Mon, Jul 11|
Absolute Basics for the Backcountry: How to Plan a Bikepacking Trip
Skip the youtube vids, and skip the beginner mistakes. Learn from us how to get into the backcountry!
Time & Location
Jul 11, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Seattle, 434 Yale Ave N Suite B, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
About the event
Quit using Alltrails (seriously). We'll teach you how to plan a trip, starting from the very beginning of where to find trails all the way to planning your route and tracking conditions. We'll share our favorite resources to help you plan successful, safe, and fun trips. We'll also teach you how to approach bikepacking trips as compared to backpacking trips, and focus on the nuances of biking instead of on-foot travel. Then you'll plan a trip for yourself!
This course is a part of our backpacking and bikepacking series! We at Gearhouse want to get as many different kinds of people outside, so we’re running a series to teach you absolutely everything you’d need to know to get out into the backcountry. We'll talk how to pack a bike, gear, trail selection, weight (you don’t need to be ultralight to have a lighter pack!), food, safety: we will cover it all. At the end of this series, you’ll be confident in your skills to get you and your friends out on the trail, and we'll plan a trip to put your knowledge to the test.
Part 1 of 4, 6/14: Intro to Backcountry Systems
Part 2 of 4, 6/21: Food and Cooking Basics
Part 3a of 4, 6/28: How to Pack a Backpack
Part 3b of 4, 6/30: How to Pack a Bike and Bike Gear Basics
Part 4a of 4, 7/5: How to Plan a Backpacking Trip
Part 4b of 4, 7/7: How to Plan a Bikepacking Trip
Bikepacking Social Hour$0.00