Join us for a series of workshops that celebrate bike touring and helps you plan a bike overnight or multi-day trip, while making some new buddies along the way.
Led by Gladys Bikes and Becky Newman of Makeshifter Canvas Works, participants will connect with other tour-curious cyclists and build the knowledge and confidence to embark on a two-wheeled adventure.
WHO IS IT FOR?
We aim to have a diverse group of riders with varying levels of touring experience, all there to learn some tips, meet some pas and get inspiration to get out on the road this summer.
WHEN IS IT AND WHAT WILL BE COVERED?
All workshops held on Thursdays, 5:30-7pm at a city park (TBD).
Workshop #1 (May 4): Bike Touring 101
Buzz words demystified: bike touring, bikepacking, or bike camping?
Get comfy on your bike with fit tips from Leah
Learn what to bring and how to pack it
Tips for assembling gear on a budget
Workshop #2 (May 18): Route Planning + Bike Repair Pt. 1
Learn about the piles of navigation & planning resources available in the internet age
Play with route-planning & navigation tools
Three ride-to-camp weekend trips you can start from your doorstep!
On the road maintenance lesson #1
Workshop #3 (June 1): Packing Practice + Gear Swap + Bike Repair Pt. 2
Checkout bikes loaded up by experienced tourists
Mock-up your bike for your first trip
On the road maintenance lesson #2
$25, WHICH GETS YOU:
Three weeks of workshops!
Discounts on gear from Makeshifter Canvas Works & Gladys Bikes!
Guest workshop leaders at every session!
A cool zine packed with doodles and infobits!