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Vermont Bikepacking Workshop
June 17 @ 3:00 pm - June 19 @ 3:00 pm
Bikepacking is the cyclist’s equivalent to backpacking – only more fun! Bikepacking differs from bike touring in that the latter is typically confined to paved roads and bike paths. On the other hand, bikepacking tends to prefer a more adventurous approach when connecting point A to B, often seeking out lesser traveled dirt roads, poorly maintained paths, and singletrack trails. Bikepacking adventures can range from quick local overnighters (S240s) to epic cross-country trail rides or full-blown bike expeditions. During this weekend-long bikepacking camp, we’ll share knowledge, tips, and techniques learned through a variety of bikepacking experiences to help give you the confidence to tackle your own adventures.
On Friday we’ll cover a range of topics in an open and welcoming forum, and our seasoned coaches will spend time diving into specifics related to adventure philosophy, bikes and bike fit, bags and camping gear, food strategies and more.
Saturday morning, after a casual breakfast, we’ll dial in bike setups, load up and head out.
Routes will include a little pavement, some dirt, some trail, and a dash of adventure! To meet the needs of a range of riding styles & paces, multiple routes will be available and we’ll split into appropriate groups based on desired level of challenge. Saturday night we’ll camp at a sweet spot, practice preparing some tasty camp meals provided by the Trailhouse, and review & debrief our experiences from the day around the campfire.
At our overnight location there will be opportunities to explore local singletrack on unloaded bikes and demo some rad adventure bikes from our friends at Tanglefoot Cycles.
Sunday morning we’ll pack up and enjoy another day of adventure and learning while making our way back to the Trailhouse.
Bikepacking does require some specialized equipment since you’ll be looking to carry much of your gear on your bike. Recognizing this might be a barrier for some folks, we will have some bag kits and other camping gear available to borrow.
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