Stories, a History Of & How-To Guide

The Bikeraft Guide - A Book & Multi-Media Project

Stay tuned... This October we'll be giving away a brand new bikerafting kit to one lucky winner this fall--a Kokopelli Nirvana Self Bailer and an Aqua Bound Whiskey 4pc Paddle! You'll have to give us your email to get the chance to win. But, we promise we won't spam you. We send one email out per month with updates about The Bikeraft Guide, new blog posts & other info.

By Steve "Doom" Fassbinder & Lizzy Scully, with a forward by Roman Dial

This community multi-media storytelling project will ultimately result in a comprehensive book on bikerafting. But, along the way we'll share some of the book's chapters, audio interviews and short films in the The Bikeraft Guide enewsletter, on the IndieGoGo Campaign page, on @TheBikeraftGuide Instagram page and on the Four Corners Guides blog. Our goal with the IndieGoGo Campaign is to raise $20K through pre-sales of the book and "Perks" donated by our sponsors. This will pay for printing, distribution, contributors and editing. We're really relying on you – aspiring bikerafters and people who love great adventure stories – to help us make this dream a reality. 

The Bikeraft Guide Giveaway

Be Inspired - The Pirates of Bikerafting

Follow the tall tales & wild adventure stories written by the people who define the sport: Doom, Huw Oliver (Read Huw's story!), Roman Dial, Annie Lloyd-Evans, Deane Parker, and Liz Sampey, Ashley Carruth, Jason Magness, and more!

The Bikeraft Guide

Reimagine Your Adventures!

Use this How-To Guide & accompanying videos to learn the skills you need for utilizing bikes & boats to discover less-traveled waterways in your own backyard or the wildest, most remote landscapes of the world. Check out our How-To videos on Vimeo and YouTube.

The Bikeraft Guide history

History - The Annals of Bikerafting

Deep dive into adventure history. We chronicle bikerafting's oldest missions with photos & interviews, from Roman's 1st "Hellbiking" missions in the '80s to the Lost Coast Tours in the '90s to Doom's dastardly desert adventures of the '00s, & beyond.

Thanks to Our Awesome Sponsors!

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  • “Bikes and rafts are a really cool combination, one that will make you feel clever, especially when you ride up to the river with your boat on your bike, then paddle down it with your bike on board your boat. Yes, one of the all-time coolest feelings in my estimation." ~ Roman Dial

  • “Advancements in boats and bikes and other technical gear has allowed those things to be combined more safely and easily, due to the functionality of the bikes and the lightweight durability of the boats these days. The first time someone threw a bike on a boat, it probably didn’t go that well. The boats weren’t up for it. Now the technology makes these trips possible and safer. And the general public is also more in tune that these things are possible. In 2000 there were three Alpacka Raft packrafts in the world, and now there are thousands.” ~Steve “Doom” Fassbinder

  • “I had never heard of anybody else doing it before me. It was my own idea with my first mountain bike. I wanted to explore an area for moose hunting on the far side of the Delta River, a big glacier river in the Alaska Range. I used a Sherpa Packraft to get across, rode buffalo trails, and ended up shooting a moose and using the bike to wheel meat to the river and then ferry it all over in my raft.” ~Roman Dial, of being the first person to pair a bike with a boat in the backcountry." ~ Roman Dial