Southern Campout – 21-22 September 2019

Let’s go bikecamping!

We’ll be riding out for a fun bike-powered overnighter to coincide with the #SouthernCampout – the Southern Hemisphere’s annual spring bike overnight 21/22 September, and we’d love you to come along.

As if that wasn’t enough, it’s also Intergalactic Surly Day!

Our choice for the route is an old favourite – riding from the shop, we’ll head up the Hawea River on the track, pause at Hawea for second breakfast, then along the lake front trail and out towards Dingle Burn, camping up for the night at Turihuka Conservation Area on the way to the Hunter Valley.

Where are we going?

Check out the route on RideWithGPS

Who’s in charge here?

This is a self contained overnight bike camp – you’ll need to carry whatever you’ll be needing for the night, your food and have the ability to fix your bike if it all goes (further) south! But also in the spirit of bikepacking, you can expect your fellow riders to lend a hand…

Find out more on our Facebook event page.

See you there!

We meet from 9.30am at the bike shop, leaving around 10am and picking up other riders en route (Hawea Sailz Café about 11am for about an hour pause and the road end a couple of hours after we leave Hawea). If you can’t make the start, don’t worry – just go at your own pace and meet us there!