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Winter Bike Week: Spokengear Sub-24 Bikecamping
February 2 @ 5:30 pm - February 3 @ 12:00 pmFree
We’re interested in hosting a Winter Sub 24hr Bikepacking Trip and we’re hoping some of you are interested in coming along! Have you wanted to give this whole winter camping thing a shot, but just haven’t done it yet? Training for a Winter Ultra and want to test out your kit? Well, this trip is designed just for you! Join us on a low key introductory course on camping from the bike in the winter. The group will ride together to a pre-determined location, enjoy some time around a fire, cook a warm meal with your preferred means of cooking, bivy overnight and then bike back the next morning.
We HIGHLY recommend adhering to the gold standard of winter ultra packing lists provided by the AH135, Tuscobia Winter Ultra, Etc as a guide for your packing list. DON’T LET THE ITEMS ON THIS LIST STOP YOU FROM PARTICIPATING. There are resources out there in our community for you to use to fill in some of the gaps, and we will direct you to them should you need!
COPIED FROM AH135 Website
*Minus-20F degrees sleeping bag or colder rating.
*Insulated sleeping pad – minimum 20″ by 48″
*Bivy sack or tent
*Firestarter (matches or lighter).
*8 fl. oz. fuel
*Pot (min. volume is 1 pint)
*2-qt (64 fl. oz.) or just under 2 liters, insulated water container. *Headlamp or flashlight. Suggest minimum ~100 lumen good for *12 hours Bring a spare, the cold eats batteries.
*Flashing red LED lights (and spare batteries), both on front and back bike
*Everyone must have at least 10 square inches of reflective material on front and 10 square inches on the back of the person for this event
*Whistle on a string around the neck to call for help, because your mouth is too numb to yell.
*1-day of readily edible food at ALL times (3000 calories)
*Helmet for bikers
*Extreme conditions mittens, headgear and outerwear.
*Down sweater, spare undershirt/socks etc.
*Duct tape, vaseline, sunglasses, lip balm, moleskin, ibuprofen, etc.
*Reflective vest good idea.
*5,000-7,000 calories of food, preferably items which remain chewable at way below zero and colder.
We wanted to put this out there NOW so you could take time to mark off your Calendar, start getting your gear together, and use us as a resource to answer your questions!
More details will be revealed as the event gets closer!