Basic Bikepacking Course - Seattle - 2022

Bikepacking Course

Basic Bikepacking Course

Combine your backpacking and off-pavement cycling skills to experience the joy of travelling off-the beaten path on all types of terrain. Go further than on foot on singletracks trails, gravel and remote logging roads carrying all your essential gear! In this course you will learn how to pack and carry overnight gear on your bike and how to perform common field maintenance tasks.

Info
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.

This course provides a solid foundation in Bikepacking. Topics covered are personal clothing, personal and group gear, loading and carrying gear, trip planning and preparation, camp setup and bike field maintenance.

Course Prerequisites include:

 -  Students must own a mountain bike or gravel bike, or have the capability to rent or borrow a bike capable of riding over an extended period of time/miles, pruimarily off - pavement, on gravel and /or singletrack trails.

 - Students must have overnight backcountry camping experience.

 -  Students must be capable of riding up to 20 miles in a given day, trip and terrain dependent.

 Successful completion will allow the student to participate in Bikepacking outings.

 This course will be conducted in accordance with current Mountaineers COVID-19 protocols.                                                   

Lecture 1: Bikes, Gear, Clothing and Packs -Monday September 19th 2022 6:00-8:00 PM. This lecture is planned to be at the Seattle program center.


Lecture 2: Bike Field Maintenance Monday October 3rd, 2022 6:00-8:000 PM. This workshop is currently planned to be at the Seattle program center.


Lecture 3: Trip Planning and Logistics Monday October 17th, 2022 6:00-8:00 PM. This lecture is planned to be at the Seattle program center.


Check Ride:(Full Gear): TBD Evening, Location: TBD


Field Trip: October 22-23, 2022 Deschutes River or similar location in Eastern Washington.

 Graduation Requirements:

  •  Attend each of the three lectures,
  • Attend the Mountaineers Bikepacking field trip

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
BIKEPACKING LECTURE #1
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Sep 19, 2022
Registration closes Sep 17
5 participants
2 instructors
BIKEPACKING LECTURE #2
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Oct 3, 2022
Registration closes Oct 1
5 participants
2 instructors
Bikepacking Field Trip
Palouse to Cascades Trail
Sat, Oct 15, 2022
Registration opens Aug 17; Instructor registration open now
20 participants
6 instructors
Deschutes River State Recreation Area
Sat, Oct 22, 2022 -
Sun, Oct 23, 2022
Registration closes Oct 20
5 participants
2 instructors
BIKEPACKING LECTURE #3
Seattle Program Center
Mon, Oct 17, 2022
Registration closes Oct 15
5 participants
2 instructors
Roster
Required Equipment
  • Mountain Bike or Gravel Bike 
  • Helmet, eye protection glasses and gloves
  • Bikepacking Bags
  • Optional Daypack
  • Ten Essentials
  • Overnight Backcountry/Backpacking Gear
  • Appropriate Clothing
  • Bike Maintenance Tools
Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.