4th Annual Group Camping Trip- May 31 edition

By : Lowrah · April 25, 2014

4th Annual Group Camping Trip- May 31 edition

Who:  All WTF cyclists are welcome, especially beginners!
What: Group bike camping trip
Where/ How far:  Carver Park Reserve, 25 miles, almost all on trails
WhenSaturday, May 31Sunday, June 1
How much $: 15.  If cost is a barrier, contact us!  Grease Rag has funds for financial hardship
Why:  Bike camping is fun! (201020122013)
I have reserved enough room for 6 tents/ 12 people.  Reserve your spot with us early!

Update 6/11/2014: Read the trip recaps here!

You can do this

If you can comfortably bike 15 miles, YOU CAN DO THIS!  Please make sure that your bike is tuned up, and ready for a loaded ride.  Air up those tires, make sure your chain is lubed, and really look it over for anything that might cause trouble on the trail.  (*cough* GREASE RAG *cough*)  Everyone should carry a tube and whatever you need to repair a flat.  This trip is especially aimed at beginners and people that have always wanted to bike camp but just haven't gotten around to it yet.

Mandatory planning meeting.

If you are coming camping with us, you are required to attend a planning meeting.  We will go over trip expectations, and make sure people have all of the gear they need. 

(We've reserved the big table in the back of the upstairs room)

Thursday, May 22, 6pm - 8pm
Come with questions, and let's plan! 

Need some extra guidance?

Luckily for us, Grease Rag friend Casey will be teaching Bike Camping 101 to all of our campers!  (Maximum seating is 20, priority is given to campers that have reserved spaces on the camping trip!)

Boneshaker Books
Friday, May 2, 6:30pm
Learn more about this skill share here 

Pack smart, think light

Don't wait until the morning of to pack.  Go on a test run with your gear for a few miles around town.  You'll probably end up realizing you don't need that third pair of shoes, the cast iron skillet or the full size shampoo and conditioner.  Use the fact that this is a group trip to your advantage!  Why carry three 15mm wrenches when you only need one?  A good strategy is to partner up with one or two people (don't be shy!) and figure out who has the lightest tent.  One person could carry it out, and another person could carry it back.

I will add a generic pack-list to the bottom of this post, for your reference.**

The plan.

Meet at 9:30 at Common Roots Cafe on Lyndale.  Roll out at 10.  Feel free to have breakfast, get your caffeine on and hang out.  We will gather on the south side of the building.

We will be taking it EASY.  If you want to go ahead of the group, no problem!!  It is an easy route and you are welcome to go ahead! Bri will be staying with the slowest rider/ Bri will be the slowest rider, so no one will have to ride alone and no one will get left behind.
Once we get there, there is an opportunity to go to the grocery store and liquor store, so don't haul beer and heavy food items out with you.
Fresh Seasons Market
7999 Victoria Drive
Victoria, MN 55386

Victoria Cross Roads Liquor
7999 Victoria Drive
Victoria, MN 55386
In the AM, people are free to leave when they want.  We will try to do an earlyish breakfast and then slow roll back to Minneapolis.

You are responsible for yourself.

We are here to support you, but you are responsible for yourself!  Know when to hydrate, when to eat, and when to ask for help.  =] 

Looking forward to camping with you!!!
-Kara & Bri

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