What: Beginner Friendly 2-day, 1-night Bikepacking Trip

When: June 25 & 26, all day

Register: On CCN here (capped at 6 participants). Email info@livcyclingvancouver.com with questions.

Cost: $10

Who: Join Dropbar/Liv Vancouver’s experienced bikepackers, Heidi and Anne, on a beginner friendly mini-adventure! This trip is great for those who are new to bike packing and want to test out their set-up and work out all the bugs!

Pre-trip Zoom meeting: We will have a virtual pre-trip Zoom meeting on June 22 to meet everyone virtually and discuss the trip in more detail (Zoom meeting link to be sent on registration).

Logistics: Meet at Dropbar Cycles in Squamish at noon on June 25th and get everything packed on our bikes. We can then grab a pre-trip treat at the Tall Tree Bakery and then head off on our adventure!

It’s just under 20 km to our lakeside destination and about 15 km of that is on paved road, with a few potential stops and detours on the way, depending on how the group feels! The last 5 km the road turns to a rougher, steeper trail. Riders should expect some water crossings, a few hike-a-bikes and having to carry/lift your bike over some barriers (but don’t worry, teamwork helps with this)!

We will arrive at our destination in the late afternoon and set up camp for the evening. The next morning, we will get a gentle start and start packing up to head home! Expect to arrive back at Dropbar Cycles sometime in the early afternoon.

Equipment: Gravel, cyclocross, light mountain bike or similar are recommended (contact us if you have any questions or concerns)!

You will also need the following:

– Sleeping set up (i.e. tent/sleeping bag and pad)
– Food (snacks for 2 days of riding, dinner and breakfast)
– Stove/pots (depending on what people want to bring. There is also a potential for grabbing breakfast at Fergie’s Cafe the next morning as well)
– Water (we will have potential areas to collect water and filter it, but we recommended bringing enough for the whole trip, 2 to 4 L depending on weather and your personal consumption)
– Change of clothes (depending on your comfort level we recommend 1 to 2 cycling shorts, clothes to change into at cam, and a warmer layer in case it gets chilly)
– Spare tube/patches/tools
– Bags/system to carry everything on your bike (riding with everything on your back is possible, but pretty uncomfortable)
– Shoes for walking around camp (if you don’t want to tromp around in your bike shoes)
– Helmet/sunglasses/bike stuff

What you’ll get: A two-day guided bikepacking trip