Bikepacking Field Trip

Field trip: Basic Bikepacking Course

Bikepacking Field Trip - Ancient Lake

Overnight field trip, riding to and from destination with camping

  • *Varies*
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft


This field trip is intended to ready students for a life time of bikepacking in the great outdoors.

There is no water at this site.  I will be moving water in the night before.


students will earn:

instructors will earn:


Ancient Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • 10 Essentials
  • Bike gear: This includes things like your bike, helmet, packs and lights.
  • Shelter: Remember your tent, tarp, bivy or hammock.
  • Sleep system: A sleeping bag rated to weather and temp, and pad are the two must-have items.
  • Cooking: Bring a stove, fuel, lighter, mug, pot and spork.
  • Water: Pack a water filter, purification tablets and a water reservoir or bottles.
  • Clothing: You'll want clothes for riding, like bike shorts, jerseys, socks, rain gear and bike gloves, and clothes for camp, such as underwear, a warm hat and a puffy coat.
  • Navigation: Essentials include a map, compass and route description. Many people bring a GPS and/or smartphone.
  • Hygiene/toiletries: Make sure you have sunscreen, lip balm, toothpaste and toilet paper.
  • Bike repair tools: Be prepared with things like spare tubes, a patch kit, pump, tire levers and a mult-tool.
  • Miscellaneous: Camera and a journal are some of the extra items you might want.
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