Blue Mound Bikepacking

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 - 9:00 am through Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 - 1:00 pm

In Progress / Completed
Leaders: Chase Flackey
Jacob Ng

Event Information

Description

Come be a part of the first ever Hoofers bikepacking trip! It’s like backpacking, but on a bike. We’ll be biking out to Blue Mounds (approximately 30 miles of bike path) with all our gear strapped to our bikes (and our backs) to set up camp and then ride some sweet singletrack. I am on the hunt for motivated individuals to lead trips like this in the future, so please send me an email if you’re interested in becoming a biking leader! Previous backpacking and biking experience are extremely useful, so if you have these skills reach out to me and I will move heaven and earth to get you on this trip, even if it is already full.

 

There are no biking ratings required to sign up and participate in this trip, but you MUST be comfortable spending up to three hours in the saddle pedalling at a moderate pace. Previous mountain biking experience is not required, but solid general bike handling skills are critical to a safe and fun trip. We will be taking a mixture of road and mountain bikes. Hoofers will provide the bikes/gear needed for the trip, and a personal gear list will be established at a pre-trip meeting.

 

Trip Itinerary:

 

Friday Evening 10/11: Pack all gear into panniers/dry bags and set up bikes for trip.

 

Saturday 10/12

  • 9:00am

    • Meet at boathouse, finish packing gear.

  • 10:00am

    • Leave for Blue Mounds

  • 2:00pm

    • Arrive at Blue Mounds, set up camp, eat lunch.

  • 3:00pm-6:00pm

    • Ride singletrack/road at blue mounds. 

Sunday 10/13

  • 9:00AM

    • Pack gear, depart for Madison

  • 11:00AM

    • Stop at Riley’s Tavern for pancake breakfast (approx $7)

  • 1:00PM

    • Arrive in Madison, unload bikes, and depart on our merry way. 

Expected Cost:

  • Approximately $20 per person. This includes campsite, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at Riley’s Tavern. :)

Event Type
Trip

Participants

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Waiting List

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