September 20, 2015
Bikepacking has become a pretty big adventure over the last year. You have seen many new products and events created and supported by big brands this year. One such event was the Salsa Ride Camp. Unfortunately I wasn't able to make this trip but I followed the stories and pictures and it looked like a well-planned and attended event.
In our hometown of Faribault, MN, we have some really nice roads and parks that support bikepacking adventures and we want to take advantage of that. With supporting brands like Salsa, QBP, & Q-Outdoors in our backyard (just a few miles north of us in Bloomington) some of the outdoors best brands are at our finger tips. Brands like Salsa, Surly, Revelate Designs, Nemo, Big Agnes, Outdoor Research, MSR...the list can go on.
October 2-3 we will be using the accommodations of River Bend Nature Center to create a miniature bikepacking event to teach the basics of what to pack, how to pack, & what not to pack. We will also cook up some camp food from Mountain House and enjoy some morning coffee with help from a local brewer.
Besides the camp aspects we'll take a couple rides of which you can choose your capabilities. If you have packable gear we encourage you to pack it up and enjoy the ride! If not, that's quite fine, you can enjoy the ride either way!
For those of you planning to stay over night we will have some give aways that will definitely be beneficial on your next adventure!
If you have any questions, check out our facebook page or give us call (507) 331-2636.