Calling Bicycle-Campers Worldwide!

Swift Industries invites you to pack up and skip town for a solstice bike-overnight

Swift Campout is pedaling to camp with all of your belongings strapped to your bicycle, and setting up camp in a serene spot with the sound of frogs chirping in the distance. Swift Campout is an ode to the simple pleasure of camp coffee, fly fishing at dawn, it’s rediscovering the lost art of lying in a field braiding tall-grass. Swift Campout is a celebration of the longest day and the first summer night.

Wherever you may be, ride your bike to camp and settle in for a night under starry skies. Go explore the coast range of California, hang a hammock in the Umatilla wilderness, or wake to camp-coffee at Stargazer Farm Camp. Discover the solitude of an uncharted spot or head into the hills with a bunch of friends. Your call.

This is about autonomy and sense-of-place.

Sign up to mark the map with your campout, then invite friends far and wide to band together for a night afield.

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Who’s camping?

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Blue Mounds 30 miles each way

What's your go-to camp meal?

Chocolate

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I love my Mountain Hardware sleeping bag!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

LBS

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope! Love bike packing

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

My pup! His name is Spoke

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Cross Check

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The feeling of being completely self reliant

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

vancouver island

What's your go-to camp meal?

bangers and mash potatoes w sauteed greens + chocolate and whiskey

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

swift paloma handlebar bag

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Martina and Jason

Is this your first bike-overnight?

NOPE!

What kind of bike are you riding?

surly long haul trucker

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

human powered movement at a pace where I can get muddy, go fast, or take in the scenery and smell the roses

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Portland to Panther Creek Campground near Carson Washington. Meeting up with other riders coming from various locations for the Bicycle Quarterly Un-Meeting. 55 miles one way.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Scrambled eggs with chorizo and peppers.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Snowpeak double-wall 7oz titanium mug without handles. Feels like a Rolex for coffee.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Swift Blog

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes! Mason Hill Rabble Rousers and members of Team Velocult.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Ocean Air Rambler 650b rando-rig.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Being self contained, getting out there under my own power, sharing good company, stars, campfires, coffee, beer...

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Get up in the morning and pick a campsite according to where the weather looks best in a 50-60 mile radius

What's your go-to camp meal?

Whatever look good at the store that morning

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Eno hammock - hammocks are the best camping improvement in 20 years

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Various blogs, insta, fb

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Hopefully

What kind of bike are you riding?

2012 Salsa chili con crosso

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

You get to do the whole trip under the sky with no barriers

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

TBA but it will be family friendly and FUN!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Red beans and rice.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My portable hammock.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Xtracycle staff member.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yep! Joyride Bicycle Collective.

What kind of bike are you riding?

EdgeRunner 24D.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because it combines two of my favorite things: bike rides and camp fires!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Harold Parker State Forest - about 24 miles or so with 6 miles of mixed-terrain and single track.

What's your go-to camp meal?

It's hard to choose.  I eat whatever the last grocery store has in stock that's vegan!  My last multi-day tour consisted of no fewer than 2-4 bagels with avocado, salt, cucumber, milled flaxseed, and a couple bananas on the  side per day!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My favorite piece of gear is a stick of flint and a steel knife. It's a reliable way to start fires, more retro-grouchy than friction shifters, and it's been fashionable for a few thousand years.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Word of mouth via the internet

Is this your first bike-overnight?

As a group, yes - but this won't be my first rodeo.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Cambridge Bicycle - we're more of an amalgamation than a posse, though.

What kind of bike are you riding?

My Elephant Bikes National Forest Explorer with Shimano 5700/CX mix,  Thunder Burt Tires,  Brooks Swift saddle, and Blackburn outpost front rack.  Should be a great time!

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It mixes two of my passionate interests: cycling at a snail's pace and facing the fear of getting mauled by a bear in the middle of a night.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Mt. Diablo. Distance is about 7 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Salami, carrot sticks, and coffee.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Atlantis and tyvek sleeping sack.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No, just me.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Rivendell Atlantis.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's simple and quiet.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Nestucca River

What's your go-to camp meal?

Chana Masala & Jasmine Rice

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Crocs to keep it ???? in Ranch'O Relax'O

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Internet 2.0

Is this your first bike-overnight?

For my coffee cup it is.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa Fargo

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Hill bombs, and the hill bombs.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We are rolling 30 miles from Portland to Champoeg State Heritage Area, with kids in tow.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Breakfast burritos

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Morakniv Companion HD. Chop veggies for dinner, then go baton firewood.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

It's just out there in the aether.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No ma'am.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Kindergarteners are my posse.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Big Dummy, because it's named after what I am.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because it makes the journey and the destination worthwhile.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Going to ride from Hwy 12 south on the shoulder of Mt. Adams through Gifford Pinchot and just ramble around the lakes and rivers for a few days (Th-Mon). Hopefully find some good fishing down there.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Salami tacos: a folded slice of salami or two with an apple or avocado slice inside, topped with a line of that squeezable goat cheese.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I like using my Kelty tarp shelter, it's lightweight and keeps the rain off. Way better than a tent and easier to pitch than a hammock.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Friends

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I'm leaving by myself but will probably ride with the Un-Meeting folks on Saturday.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa Fargo 29er

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's a nice reason to leave Seattle. Honestly, it's such a great feeling to just ride knowing you are free to get as far as you want and just make camp for the night

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Oakland/Berkeley East Bay hills!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Burritos...and whiskey

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

The titanium spork is the most overbuilt piece of camping gear.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, but I want to do it more often.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes, and no.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Rock Lobster CX bike.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's such a great break from the usual routine, and a wonderful way to spend time with friends.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Ann Lake, near Big Lake, Minnesota. Lots of places in this state end in Lake (or are actual lakes). It'll be 50ish miles each way.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Hot dogs, chips and shitty beer with good people. That last part is key.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

This is a difficult question. I could talk about my bike and how it takes me everywhere. I could talk about quality socks that allow me to actually enjoy anything involving my feet. I could also talk about packs or knives or flasks or stoves or tools. But really, my favorite piece of gear is a flannel shirt. It's simple. I'm always wearing one and have one with me, no matter how hot the summer night. It keeps me warm when it's cold and keeps the bugs off my arms when the 'skeeters are hungry. I do love me some flannel

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram. A cyclist I follow in Portland shared something about Swift a couple years ago. So I started lurking and liked the occasional post. Now here we are.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Negative. I've done a handful of S24Os in the past. It's a perfect way to escape for a night.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I am heading out with a posse, and, yes, it does have a name. I'll be riding with the All-City homies for their Solstice Campout. It'll be a riot.

What kind of bike are you riding?

My beloved Niner RLT9 Steel named Falcor (after the Luck Dragon in "The Neverending Story) will be accompanying me on this journey. We've ridden a lot together, Falcor and I. And we've got many, many, many more miles together in the future.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Camping is one of my favorite things to do. If I need to camp by car, I'll do it. If I can backpack, that's cool too. But bikepacking allows me to escape the automobile and take me further than my feet can handle while backpacking. In short, it is the feeling of independence and moderate accomplishment that draws me to camping by bicycle.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

somewhere in the north island. nothing more than 50kms offroad. it is going to be the shortest day of the year for us so we will keep it prompt and full of comfort.

What's your go-to camp meal?

peanut butter

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

soon

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

how did i not hear about swift campout!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

na

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Sibley Regional, a 4.5 mile climb uphill from the heart of Rockridge in Oakland to deep in the nature in the hills.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Red Beans and Rice and andouille sausage (cooked at home and reheated with some french bread)

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Rivendell Saddlesack

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Camped out last year.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes, no name

What kind of bike are you riding?

Rivendell Hunqapillar

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Get further, faster than hiking. Better access to areas you couldn't get to easily on foot.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

To Bowman Lake, past Polebridge, MT on the western edge of Glacier National Park. 42 miles or so from Columbia Falls, MT.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Fire roasted vegetable medely

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Inflatable, multi-colored, lantern. It rulez!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Via the internet

Is this your first bike-overnight?

-

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Dangerboys/Dangergirls!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Straggler

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

You can get dangerous!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Malvern, IA- 32 miles from Omaha's Old Market

What's your go-to camp meal?

Vegan Marshmallows!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Not camping gear, but my Swift Scout Motto Tool Roll. I forget it is there.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Omaha Bicycle Company!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Si

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

The Omaha Bicycle Company Bike Gang

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Straggler

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Bikes + Outside= duh

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Root River State Trail in Southern MN. It's s 42 mile bike trail from Houston to Lanesboro. If you are interested in joining please email.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Curry!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Love my Hennessy Hammock.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Gear Junky

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yed

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Not yet, but if I did it would be called bicycle thunder pants.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Yuba Mondo

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Different strokes.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Carbon Glacier - Ipsut Creek

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beans, rice and tortilla

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Paloma Handlebar bag.  For a bike that doesn't have a lot of front load potential, this is the perfect fit for quick access gear.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Everybody's talking about it!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Fleet Foxes

What kind of bike are you riding?

333 Fab E.L.F. (Every Lane Enduro)

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Self reliance, shredding trail, urban to rural transitions, varying surfaces, miles of pedaling.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Portland Maine to Popham Beach, its roughly 50 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Chili either from a can or made over the fire.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My favorite piece of gear is my camp stove, its an esbit alcohol stove, it so simple it makes bike camping much easier.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The swift website!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, but I am bringing a lot of first timers!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

EverywhereButPortland

What kind of bike are you riding?

Current plan is a Surly LHT, its for sale so it might end up being my Surly Steamroller.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love camping by bicycle because it adds to the adventure of camping. Its not just about going into the woods, its about the journey and experience of getting there. In the end the stories around the campfire are way better.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Hummus

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Sleeping Pad

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I work at Gladys

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

no

What kind of bike are you riding?

Panasonic 1984

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Yes

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We plan on going to a place called peacock flats which is the north west part of Oahu

What's your go-to camp meal?

Probably some canned goods and dried fish

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My new cannondale slate

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Me and a group of friends did this camp last year

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, this is my 2nd one

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No name posse Hahahah,

What kind of bike are you riding?

A cannondale slate, only one in Hawaii

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Love the little adventure on this small island

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Ledges State Park, just North of Des Moines, Iowa. About 43 miles of road, paved trail, & a touch of gravel.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Paydays, apples

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My camp chair. Don't remember the brand right off but it's comfy.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram?

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Maybe. Think the people I asked forgot.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Straggler

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Its fun!

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

somewhere around Fort Collins, CO. The planning is yet to happen

What's your go-to camp meal?

Coffee

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

my Wald basket. It can fit everything.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Stuffed Crust Cycling Club

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Cross Check

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Its the perfect pace to see your environment.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

headed to the haunted tracks by old ghost road, oh bout 8 or so miles out from downtown baltimore

What's your go-to camp meal?

sin dogs n booze

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

wal-mart children's dino tent

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

how didn't i???

Is this your first bike-overnight?

nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

yep. the swamp ass rat squad reconnaissance division

What kind of bike are you riding?

my diamond blue party barge (all city space horse)

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

hangin w the fam. teachin c2w n the meat the finer points of shotgunnin bohs.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Del Valle Regional Park, Livermore.  Hoping to make a 50 mile one way trip from the South Bay.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I can't seem to stop wearing my softshell hoody.  Even when it's stained and ripped up.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Social media!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes, this will be my first ever bike-overnight.  Once everything goes well.  It won't be my last!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Looking to meet the ride leaders from Boyz on the Hoods and Box dog bikes.  It is their event and it's always good to hang with a group!

What kind of bike are you riding?

My all city space horse.  I initially built it as an around the town/porteur bike for carrying pizzas and beers.  But after some gearing adjustments on this versatile frame.  It's now a touring bike that might just be too much for me to handle.  Will find out soon enough.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

China Camp, 25-30 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Peanut Butter by the spoonful

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

GSI pour over coffee sock... because coffee.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Word of mouth and lots of instagram posts.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I am leaving from Huckleberry Bike Shop in a group organized by Francisco Grajales.

What kind of bike are you riding?

2015 Jamis Coda Comp

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because I get to see so much more than any other form of travel. I love to ride my bike and and I love to camp so why not.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Marseille

What's your go-to camp meal?

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Is this your first bike-overnight?

BMW R 1200 GS

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Breanna

What kind of bike are you riding?

Yamaha FZR 1000

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

1975

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Carpinteria state beach California 60 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Whatever is on hand.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My coffee grinder. Nothing better than a fresh cup 1st thing in the morning.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Facebook

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Ein Bier Bitte cycling

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly disc trucker

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Freedom

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

The Fjords. 80km round trip.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Couscous

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Aeropress and merino hoody

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Entered last year.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Fingers crossed!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Touring bike, maybe the fatbike.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Refreshes the soul

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Cherry Plain State Park, with a pit stop at the Beer Diviner in Stephentown

What's your go-to camp meal?

Sardines and hot sauce

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Grand Trunk hammock w/ mosquito net and rain fly

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Swift's website

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

The girldfriend and a friend or two, but not really a posse

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Pacer

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Riding bikes and camping are two of my favorite things, its only natural

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Lac Drolet

What's your go-to camp meal?

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Is this your first bike-overnight?

Kawa KLE500

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Milton

What kind of bike are you riding?

Bandit 400V

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

1975

Is this your first bike-overnight?

nope

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa Mukluk, PX-10, or.....

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Cedar Hill State Park, Texas is about 25 miles (40.2 km) away. Give or take a few miles depending on the route.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Freeze dried meals and beer. Mountain House makes a really good breakfast skillet. And beer.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Mag Industries SOLITAIRE LED flashlight. It's small, runs on 1 AAA battery and I can put it under my hat next to my ear when I need both hands.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

My friends have done it the past few years.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Posse of sweat hogs and a few six-packs.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Soma Wolverine http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h6/allsendless1/Screen%20Shot%202016-06-19%20at%2010.14.26%20AM_zpstnaekvc7.png

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I enjoy getting away from modern distractions for a few days while drinking beer in the woods with friends.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Pedernales State Park & Krause Creek (Hill Country of Texas)

What's your go-to camp meal?

Peanut Butter and Tortillas

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Head Lamp and Camp-Coffee set up

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I was a participant in the 2015 #swiftcampout !!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Friendly members from local cycling teams: Beat The Clock Cycling Team + Team Yacht Club

What kind of bike are you riding?

Vintage Schwinn Touring Bike

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Overcoming obstacles, sense of personal accomplishment, spending time with great people, and of course- making coffee outside!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

I believe the plan is to ride out with BTCC and camp at a honey/mead farm. ~150 miles total

What's your go-to camp meal?

Freezer pizza on a fire

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

A good tarp can do just about everything

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Friends

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Beat the clock cycling

What kind of bike are you riding?

All city macho man

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Allows you to get far away and make the whole trip the adventure. Also allow the destination to not always be the best part of the trip

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Somewhere within 50 miles of philadelphia

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

From VeloOrange

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no

What kind of bike are you riding?

Heron Wayfarer

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Freedom

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Hoping to join someone else's camp out.

What's your go-to camp meal?

I use to like to do sausages and beer with some onions. I started a new no-meat diet, so I'm not sure what I'll come up with.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I really dig my MSR pocket rocket and I'm stoked about my Surly LHT.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I saw an Instagram picture advertising those sweet patches.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, I've solo toured from SF to San Diego and have done a few over nighters in the local San Diego area.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Not at this moment.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Disc Trucker... It's dope.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Everything about it. I enjoy the freedom of bicycling on the road, set-up camp and chilling by a fire meeting new people. I've meet some really rad people and want to get in touch with people that would like to do this kind of stuff more often.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

French Creek State Park , from Philly. 'Bout 50 miles, at least half on the Schuylkill River Trail.. easy pace, lotsa stops, NO DROP!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Sausage and beans and stuff. Maybe Rice. Beer.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I do def luv my Swift Ozette rando front thang.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instaworld, friends talkin.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Posse for sure, all welcome to join. Hmm. Let's call it The Bicycle Revolutions Brother-N-Sisterhood Of The Wacky 2-Wheeled Wonder.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Velo Orange Pass Hunter

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Great escape from all the other junk we all usually gotta deal with!!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Charlestown Farm in Phoenixville, PA. It's a 40 mile ride from Center City Philadelphia

What's your go-to camp meal?

S'mores

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Silk sleeping bag liner - perfect as it's own sleeping bag in the Summer!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Bikepacking Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Definitely a posse, no name yet

What kind of bike are you riding?

Cannondale Synapse

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Camping by bike lets you travel farther to a campsite without having to drive. It also makes you really boil down what you can bring on your bike - nice and simple!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Bicycle Quarterly un-meeting. 120 miles via Portland to Mt. Hood to Carson, WA.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Trader Joes boil a bag punjab chloey.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Swift rando bag on the bike. Eno hammock once camp is setup.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

swifts website

Is this your first bike-overnight?

nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

#supple #rinko

What kind of bike are you riding?

Custom rando frame built by Hensel Cycles.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I really like riding my bike and I like to camp.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Freeman Park in Carolina Beach, about a 30-mile ride from Oak Island

What's your go-to camp meal?

Marshmallows and beer.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

This is my first bikepacking trip, I'll let you know when I get home.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Through our trip captain.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I'm heading out with a band of pirates in search of the buried treasures of Edward Teach.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Bianchi roadie on new knobby tires

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Refer to earlier response.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

South West England... not sure

What's your go-to camp meal?

Bacon or steak

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Knife, divvy bag and book. All essential items

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Crew Deep Crew

What kind of bike are you riding?

AWOL and a FOCUS

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because it's awesome and because i can shred the gnar then sleep the gnar

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Takhlakh Lake, Gifford Pinchot Nat'l Forest - ~ 110 miles unless something goes weird

What's your go-to camp meal?

Curry with chicken, veggies & rice

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Sriracha2Go 1.69 oz

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Martina gave me a sticker and a postcard. I'm coming back for a patch.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Team Energy Cubes (Assuming they're not too beat up this year)

What kind of bike are you riding?

Samuel Hellborne

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Its hecka legit and lot of hitting sweet trails with friends for a few days.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Im heading to Drumheller, Alberta,Canada, will be about 120 km  

What's your go-to camp meal?

Usually 1 pot pasta/ couscous/quinoa with some sausage

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My favority piece of gear is my little stove, makes a huge difference in your day hot coffee in the morning, nourishing food at night is compact light and to me indispensable gear

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

A friend of mine has a patch and also mentioned it to me last year, but i couldnt make it.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, is the first of the season hoping to do a few more at least

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

The usual crew is scorchers yyc, we ride fixies near and far our number of members vary for every ride, this time im going solo is part of a kids cancer charity im doing called great cycle challenge canada.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Is a Cross bike with the heart of a tourer :) got a rack front bag/frame bag makes keeps the bike light and nimble

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I like how you see and feel so many things you can not see on a car so the journey becomes part of the experience making the destination that much more enjoyable.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

A secret spot on Sauvie's Island, probably 20 miles one way.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Tsampa and po cha

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

An Arc'teryx hoody that I can wear whether it's 40° or 70°

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Limberlost instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I wish, I don't know any bike camper people yet

What kind of bike are you riding?

Specialized AWOL

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

You see and feel things you'd never see or feel in a car

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

18-20 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Dogs and beer.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Bob trailer.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Bicycle Times

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa Fargo.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Sleeping out under the stars and riding bikes what's not to live.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We will be heading to Devils Lake State Park, it's about 80 miles from home and a perfect ride for June.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Black beans!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My panniers of course!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I follow Swift closely!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, we travel often by bicycle.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

My husband, Chris.

What kind of bike are you riding?

90's Cannondale.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Nothing is better than traveling by bicycle, you get to take everything in to the utmost extent. It's work that is worth every mile of it. Arriving to camp is the greatest reward.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Not sure yet. Hoping to find a group of dirty cyclists to share some beers and stories with

What's your go-to camp meal?

I have eaten more PB&J's on tour than any of you. Not sure if I'm proud of that but they fueled me and I always got to where I was going.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

def my REI sleeping mat. Its nearly as good as my bed at home and I sleep like a pretty little princess.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The Instantgrams

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Will be my first group overnight thingy but I've cycled some roads and slept some places before.

What kind of bike are you riding?

My touring bike is a very sturdy specialized rockhopper. She is mean and old, thats why I call her Pearls, because Pearl is a grandma's name, and grandmas are mean and old.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The Romance. Me, a road, a bike, sweat, dirt, food, water, put them in a blender and BAM: true love.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Either to the coast or to Bald Mountain! About 30 miles in either direction.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Sausage!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Wool socks!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Smoke signals!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

SCUMB is a dirtbag social club with a mission to get high on dirt and create a fun, positive, inclusive, and super-weird bike culture in Sonoma County!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Bruce Gordon Lock-n-Load!

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Get free, get high, get loose, get weird, get natural!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

still not decided yet, we enjoy the desert of south isreal but June is too hot to even try, maybe the north where the nature is still green and the Jordan river can be a great off road trail.

What's your go-to camp meal?

black coffee four cups at least in one night, tahini, nuts, fruits, dried dates ( that's something between fruits and dry fruits), kuskus!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

last camp we did mark brought a battery charged grilanda lights, we slept in the heart of the desert and it was too bright to use, so the stove is good enough, it makes everything feel too comfortable.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

riders we enjoy watching around the world social media account i guess.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no, the second together, we met throw the internet,Instagram bike dating..

What kind of bike are you riding?

mark is more into bike packing style, salsa Fargo with tight gear, i'm riding a surly lht.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

home is everywhere and you have something to talk about afterwards for a week or two.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Leaving from our shop in Old Seminole Heights we will be riding through the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve and camping on the Withlacoochee river at the legendary Freeman Dude Ranch. Approximate ride distance each day is 45-45 miles. Terrain will include hobo trails, railroad tracks, single-track, double-track, farm roads and some highway riding. Temperatures are expected to be 95+ with 90% humidity.

What's your go-to camp meal?

A tall-boy of TBBC Reef Donkey and an almond butter, banana, honey sandwich. Followed by some pine-needle tea spiked with whiskey.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Ocean Air Docena rando+ bag and the new King Cage ManyThing Cage!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Swifty friends.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

We have an informal group. Not quite a posse. More along the lines of squad.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Cinelli Zydeco with Campy 10-speed, Surly Knards, Nitto rando rack w/ Ocean Air Docena bag, Porcelain Rocket Mr. Fusion and LOTS of water!

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I enjoy the complete freedom and anonymity it provides.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Getting out of the desert for a bit.  

What's your go-to camp meal?

Burritos now and forever  

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bike the faithful stead

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Through Transit Cycles last year

Is this your first bike-overnight?

The first Swift Campout was my first bike overnighter.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

We will be deciding that here soon.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Soma Double Cross

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The chance to take it slow and steady and really get to see your surroundings when you're riding not in the city limits

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We're planning a family trip to Vermont

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beans and Rice!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Swift Mini Roll Tops!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

My sister

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes ma'am!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Little Brooklyn Bike Campers

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly LHT

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

TDB :)

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

No set destination,I live in the Yarra Valley so will probably head out Warburton way depending on the weather as it will be winter solstice here. Probably ride 40-50km

What's your go-to camp meal?

Something vegan and probably bread based. I bake woodfired sourdough bread so plan on "breadpacking" might make some hommous and take some spreads to have with bread? Fruit toast for breakfast sounds good.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My thermarest Neo air is pretty comfortable.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Bikepacking sites on the interwebz

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Hoping to get some more vegan bikepackers along.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa El Mariachi which I've just put some woodchippers on to give me a dropbar gravel road machine.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Riding bikes is just fun especially out in the bush and nature and having all that you need on your bike to spend one or more nights out is a bonus.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ odds are, someplace in Washington or Oregon.

What's your go-to camp meal?

lots and lots of calories. often something cheap and clever that I've put lots of thought and intention into. alternatively, whatever I purchased at the last gas 'n sip.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

big picture- my bicycle. It gets me where I want to go. more specifically, sleeping bag (temp. appropriate, never not down)/pad (ThermaRest NeoAir). I love to lay around in a cozy and comfortable fashion after working hard on the bike.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

the crack marketing team at Swift Industries.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

will probably roll with a group. team name/ trip theme usually develops organically as the event approaches.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Soma DoubleCross with frame and fork mods by Haulin Colin, aka Cyclefab LLC.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love the freedom and flexibility that bike camping affords. the amount of terrain that can be covered on a bike, while still interacting intimately with the environment, can lend to really exciting and unique experiences. I also love the challenge of being prepared for any weather, way finding, mechanical, or physical issues that may arise. it's these challenges of camping by bike that provide me with a mental and emotional reset- any stressors from the day-to-day grind disappear once the bags are packed and the wheels are spinning.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Anywhere!! no plans as of yet, working on them currently.....

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Vashon Island chilling in the Puget Sound is our nearby destination of choice, but we might have to bust out some urban camping due to baby delivery.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Burritos, collard wraps & left-over PIZZZZZA!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Camp stove my Pops made out of a beer can.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The grams.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, we've got a handful under our belt but getting engaged during last year's Swift Campout definitely takes the cake.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

#TEAMPINE

What kind of bike are you riding?

Depends on how many babies I have to pack. Either my single speed fatty or a 35+ year old mountain bike/drop bar converted adventure rig.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Two of the most fun things to do outside and time seems to disappear. Best combo!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We are heading near a tiny lake called " Les Nouettes" in Normandy! It's 50 km far.

What's your go-to camp meal?

It depends! We are many. There are eaters of sausages, eaters of tofu... There will be the choice.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

We love all the piece of gear on our bikes... But our favorite is the bottle opener!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

By our networks cycle friends.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes, we shall be a twenty! We are the Guidoline Team!!!

What kind of bike are you riding?

No matter the bike, if it carries us to the camp... But we'll show you some pics!

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

We will sleep under the stars and we'll make our own fire with friends! Who could ask for anything more?

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

rollin' to a view spot on a hill, it's called the "bernsteinfelsen". there you have an awesome view over the "Rheinebene".

What's your go-to camp meal?

MEAT/BBQ

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Ridley X-Fire Customized for Touring

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

the good old radavist

Is this your first bike-overnight?

nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Bikepolo Karlsruhe

What kind of bike are you riding?

CX Bikes, Fixed, Road, Bikepolo

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

sure!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Not sure yet!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Burrito from chipotle #weightweenie

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Race Bike with bikecamping bags strapped on. Definitely pro-hobo.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The internet.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yup. Nope.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Probably a CX bike or my carbon race bike, depending on how far we decide to go.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

camping + bikes =

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Pavement and dirt roads about 20 miles or so

What's your go-to camp meal?

Pad ti, ramen

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Steel frames and wide tires

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Bunyan Velo

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

If anybody wants to join

What kind of bike are you riding?

Group Up custom steel 29+ fixedgear

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Un plug and enjoy gods creation

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Manistee national forest in Michigan. Not sure the distance yet because we may start biking from Chicago, Illinois;or we may cheat a little and start from Sawyer, Michigan

What's your go-to camp meal?

PB&J with Chia and hemp seeds

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Salasa everything cages and bags

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

So far just my girlfriend and I. If a posse manifests later I'm hoping we can be called something like "the wild and crazy kids"

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa Vaya 2

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The feeling of setting up camp after a long bike ride and recouping next to a fire is unmatched. It's the best way to end your day.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Santa ana river trail, by Seven Oaks. Route will cross between 20-35 miles depending on random turn offs and adventures

What's your go-to camp meal?

Spaghettis andI suds

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Surly steel coozie. keeps things cold or hot. Have to love science

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Have followed swift ind. for years, glad to finally be able to participate. PIggy bank is almost full enough for a rando bag (fingers crossed)

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Far from it, and definitely won't be the last

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Follow Friis, in support of a friend before he rides around the world

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly KArate monkey, basket life all the way

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's all about the journey. why rush the destination when you can see every raw moment along the way as your legs carry you through it. My bike will thump and ramble along the way. It won't be quick, but why does it need to be. It's beutiful, and covered in dust, sweat, and echoes of laughs and curses. Hills will come and pass, streams will be crossed. I will always love it, and it loves me in some way.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Mt. Herman / Pike National Forest

What's your go-to camp meal?

Couscous with olive oil, freeze dried onions and beef jerky

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Bolt-in FramePak. No movement, no hassles, all pleasure.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Social media

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Possibly...

What kind of bike are you riding?

b+ hardtail

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The connection with my surroundings

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Booderee National Park, south coast NSW, Auatralia. Aprox 75km each way

What's your go-to camp meal?

Shepherds pie

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Love my Sea to Summit TrekII sleeping bag

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

From a friend

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No, just two of us

What kind of bike are you riding?

Apollo 29er

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

FREEDOM

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

I am headed to Washington State Park in Anacortes Washington. I am biking (with my Mom:) from the train station in Mt. Vernon, Washington out to Fidalgo Island.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Indian food (pre made packets:) with basmati rice and red wine

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Swift Paloma bag is great for accessing all my necessities.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I work at Swift as the pattern cutter:)

Is this your first bike-overnight?

nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I am traveling with my Mama. I think we should be called the Honey Badgers because we don't give a s#*t!

What kind of bike are you riding?

I am riding a grass green Rivendell Samuel Hillborne

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Freedom! Pure and simple:)

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Croom Trails (Withlacoochee State Forest, Brooksville)

What's your go-to camp meal?

Mac and cheese with salami is my favorite backpacking meal.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My camera bag I turned into a handlebar bag.  Added 3 Velcro straps but the nylon and stitch up the cut I made.  This bag is made for adventure. Also my usb mini fan!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

www.bikepacking.com

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I am my own posse HYG (hustle your goodness)  I will be representing for everybody who thinks its too hot to camp in Florida.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Giant Revel 2 (2014) FRAME Sizes XL Colours Black/Silver Frame ALUXX-Grade Aluminum Fork SR Suntour XCT, 100mm Travel Shock N/A COMPONENTS Handlebar Low Riser, 25.4mm Stem Giant Sport Seatpost Giant Sport Saddle Giant Connect Upright Pedals One-piece resin DRIVETRAIN Shifters Shimano EZ FIRE 40 21speed Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney Rear Derailleur Shimano Tourney Brakes Tektro Novela mechanical disc, 160mm Brake Levers Shimano EZ FIRE 40 Cassette Shimano TZ31 14-34 freewheel Chain KMC Z51 Crankset SR Suntour NEX 48/28/38 Bottom Bracket SR Suntour Cartridge WHEELS Rims Giant CR70 Hubs Joytech alloy disc hub Spokes Stainless steel Tyres Giant Sport, Kenda K1104 26x2.1"

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

This is my first time but I love to do both. So combining them was the next logical step.  Planning a trip is almost as fun as the trip itself.  I had to buy bikepacking bags for this trip and I can wait to finish packing.  Too bad the bartender bags are sold out!... Something about setting a goal and completing it.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Point Reyes Nat Seashore...I will be riding in Spirit since I just so happened to make a Backpacking rezo on the same day as the campout and cant burn a Point Reyes Reservation

What's your go-to camp meal?

Coffee-Crackers-Salami-Coffee-Cheese-Coffee-Pickles....Did I mention Coffee?

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Snow Peak Collapsible Coffee Drip.....Nothing like fresh pour over coffee in Wilderness...

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The Man. The Myth, The Legend- Manny Acosta..... And Insta

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope. Head out on a regular basis. Try for 1 a month for the year....

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Solo-Slo-mo

What kind of bike are you riding?

Riv Atlantis-Swift Front Panniers.....

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The simplicity and functionality of traversing remote terrain on a bicycle is a dream come true. Pair this with Camping and its a match made in Heaven...

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

as of right now we're going to mckinney falls (10 miles) but we might change to bastrop state park (~60 miles) or pedernales falls(~60 miles +lots of climbing).

What's your go-to camp meal?

sausage cooked in pan, slices of cheddar chz wrapped in a tortilla

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

zetgeist saddlebag fa sho!! it fits ALL OF THE THINGS

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

instagramz

Is this your first bike-overnight?

havent done one yet, but im hoping to get one in before june

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

yes, no name. but prior names we've used are trashy n classy clique

What kind of bike are you riding?

trek 820 mountain track

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

bc i love both so when they come together its better than a double rainbow

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Heading over the shoulder of a couple of volcanos on my way from the Columbia river to the base of Mt Rainier.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Tuna and couscous. Nothing fancy, but it always hits the spot after a day of biking and fuels me for the next day.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My UCO candle lantern lights up my night.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

It's the happening event of the year.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yup! Great posse, no name.

What kind of bike are you riding?

A box dog bike Pelican

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's full of simple things that make me so happy.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Rock Lake

What's your go-to camp meal?

Quesadilla Indian pizza

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Old space tarp its intergalactic and indispensable

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Introweb

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Uhrenholdt Adventure Club

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly pugsley

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Exploditionary search for truth and fun

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We're heading across the river from Omaha to Iowa, uh, Pony Creek campground I think. It's somethin' like 25 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Pre-made packets of Indian food. Soooo good.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I like my panniers cuz I made them from old Forest Service firefighter packs. They look cool and work OK.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Omaha Bicycle Company is sponsoring one. They're cool.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Well... yeah.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

We are! No name tho.

What kind of bike are you riding?

It's a 1994 Bianchi Timber Wolf frame I pulled from the trash, outfitted as a gravel tourer. It's fun.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Well, it sounds like an excellent way to go "backpacking" (my favorite pastime before moving to the plains). The Omaha area isn't a bad place to explore by bike.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

6pm ride to Aguirre springs campgrounds in the Organ Mountain range. 40 mile ride and 4000 feet of elevation gain. from Outdoor Adventures bike shop.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beer boiled brats and luke warm brews.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Relevate designs Pika seat bag. holds a ton (not literally) of food/beer.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Bikepacking.com

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no but first organized ride through the interweb.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Local Las Cruces riders. All welcome.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Vintage Steel 10 speed road bike. any bike with gears'll do.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

camping and bicycles. nuff said.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Graves Grinding and single track to some great Idaho Hot Springs! Looking at at three night trip around 100 miles in Central Idaho!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Breakfast couscous with cranberries and cardamom!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

The hot pink fanny pack from Swift! Let's me pack in bare necesites and can fit 16 oz of Canned water to enjoy in a hot spring ;)

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Did It last year!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

The All Kapps! And a chocolate lab!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly 1x1 with troll upgrades!

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Getting back into the woods farther than I can drive or hike in a day to camp under the stars!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Somewhere along the Banks-Vernonia trail — L.L. Stub Stewart State Park, Vernonia Lake, or Scaponia Park, depending on when I want to stop pedaling and what's available. It's ~40-50 miles from Portland, but I'll ride from the MAX station in Hillsboro and only be on the bike for ~20-35 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

A series of excellent snacks: avocados, blueberries, dark chocolate.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My new sleeping bag. It's the only one that has ever kept me warm at night, which is a revelation.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I went bike camping with Swift at Stargazer Farm! I probably heard about that on Instagram.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

It'll be my second overnight.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Nope, but hoping to meet other people doing the same.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Bridgestone 400.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Getting out of the city under your own power and sleeping under the stars is a dream. The autonomy is intoxicating.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

China Camp state park - 42 miles from SF, CA

What's your go-to camp meal?

grilled PBJ & coffee

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Swift Rando Ozette & Junior Panniers, of course!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The best bike personalities that I follow on instagram all use/rave about Swift products - once purchasing a set of my own I learned about Swift Campout.  Couldn't be more excited for this to be my FIRST bikecamping trip!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

YES

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes, going with a posse.  Working name = Sgt. Pepper's Heady Hearts Club Band

What kind of bike are you riding?

2015 SOMA Wolverine

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

self-sufficiency and nature all wrapped in one?? now THAT is sexy!

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

I have been cycling across Asia for 9 months and heading to abbruzzo in Italy for a break so somewhere feel into abbruzzo hopefully. Say 100 km should do it.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Make my own flatbread and scrambled eegs with eggplant and avocado if i can get my hands on one.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

The msr dragonfly stove. It is so sexy.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I'm a swift fan and follow you and your instagram.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

My boyfriend most likely and there are some boys from Montanus which is a cycling company who live there and seem keen for a ride.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Either my surly long haul or my Eddy Merkx fixed gear (doesn't sound nice but it iiiiiisssss)

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It gives me all kinds of empowerment, I don't feel like a big waste of space while camping. And to camp after a bike ride is just the best combo.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Calzone

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Kovea Spider Remote Canister stove and Aero Press combo!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The one and only Party Nils

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

GSC and the Regulators!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Macho Man Disc

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because who doesn't love lugging 10-20 lbs of ear up a mountain on bike?

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Destination unknown, possibly up to Red Feather Lakes or out to the Pawnee Grasslands.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Cheese and couscous!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Brooks Cambium saddle. There is absolutely nothing more comfortable for long days on the trail or out on Colorado gravel roads.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Swift Campout 2015

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Fort Follies and the Brave New Babes

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Straggler 650b

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Ultimate self reliance and freedom!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Well... Pace Bend, or Enchanted Rock, or Bastrop State Park, or Mckinney Falls, still up for decision with a 9 year old. Route 10-50ish miles, depends on where we head too.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Coffee! Then we can talk about food.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Jones Loop Bars, you can mount anything to those beauties.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The Instagrams from Prolly, Randonerd, Bicycle Crumbs, and of course Swift.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, and will continue to see stars on my bike until I pass on.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Not at the moment, but interim recruiting has commenced.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Karate Monkey with Alphine 8, and a BOB Yak trailer.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Why would you not Love camping, and especially by bike?

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Gooseberry Falls, MN

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beans

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

1960's Boy Scouts of America hatchet.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The interwebs

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Hopefully this will be my first trip that isn't a shit show.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Heading out with the whole fam (the Mrs. and 2 kids). Jandubio.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Big Dummy

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It forces me to carry less bullshit.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

not sure yet...

What's your go-to camp meal?

pasta with tiny beef jerky pieces and olive oil

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

my camera

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

read about it last year

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no... but the first in some time..!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

By brother and I... Mind Brain Social Club

What kind of bike are you riding?

Marin Lombard

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

the entire journey and the goal of that journey are one in the same and all outdoors...

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Still planning the route with the Komorebi Cycling Team

What's your go-to camp meal?

Freeze-dried veggie curry

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Snowpeak Titanium flask

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Friends told me!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Sure does - the Komorebi Cycling Team

What kind of bike are you riding?

A Breadwinner Komorebi

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love the quiet, the effort and the endorphins, sleeping under the stars, waking up with the dawn, eating when I'm hungry, becoming more aware of my natural environment, and more!

JAY

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

A bourbon fueled out-and-back to local hide-out for scoundrels and near-do-wells.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Homemade 5 grain coconut oatmeal breakfast mix.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I don't go anywhere without my victorinox pocket knife that I've had since my early scouting days.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Through swift's Instagram.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Reign In Mud

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa Fargo or a Surly Karate Monkey or a Surly Cross-Check. Depends on how lazy I'm feeling.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Ninja Missions.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Heading to Pike Lake Provincial Park, about 40km south of Saskatoon

What's your go-to camp meal?

Deluxe: Huevos Rancheros Not: Oatmeal

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Hm, really digging the Carradice saddlebag I just bought (sorry Swift!!)

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Rad friends

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

yes! The Sons of Malarky

What kind of bike are you riding?

true north all-road touring machine

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

To get anywhere by the power of one's own body is empowering and humbling at the same time. To realize the world is more accessible and connected than we think was a real epiphany.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Elephant NFE 650b with front rack and Swift Ozette, homemade frame bag and seatbag. 45 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Spam, hotdogs with Ramen noodles and kimchi cooked on my beer can stove. Or when I'm not feeling fancy instant mashed potatoes with spam, sun dried tomatoes, quinoa and pine nuts.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Headlamps and Crocs are always the first pieces of kit I reach for once I'm at the final destination. Titanium mug and coffee cone have seen lots of use.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

In a vision quest

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I usually ride solo, but hoping to join forces again this year with the btc camping crew. A+ group.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Elephant NFE

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The same reason I love riding a bike. It's a minimalist equation for happiness and the best way to experience the outdoors.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Some place in North Florida with cool water, tall trees, and fire flies. We'll stick to a 30-40 mile distance at a casual & fun pace.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

We camp by bike often.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

We'll be biking & camping with members of the Joyride Bicycle Collective.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Vintage steel-frame Nishiki Sport

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Everything by bike is more of an adventure.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Kowen Forest

What's your go-to camp meal?

Noodles or roast pork

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Alpkit Numo lightweight air mattress

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Work colleague

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

We will meet at work and ride out. Trek Bikes Australia is our posse name

What kind of bike are you riding?

Trek Fuel EX 9.9, no need for a bike packing specific bike just use whatever you can get your hands on and tie stuff to it!

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

So you can wake up at the trail head and ride as the sun comes up!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Riding to Mannum from Gawler in South Australia with the Treadly Bike Shop crew. The planned route is just over 100km then we're heading directly back to Adelaide the next day, another 100km give or take.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Dehydrated green chicken curry, plus plenty of chocolate and hot chocolate. Aeropress coffee and porridge for breakfast

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

MSR pocket rocket, titanium cookware and the aeropress. Stops me from drinking bad truck stop coffee. Yes I'm an addict.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Treadly bike shop facebook

Is this your first bike-overnight?

first time doing the swift campout, but try to get away for an overnighter once every month or so.

What kind of bike are you riding?

franken-bike. Raceline (I call her Celine) team cross country mtb with Surly troll forks and jones H Loop bar. Includes XT deore mtb brifters that are possibly one of the worst mtb inventions ever, but are awesome for touring! Who would have thunk it?

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The adventure starts at my front door and continues for as long as I want it to. At least as long as work will let me go for! Once I'm moving I feel like I could continue travelling forever, all I need to stop for is food and water. Freedom

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Pike Lake Campground, ~35km

What's your go-to camp meal?

Baguette & Avocado

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Swift bag from way way back :)

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The Internet

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Saskatoon Summer Fun Times Bike Crew

What kind of bike are you riding?

Either Santana tandem, or my Kona mtb with a tandem trail-a-bike. Family of 5...

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

i [heart] bikes i [heart] camping the math is easy

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Somewhere in Hungary. We are cycling from Amsterdam (home) to Tokyo so our whole year will be one big campout experience.

What's your go-to camp meal?

French toast

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Mocha espresso maker

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Noooooo

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Me and my boyfriend. Oufti!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly LHT Deluxe aka The Mighty Nightshade

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Why not? It's the best thing in the world.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Outside and with friends by the pct.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Oatmeal with flax and chia

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Fat bike, cause it's fat.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Wind in my ear when I woke up this morning.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Well, no. But every night is a new night so yes I guess.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Elegant freedom

What kind of bike are you riding?

Two-wheeled with 28 gears. Called :)

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Medicinal purposes

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

No plans yet but now that I know of this a plan will form

What's your go-to camp meal?

Mountain House Chili Mac with Shells added.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Bicycle of coarse

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Just now on FB

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Hopefully

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa Ti Mukluk

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Hard question? What is not to love? Bike Packing makes the back packing walk out on the last day fun

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Im going to Rebizanty which is ca 130km from Lublin, where I live

What's your go-to camp meal?

a campfire baked sausage and beer chilled in creek

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

make my own

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

from internet

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no its not

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

im going alone, maybe someone else will join

What kind of bike are you riding?

mtb, athem 29er

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I grew up with this kind of vacations

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

butano and big basin state parks

What's your go-to camp meal?

lemon salmon on the fire!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

ibert child seat so our 2.5 year old son can lead us on the adventure!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

yes... wife, dog, and toddler! "family"

What kind of bike are you riding?

surly karate monkey turned into a 29+ backcountry tykepacking touring rig.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

getting into the solitude of the natural world with the people I love. taking time off while pushing my body and mind. exploring the magic of the natural world!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

To Taos, the Mesa and the mtns, wheeler peak wilderness or Carson ntl

What's your go-to camp meal?

Coal buried calzones

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Snow peak mug, sea to summit bag liner, funny morning moments in that thing. That mug tho, toss it right on the fire for that quick water boil!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

NW roots

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes, and not yet.

What kind of bike are you riding?

AWOL !

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

the exposure to the elements, the effort it takes to move oneself through space in pursuit of beautiful destinations. I get to drop in with myself, come back to my body and remember that we are all traveling homes. its the bike that takes our exploration that much further!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

From Warner Robins, GA to Georgia Veterans State Park in Cordele, GA - about 65 miles one way. We'll be renting the group pioneer camp site so there will be basic facilities and running water available, but otherwise it's an unsupported adventure.   FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1551856485114864/

What's your go-to camp meal?

Whatever I can shoot, trap, and skin while riding.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

The next one I want to buy.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

theradavist.com

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yup.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

There will be a posse. The unnamed legion horde.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Trek 920

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's, like, freedom, man.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

John Wayne Trail in Cle Elum, WA. It is about 40 miles out.

What's your go-to camp meal?

A foil dinner with a ton of potatoes, veggies, and spice.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My hammock by far, because it allows me to not only camp at any stopping point, but also have some pretty amazing vistas to wake up to.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

When I went to the new Swift Storefront in Pioneer Square.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

A bunch of family and a few friends coming out from Utah. Out in Utah we were known as "Crank Crushers" -- an allusion to when we all met on horrific, cheap track bikes. It is also in memory of a good friend who passed away a couple years ago. He always managed to break some beastly strong cranks.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa Fargo with Swift Bags!

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It limits what I can bring, but it also removes the limits of where I can go. Cars have those limits. Backpacking has time and distance limits. Bike camping lets us do it all!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Millers Point campsite near Cape Point, 56km from Cape Town (South Africa)

What's your go-to camp meal?

Chicken & vegetable kebabs and a bottle of good red wine. Stroopwafels with coffee in the morning.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Arkel Dry-lite panniers. Light, waterproof and easy to get on & off the bike.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Facebook

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No! S24o's are becoming a regular part of my life.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No, I have a Facebook group called "S24o Bicycle Microadventures" and we go regularly.

What kind of bike are you riding?

A Soma Double Cross.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's a great way to hit reset on your life and to connect with like minded people.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Bear Mountain in New York State!

What's your go-to camp meal?

I love sausages and zucchini!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My friends camp stove- it's small and easy to use.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

A friend.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

CRONYC- cycling radly on New York City

What kind of bike are you riding?

Nishiki cresta

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love getting places by bike- you just feel more connected to the entire world. And camping by bike- you get a chance to really feel connected to the natural world.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

My brother, seven year old nephew, and I are riding to Mineral Wells State Park. Its about 15 miles from the trail head in Weatherford, TX to the park entrance.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Breakfast burritos. Homemade when car camping, Mountain House Breakfast Skillet when back or bike packing.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Shimano Dyno hub on my front wheel. Always having juice for the lights, and phone/gps while riding is amazing.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Somewhere on the internet.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope. I've done an 10 day tour around east Texas. Will be the first for my brother and nephew though.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes. No official name though. "Clark Boys" I guess?

What kind of bike are you riding?

2013 Surly Disc Trucker

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It combines two of my favorite activities.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

BQ Unmeat!!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Seattle Deli Bahn Mi

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

A puffer jacket and Red Bull

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

You guys

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Corndoggers

What kind of bike are you riding?

"All Road"

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

All of my friends are there and we can party!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Some where out from Ventura, CA. Maybe El Capitan state beach, about 50 miles!!! OR my lady and I will join up with another campout & meet new folks!!!

What's your go-to camp meal?

CURRY if I'm feeling bold; Bread,cheese & sausage if I'm lazy!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Aeropress ... I need my coffee!!!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Been a fan for ages ....

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Not by a long shot!!! But will be my first swift campout

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

If I was back home in WA, then I'd rally the WETBOYZ but down in CA, I've yet to build / find a bike posse.

What kind of bike are you riding?

It will depend on the trial! 26" Davidson, 27"Santana Tandem, 29" Surly ... we'll see what happens ... but I'm feeling partial to the tandem as I've yet to camp out on it!!!!!

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It keeps the fun between your legs!!!!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Annondale, MN. We are doing a 2 day tour of our local craft breweries, hitting 5 in all.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beer

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Brooks Cambium Saddle.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Bicycle Times

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Maybe

What kind of bike are you riding?

Masi CX Comp

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I don't know if I do yet, I'll find out soon though.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Pike National Forest

What's your go-to camp meal?

Whatever is in my mountain haus bag

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

All of it.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Joe Tonsager @jpaks

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Jpaks

What kind of bike are you riding?

custom hard tail MTB

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Its my calling

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Hopefully somewhere in the Snoqualmie River Valley, 5-10 miles from the farm once I get off work that evening.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Dairy-free mac and cheese with broccoli!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bike! It is such a hodgepodge of parts, and it's beautiful!!!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Swift Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope, but first in a long time!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Maybe my dad? So, the Bennitts?

What kind of bike are you riding?

A 2000 Bianchi Axis

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because riding bikes and camping are two of my absolutely most favorite things.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Booked a site at Henry Coe with a couple friends, but we have room for more campers. Would be ~50 miles each day from SJ caltrain with climbing into camp, and descending out of camp on the second day.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Sausages over the fire for dinner! Oatmeal for breakfast. Keep it simple. And tons of Clif bars.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Got a new sleeping bag and it packs so. small. Love it.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Bike Blogosphere

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope! Did a 4 day tour from SF-SLO. And have done tons of backpacking.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Assembling posse now. Email me if you want in/want to combine posses

What kind of bike are you riding?

Waterford CX bike.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Combines my two favorite things!

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Little River State Park. It is about 35 Miles from my home in Burlington VT

What's your go-to camp meal?

Hobo packs. Mixed veggies, some potatoes, and sausage in foil placed at the edge of the fire.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bucket pannier.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The internets.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Burlington Dads Bike Club. BDBC

What kind of bike are you riding?

Trek 520

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's always a true adventure. whether it's a two mile ride or a 100 mile ride, and it's totally accessible to everyone with a bike.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Henninger Flats with Golden Saddle Cyclery!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Whatever I pack with me and Whiskey!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My All City Spacehorse!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Friends and Internet

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

POSSE

What kind of bike are you riding?

All City Space Horse

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Merry Meadows Recreation Farm, Freeland Maryland 21053 This campground is about 3 miles off the NCR trail in Northern Baltimore County. It's 20+ miles from the parking lot at the start of the trail. Great place to camp. Get up the next day and ride the remaining 20+ miles to the end of the trail in York, Pa. I love the campground and the trail.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My favorite piece of gear has to be my Black Diamond camp lantern. Great little lite. Perfect for the tent, for reading or whatever.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Facebook Post.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa Cassenroll

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The freedom of riding anywhere I want with all my stuff and enjoying the ride. I've done the C/O and Gap trail but frequently ride the NCR as its close to my home base.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Maybe Yankee Springs Recreation Area, its accessible via bike trails and has plenty of rustic camp site, no alcohol is permitted so I am looking for a better option. It's approximately 30 miles away.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Instant rice with canned chicken/fish and chocolate

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Noahs Tarp. Can fit my bike and myself underneath it

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

grammin

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I don't have one yet.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Soma Grand Randonneur

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love bikes and I love camping, so doing both at the same time is great.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Ainsworth State park, 40 Miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Mountain House

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Atlantis from Rivendell.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

From my son who loves your gear

Is this your first bike-overnight?

From Portland, yes, it is!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

The A Team!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Rivendell Atlantis

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I like to go places and see everything along the way!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Heading NW out of Olympia wa. Into the national park. To an uncertain camping spot....

What's your go-to camp meal?

Box of soup.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Swift saddle bag and a swift rando up front. Never leaves the rack.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

2nd

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

2-3 folks. "The Cosmic Lovers"

What kind of bike are you riding?

Specialized AWOL 650b

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

For all the climbing, while weighed down... Haha.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

most likely anywhere up by Harriman in New York or somewhere where there's woods. 50-60 miles just one way.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Cheese, Coffee, Crackers...

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My new WALD huge basket. It's light and can stuff lots of stuff. It's rad.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Social.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

RANDODADDYZ

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Disc Hauler or Trucker or whatever hahaha

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love it cause it gets me out of the daily life of craziness and let me enjoy the open roads. The views and such that I discover when I'm on a bike is why it keeps me motivated to keep adventuring. Way better then being stuck behind a desk right?

Lou

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Somewhere in Florida

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Um...?

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

GearJunkie

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yep

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Nope

What kind of bike are you riding?

Specialized Road Bike

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Malvern, Iowa. 35 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Granola bars

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Sunscreen, because I'm fair skinned and hate getting burned, plus the Swift bartender bag I recently got. It's so handy for storing snacks and other small things.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Omaha Bicycle Company put on a ride last year and I went along.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope, I've done a few before.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

OBC Bike Gang

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Cross Check

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Getting to take the roads less traveled, and feeling like a badass hauling much of what I need for the night on my bike.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Out from Port Angeles, along the Olympic Discovery Trail (Adventure Route) and camping at Fairholme next to Lake Cresent. Return Route is TBD.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Coffee, bacon and bean soup

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My favorite piece of gear would have to be my porteur style pizza rack.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I follow on instagram and have wanted to participate for a long time.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes, Name Undetermined  

What kind of bike are you riding?

Specialized AWOL

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

You get to see all the sights along the way and have the satisfaction of having gotten to your destination on a bike with all your gear.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Bicycle Quarterly Unmeeting in Carson, WA via the backdoor from Seattle, then on to Portland. Mileage unknown.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Food

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Swift Industries Ozette ;)

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Swift

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes, No

What kind of bike are you riding?

Geekhouse Rando

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love riding my bike. I love sleeping. Win/win.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Olympic peninsula!!! Hoping for about 80 miles round trip

What's your go-to camp meal?

Avocado and tuna with some red onion and garlic! It's quick and packs a punch. I usually put it on a tortilla, bread works too!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

It's gotta be my bike. It's a 1984 Trek 890 that I've swapped parts on and changed stuff here and there to make it perfect for me

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I live near you guys! I stop by every chance I get. I'm happy to be able to participate!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Negative, done one other on the John Wayne Trail.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I've got a thing going called Deth Corp, sort of a bike team, sort of just some homies....

What kind of bike are you riding?

Pride and joy 1984 Trek 890

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love bicycles, they are so pure and soulful. And I love camping. The opportunity to combine the two is absolutely wonderful.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Pantoll Campground, Mt. Tamalpais, Mill Valley, CA. We're biking 60 miles from Davis, CA to Vallejo. From there we're taking a ferry into SF and spending the night. Then we'll ride 20 miles from SF to the campground on Saturday morning!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beans, rice, cheese, and beer.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Does a bike count as gear? Grace's VeloOrange Campeur is a sweet ride. Also, our new Swift Carbon Glacier set (Paloma, Bandito, and Zeitgeist) look beautiful on our bright cobalt blue Santana tandem!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Probably from Bicycle Times Magazine.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Not our first, but we've only done a couple.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

One friend in tow.

What kind of bike are you riding?

VeloOrange Campeur and Surly LHT.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because everything is better after a bike ride: the scenery, the relaxation, and especially the food.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Ohiopyle...75 miles from start.

What's your go-to camp meal?

"Good To Go's" dehydrated Smoked Three Bean Chili !!!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Coffee Press

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram post

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Most definitely...my "Off the Grid" gang

What kind of bike are you riding?

Trek Crossrip

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Love nature and get to see twice as much by bike

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

C&O Towpath in Maryland

What's your go-to camp meal?

Mountain House meals

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

MY hammock Warbonnet Blackbird and my Surly Ice Cream truck ops.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Don't remember

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Just me the Lone Wolf

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Ice Cream Truck ops

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Great exercise in the outdoors.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Dartmoor National Park. 3 miles or so from home. Nice and easy for my son.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Chorizo and scrambled eggs.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

The tag-along bike so that I can take my son!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Via the blog

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

It's my son and me. This will be our second Swift camp-out!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Elephant NFE with a tag-along for Bertie

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's slow and easy. Not going too far means I don't worry too much, and can fit more trips in during the year. Rather than just one or two big trips.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Carson, WA. 67 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Burger with bacon and blue cheese.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Having a front-loading bike.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Internet

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Team Velo Cult and hopefully some of the Seattle dirtbag Rando crew.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Velo Cult Randonnuer

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Ability to go far!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Northwest River Park. It's about a 10-15 mile ride.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Backpackers pantry as my camp cooking skills are lacking. Also Beer.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

What kind of bike are you riding?

lugged trek multitrack

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Scenic Beach State Park, WA

What's your go-to camp meal?

Mountain House

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I have a sweet orange swift tool roll!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

A coworker

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Just me and my friend Kyle

What kind of bike are you riding?

80s Panasonic

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I don't know if I do yet!

Nic

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

bothe-napa, 30 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

chili

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

headlamp

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

prolly

Is this your first bike-overnight?

nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Any cool folk are invited.

What kind of bike are you riding?

El chupacabra

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

the 2 best things together

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Middle Fork, Snoqualmie River. ~60 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

precooked sausages and fresh bread

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I have a really nice barrel adjusting brake hanger on the front of my tourer. I like being able to dial in the brakes without having to use tools or even dismount fully.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

local bike community

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

point83

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa Cross Check, heavily customized

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It gives me a sense of calm and peacefulness, not to mention the very enjoyable scenery (usually) and the low cost of travel

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Clark St. Forest 30 miles north of Louisville KY

What's your go-to camp meal?

pasta and packaged tuna or chicken, a little cheese, and hopefully cold beer.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Lone Peak double-walled coffee mug.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram or Twitter.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

First of 2016, but have done numerous others, as well as some multi-day bikecamping as well.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Nah

What kind of bike are you riding?

This time my 16 year-old Litespeed Blueridge with a Boulder saddlebag, Revelate Tangle bag, and up front Acorn Rando. I'm out of room.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The friendships, the fresh air, the accomplishment.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Where ever the rubber takes us

What's your go-to camp meal?

Nice pour over coffee and some good soup

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

The bike that takes me to nowhere and back

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The great vast web

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Not even

What kind of bike are you riding?

One with 2 wheels and some gear strapped to it

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's faster than hiking

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We are visiting our favorite swimming hole, at Arroyo Seco. Not the crowded gorge, just a bit further than that- by the horse bridge, where there are shady flat spots and a kid-friendly sandy beach. It's about 50 miles from the Carmel shop, but we are offering seats in the tour van for those with children too young (or too sensible) to ride that far. We will sag those campers and gear to the main parking lot, and it is just under 4 miles of easy peasy fire road with a bit of singletrack at the finish.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Breakfast! We will provide a pancake and coffee party on Sunday morning. Campers are responsible for their own lunches and dinner, but it's easy enough to stuff a burrito in your bag and hit the road...

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Favorite? A well tuned and evenly loaded touring bike.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The instagram.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

We are Bay Bikes. Individual "trail names" will be assigned as they are discovered, observing the tradition that no one gets to pick their own nickname, of course.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Big Dummy loaded for PARTY.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because it is fun.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We are taking a fun ride across the Hudson River from Beacon NY to Stewart State Forest in Newburgh NY approximately 15 miles each way for an all experience levels campout! All of the roads have ample shoulders, and once in Stewart Forest, they are amazing gravel and dirt roads which are super fun to explore!  There will be a food & supply stop halfway, and the ride is most certainly a no-drop event!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Camp Coffee!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Swift Industries Paloma handlebar bag because of its amazing functionality, the awesome kickflix mount, and the awesome way it looks! Additionally I love my Shutter Precision SD-8 dynamo hub, it keeps my lights on, and my USB devices charged!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Velonauts! Is a silly name created by my friend Aaron... It represents hopping on any bike, with any skill level, and doing something cool!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Specialized AWOL, built up with Sram Rival shifters, crank, and front derailleur, and a Sram X7 derailleur in the rear to accomodate an 11-36 cassette for climbing fully loaded.  Stans Arch EX wheels built up with Schwalbe Marathon Mondial tires and a Shutter Precision SD-8 dynamo hub keep me rolling, while Supernova front and rear lights keep me seen.  For luggage I have a Swift Industries Paloma Handlebar bag, with a set of roll top panniers on their way!

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

TBD - must confirm

What's your go-to camp meal?

If it's not fresh caught fish ???? then a good old hot dog!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I always come back to my big Wald basket but this trip is a good excuse for new invention.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram fees! Makes the cube life palatable.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes and couldn't be more jazzed!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Gotta confirm that too.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Raleigh Port Townsend Ranier edition. Steel steeds baby!

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love camping and I love bicycles, it's like if you loc chocolate and peanut butter then you eat a damn peanut butter cup!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Ontario County Park, 60 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Pad Thai

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Home made frame bag!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The internets

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes! It needs a name...

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Moonlander

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Bike travel is the perfect balance between covering distance and seeing sights.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Double Lake State Park (Sam Houston Nat'l Forest) from The Heights, Houston. 80 miles to destination

What's your go-to camp meal?

cold leftover tacos and a tiki drink

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

cup holder & shades so I can keep a solid buzz and look cool doing it

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

via the #TIKIBOIZ hotline

Is this your first bike-overnight?

this is my first time but don't tell anyone

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

TIKI DRINK BOIZ

What kind of bike are you riding?

a dirty metal bike with loopy bars and shifty gears

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

because I can't afford a hotel

max

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Mannum - 100km.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Baked beans.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My iPhone.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The lads @ Treadly.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

YES

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Treadly Adventure Club!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Bombtrack Hook 3

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Dunno yet!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Fan Creek Campground near Beaver, Oregon. It's about 36 miles away.

What's your go-to camp meal?

cajun ramen and summer sausage

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I really like my KUIU  merino long sleeve shirt. It's comfortable in most weather and camo.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Me, Myself, and I

What kind of bike are you riding?

2009 Kona Jake the Snake

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The freedom to go anywhere by my own power.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Mountain House beef stroganoff

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Western Mountaineering highlite sleeping bag

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

the internet

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Beat the Clock from Austin, TX

What kind of bike are you riding?

my custom Icarus

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

because in Texas where there is almost zero public land, we have to utilize our state's parks and getting out to those parks by bicycle is the best way naturally

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

we goin up the nigga rivva

What's your go-to camp meal?

fried chicken

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

i got a hoodie

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

prison telephone

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no way nigga

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

we the niggas

What kind of bike are you riding?

scraperbike

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

because niggas!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Rural Maryland, about 15 miles from me

What's your go-to camp meal?

Steak and whiskey and ramen

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I like gear, but the experience is the favorite part.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Hi Martina & Jason!!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Flying solo this trip

What kind of bike are you riding?

Custom

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Freedom of the open road and camping underneath the stars.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We are heading to a super cool mystery spot overlooking the city and total mileage to the spot from here should be less than ten.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beer and panang curry mostly

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I love my hammock the most of all.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Who doesn't know about Swift Campout. Pishaw.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

NO!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Hell yeah we have a posse. 7'4" 520 lbs.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Mountain bikes and gravel bikes.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It reminds me of everything that I need in life.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

West fork Arkansas 54 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Corn nuts

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

the bike of course!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Radavist

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Straggler

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Timberon NM 90 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Bean burritos wrapped in foil warmed by campfire

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

No favorite yet, still learning

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Big ages website

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes and no

What kind of bike are you riding?

Gt Grade

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Just fun to get away by bike

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Leaving from Huckleberry Bicycles, SF, to China Camp State Park. About 30 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beer and grilled vegetables

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Fat tires (but not like, FAT tires)

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Zach told me about it

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Hell yeah we're heading out as a posse! We don't have a name but we'll come up with one around the campfire while throwing beans at each other.

What kind of bike are you riding?

A late 90's rigid Trek mtb.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love camping by bicycle because it means I get to eat food and drink beer in beautiful places.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Green Lane Park

What's your go-to camp meal?

Rice and beans with fresh avacado

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Specialized Pizza Rack. Holds my big duffle on top and panniers on the side.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

From Instagram and all the cool write ups

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

LWC Field Marhsals

What kind of bike are you riding?

Specialized AWOL

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The simplicity; You only take what you can carry and camp where you can ride to.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Lake district UK, approx. 400km

What's your go-to camp meal?

Gnocchi with tomato and veg sauce

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My brooks Ti Swift saddle. I got to watch it being re-fitted with new leather at the brooks factory in Smethwick, UK. It's been on so many adventures both long and short and I got to watch

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Via Jan Heine's blog.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I'll be on my own on for this trip

What kind of bike are you riding?

Shand Stoater

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I just love being out there exploring

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Wekiwa Springs. 40 miles round trip.

What's your go-to camp meal?

BACONNNN

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My favorite piece of gear is my aeropress. I cant wake up without it.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Through swifts' Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes I am. And no we do not

What kind of bike are you riding?

I will be on a bianchi pista fixed.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It is relaxing and adventurous.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Cycling through the Curry's Post and Karkloof plantations in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa to spend the night at Bushwillows campsite.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Two-minute noodles mixed with butternut cuppa soup cooked on a home-made paraffin cooker.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

As this is our first stab at a bikepacking outing, we will have to gauge how our home-made-cobbled-together-fingers-crossed-that-it-works gear performs.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Bunyan Velo online magazine - Issue No. 6

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No, just my husband and I. We go by the combined names of our bikes - "The Sisyphean Toads".

What kind of bike are you riding?

Both riding On One Inbreds.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

That is still to be tested or discovered as this is our first campout ride. We have been toying with the idea for quite a while but this initiative has forced us to finally pull our fingers out and give it a go.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

China Camp, about 30 miles north of SF.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Bacon and cheese wraps.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Thermarest lite sleeping roll...comfy!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Through SF Norcal Bike touring group.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

yuppppp

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

As above

What kind of bike are you riding?

Jamis Sport

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Faster than walking, more personal than driving. Leads me to situations I never would have encountered with either.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Schafer State Park. 75 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Tasty Bite- Junipur Vegetables

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My 1992 Raleigh Tangent mountain bike. Given to me by a friend as a "boat bike" when we lived aboard. 4130 cromo. Scraped, rust neutralizer, brush on paint, sporting Swift Hinterland Ozette Rando, Dajia dirt drops, frame bag and saddle bag.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

If you live in Seattle and you appreciate high quality adventure bike gear then you aspire to put a piece of Swift gear on your bike. It just works and lasts!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes, and no name.

What kind of bike are you riding?

copy and paste. My 1992 Raleigh Tangent mountain bike. Given to me by a friend as a "boat bike" when we lived aboard. 4130 cromo. Scraped, rust neutralizer, brush on paint, sporting Swift Hinterland Ozette Rando, Dajia dirt drops, frame bag and saddle bag.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

In a previous life I fought wildland fires for the Forest Service and BLM. 2 different Hotshot crews, Helitack, and district engine work for about 11 years. On every assignment we had a flight weight and a red bag. Everything that was "you" was in that bag, sometimes on your back or being "bumped" ahead by rotor-wing,  for 14-21days. There is nothing more freeing than having everything on your back headed out on a assignment. Now, middle age, family and everything else, bike camping is my outlet to those simpler times.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Cottonwood Canyon State Park

What's your go-to camp meal?

veggie stir fry and mac & cheese

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

my sleeping bag. it keeps me oh so warm.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Madi Carlson. I joined her campout last year.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

nope!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Mason Hill Rabble Rousers

What kind of bike are you riding?

Specialized Expedition

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

all the snacks!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Chalmington

What's your go-to camp meal?

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Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

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How did you hear about Swift Campout?

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Is this your first bike-overnight?

TL1000s

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Evangeline

What kind of bike are you riding?

Kawasaki ZZR 1100

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

1980

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Unplanned

What's your go-to camp meal?

Noodles

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Bike!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Drunk Cyclist

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No , Not yet

What kind of bike are you riding?

29'er hardtail

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

There's something about going somewhere, exploring and being self sufficient that intrigues me

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

The woods and as far as I like!

What's your go-to camp meal?

pasta

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bike.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Insta

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No

What kind of bike are you riding?

Steel

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Freedom

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

From Austin to Buscher State Park in Smithville, Texas. About 65 miles(ish)

What's your go-to camp meal?

PB&J sandwiches for lunch. canned Chili and bourbon for dinner.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Headlamp, always the headlamp

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Like every other #cool kid on intagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Far from it

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I am joining the Phenom cycling team outta ATX

What kind of bike are you riding?

Either my Rivendell Sam Hillborne or most likely my Soma Grand Rando I just built up

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The journey is just as fun as the destination, if not more so. The emphasis is also on logistics rather than speed. I spend weeks working on packing lists and finding new ways to arrange my gear.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Camping by the beach in Ventura, California. Taking the inland route there and the coastal route back; either way is gonna be around a 50ish miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Pie-iron pizza when fires are allowed, instant garlic mashed potatoes when they aren't.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Love my Mountain Laurel Designs superlight bivy!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

On the 'gram.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope, been doing this for years.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes, and we're working on the name.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa Fargo FTW

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because it's two of the best things in Life put together!

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Lake Inawashiro Fukushima.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Steak & Tacos

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bike & Nitto Rack.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

http://builtbyswift.com !

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes! Team Blue Lug!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Disc Trucker

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's free.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Henninger Flats in the Angeles National Forest. It is about 15 miles from Golden Saddle Cyclery.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Pizza log with jalapenos.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Fuji X-Pro 1 with Fujinon XF Lens - 27mm. Light compact, and good quality.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Friends.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yeah! With the Golden Saddle Cyclery kids.

What kind of bike are you riding?

All-City Space Horse.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Cause you can go where cars go, but you can also go where they can't.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

The Mark Twain Naional Forest, approximately 40 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Dehydrated biscuits & gravy

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Koozies save lives

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes! We don't have a name though

What kind of bike are you riding?

Fuji Roubaix

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love camping and I love bicycles so I bet I'll love them even more together

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

50-60 miles from Johnstown pa to Koosier state park

What's your go-to camp meal?

Rice and beans

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Sierra Designs backcountry bed

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

We held an event last year

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa Deadwood

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I get to take a break and disconnect from the world

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Stanislaus National Forest, Seirra Nevada Mountains.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Chicken sausage with Caramel Bacon Banana Boats for the win!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My go to bike camping shoes are the Asics Baja 66 running shoes. Light and comfy ;-)

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I'm hella OG!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Hell no!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Team Eclectic Badgers will be killing it.

What kind of bike are you riding?

New Albion Privateer 700c gravel touring build

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Living in the city is the suck. "It's my god given right to sleep outside" -Manny Acosta

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Destination: Currently under investigation. TBC

What's your go-to camp meal?

Chicken Parmi / Würstli

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Somewhere within 50 miles of Austin, TX with a goal to find gravel along the way. Maybe Bastrop, Pederneles Falls, Pace Bend, etc.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beef jerky and whiskey

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Aeropress

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, but first time organizing one.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Dancers on the Edge of Time

What kind of bike are you riding?

Cross bikes of all variety

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I get to pretend I'm a homeless drifter, if only for a night.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Henninger Flats in the Angeles National Forest. It is about 15 miles from Golden Saddle Cyclery, with some elevation.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Pizza!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Snow Peak Mug!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

We're a Swift dealer and we hosted the Los Angeles Swift Campout last year.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes, the gang with no name.

What kind of bike are you riding?

I'll be on a Niner ROS 9+

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because they don't let cars go where we'll be staying!

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

The S W A M P ! aprx 20 miles to destination (so as not to discourage attendance)

What's your go-to camp meal?

KA-F*CKING-BAHBS

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

The bike that gets you out there is my favorite piece of gear! Everything else is a luxury.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Rocked the campout last year!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Hope so!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Probably going to run my cross bike this year (All City Macho King!)

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's so easy to fall in love with bike camping. It's a life-hack for happiness and greater consciousness.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

I'll ride from Blacksburg to the New River near McCoy. May rent tubes and play in the river or may canoe to a little island for more quiet camping. 12-20 miles each way depending on route (and whether or not single track is thrown in). TBD.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Anything fresh and seasonal. But also avocado. And cheese.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My zeitgeist saddlebag ;)

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No. I've been on anywhere from 30-2500 mile bike overnights.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Specialized AWOL elite... May hop on the Salsa Fargo if I end up riding poverty creek trails..

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Inks Lake, 85 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Backpackers Pantry, EPIC bars

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bike, an older Novara fitted with a rack, down tube shifters and Velo Orange fenders. Close second, my Road Holland jersey.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Rode it last year. IG

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

A couple guys from our race team

What kind of bike are you riding?

REI Novara

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Riding + camping, what's not to love?

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Mannum, South Aus Riverland. ~ 100km

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Treadly Bike Shop

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

To be determined but somewhere awesome ,duh

What's your go-to camp meal?

Quinoa with veggies and garbanzo beans

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My candle lantern - really sets the camp vibe in the tent

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

The more the merrier

What kind of bike are you riding?

I ride a Bianchi Strada yotally retrofitted complete with a 1-1 gearing ratio, drop bars and bar end shifters

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Riding in a new place! Also, Theres always a daily destination, and that destination is camping under the stars.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Round trip to Ontario County Park in upstate NY, with as many buddies as can take the 3 day weekend! We'll be hitting every local singletrack park, camping out by Dryer Road Park on night one, at OCP night two, and returning to Rochester via as much gravel as possible on Monday. Round trip about 130 miles with opportunities for bonus miles each day.

What's your go-to camp meal?

The venerable burrito, wrap up tight, super calorie dense and very easy to portage. although I love camp cooking, can't beat that convenience.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Probably my custom Swift XL Ozette. Having the ability to fit a 30 rack on the front of my bike and still climb 8% dirt grades with ease is priceless.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

From Swift last year! I didn't get to do a Swift Campout like I wanted, but this year it's ACTUALLY HAPPENING.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Not the first, not the last 8)

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

The posse has no name, much like the horse that america went through the desert on. However we're a ragtag group of singletrack riders, dirt tourers, randobros, and adventurers, and we're always looking for more folks.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Elephant NFE. Took a chance on the presale first run, and it was the best decision I ever made.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love that the journey is also the destination. I also love fast travel with virtually no carbon footprint.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

ecoli riddled beaches of illinois beach state park

What's your go-to camp meal?

grilled flesh

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

something to throw

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

bunyan velo

Is this your first bike-overnight?

yup. if i dont rooster out

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

solo yolo

What kind of bike are you riding?

flyte. sold as a cx bike, but its really a touring bike. i mean, it has bottle bosses on the underside of the downtube for crackers sake.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

never done it. i love the idea. the romanticized idea of taking everything i need with me on a people-powered vehicle. i envision this as a big two-hearted river adventure, but it will probably end with flats, frustration at traffic, and an intense hate of my idealization of The Great Outdoors. thats if i even go.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Southport, NC to Freeman Park to camp on the beach. Sixteen miles total, with 3 miles on a ferry.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Margaritas

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bike

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Participated last year

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Posse, Hoi Polloi Bike Club

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa Fargo

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Yep, Is there any other way?

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Robert Wehle State Park on Lake Ontario. About 60 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Cheap pack of noodles or rice and a pack of tuna or salmon for dinner. Breakfast my go to is stuffed french toast (PB, honey, cinnamon, banana). Clearly I care about breakfast more than dinner.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Aeropress!! Its the perfect way to make a great single cup of coffee nearly anywhere. Gives me a great excuse to ride somewhere nice early in the morning or late in the evening have a cup of coffee with a view and ride on from there.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope, I only have a few under my belt but not my first.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

So far I'm riding Solo but trying to get my two brothers to come into town for the trip.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Straggler, my daily ride here in Syracuse NY where the weather is less than friendly most of the year.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I think its more by I like bicycling via camping. I tend to be a rider that does not like to ride without a reason, I think this come from using a bike as my main transport. However, this tends to keep me away from getting out for good long rides. A destination of a campground and a night under the stars is the perfect reason to be on the bike. It also helps me to limit my gear to what I really need to enjoy myself

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

I was thinking of exploring up any one of the gulches between Silverton and Eureka, CO. Distance TBD, depending on terrain and snow.

What's your go-to camp meal?

DIY ramen with whatever fresh veggies I can find.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I've got this "Paloma Handlebar Bag" that's super awesome...

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I've been following the Campout for years, but this will be my first year participating!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Probably 1-2 other folks, still taking name suggestions!

What kind of bike are you riding?

My current touring bike is a Cross Check.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I like riding bikes, and I like camping so... It's a great way to experience a region.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

possibly Hocking Hills Area, about 70 miles from home.

What's your go-to camp meal?

not sure yet, haven't bikepacked yet

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

so far it's my bike.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Ad in Bunyan Velo issue #6

Is this your first bike-overnight?

I hope to have an overnight or 2 under my belt by then.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I would hope that I have friends to accompany me by the date but most likely I will be solo.

What kind of bike are you riding?

2015 Felt DD70 (fat bike)

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I haven't been yet but I'm drawn by the allure of the freedom and connectivity it offers with the environment and not having to rely on others.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Millers Point Campsite on the Cape peninsula. It's about 58km from Cape Town. We all meet at Woodstock Cycleworks, the coolest bike shop in town. BTW we are doing it in the middle of winter!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Stuffed butternut - usually with spinach and fetta cheese.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Therm-a-rest sleeping mat.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

On the cycle exif website.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Hell no!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Facebook group called: "S24o bicycle microadventures" There is a core group of the usual suspects.

What kind of bike are you riding?

A SOMA Double Cross.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's the best way to hang out with your bicycle friends and always ends up providing great memories.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Malvern, IA

What's your go-to camp meal?

IPA

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My saddle

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

OBC

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

OBC Bike Gang

What kind of bike are you riding?

Jamis Aurora

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

A night away from the children #motheroftheyear

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Harold Parker state forrest

What's your go-to camp meal?

Sardines

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

1968 Mosrite Celebrity

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Cambridge Bicycle

Is this your first bike-overnight?

It is!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Cambridge Bicycle

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surley Pacer

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Perfect freedom

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Carson Wa for the BQ Unmeeting

What's your go-to camp meal?

Couscous with chorizo and veggies.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

No lie- my Ozette is awesome. Fits all the stuff for a day ride, works for camping rides, allows for quick camera grabs.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Swift Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Kind of- a loose conglomerate of PDX riders.

What kind of bike are you riding?

1986 Bridgestone MB2

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Riding though magic hour light with crickets chirping in the fields, then rolling into camp for post- sunset dinner.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Three Creeks Conservation Area. It's only a 12-15 mile ride from Downtown Columbia, MO.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Backpacker meals and foil veggie packs.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Other than my bicycle(s), probably my hammock. It's so easy to carry and set up in the tree cover dense areas of Missouri.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Being a cyclist that uses the internet.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Not even close.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes, no name...just people that like riding bikes.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Either a 1985 Trek 450 or a Surly Karate Monkey set up for bikepacking/camping...possibly a Crosscheck. I'll decide that day.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I like the idea that you can pack up everything you REALLY need on a bicycle and just go. You can do that, right now. That level of self sufficiency changes how you see the world and what you believe to be possible. It all starts with S24Os.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Jordan lake--30 miles out

What's your go-to camp meal?

PB&J all day

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Double walled growler keeps my beer cold all day!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Local bike shop

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

B team

What kind of bike are you riding?

Trek 520 or an 80s rock hopper...not sure yet.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Bikes+beer+coffee+nature+friends

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Somewhere on the C&O canal trail in Maryland - I'll start near the beginning of the trail in DC and pedal until it feels right to setup camp. It'll be in the range of 50 - 60 miles expect.

What's your go-to camp meal?

I mostly use/abuse dehydrated meals as a go-to, but when I pack a bit more luxuriously, pemmican chili is always a favorite.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My coffee kit. If packing light, that's my collapsible pourover cone, else, it's my aeropress, combined with my hand grinder. It's a beautiful ritual to wake up on a cool or cold morning, heat up some water, grind some beans, make some strong coffee and then sip it while listening to the world wakeup.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

email list - internet-bob

Is this your first bike-overnight?

oh no

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

not at this time, but I'll work on it

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Troll or my Rivendell Sam Hillborne or if I can rope in one of my kids, my Bike Friday family tandem

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love going places by bike. I love being outside. I love escaping my semi-urban environment to find some trees. I love waking up in new places every day.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

found a nice place through Hipcamp, not too far, has a little privacy and seclusion. hoping it becomes my go-to spot for quick overnights.

What's your go-to camp meal?

whiskey? and those Good to Go backpacker meals are delicious as well.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Mont Bell Crescent 1 Tent.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

the internet/instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

i'm hoping to! got a small crew interested. no name yet.

What kind of bike are you riding?

1986 Schwinn Voyageur

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

the freedom and the ease of getting away.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Still sorting that out

What's your go-to camp meal?

Oatmeal

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Caldera Cone stove, light easy and just works. Coming in a very close second is my Bark River Mini-NorthStar, like the Ginzu commercials of our childhood, but it delivers

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Friends and people in high places

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Working on that too still

What kind of bike are you riding?

Rambler ;-)

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

All the freedom of human powered transport with the best mechanical advantage you could hope for to cover ground and get where you want to go

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We are planning to leave the shop then ride out FM428 to the Greenbelt trail, then up to Isle du Bois at Lake Ray Roberts State Park for the night. Its a cool 15-20 miles to get to the camp spot with possibilities to add a longer loop on the way or do a loop if we want to drop some of the gear.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Bagels, Avocado, Apples

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Well the bike ofcourse

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Word of mouth

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Of course, overnighters are best with a posse. We are called TBD

What kind of bike are you riding?

Most likely my Salsa Vaya

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Gettin' out, finding new

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Scenic Beach State Park.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Spaghetti with veggies. And all the snacks I can fit in my basket.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Wald Basket and cargo net combo. I put all the things in there.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope! As individuals, we love bike camping, however, this will be the Bikery's first group trip.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

The Bikery! We're an all volunteer run bike kitchen where we teach people how to fix their own bikes. Here's our Facebook event for our campout: http://bit.ly/1RCbCoI

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Straggler

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The freedom of the open road and the slower pace a bicycle affords. On a bike, you can stop and take photos, eat snacks, drink coffee, and still have everything you need to have a great night under the stars.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Port Burwell Prov. Campground, Ontario, Canada. 70km from starting point.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Campfire hot-dogs!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Alice, my bike. It's taken me across the country, Canada west to east, in 2010. And my Aeropress, waking up with a nice warm cup of coffee makes the rest of the better.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I heard about it last year while looking at swift panniers

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope, I like to go bike-camping a couple times a year

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Sadly, no posse

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Long Haul Trucker.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's a great way to forget about work and to be relaxed by the time that you get to your destination

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Somewhere on the Olympic peninsula! Hoping for about an 80 mile round trip!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bike, it's a 1984 Trek 890 that I've made to work just perfectly for me

What kind of bike are you riding?

1984 Trek 890

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

somewhere with a lake. maybe 40 miles away from milwaukee?

What's your go-to camp meal?

whiskey

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

eno doublenest. more comfortable than my bed at home.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

hoping to find a posse to meet up with

What kind of bike are you riding?

soma wolverine

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

less focus on escape routes, more focus on being prepared

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Four Peaks, at least 30 miles depending on how high up we go to avoid the heat.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Ramen

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

A book if I'm camping solo.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The internets.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

We'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Soma Wolverine

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Riding a freight train down hills.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No

What kind of bike are you riding?

Specialized

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Yes

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Malvern, Iowa about 45 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Burritos on the go

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My new Swift bags and lighter set up overall.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Work

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yup. The OBC bike gang

What kind of bike are you riding?

Lynskey Sportive Disc

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because you see so much more by bike.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Mt Whitney in August!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Coffee, oatmeal

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Boots

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Goldencyclery

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yep

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Not yet

What kind of bike are you riding?

Fuji cross

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

I will be trying to make the Ipsut Creek camp out. 100ish kilometers.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Anything vegetarian and full of fat.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Jetboil. I love how fast it heats and the wonderfully thought out packing.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Hardly

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

The Holy Rollers (we ride every Sunday)

What kind of bike are you riding?

MAP S&P randoneur

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It combines my love of backpacking and cycling.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

I will be on my way from Rockford IL to Seattle WA. So, about 2000 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

I am up for anything if you are cooking. lol

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No posse, just myself.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Schwinn Riverside pulling a trailer.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because I am free.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Nisene marks state park. 45 miles away

What's your go-to camp meal?

Pop tarts and by boxed wine

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Big Agnes sleeping bag and $10 tarp

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Swift camp out 2015

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I don't know their name.

What kind of bike are you riding?

fairdale weekender drop

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love bikes so why not get to a destination nation by bike.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Doing this month's bike-camping trip to Scenic Beach State Park.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Top Ramen!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My camp chair.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Online

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope. Been doing these kind of trips for over five years, now.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I wish. Finding a bike-camping crew has been tough for me. Usually go solo or with my wife and dog.

What kind of bike are you riding?

A Specialized mountain bike.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because it is a perfect outlet for all of my excessive energy!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We can go as far as anyone would like. I am planning on doing one of three things. One of them is going for a 20-30 mile ride and carrying a few things on my bike and then returning home and camping with young son in the woods behind our house or the other option is riding till it nears nighttime and then finding a place to camp. And lastly, I may ride to a local state park and camp there; either Little Ocmulgee State Park or General Coffee State Park

What's your go-to camp meal?

I am planning on trying to learn to cook something or fishing for something and cooking it over the fire and bringing something to go with it.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My favorite piece of gear besides my bike would be my hammock. I live in the Deep South and during the summer, it is far too warm to be in a tent, but having a hammock allows me to camp anywhere and whenever.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I did it last year and heard about it first through a variety of Instagram accounts.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No. It will be my 3rd or 4th.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I'd like to do this with a few people. Last year, it was just me any my three year old son. We still had a great time though.

What kind of bike are you riding?

A 1991 Trek 930 that I have overhauled into my all-rounder.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It is easy to pack and unpack and it is fun to ride to a place or to ride and attempt to scout out a fun place to stay the night that you have never seen before. and it seems the most easy and free way of traveling.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Heading to Malvern, IA with the OBC Bike Gang from Omaha, NE! It's about 35 miles!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Fire-roasted corn on the cob!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bike :).. I'm relying on it to get me there with both it and I in working order!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

From the OBC events page.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

It is! I'm looking forward to it!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

OBC Bike Gang

What kind of bike are you riding?

KHS Urban Xcape

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

This will be my first time so I am hoping all goes well. I enjoy camping and biking so combining them seems worth a shot!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

I will a month and a half into a bike tour at that point. Some friends are I are riding up the Mississippi River!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Nutella? Well thats not a meal but I can eat a lot of it! At camp I love burritos or anything wrapped up in a tortilla.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

The thing I love most on my pack is my journal a friend made for me by hand.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No :)

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes! We are the Miss River Bicycle Brigade

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly LHT

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love the freedom offered by a bike. It really feels like camping before you even set up camp.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Crabtree meadows campground!  51 miles ????????

What's your go-to camp meal?

Rice, sausage, peppers, cheese, and a baguette

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My zeitgeist saddle bag duh

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Insta

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope, my second.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Just me and my partner, we're called Queen Elizabeth and the Ghost

What kind of bike are you riding?

Queen Elizabeth has a long haul trucker and The Ghost has a 1994 trek 520

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Traveling and exploring with the independence from gasoline feels so true.  I have never felt more free, powerful, and certain I was doing the right thing in my life then when the queen and I were biking to an unknown area where there might be camping.  We loved the uncertainty of the trip and empowerment it gave us.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

All over this summer, ranging 30-70 miles per day

What's your go-to camp meal?

Mac and cheese by Annie's is my new find.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My pink bike!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Through Omaha Bicycle co.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, there's too many to count.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes, OBC gang

What kind of bike are you riding?

Trek hybrid custom painted

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's woodsy.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

The coast or the gorge. A wild spot within a ~100-mile radius of Portland.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Der Snackus Germanicus: Beer, Sausage, Cheese

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Hmmm... Ozette rando bag or CRKT M16-14SF knife

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Martina

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Dirt Chumps/Slob Patrol out of Portland

What kind of bike are you riding?

Rawland

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Smiles for miles

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

San Marcos river 90 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Spaghetti

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Using my Ortleib pannier as a beer cooler

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Steve in San Antonio

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes, no, but if we had a name it would likely have something about beer in it

What kind of bike are you riding?

1985 Trek 620

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's an adventure with friends.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

I am planning to head to Malady Head campground in Terra Nova National Park. Welcoming anyone who is interested and departing from Clarenville!

What's your go-to camp meal?

I really enjoy pasta and stir fry for supper. Especially with some curry spice! IPA BEER AND COFFEE!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I am slowly setting up my bike for cycle touring. Right now - I am pining for a swift Paloma Bar Bag.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Unless I get out for a quick spring #s24O - yes.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Hope to have a posse!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Opus Legato

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

it is simple and I love the power of going places by pedal!

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

C&O Canal on the patomic river. 30-40 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Spicy Macaroni and cheese. But I make it from scratch.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bicycle. Her name is Tanque and we go everywhere together.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

A web site somewhere but I don't remember which. I tour a lot so I'm always reading about other tours and taking in information.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No posse yet but there is still time.

What kind of bike are you riding?

I ride a size small first generation Salsa Fargo.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I can go farther faster but not so fast that I miss the landscape changes and undulations. I can't hike like I used to. I have problems with my feet.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

The Forest, Scotland

What's your go-to camp meal?

Bean chili, rice and bread. Baked bananas and chocolate.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Specialized awol.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The Radavist

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nole

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes with a posse. We have no name of yet

What kind of bike are you riding?

Specialized AWOL comp 2016.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's the only way to travel, gets you into the wilds easier and it's way more fun than walking.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

from Furry Creek to East Van via active / deactivated logging roads, bikepushing and sweet sweet single track back to Seymour conservation reserve.

What's your go-to camp meal?

soba & salami

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

tarptent original. 15 years strong. This bit of silicon-impregnated nylon has kept monsoons, and snow off me. 1.5lbs of magic

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

the cool kids at Swift.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

sorta kinda.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Not yet. Welcome to any intrepid explorers willing to pedal/push their bikes with me through uncertain trail / road connections, and the maintenance staff at the dam.

What kind of bike are you riding?

rigid 29er w/ 2.4's 2bliss

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Love of camping + love of bikes = that sweet spot in the venn diagram, n'est pas?

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Big Eddy Campground, about 50 miles east of Portland.

What's your go-to camp meal?

I like to throw corncobs in the fire wrapped in foil.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Bandana!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Heading out with a small group, maybe some ladies from Portland Bicycle Studio.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Soma Wolverine painted baby blue with glitter with Velo Orange racks and fenders, and a dynamo hub.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's an amazing feeling being able to carry everything you need on your bike. When I get my bike all loaded up on a beautiful day I get this empowering feeling like I could ride to anywhere.

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Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We go to the river "Oder", which flows near our city. But we go there a long circuitous route to see more. Come out something about 50km

What's your go-to camp meal?

scrambled eggs, sausage, beer and good coffee

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Cafflano. All in one coffee maker :)

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

facebook and Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

for some of us yes, for others no :)

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

http://coffeeteatrip.blogspot.com/

What kind of bike are you riding?

almoust every kind of bike :)

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

We love bikes, campings and coffee. And this is all in one :)

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Seattle to Carson, WA to meet up with the other BQ Unmeeting participants

What's your go-to camp meal?

Macaroni and cheese with coconut cream.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I'm a big fan of my micro floor pump from Lezyne. Smaller than a frame pump and nearly as good as a full-size floor pump.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Heard about it last year when Jason and Martina came to the Madrona Park #coffeeoutside. Couldn't make it that year -- I was riding SeaTriKan, a (supported, wah wah) tour to raise money for refugees resettled in WA.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nah.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I will probably pick up some of the jdgesus coffee outside crowd.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Jamis Aurora Elite 650b conversion

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The empowerment of carrying everything you need under your own power, in a way that feels like you're flying 3 feet above the ground.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

we will go to Cima Larici on the top of Garda Lake (Italy) to enjoy the beautiful view of the lake and stars, it's around 50km from home (Trento)

What's your go-to camp meal?

for sure camping gas and we will see what the place can offer

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I heard about it from the radavist and other friends

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no, a lot of bike overnight in the past for travel and normal campout

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

yes! no name, only a group of old friends and I hope new friends!

What kind of bike are you riding?

specialized awol comp, touring bike

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love camping because can carry you to beautiful places, can feel you free and full immersion in the nature

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We're headed to Harold Parker State forest, just 23 miles out of Boston.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Get some dry veggies- potatoes, mushrooms, whatever packs well and doesn't require cold, skewer 'em over the fire with a little oil and plenty of seasoning. No washing dishes afterwards!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Nothing beats a solid fanny-pack. My current favorite is big enough to store a hydration bladder and a tool kit. I take it on all my long rides. It's like a pannier for your fanny!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I follow Swift on social media, I had seen a few mentions of the campout. Spent some time wishing I was going until my boss dropped the plan on us.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, but it's my first time camping out with a group on bikes. I think that's a markedly different experience than touring solo. Usually a bike trip is about mileage, but there's a very different attitude when you put the "camp" first.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Our shop crew at Cambridge Bicycle is riding out together with a few friends.

What kind of bike are you riding?

I'm riding a Velo Orange Piolet frame. Built up with a 2x10 group and a WTB 650x2.8 tubeless combo. Currently packing a Surly front rack with a Swift bag up front and a pair of Carsick's fork bags below. I made a rack to support a matching Zeitgeist bag in the rear.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Bikes and camping are two things that epitomize self-sufficiency and autonomy. There are few things as freeing- you can just pack-up and go. Restrictions fall away, and your schedule is as flexible as you are. I can't think of two things that pair better.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Alexandria, VA to the C&O Canal

What's your go-to camp meal?

pasta with any protein

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

my coffee press

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Facebook

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly LHT

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

getting away and being self-contained !

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Carson WA from Portland for the UN meeting!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beans...

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Irish straps from riv. I use them for everything, even holding up my shorts.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I don't even know.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Heading out from velo cult, not sure if there's a name associated.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Riv A. Homer Hilsen

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Clarksville

What's your go-to camp meal?

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Yamaha R6, CBR600RR

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Cassandra

What kind of bike are you riding?

2007 honda 1000rr

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

1989

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Stavanger

What's your go-to camp meal?

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Triumph Sprint ST

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Jackie

What kind of bike are you riding?

Ducati Multistrada

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

1975

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Illinois Beach State Park, 70 miles out and 50 miles back

What's your go-to camp meal?

Something like ramen with salami

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Paloma handlebar bag

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

(1) yes and (2) no

What kind of bike are you riding?

1981 Bianchi Nuova Racing

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The challenge is part (but only part) of the reward

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

During the Swift Campout, I'll be riding my bicycle across America with my two best friends. We'll be cycling nearly 4,000 miles- the Campout will fall right around the time we'll be in Lincoln, NE.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Pasta! We dump a bunch of noodles into a Sea to Summit xPot and boil away. Put a bunch of fresh veggies in there, with some red sauce and you've got yourself a one way ticket to flavor town. Pairs well with: cheap beer, a nice hammock spot, and something sweet for dessert.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

This is a tough one. It could be a cop out to say my swift bags, so my next in line is the Fuji x100t. I've carried this thing all over with me, and it's allowed me to document so many moments. It's compact, it looks awesome, and it takes some damn fine photos. Close second: my Sea to Summit aero pillow. Makes sleeping a dream. ✨✨✨

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Don't we all get our news from Instagram these days ?

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Definitely not. We've been on the road for 37 days when I type this- more when we participate next weekend.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Heck yeah, we got the while sqaud. Look up Ride for Korah. If you don't know, now you know.

What kind of bike are you riding?

I'm on my Cross-Check. I've got a bunch of swift bags strapped to it, along will some dirt drops for when you have to get rowdy on some gravel.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love being outside. I grew up in rural Missouri, and it's just so good when I get back to it all and sleep outside. Doing all this via bicycle is just the cherry on top, because I can't stop smiling now when I'm experiencing the whole from the seat of a bicycle. Follow my adventures on Instagram- @dakotagraff

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beer

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

A nice pair of binoculars for looking at birdies and an aeropress for a good cup of joe in the AM.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Around town there was quite the chatter...

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Doesn't yet but probably should

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly 26" LHT

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

You can almost always get a campsite, or get to an area hard to access otherwise!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Birds Hill Provincial Park, approximately 25 km north of downtown Winnipeg

What's your go-to camp meal?

Something easy

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Our new Yepp mini bike seat

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Momentum magazine

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, second overnight as a family

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I will be inviting friends and co-workers to join the ride

What kind of bike are you riding?

Reclaimed "Nova" bike

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love the challenge and the simplicity of camping by bicycle

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Falmouth - probably North/South Helford area or on the Lizard. Less than 50km.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Falmouth Bike Club!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

From San Antonio Texas to Lakewood Recreational Center in Gonzales, Texas

What's your go-to camp meal?

Whatever will fit in the stove!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My headlamp. Very handy

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, we do 3 or 4 a year

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

We are a group of misfits. A retired semi pro roadie, a goofy guy that looks like Luigi, a fixie punk, and a group from Austin. Need I say more?!!

What kind of bike are you riding?

My newly built Merlin Extralight ti. Mostly lower end campy, sits at 19 lbs

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I've always been an outdoorsman. I've been on bikes since I was 5. To combined the 2, its like a dream come true. Everytime.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

To be decided.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Eggs and spicy breakfast potatoes. Or just tortilla, salsa and cheese. Or trail mix.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Right now I'm digging my SSCY tote bag that converts to a backpack. It rocks!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Hipcamp!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Cannondale or my single speed Bianchi!

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Freedom, breakfast burritos and coffee outside, nature, happy people, and outdoor adventures.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

20 miles. Waterloo Recreational Area, Chelsea, Michigan.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Have not decided.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

No favorites yet, I'll find out when I get there.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Facebook bicycle site.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Perhaps...

What kind of bike are you riding?

Fiji hybrid

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The fun of getting there. No worries....

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Lustin

What's your go-to camp meal?

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Is this your first bike-overnight?

KAWASAKI ZX6

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Rosie

What kind of bike are you riding?

FastBikes

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

1981

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We are headed to Kumeyaay Lake Campground (site 19) in San Diego. It'll be an easy trip from possibly Ocean Beach or North Park and take 20 miles of road/trail. There are plenty of trails once we get there but my girl is new to it all, so it'll be an nice introductory ride with gear.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Sausage, tortilla, salsa, beans and cheese.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Frosty adult beverage!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I've seen it on instagram from a few different people.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope, but it will be the first overnight since the TD2015.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Just me and my girl, who is currently looking to get a bike and give this whole bikepacking a whirl.

What kind of bike are you riding?

I'm riding a Salsa El MAriachi Ti 29er, my war donkey "El burro de la guerra".

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It gives me an opportunity to get in a big trip over a weekend. Plus, it's biking and camping with any smattering of misadventures to boot.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Long Lake Recreation Area and some other parks. Doing a 3 day triangle (~80mi).

What's your go-to camp meal?

PB&J

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My brooks b17. Fits my butt.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram hashtag.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes but no name! Rando friends.

What kind of bike are you riding?

2015 Kona Sutra in stately blue and white.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Cars are boring. Trails are fun.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

As it will be the dead of winter here the group is doing the Great Lake Trail(20km). So far the votes have been to do the K2K and Orakau portions of the Great Lake Trail and staying at Kawakawa Bay.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Dinner usually consists of couscous, chicken bouillon, dehydrated peas, Parmesan cheese, some togarashi, and a packet of peri-peri tuna. Followed by a mug of hot chocolate or Milo. Dessert would be a Moro bar or some other chocolate bar.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My favorite bit of kit would have to be my pink mustache cycling socks. Not only are they super comfortable and wool, but they are are fun conversation starter. I'm also slightly obsessed with fun socks.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Gearjunkie

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No. I've done several overnight trips, but will be the first in the winter months.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I'll invite the others in our adventure team, but they may not attend. We go by the Ninja Tortoises.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Disc Trucker. Have to represent MN.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It combines 2 things I love to do. Getting some where with your own power is very gratifying and sleeping outside is awesome.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

I am trying to get up to Fort Stevens near Astoria from Portland which is approx. 80-90 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Soup!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My favorite is my Svea 1-2-3 backpacking stove my pops handed down to me. I take it with me on bike rides. It's perfect for boiling water for coffee or cooking up lunch in the middle of the ride when a perfect spot with a view is found.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram via Velo_Orange

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No :(

What kind of bike are you riding?

A Velo Cult custom rando

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

We'll find out this summer!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

With GSC

What's your go-to camp meal?

Carne Asada

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Enlightened Equipment 30 degree quilt, my Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 and my cheap-ass Uniqlo down jacket keep me warm and sheltered.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I went last year with my cycle cult leader and his henchmen

Is this your first bike-overnight?

NO

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

yes - The Burrito Slayers

What kind of bike are you riding?

All City Space Horse

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Freeeeeedom! And it's cheap.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Cherry Plain State Park or somewhere in Massachusetts

What's your go-to camp meal?

something with noodles

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

ibex wool jersey

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

interwebs

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

possibly?

What kind of bike are you riding?

2006 bianchi volpe

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

simplicity

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

TBD

What's your go-to camp meal?

Fresh fruit and soup or baked beans.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Luci solar-paneled inflatable camp lantern.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

My friend and I are looking for others to join!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Disc Trucker

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's the ultimate way to travel slow and experience the place around you.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

??

What's your go-to camp meal?

Anything Mountain House

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My B.O.B. trailer is my favorite and most indispensible piece.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Gear Junkie

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

no

What kind of bike are you riding?

Specialized

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

the simplicity and the feeling of providing all my own power for the trip

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Timothy lake Oregon. Meditation point. 85 miles from Portland.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Apples and peanut butter

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bike! Gretlein cycles sg1

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

For this year, yes.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes. Blood fire death brigade.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Custom touring bicycle made by me! Gretlein cycles sg1

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

12mph is the best way to see the world!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Sunset State Beach, 55 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Cuscus, garbanzo beans and artichoke harts, Parmesan cheese salad

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Bike, Cannondale CAAD8 frame-set with Crisscross components and racks for long distance travel, outfitted with Swift bags ;-)

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Momentum Mag and Swift website

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no, 5 year veteran in S24O's and 2nd year Swift Campout

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes, my wife and traveling partner Laura Drocic

What kind of bike are you riding?

Me - Cannondale Mt. Bike CAAD8 frameset home brew Her - Marin Tera Linda, modified for long travel

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

People, Places, Nature Freedom, Relaxing Fun Nomadic Life Style (if only for a weekend at the time).....to many to name it all!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Pitcher pump trails. 8-10 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

salami, cheese, peanut butter and the ever important smores!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

my new zeigeist saddle bag coming in!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Swift industries instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

yes. the SAS crew, or ZFG crew to name a couple

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Karate monkey

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

everything! the simplicity of the bike itself and acting like a kid overtime you get on the bike. getting away with friends and enjoying the night sky

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Tbd

What's your go-to camp meal?

Pepperoni Wraps

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Filson waxed canvas hat.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

IG

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

My wife and 1 year old daughter.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Straggler x2

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

SimplicityXComplexity

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Somewhere in Michigan

What's your go-to camp meal?

Anything Vegan

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

From Swift

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

What kind of bike are you riding?

650B Touring/Rando bicycle

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The freedom to move at my own pace.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

The destination is El Capitan Canyon State Park, in Santa Barbara, CA. It's a ride of about 19 miles. I'll be towing my 2 year old son in his bike trailer for a daddy-son campout.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Hot Dogs. Easy, delicious, can be eaten uncooked, toddler friendly.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My LuminAID Pack Lite solar latern. Flat, solar powered, super bright, lasts a long time.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram, blogs, general internet enthusiast buzz.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope. First bike+camping with my son.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Just my 2-year-old son. We call our crew the "Okeyo-Dokey-Let's-Go!" duo. My son's idea when asked just now.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Straggler with a Schwinn Bike trailer.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's completely self powered and self sufficient. It makes the journey literally as fun as the destination.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

A short 15 mi ride from downtown Raleigh to Umstead State Park.

Rob

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Joining up with CBCO going to Harold Parker State Forest – about 24 miles or so from boston with 6 miles of mixed-terrain and single track.

What's your go-to camp meal?

chunky peanut butter, strawberry jam, whole banana, maybe some apply slices on oaty bread

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

flat mat fold up camping pad. Light weight, doesnt deflate

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Cambridge bikes!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

yeah! CBCO

What kind of bike are you riding?

miyata touring frame with fatty tires, upright cruiser bars, generator hub, and a big front rack to put all the stuff

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

it feels like being a turtle - slowly moving with your house on your back

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Not 100%. Depending on weather either the Great Southern Overland Stage Route in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park or Mt. Laguna Sunrise Highway area.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Banana, Peanut Butter, and Honey on a Bagel

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My legs ;)

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Bunyan Velo

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, bike touring is my favorite hobby.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I will probably recruit a band of pirates, outcasts, and merry pranksters.

What kind of bike are you riding?

I will be riding a Salsa Deadwood and my wife will be on an Electra Ticino

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love the self reliance and the true feeling of freedom when pedaling. It is the perfect pace to see the world yet slow enough that a butterfly can land on the top of your hand while riding (true story).

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Not sure yet...Cascadia mtns I think. We'll make a big deal of it. Probably around 200 mile trip? 4-5 days? We'll see how things shake out!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Mostly beef jerky, ya know?

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My  scarf/blanket/towel that I bought at Goodwill for 50 cents. Dries quickly, packs small, works as a dress when you're doing laundry!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Direct from the source.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope. This'll be year 4 of solstice bike camping trips.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes posse!

What kind of bike are you riding?

A black one.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I'm not an athlete. I've never been one and I'll never be one. I don't race, I don't compete, but I love love love riding my bicycle. When my legs and lungs bring me amazing places, I feel a sense of pride and accomplishment that keeps pushing me farther and farther and farther....

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Dovre campground will probably be the destination.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Rice and Tofurkey

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bicycle! So many good memories win it.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No

What kind of bike are you riding?

Soma Double Cross Disc, 650b conversion

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It offers great views and is rejuvinating.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Nutmegcountry

What's your go-to camp meal?

Poppi's Pizza & Toye's Tacos

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Thermarest NeoAir sleeping pad

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

@swiftindustries

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No it's a frequent favorite time

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

The all inclusive genderless #hottbodrandoboiyz

What kind of bike are you riding?

Rivendell Hunqapillar

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Freedom Friends Fun

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Caliraya lake laguna 100km from manila

What's your go-to camp meal?

Banana,bread and instant noodle soup

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Porlex mini grinder

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly ogre

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Sunset and sunrise in the wilderness

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Mannum, South Australia, 100 km

What's your go-to camp meal?

Schnitzel

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Treadly Bike Sop

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes, Treadly Adventure Club or Treadly Bike shop

What kind of bike are you riding?

A Genesis city-cross bike

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Still TBD. Likely about 30-50 miles from Seattle.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Foil dinners. (Taco flavored)

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Our little camp kettle has a pour spout that makes outdoor pour-over coffee a breeze.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Word of mouth.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes, but no.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Masi Randonneur

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The best campsites don't come with parking lots.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Sunnyvale Caltrain to Half Moon Bay hiker/biker camp via Windy Hill and Skeggs (where Neil Young wrote "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World"). Some good climbing and minimal time on Highway 1, about 25 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

If keeping it simple, garbanzo beans mashed together with seasoning, fried up and topped with avocado and hot sauce. With the drought, and especially in the summer months, I'm paranoid about having flames around (just a personal preference; others can do as they please), so I usually pick up a sandwich or burrito on the way out of town.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

The Caldera cone system. I like how quiet it is. No more instant coffee for me!  

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The internet website pages

Is this your first bike-overnight?

It is not

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Going solo. I was in a BMX gang called the Mavericks when I was a kid (this was long before Sarah Palin botched the word in a similar fashion, but in a much more public way), but all those guys are either fathers or felons now. I'm the only one who avoided all that business and still gets stoked on riding bikes.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Rivendell Hunqapillar with fat knobbies, a Nelson long flap in the back and a hobo basket in the front

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I do it for the same reasons that some people think it's crazy. Because it takes economizing and planning, and requires both self-sufficiency and independence. It's weird to me that when the general public thinks of cycling, they see groups of roadies in lycra. But the whole reason for the boom after the safety bicycle was first invented was that people saw it as a way to get out of the cities and into the wilderness.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Rock lake 14 miles or so

What's your go-to camp meal?

Indian quesadilla pizza

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Intergalactic space blanket

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Internet

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Uhrenholdt Adventure Club

What kind of bike are you riding?

Pugsley

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Fun all day all night

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Taking a longer/mini tour. Call it a swift camp-out solo adventure. Trying out the new adventure cycling Texas hill country loop in a 5 (ish) day - 4 night trip. Atx to McKinney falls, to Canyon lake, to Luckenbach, to Inks Lake, back to Austin. I'm ready!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Grilled up bean tacos with avocado, tomatoes, and Valentina hot sauce...and some dried mangos and beers on the side.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Been really digging hammock camping for a while. ENO hammock tent set ups are really light, comfortable, and easy to pack on a bike. Solar powered flash lights rule pretty hard too.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Social media mostly...

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nah...

What kind of bike are you riding?

I just finished my first DIY build on a velo-orange camagure frame set, I'm going to give it a try and see how it fairs.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love everything about camping. Sleeping outside, eating out of cans next to a fire, drinking and hanging out with friends. Add a bike to that combination of fun things (or most any combination of things) and that makes it 100% more fun.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Fall creek, Willamette National Forest

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Raleigh tamland, it is a great gravel overnight camping machine!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No way Jose!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Who knows!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Raleigh Tamland

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

To go where no car has gone before

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

meeting with GSC to henniger flats

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beef jerky! locs!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My most favorable piece of gear is gonna have to be my French press

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The radavist!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Depends if I decide to do it before the event. But besides that yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I have a couple of my friends are up for it. We are spreading the word to welcome fellow cyclist and adventurist

What kind of bike are you riding?

I have a specialized diverge.with a axiom rack and homade panniers

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Being a army vet and a cyclist . Camping by bicycle seems like the life for me

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Malvern

What's your go-to camp meal?

oatmeal

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

my spork

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Omaha Bicycle Company

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

OBC Bike Gang

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa Vaya

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Getting out in the world

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

1570 FM1382, Cedar Hill, TX 75104 about 25 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Swift Industries Saddle Bag

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Transit Bikes in Dallas, Texas

Is this your first bike-overnight?

yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I hope so, if not I'll go by myself.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Long Haul Trucker, All-City Mr. Pink

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I don't know if I do.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Box dog bikes trip

What's your go-to camp meal?

Outdoor herbivore meals!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

The fat bike is a great tourer for enjoying your surroundings!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Like everyone is talking about it!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Box dog bikes campout!

What kind of bike are you riding?

A pugs

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It is go with the flow living on bikes! The bestt!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

What kind of bike are you riding?

Cannondale supersix 2010

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Love nature

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Somewhere in southern Finland. About 100km

What's your go-to camp meal?

Burgers

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Genesis Croix De Fer bicycle

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

From instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

With my girlfriend

What kind of bike are you riding?

Adventure road bike

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It makes me feel free

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Sycamore Canyon State Beach - around 30 miles or so.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Wife's lentils. PB&J on french toast.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

10l dry bag. So many uses - keeps stuff dry - perfect way to limit what I take.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

#swiftcampout

Is this your first bike-overnight?

By no means.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Nope. I like going solo

What kind of bike are you riding?

Yeti ARC carbon. I have a Jone's diamond in the works.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Years ago I did cycle overnights while living in England. I moved back to the US and started doing my overnights on a motorcycle. I missed the silence and effort of being on a bicycle.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Train from Sac to Oakland. Ride thru Sf to Tam. Tam to Pt Reyes. Pt Reyes back to Muir Beach. Home

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beans and Weenies

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Super old steel coffee pot

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Facebook

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes. SVDC Sacramento Valley Dirt Church

What kind of bike are you riding?

Custom built bike by me. BCA Cycles Mule. Or possibly my Surly Long Haul Trucker 700c+ bike.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Combines my 2 loves. Bicycles and nature.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Scenic Beach State Park in Seabeck Wa

What's your go-to camp meal?

Cheeseburgers from my handlebar bag

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I'm pretty sure it's my handlebar bag. Often filled with cheeseburgers.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

From buddies

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Going camping with the Bikery

What kind of bike are you riding?

Elephant NFE

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's hard, it's fun, and I get to see beautiful parts of the world.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

No sure yet.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Mountain House

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Still getting it

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Bickpacking.com

Is this your first bike-overnight?

might be

What kind of bike are you riding?

Pivot 429 SL

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Moreton Island, Queensland, Australia. About 10 miles offshore.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Instant mash potato, tinned tuna. Or a Bonk Breaker if I don't take along cook kit.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Camera - Olympus TG-4

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

A mate.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, not by a long shot. Ultra'd in NZ, raced the Iditarod twice to McGrath and to Nome, toured in Australia, CA, AZ, and even been to Portland OR.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Just a bunch of fat mates.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Moonlander.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Simplicity. I feel like a kid again.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Somewhere along the Root River Trail in Minnesota.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Foil dinner of potato, vegetable, and sausage. Or else whatever fish we catch.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Currently, it's an Ibera handlebar-mounted camera bag. Super handy, holds a bunch of stuff, and I don't have to get off the bike to access it.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Velo-Orange

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes. My ten year old daughter and my eight year old son. We're sort of the Chain Gang.

What kind of bike are you riding?

A Giant OCR1

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It is both dependent upon and illustrative of the power of people.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Probably French Basque Country, near Saint Jean de Pied de Port. I want to climb a badass gravel pass I descended once and camp somewhere there.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Usually canned Fabada (bean, chorizo, black pudding and bacon stew from Spain), plenty of calories and delicious. I favor canned meals to dehidrated/noodles because I often run out of water.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My old Specialized Hardrock that i picked up from the garbage, Rivendell silver shifters.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I like Swift very much. I also heard about it in Instagram and Jan Heine's blog.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, I do at least 8 overnighters a year, without counting longer trips.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Nope, my friends will be working that weekend.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Old steel mountain bike with dirt drop bars and lowrider panniers.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Adventure starts at your house's gate, and a good ride prepares you for a good night's sleep

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Carson,WA. I'll be riding down from Seattle ahead of time. There will be hijinx and huckleberry milkshakes along the way.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no and it won't be the last either!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

The Unmeeting is unorganized, but I'm sure a ragtag collection will self organize around the I-90 bridge deck at the appropriate moment. Other groups are leaving from Portland and Ellensburg.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Most likely a 650B Rando, but I might bring the enduro all road.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The pace is perfect. I'm able to get far away from my everyday concerns, but in a gentle manner that requires a minimal amount of planning and outlay of either time or money.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Omaha to Lincoln, Nebraska. 50+ miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

90 second rice + beans + rotel + tortillas + canned chicken

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Easily my Swift Industries Ozette. It's so useful whether I'm touring or just commuting.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I recently purchased swift bags and received a postcard.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

This my 45th consecutive night. I'm currently riding my bike from New York to Seattle to raise $50,000 for a women's empowerment program in Ethiopia.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Ride For Korah. 3 people.

What kind of bike are you riding?

I'm on a Salsa Marrekesh.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's the easiest way to clear the mind for new thoughts that stick.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Rouse battery , Moreton Island, must take barge over , distance maybe 30-40 klm but it is all sand. Fat bikes only recommended.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Pasta

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

'Bike Bag Dude" frame bag, have a set for each bike.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Bikepacking Australia facebook page

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Will gather like minded posse.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Moonlander

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Freedom, conversation, fitness.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

I'm not sure yet, maybe Haypress

What's your go-to camp meal?

Macaroni and cheese

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Lantern

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Momentum Magazine

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes and No

What kind of bike are you riding?

Felt Cafe 24 Deluxe

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Simple and liberating

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

I'm headed to a forest near a local airport. Unless I get sidetracked or lost. It should be about 40k

What's your go-to camp meal?

Any sort of stew.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Probably my trangia stove. Packs up so small!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram I think

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Just me, but I'm trying to get another friend to come along.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Specialized Awol.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because I get to be outside, and read my book by a fire.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Campin lakeside at Clinton reservior. Meeting up downtown Lawrence and riding out at sunset! Around a fifteener to the spot.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Taters n liquor.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Bright yellow kirtland touring handlebar bag my mom used for a kansas to montreal and back trip.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Wurd on da street yo!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Veteran.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Ultramondogravelgangswiftcampout2k16

What kind of bike are you riding?

26" dream machine

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Its da best mane! We deed it!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Lake Casitas in Ojai California - 55 miles by train/bike!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Tofu veggie scramble, vegan burritos and quinoa stir-fry!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Love our #coffeeoutside kit: titanium alcohol stove, titanium kettle, titanium double walled mugs, Porlex hand grinder, travel scale and an AeroPress!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

We participated last year with Rob from Ocean Air Cycles.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope! Love getting away whenever we can.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Bikenanigans!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Either cargo bikes or folding bikes depending on who's going and how much we need to bring.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Nothing is better than getting out of the city and into nature all by pedal power! And sometimes train... :)

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup, Western Australia

What's your go-to camp meal?

Couscous, veges and chorizo

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My three legged stool, for sitting comfort beside the road or in camp, but really, how do you choose?

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Momentum Mag

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

not yet, but maybe if a few of us get together, we can cook one up.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Maybe a tandem with trailer...city bike with trailer...or a mountain bike with panniers

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Sweet exhausted sleep, reproducing a micro home in the open air, self-sufficiency, the privacy of the outdoors, sleeping snug in a tent.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

I'm riding from Chicago IL to Dekalb IL. Spending the weekend camping. Over 2 days friends will be riding 175 miles to raise awareness and funding for Multiple Sclerosis research.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Trader Joes Salami and some typed of waxed cheese, coffee, and whiskey.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The internet.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Not the first, but the longest single bikepacking leg I have done.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Niner Air Nine RDO

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Starting and ending in Seattle makes it 0 miles to our destination. Still our trip around the Olympic peninsula should be a couple days ride.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Spam McDrews on Bagels. A Poko tradition.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My MSR pocket rocket has been holding it down strong for 10 years.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I'm a workplace insta-stalker.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Almost!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

We ride, with no name.

What kind of bike are you riding?

A Masi CXGR Supremo!

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Distance, friends, and nothing on my back except a nice tailwind.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Tahoe in May to watch TdC.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Lockeford Sausage

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Ti mug.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Paul Comp Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, I arrange a group campsite every third weekend of the month.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes posse. No posse name Ride name: Jo to Hoe

What kind of bike are you riding?

#steelisreal

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

No gas required.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Szczyrk / Poland around 100km from home.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Local stuff and Lyo Food

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

coffee maker

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

it will be the first of this summer:)

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

PNT Team

What kind of bike are you riding?

Fairdale Weekender 2016 PNT version:)

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

camping is great, riding bikes is the best, this two together...

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

BQ UnMeeting

What's your go-to camp meal?

A tin of sardines with a little soy sauce

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bike

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Friends

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

BQ UnMeeting Meeting

What kind of bike are you riding?

Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love the freedom of cycling combined with the escape to nature.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Haven't decided yet, but it will be epic.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Mountain House Beef Stroganof

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My favorite piece of gear? My bike bags. Custom made by ATM Handmade Goods. http://atmhandmadegoods.com/

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Dr. Smartass, a cycling acquaintance, sent me the link.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, but it is the first one packing all our own gear on the bikes. Been on a car-camping overnight with the bikes. Two days of riding around the sand dunes of Winnemucca, NV. http://bikecarson.com/2016/04/04/riding-the-winnemucca-sand-dunes/

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Just a couple of middle-aged, pot-bellied, balding, IT nerds who think their all that and a bag of chips.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Pugsley

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

What's the old Reese's Peanutbutter Cups commercial? Two great things that go great together?

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

To be decided

What's your go-to camp meal?

Hobo Bags

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Schwalbe Marathons

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

HipCanp Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Party Panthers

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Travelers Check

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because it's the bestest

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Polish Carpathian Foothills

What's your go-to camp meal?

Lyo Food

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

AWOL Specialized, Tubus Tara, SL 55 CX MAINSTREAM MSX

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Facebook

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No

What kind of bike are you riding?

Gravel - Adventure

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's mine definition of freedom

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

30 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Vegan hot dogs on a stick with a ginger beer.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bike is my favorite because it's fun to pack, ride, and sweat.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Bicycle Crumbs

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Vintage Takara Alpine MTB converted to touring rig.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because it's intimate, and a bonding experience.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Devils Lake State Park, 45 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Loaded Oatmeal

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Braven Bluetooh speaker, having music on long rides for the group to hear is perfect.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

From a friend

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes. The Boose Boys

What kind of bike are you riding?

My bicycle. All-City Macho Man Disc. It can take a beating, the steal frame and long wheel base make it great for both gravel and rough road conditions.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love that the journey from A - B is just as fun as being at the camp.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Kanaskat-Palmer State Park in Enumclaw, WA 25 miles from our starting point, Green River Cyclery and the Busted Bike Cafe

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beer, Chili

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Surly 24 pack front rack, its not camping without beer! Swift roll top panniers fits just about everything I need! Sleeping bag, hammock, clothes, and food.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Website

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, we do at least one bike campout a year. Hopefully more. This is the first time we have organized a ride with other bike camping lovers. (And newbies!)

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes! We have 16 people coming with us, we are organizing it through our bike shop, Green River Cyclery and the Busted Bike Cafe.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Cross check, my wife will ride either her Surly Straggler or her Disk Trucker.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Camping and Bicycling are two of my favorite things. Putting them together is a perfect marriage. When you travel by bike, the adventure starts when you get on your bike, not when you get to the campsite.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

TBD - East Bay Area

What's your go-to camp meal?

Blueberry Pancakes, Over Easy Eggs, Hot Coffee

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

traveling french press

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Momentum Mag

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

TBD

What kind of bike are you riding?

Raleigh belt drive

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Freedom and a complete experience of the outdoors

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Harper's Ferry, WV - about 50 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Nuts and dried fruit.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

MyCharge ruggedized portable charger. Lets me keep my GPS and lights charged for days without having to mess with solar or dynamo hubs.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Bikepacking.com email.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Possibly, but no definite plans yet.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Ogre.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It lets me cover distances impossible on foot, but not so fast that you are separated from the journey.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Big Sur - Julia Pfeiffer State Park

What's your go-to camp meal?

Burritos

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

sims beatnik seat post

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Bunyan Velo

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Oh yeah. No name for it

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly LHT

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because there's no better way to know a countryside or connect with nature than on a bicycle

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Toronto

What's your go-to camp meal?

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Is this your first bike-overnight?

Chuck

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Lois

What kind of bike are you riding?

TL1000s

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

1981

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Scenic Beach State park

What's your go-to camp meal?

hot dogs

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

head lamp

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

family ride

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, this will be our first with just my 2 year old.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

not yet still in work

What kind of bike are you riding?

Xtracycle edgerunner

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The slow pace of riding to your destination

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

haven't decided yet

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

did it last year with scoootcore, orange and purple and rob from ocean air cycles

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

not yet

What kind of bike are you riding?

probably the cannondale cross bike, depends on the destination

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Somewhere in the New River Gorge. Route depends on weather and group size but somewhere around 25 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Variety is the spice of life. Generally depends on what is available in the last town I pass through or what the land has to offer. Spring time means morels and ramps. Chicken of the Woods is always a nice treat....

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Salsa El Mariachi. I can make do as long as I have a bike to ride!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I heard about it at Adventure Fest last fall.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Negative.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yup but its currently nameless.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa El Mariachi.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Riding bikes is awesome. Camping is awesome. Combining the two just makes sense.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Harold Parker State Park, It's a 23 mile ride to the site.

What's your go-to camp meal?

My go-to camp meal is French toast for breakfast, sardines for lunch and hearty stir fry with sourdough and some brews for dinner.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

It has to be my fresh Giro clip-ins super light but sturdy as the ground.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Through my employer, Cambridge Bicycle.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No it's not

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

The CB gang. That stands for, The Cambridge Beatniks or Cheerful Babes or any other mishigas that fits the acronym.

What kind of bike are you riding?

I am riding a vintage Fuji road bike.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because I can carry everything I need on my favorite mode of transit.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Auburn, Ontario 42kms

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Riding solo but meeting a crazy posse known as family for our annual campout

What kind of bike are you riding?

Trek 520

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

30 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

beer

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My jetboil helps keep the world right.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Andre Pope

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes, This is the Queen Anne's Revenge Ride.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Karate Monkey

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love to ride and camping allows me to ride farther and stay out longer.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Blue Jay camp ground near Lake Elsinore off SR-74. https://www.hipcamp.com/california/cleveland/blue-jay-campground

What's your go-to camp meal?

Camp coffee

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

DIY camp stove

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yep

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Not that I know of.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Miyata 112 650b conversion

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love all things bicycle.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

The woods somewhere a days cycle away

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beans and bacon

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bike bags

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Think it might be

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Dorkinians

What kind of bike are you riding?

Steel is real

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Total self reliance

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

TBD

What's your go-to camp meal?

I am going to find this out

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

It is a Micromatrix cover, medium density foam with gel for additional cushioning, on hollow titanium rails.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I attended a women's only clinic regarding bike camping

Is this your first bike-overnight?

yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I am currently meeting many new women

What kind of bike are you riding?

Ritchey cross break-a-way

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I hope to discover this

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Scenic Beach State Park

What's your go-to camp meal?

Steaks

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Ugh too many but I love my hammock

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The Bikery and Insta

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yup Yup a Campout Virgin

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

The Bikery!

What kind of bike are you riding?

TBD I don't have a bike with racks mount yet.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I'm about to find out why but in general I like bike and I like camping so bikes+camp=love?

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

scenic beach

What's your go-to camp meal?

arepa con churizo

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

my kite head lamp

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Seattle

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no like my 4

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

the bikery

What kind of bike are you riding?

bike friday haul a day

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

the ride to and from the destino

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

TBD - North of Portland? Suggestions welcome

What's your go-to camp meal?

rice and beans, camp stew.  

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

i like turtles

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

internets. tarckbike.com and a facebook commuter group (Portland Maine Bicycle Commuting)

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no it is not.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Possibly, TBD

What kind of bike are you riding?

probably a road bike. a racing one with bags strapped to it

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

powering yourself to a remote destination, sitting in the solitude of the forest, nature. drinking beer in the woods

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Battle Ground Lake State Park, Washington

What's your go-to camp meal?

Chili mac! or soup. or whatever I find.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I have this fun inflatable, solar-powered lantern called LumenAID that I like a bunch. It's pretty bright, waterproof, sustainable and starts lots of conversation.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram, I think? Not sure. You know how social media is.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

The Bike Camping 101 Brigade! I just made that up. How does it sound?

What kind of bike are you riding?

Soma Double Cross Disc

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Freedom, mostly, followed by the accomplishment of pedal powered adventure, and meditative solitude of both long rides and camping.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We are heading to Lincoln, NE for the swift camp out. We're in the midst of a cross country tour so I guess it's about 1900 miles or so from our final destination. 50 or 60 from our precious night's camp, though.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Ready rice, black beans, and canned chicken on tortilla!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My swift rando bag, easy. It's packed with all my most valuable possessions (mostly snacks) and keeps it all close at hand.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Swift social media

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope! We've been on the road for a while :)

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes! Ride for Korah is the name. It's three of us riding unsupported across the US to raise funds and awareness for a women's empowerment program in Ethiopia (rideforkorah.com)

What kind of bike are you riding?

I'm riding a Surly LHT.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because I don't like hiking or driving nearly as much as I like riding a bike.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

gero gifu Japan. 70km.

What's your go-to camp meal?

carry-rice and beer and coffee!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

rear carrier of nitto!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

bluelug blog's

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

yes,name is "the day"!

What kind of bike are you riding?

surly straggler

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

love nature,love bike,with best friend.get freebom!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Ipsut Creek Campground on Mount Rainier, 80 miles from Seattle (full details about this ride are on the Swift Industries blog!).

What's your go-to camp meal?

Chili taters, no question.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I think it's my Western Mountaineering Megalite sleeping bag. I bought about eight years back it while I was out on a monthlong trip. I slept terribly for an entire week because my previous bag wasn't warm enough, and buying that cozy cocoon turned my entire trip around.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The Swift Industries newsletter (sign up!).

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I'll be riding with the Swift Industries crew. We don't have a name yet, but I'm sure we will by the end of the weekend.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Crust Bikes DFL!

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because I can eat an entire package of Haribo gummy bears in one go without feeling and guilt whatsoever.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Who Knows probably 30or40 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Eggs and bacon.Beer. Beef jerky for lunch. Beer. Hopefully trout for dinner and oh yeah BEER.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My hammock. And my bottle opener. Nuf said.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Interwebs

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Pacer

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

three ferry loop to camp at a wedding in Port Townsend, ~60 miles each way

What's your go-to camp meal?

Ramen!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

hub dynamos and german lighting

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

thbbppt

Is this your first bike-overnight?

thbbppt

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I'm bringing five of the "Lucky Pierres"

What kind of bike are you riding?

my Elephant NFE

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

you don't have to stick to a plan

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Unknown! There a lot sweet places within reach!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Oatmeal. Because its easy.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Anything that helps me carry stuff.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I own a Swift Ozette (L) and follow y'all on social media

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, I used to do a lot of bike-overnights when I was younger, and then did one last summer. Now, I'm chomping at the bit to get back out there.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Unknown--unfortunately, the Campout is the same date as a local music fest, so it may be difficult to recruit a posse ;-)

What kind of bike are you riding?

Yet to be determined--probably my Soma Stanyan--but I only can fit a saddle bag on there, so I'd have to pack light. Or I could take my Surly CrossCheck. It's my commuter bike, but the Swift Ozette with a Carradice rear bag makes it adaptable.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love riding bikes; I love camping. Both!? Can't beat it!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Either McKinney Falls (~12 mi) or Pedernales Falls (~60 mi) depending on who all is interested/how freaking hot the Texas summer is and how early we start.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Burritos/tacos! Re-fried beans, veggies, salsa, avocado, really whatever you want to throw in a tortilla. It is Texas...

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

other than my bike? REI backpacking camp chairs. Relaxation at a low weight and in a small, easy to pack package.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

instagram/the Radavist

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Would be my first on the road bike--we have done bikepacking in Big Bend Ranch State Park. Hoping to get in an overnight on the road bike before June as well.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No name yet, definitely heading out with my s/o and hopefully a few pals.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Disc Trucker

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Cycling allows a pace where you still get to see a lot and get out of town, but at a pace where you're forced to enjoy the little details we pass by in a car. And cycling to your campsite makes the food taste 100x better :)

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Devil's Lake State Park. Baraboo, WI 40 Miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beans, Kabobs, and Taters

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Big Agnes Insulated Q Core Long and Wide. So Comfy.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Of Course. We are the Boose Boys.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Straggler

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

No Rules

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Mt. Tam and the point Reyes wilderness- This is a public ride , the more the merrier ! We are not making arrangements for you so if you plan on attending our ride please make reservations in advance with Point Reyes for Glenn Camp on Friday the 24th . The more the merrier , please pack accordingly as your on your own and their is NO SUPPORT past Point Reyes Station . The itinerary for Saturday and location of camp on Saturday night will remain a closely guarded secret. Please have a bike that is capable of true "Adventurecross " touring and be self aware of your surroundings and be prepared for the ride your might be embarking on . Pace will be medium , were not trying to kill ourselves and the milage won't be very long some days 30-50 max . People attending , WHBradford crew from Sac and SantaCruz , Sacramento locals . The Sacramento Valley Dirt Church crew will also be in the remote vicinity and we may be meeting up with them at some point. Other "special guest" also may be coming along. We will be departing Sacramento via Amtrak early Thursday morning , arriving in Richmond then connecting on to SanFrancisco via Bart. Once in SanFrancisco we will meet up with the rest of the crew arriving from SantaCruz and parts beyond as well as meeting up with our "special guest"  then collecting supplies & provisions at the ferry building as well as local coffee roasters and booking town via the bike path out over the Golden Gate up through Marin to Samuel P Taylor to spend the first night there at their hike N bike , Friday morning we will be departing SPT and heading out through the most beautiful bike path in the world up over the hill to Point Reyes Station for hot coffee and to more supplies then out hwy 1 to the trail head and up into Glenn camp for Friday night . Saturday's ride and location of camp for Saturday is being kept as a closely guarded secret - come prepared for adventure !

What's your go-to camp meal?

Anything that fits in my bag - The preferred camp meal is usually soup , but we have in the past gone so far as to cook fresh pasta with vegetables and basil with local truffle oil . We also like beer chilled by natural springs and streams , strong cocktails after long rides , good coffee at any time of the day always outside ! Local provision like cured meats , California pistachios are always on hand for a quick snack . We like to come prepared , ride into the deep woods have fun and eat well doing it !

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bike , I made it But it's not really just the bike it's a complete gear system , with the custom Porcelain Rocket bags carrying everything I need out into the wilderness for my adventures. Some of my favorite pieces of gear are my folding titanium camp stove , Goretex bivy sac , air pillow ... well you get the idea I really like gear and it's all my favorite for some reason or another.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

We organized a ride last year until I screwed it all up by breaking my arm the weekend before the ride. Last year's ride was supposed to be from SF up onto the top of MT.Tam to camp out the solstice hanging like marsupials in tress with hammocks supplied by a major hammock manufacture . Well I screwed all that up by breaking my arm the weekend before the ride and was forced to sit out the event in my apt. not so much fun .

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope nope nope This is a event put on by my company WHBradford designs . I make adventure touring frames that draw upon my experience building freestyle and trick bikes for the past ten years as well as spending the majority of my free time camping and enjoying the outdoors . One of the best slam quotes about me ever was "Brad's probably out camping someplace or putting new suspension on his car " Yea pretty much nailed it there ! I grew up with a Dad who took me camping in the most god awful situations ever , I honestly thought people only went camping wen it rained for the majority of my childhood . Well at least during the winter months then in the summer it was spent up in Tahoe as far as the family's old Pinto Station wagon would let us before Dad started to burn up the breaks and we had to pull over on on the side of the road to let them cool off . That was until Dad got the Volvo and well I learned what car sickness was being tossed all over the back seat . But once we went out on our own and I got to sit shotgun then I learned why Dad drove fast and I was hooked , so the love for good handling cars and the love for the outdoors goes hand in hand. I also really hate hiking and find backpacking to be possibly the most boring thing any person could ever do , why would you spend all day hiking 10-15 mikes when you could cover that distance on a bike . Ok sure some parks don't allow bikes and for good reason I get it but this is a bike camping site so too bad bikes rule! I started bike touring in 2010 and quickly did the California coast from SF to LA with a majority of the ride being dirt and trails , year that was me hiking up that DH trail with pannier bags . But I had fun and after a few years of reminding my gear setups and bike designs we go out pretty regularly and always have fun doing it . I think good gear and the ability to enjoy any situation go hand in hand . That's the one thing I learned from my Dad , always have the best gear !

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes Our groups consists of people from Sacramento that either work or ride for WHBRadford designs in some way , a few of our friends from town and our crew from SantaCruz ! We may also have a few "Special guest" coming along. The crew from the Sacramento Valley Dirt Church will also be touring in the are and we may meet up with them at some point along the way.

What kind of bike are you riding?

WHBradford AdventureCross

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's all about exploring and having an adventure!

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Root River Trail System - and we are going to camp whenever we can find a spot. Right now, shooting for a public park in Lanesboro.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beef Stew

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My helmet light for extending the day

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

GearJunkie.com

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No.... Maybe.... yes!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No Name

What kind of bike are you riding?

Trek Mountain Track 800

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

No motors!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Forest of Nisene Marks. ~35 miles from East San Jose

What's your go-to camp meal?

Magic mushrooms

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Travelchair Joey camp chair

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Muhfuggin Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nah son

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yeah, no name we are just a bunch of bums

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly karate monkey

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Is there any other way?

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

I plan to camp at McKinney Falls in south east Austin, taking a more scenic route there.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Dehydrated camp meals, or maybe mac and cheese

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

This is a tough one; where to begin? Maybe my Timbuk2 Terracycle messenger bag. It holds a Mac laptop and Nikon d750 and some other crap securely. I can lash it to a rack or wear it over a shoulder. It's waterproof, durable and keeps everything organized. (I plan to take it on the Great Divide, strapped to a Surly 24-Pack Rack, when it eventually arrives). I'm find of my Keen Newport H2 also, for their all purpose comfort, function and durability.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Bunyan Velo

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, but close. I've camped tons (7 time "year round camper" 100 years ago in my Boy Scout days, and a lot since then), biked tons ... I just somehow didn't put them together much.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Just like Björk, it's an Army of Me.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Troll, small, "Steve's Pants Blue," 26+, single speed.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's easier than driving, funner than hiking ... or maybe easier than hiking and funner than driving.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Gumber Bothy. About 20 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Local food.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Sleeping bag and hammock.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

PNT facebook page.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Wojtowicz Family Team

What kind of bike are you riding?

Hardtails.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Looking into a route in the Denver area. Beginners to Advanced welcome.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Mac and cheese with fresh veggies! (If it's a s24o, burrito!!)

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I love my salsa anything cages, carries the right amount of stuff, weight is in the right place and I can't do tour without them!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I was a part last year in the Bay Area, and now working to make it poplar in the front range.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope! Training for Baja Divide!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

With a posse yes, I name TBD over beers and bourbon while camping.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Lousie, the northern mullet, part Rocky Mountain, surly, disc up front and regular in back ( business upfront, party in the back)!

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Taking my time getting places, meeting communities, making new friends and eating non stop.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Camel Lake in the Apalachicola National Forest, which is about 50 miles from Tallahassee.

What's your go-to camp meal?

I usually eat oatmeal with dried fruit for breakfast and instant rice and beans or pasta for lunch/dinner.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 tent. It packs really small and it is really lightweight.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Friends

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Probably, but we're just a group of friends without a posse name.

What kind of bike are you riding?

A custom built randonneur from Old Field Cycles! My favorite bike I've ever owned.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It combines my love for riding my bike and camping!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Anywhere there's a group of like minded fellas camping.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Dehydrated anything

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Revelate handlebar harness

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Bikepacking.com email

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Neg

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Possibly +2. No name yet.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Scott Genius 730

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's a unique way to connect with the wilderness and its challenging and a good workout to boot.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Canada

What's your go-to camp meal?

ramen

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

toe straps

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

the freedom

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Palisades, Idaho - the trail to camp is roughly 8 miles if we do out-and-back.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Cheesy chicken and rice OR chili mac and cheese

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

We love our Exped SynMat Hyperlite Duo Sleeping Pad... actually our entire sleep system is perfect for two.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Facebook

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, we love bikepacking and load up as often as we can!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Stray Awhile - we will keep ours relatively small.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Clay rides a Felt, Laurel is Specialized

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's a lot easier on the knees and back than backpacking, there are some killer hot springs in the back country, and then there's the downhill single track!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

East side of Harrison Lake. Leaving from Chilliwack, B.C. Canada. 80km from home base in Chilliwack each way.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Pad Thai. I don't care if it is out of a bag or home made. Hits the spot every time.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Snowpeak Ti mug. I use this thing daily.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Intagram!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

There will be a small group of us. Some dudes, some chicks. Yet to be named!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Kona Big Rove

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Freedom! You can go where you want, when you want to, at any pace you feel comfortable going. Best to leave the cell phone at home.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Maybe Henry Coe, maybe Joseph Grant...

What's your go-to camp meal?

Tacos.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I love my coffee gear. Aeropress, MSR Microrocket stove, Stanley stainless steel pot, GSi Javamill (with a grip of electrical tape around it), assorted delicious beans all nestled in a Strawfoot zipper bag.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Swift!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Ritchey Ascent

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The freedom.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

I'm leaving SLC by bike this summer to tour throughout Colorado.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Coffee and backpacker's pantry meals.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My GSI Outdoors Ultralight Java Drip Coffee Maker.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Been following Swift for a while now on social network.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No. I've spent the better part of the last 3 years bike touring the country.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No posse; but people will join me on and off along the way. My blog is Stoked Are The Curious.

What kind of bike are you riding?

I'll be on a Surly Straggler

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love the freedom and the views; taking in all the different amazing places the outdoors has to offer!

Dan

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

William O'Brien State Park.  About 40 miles from our houses in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Everything bagel with summer sausage, hummus, cheese, cucumber, and spicy mustard.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Snowpeak coffee drip.  Tasty & small.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The Radavist

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope for me, yes for a posse member.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yep.  So far it's 2 + 1 fur member.  Other riders TBD.  No name yet, but it should be TeamSnort based on the auditory musings of the canine member.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Disc Trucker.  Specialized Tricross

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Exploring slowly, being self sufficient, camping, and eating a lot.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

The Rimataka incline. Upper Hutt New Zealand

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beans and bacon

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My under seat bag

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Facebook

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly ogre

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Freedom

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Somewhere off Highway 38, 16+ miles?

What's your go-to camp meal?

A beer and a sandwich

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Bike

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No

What kind of bike are you riding?

Soma B-side, incredibly versatile. Swap tires, fork or drop-outs, do what you want to it.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The journey

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Milk lake, in Tahoe national forest. 22 round trip

What's your go-to camp meal?

Oatmeal and vanilla protein powder.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Excluding my cross check :) definitely my Sierra design back country bed or Nemo pillow. I could not have a good night's sleep with out them

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Kenny Williams

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I am, and .... uhh .... The Dudes

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly cross check :)

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It combines my 2 favorite passions backpacking and bike riding. I love climbing with a fully loaded bike it super rewarding.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Organizing a first timers overnight trip from jc's bikes and boards in deland Florida to Seminole forest.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Chili,

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My dyno hub is the bees knees

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Internet

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I am hoping to get a group of folks to go... Both first timers and veterans.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Krampus 29+

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Can't thing of anything that I love more except for my family and friends.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Texeda Island in BC, it's about 206km from Vancouver, including a couple of ferries.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Chili/Tacos. And coffee.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

An old Serratus shoulder/fanny pack. Perfect for some cameras and film, and some snacks.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram I think?

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

We will have some sort of posse, perhaps the Steel and Rubber gang!

What kind of bike are you riding?

An old steel Masi-Cx comp, converted into an adventure machine.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Infinite possibilities. Carry everything with you and roll anywhere.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Smith River, Oregon. Pert near 50 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

ProBar Meal Bar, Trail Butter, and Coffee.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Redington Butter Stick 5 wt.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Long time listener, first time caller.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

K-rizzle & Miss Maebs ride again: Summer of Wowee Zowee - Part Deux

What kind of bike are you riding?

Bike Friday Haul-a-day

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The simplicity, immersion, and self-reliance.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

7 Oaks Campground

What's your go-to camp meal?

Anything that's not crawling after a long endurance ride, perhaps a nice burger.. but camp food like Mountain House isnt so bad.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I love my Jet Boil

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Last year 2015 when doing a solo Fathers Day ride up in San Gabrial Mountains, I believe they had just woke up from the Mt Lowe Camp Ground. There was a Swift Campout.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Possibly or may join one near me.

What kind of bike are you riding?

I ride a Specialized Epic.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Lots to explore, and love the solitude nature can provide.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

The Mississippi River bottoms. About 15miles from my doorstep

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beer and lots of s'mores... Also ramen

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My surly Krampus! It takes me everywhere. From work to far far away places around the world.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Facebook? Maybe

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Couple of peeps. Don't have a squad name Yet... Made hoot bandits?

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Krampus

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's slows everything down. It makes people talk. It creates community and is easy on Mother Earth.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

William B. Bankhead National Forest. Alabama.

What's your go-to camp meal?

PB&j on English Muffin, Coca Cola or Coffee.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Yours of course ;) Hinterland collection for the win. Also can't live without my Snowpeak camp coffee set up.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

You and your Instagram woo!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I'm hoping so. Not yet.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Joshua Bryant FaTRoB

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's never not a memorable experience. Alabama has some crazy back woods that always lend a good story telling experiences.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Probably Sintra...30kms top.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Vegetables Omelete!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Love tents and Hammocks...and my trangia!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

saw it in bikecamping.com

Is this your first bike-overnight?

nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yeah...the cork riding club

What kind of bike are you riding?

A Rocky Mountain touring bike

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The freedom of it all...

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Destination TBC, less than 100kms mainly river trails and back road gravel. A trip for all, new and old. Last year we got smashed by freeze cold and a 6 hr rain storm so we're taking it a little easier this time around.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Baked Beans, Fresh Bread and a selection of cheese and tomatoes

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Gotta be my Swift/OceanAirCycles Docena Bag. Fits everything i need and more, looks killer and high function in all situations

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The grade vine of intrepid rando-cowboys and gravel grinding homeba's

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Negative, will hopefully be for some in the group tho.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Posse most diff, camping a lone is a little lonely for us chatty kiwi's Posse name Hmm let me think on that

What kind of bike are you riding?

Singular Peregrine, (cyclocross/rando rig) 1 x 10, Dynamo, front rack, flared drops 40mm tyrres.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

freedom to roam further and faster than on foot, plus skids on shoes just aren't the same

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Starting from Namadgi National Park to Orroral campground via Honeysuckle approx. 30km of riding but a 60km drive outside of canberra

What's your go-to camp meal?

baked beans, salami and port

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

cable ties and pocket knife

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

online and through our last campout in 2015

Is this your first bike-overnight?

nope, had a few already

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

sure thing although we don't have a name yet. Im sure something will happen and a name will surely stick

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surleys and Hunt Bikes

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

to zone out from the daily grind, hang with mother nature and have a yarn with friends

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

plan 1, drive to Asheville(4 hrs) and ride on the forest roads in Pisgah Ranger District(20-30) miles a day. Loop some stuff together around Looking Glass Rock. plan 2, stay around Durham, NC. Ride a loop around the Traingle area and camp at Jordan and Falls Lakes, stop at some rediculous number of breweries. 40ish miles a day I think

What's your go-to camp meal?

sour gummies, high sour sugar/gummie ratio (tape, spaghetti) can of soup, barley vegetable warm, shaken beer oatmeal, everything in it coffee, minimum 2 rounds

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

my revelate frame bag, I keep all kinds of stuff in there. Super accessible with the long zipper. Kept most of my papers dry even while riding through your wonderfully moist state of Washington.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram i think.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no, did the Pacific Coast last april/ may. Been doing a handful of over night trips around central NC lately.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

yes, The B Team myself Jon B, my partner Carrie B, and a long time friend, Micah B. we road the PC together, are working on a zine about it(should be done in a month, I should get to work).

What kind of bike are you riding?

surly disk trucker

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

because it rules, duh flat tires, views, climbs, descents, ice cream, sleeping like you're dead, laughing, farting, fires, being chased by dogs, sunrise, stories, sunset, riding at sunset, everything tastes better when you're sitting on dirt, 2nd breakfast, good variance in speed.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

60 miles West out to Carson, WA for the BQ Un-Meeting!!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Depends, chili is great, but sometimes smoked oysters and ramen is pretty damn tasty!!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My alcohol stove, so quiet, so simple.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

From the Internets.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Uh-uh.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Buncha freaks, whatever.

What kind of bike are you riding?

a light-ish touring bike with a basket.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The Mother Fucking Goddamn Freedom, Man.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We will be leaving the neighborhood of Del Ray in Alexandria, VA and we will be camping just past Harper's Ferry, WV. It is about 90% nicely groomed gravel two-track and about 70 miles per day over two days.

What's your go-to camp meal?

black beans + avacado + cholula = Das Clogger

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I'd have to say it is my serendipitously found pocket knife. I had never heard of an Opinel at the time so I had not yet been swayed by modern advertising. I cleaned it up and it has been on every bike ride with me since. Four years of strong friendship.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Besides spending most of my work day scouring the internet for articles on bikepacking gear and ride reports?

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

We have a posse and it is known as the Del Ray Pizza Party. We meet every Tuesday for a ride to a different pizza place. You're welcome for the best idea you've ever heard of. The ride, however, is known as the inaugural Summer Solstice Rando though it is happening two weeks before the summer solstice (we all have to keep the lights on).

What kind of bike are you riding?

I will be riding my Kona Sutra Ltd. Other confirmed riders will be on 26" Surly Truckers, old cross bikes, old rigid mountain bikes, or whatever we can find.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love that you can take the "openendedness" of a bicycle ride and extend that for days or weeks. I also love how far away it is from things like rollers and power meters. Don't get me wrong; those things have their place but they can get in the way of enjoying your pastime. They can turn cycling into another job.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Del Valle Regional Park About 51 miles from San Jose to Dublin Pleasanton BART to meet up with the group then head on over to Del Valle.

What's your go-to camp meal?

This is my first time with an organized group and they'll be bringing hot dogs.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I think my Apidura saddle pack which holds all my sleeping bag materials and a few small extras like tools, flip flops, camp mug, and a small solar light.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

From a friend who did it last year in Grant Ranch.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yep! First time.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I'll be meeting up with one. Box Dog Bikes, I think.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Specialized Dolce Apex Elite.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

This will be a new experience for me but I do feel excited about it as I'll be meeting up with experienced bike camping friends.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We'll be riding up the Howqua River in the Victorian Alps, in search of the famed Ritchies Hut. We will depart from Carters Mill Campground and immediately climb a category 1 climb, before descending into the Howqua river valley. This ride is 80kms return, however there will also be a group skipping the crazy climb and beginning at sheepyard flat for a manageable40km return.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Camp Ramen, with allllll the extras

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Our dear old granny

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Romance

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nah, this ain't my first rodeo Cowboy

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

We have a posse

What kind of bike are you riding?

We all ride retro touring rigs with mod cons.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It combines our two favourite things, camping....and bicycles.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Heading to "Mushroom Marsh" - secret #banditcamping spot we've used for years. It's about 50kms away.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Grilled veggies.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Whisperlite stove is th ebest thing ever.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No way.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes, members of @ScorchersYYC.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Probably my fixie, an AllCity Thunderdome.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

One word - freedom.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Up lookout mountain

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram - @bicyclecrumbs

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yep

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I'll probably take my 10 year old son with me.

What kind of bike are you riding?

For this ride, I'll probably take my Global Daily Sport since it has racks and bags.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Never done it before. But I love cycling and I love camping.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

I'm new to swift campout, but i am looking forward to BEing where I love most: outdoors.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Soup. Bread.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Backpacks, bike packs gear

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Hipcamp

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No, not yet anyways...

What kind of bike are you riding?

Giant mountain bike

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because, who doesn't? Ha, it's a double-whammy adventure for me... all pros, zero cons :)

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Weiser River Trail in southern Idaho (84 miles). We'll also be taking the detour to check out Hell's Canyon and a day off to camp at Mundo Hot Springs.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Pita bread pizzas.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My glow-in-the-dark Farkle dice.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Game Night Crew.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Long-Haul Trucker.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

You earn your whiskey!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Reading Lake-15ish miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Rice with some sort of meat and veggie

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Crazy Creek chair- the best mobile seat ever! Has traveled to New Mexico on numerous backpacking trips and has found a spot on my bike packing setup.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I follow Swift on IG and bikepacking.com mentioned it I believe.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Technically no but it'll be the first official one with other people and my current setup

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

That's the plan. No name. Just one goal - to get rad and have fun

What kind of bike are you riding?

2015 Kona Unit SS

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It brings together a lot of my hobbies and interests into one thing.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Wherever Martina says!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Curried COus COus

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My mountain laurel designs speedmid tent. It's amazing!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The interwebz

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Swift industries

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly ECR

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's liberating and as much fun as you can have as an adult

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Probably somewhere in or near the Brecon Beacons.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Probably!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Mt Tam

What's your go-to camp meal?

Coffee & whisky

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Patagonia down jacket

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Pals

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Buddies

What kind of bike are you riding?

Black Sheep

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

S24O!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Susquehanna State Park, Maryland

What's your go-to camp meal?

Rice and beans

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

The filter that turns a Nalgene bottle into a coffee maker

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

A friend emailed me

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No name

What kind of bike are you riding?

Velo Orange, and Surly LHT

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It gives us freedom to wander and see the world at a pace that is real.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

X

What's your go-to camp meal?

Ceviche Del Rey

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Everything about tires.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Friends

Is this your first bike-overnight?

X

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

X

What kind of bike are you riding?

Cxlnago Wxrld Cup

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

X

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Just got back from oxbow park(from Portland), now on the way to macgyver park!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Um, breakfast is usually oats, peanut butter and banana. Dinner is anything that involves tortillias! It's the duck tape of the food camp world. I'm usually bringing hard cheeses and cured meats.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I'd have to say my most universal and precious items would be a split between my snow peak 700, or my camp knife from L.T. Wright(rogue river model). With those two items you can do most anything, and are among my first pieces of real, backcountry gear.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Invited to the PDWxSwift camp out about a month back. Work complications held me back, but gained my awareness.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Grew up as a small town boy, this is just what we did out there to have fun. Well versed in the bush.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Not so much a posse, as a loose group of like-minded folk.

What kind of bike are you riding?

If it's mostly road based, I'll be on my Miyata. Got her all updated with modern doo-dads and Chris king bits. Otherwise, I got the goat. It's a late 80's cromoly XC bike with braze ons for days and a generally go anywhere but not very fast setup.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Why do you love camping by bicycle? Me too.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Likely into Marin County

What's your go-to camp meal?

dehydrated eggs and bacon

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Love my Sea to Summit sleeping pad

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Gearjunkie.com

Is this your first bike-overnight?

yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

recruiting at the moment - no name yet

What kind of bike are you riding?

Independent Fabrications Planet X

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love camping, and bicycling, so why not put both together?

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

I am heading down to Waterman Gap Trail Camp just off of the Skyline to the Sea Trail, tucked away in the Redwoods between Big Basin, Portola, and Castle Rock State Parks. I'm working out a m-i-x-e-d-t-e-r-r-a-i-n route that will be somewhere between 60-80miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

It always depends on the extent of the journey, but I appreciate any opportunity to make tacos of any kind over a fire.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

In all honesty it is my titanium Snow Peak french press. Not only does it make a top notch cup of coffee, but I have figured out how to cook with it in a number of different ways, from steaming vegetables to cooking sausages rotisserie style. And I think all of the flavors absorbed by that pot add up to making an enriched and dynamic pot of coffee... the pot itself has a terroir if you will, ha.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

A series of little birds told me!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No way jose, and I am certain it will not be my last!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Not so much a posse, but I am organizing what I think of as an "Open Air Workshop" where we will appropriate the space of the camp site as a temporary studio for art and design, and hopefully this will lend itself to some wonderful conversations over wine and coffee, and a genuine exchange of ideas in the wilderness!

What kind of bike are you riding?

I am riding my Rawland rSogn 650b jammer. It has wonderful clearance for tires to take me out into the remote stuff, and I can load it up with the supplies I need to work on projects in the woods!

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love camping by bicycle primarily because of how logistically simple it is. I'm a minimalist at heart, and in most cases it truly is the most minimal way to cover long distances that would be unreachable by a vehicle or other means. And the pace at which you move across and through the landscape could not be any more ideal for making observations and letting the surrounding environments really resonate with your your senses.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We are heading up into D'Agular National Park, but a week after the official Camp Out due to timetabling clashes.

What's your go-to camp meal?

One pot Camp Nachos

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Rohloff Speedhub, bombproof instant shifting when bikepacking!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Internet

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, I'm fairly sure I was Bikepacking before it was called Bikepacking. Thank you B.O.B Yak trailer... but I'll never Bikepack with you in this day and age!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Workplace Louts Inc

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Krampus

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The simplicity of the bikecamping existence.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Heading to McKinney Falls from north Austin. We'll take the south Walnut Creek path for part of the ride- about 30 miles total.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Hobo dinner! Meat, veggies, seasonings in foil and dropped in the fire. It's like edible Russian Roulette.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Large Swift Zeitgeist! It holds a ton, doesn't get in the way, and I can strap all sorts of stuff to it.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Cyberspace

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes… this ride is officially sanctioned by the Austin Hobocross Society

What kind of bike are you riding?

Probably riding light with a Soma San Marcos. It's cushy.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Riding is always better with a destination and camping is always better when there is an element of self-sufficiency. Bike camping is the best of both worlds.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

harold parker state forest is 24 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

tacos!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

my bicycle!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

from the shop i work at, cambridge bicycle!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

hell yeah Cambridge Bicycle

What kind of bike are you riding?

1987 mongoose alta with a porteur rack

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

i dont have to leave my bicycle :)

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Either somehwere south of Durham to get weird with hammocks or we're riding to Umstead to hang with the Oak City Cycling folks. 10-20 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

We've been baking a lot of crescent rolls and cinnamon buns over the fire lately.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Old Svea 123 stove that was handed down to me from my father. He used it backpacking the Blue Ridge and Grand Canyon, I've taken it backpacking and bikepacking all around NC. It's great for winter trips when the canisters can be fussy.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Swift Industries website

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, done a bunch of little trips and toured the PCH last year. Pretty hooked.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

B-team. We rode the PCH last year together. Myself, my partner Carrie and our friend Micah. When everyone else was stumbling around camp scarfing down a bar so they could make miles we were having a nice hot cup of coffee thanks to Micah's assortment of brewing methods. Hot coffee, hot breakfast, cold beer, and ice cream. The B team

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly disk trucker

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's fun riding bikes with friends, camping is the best, so bike camping is the best? maybe

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Hobble Creek Canyon, UT

What's your go-to camp meal?

Chana masala

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Carradice superC panniers, though someday I've got to try the swift gear.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Several places, but especially Instagram.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yep. The bike slackers

What kind of bike are you riding?

Jamis Aurora

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Freedom, fun, beauty.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Scenic Beach State Park - 45 Miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Coffee coffee coffee

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Surly LHT. Bought used and maintained with love. It's really brought me into cycling in a way I hadn't expected.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes! I've been looking for a reason and who could argue with the longest day of the year. I'm super excited.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Just myself so far!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly LHT

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love camping. I love cycling. Let's mash that sh*t up and have some fun.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

10 km

What's your go-to camp meal?

Veggie fajitas

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Percolater coffee maker

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Swift social media

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly 1x1

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Bikes + camping = ❤

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Kids staycation in Missoula, Montana. 45 miles round-trip

What's your go-to camp meal?

Rattlesnake Wilderness

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Panniers that will hold the card game Sleeping Queens, North American animal figurines, jump rope, and magnifying glass for woodsy exploration.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Friends

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Zootown possy

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly, Troll

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Free to roam with a unique POV which encourages exploration of your immediate surroundings.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Harriman State Park, New York State; 24 miles to destination with miles of cycling road in the park

What's your go-to camp meal?

Grilled Cheese

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Twin Six CRC Jersey.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The super-talented @bicyclecrumbs on Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No, I bike alone and camp alone.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Rebuilt Cannondale CAAD9

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The solitude. I'm a writer and the ability to be out in the wilderness with no ambient suburban noise is a blessing for the mind. I expect a few good stories to come out of this campout.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Oak Island, NC and about 20 mile to Freeman Park camping

What's your go-to camp meal?

I try different stuff every time, something quick and easy

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

handle bags are the best for items you need quick while riding and my seat bag that carries the tent or hammock.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

friend

Is this your first bike-overnight?

yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Queen Anne's Revenge - A SWIFT Ride & Camp

What kind of bike are you riding?

Norco crossbike

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

love camping and love biking so why not combine them

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Planning on riding the John Wayne Trail across Washington State. Start Sunday June 19 and finish by Saturday the 25th

What's your go-to camp meal?

summer sausage, crackers and cheese

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

REI 2.5 sleeping pad

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Bikepack.com

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No posse yet but looking for interested individuals.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Trek Rumblefish

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

like to get away from the crowds, hear the coyotes and see the stars.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Secret upstate farm

What's your go-to camp meal?

Veggie dogs

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

my coffee pot

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

local bike shop

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes, im popping my cherry

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Nighttime Adventure Club

What kind of bike are you riding?

Either a Surly Krampus or a Centurion Pro Tour

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It affords me time to spend with the crew

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

A quick jaunt across the way to Fay Bainbridge Park. Not sure how many pedals, but not many.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Meat and cheese. Any variation of that.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

MSR Pocket Rocket stove.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The cats at Swift and the Internet.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Flying solo due to schedule, but I'm all for folks joining if they'd like to!

What kind of bike are you riding?

FUJI CROSS.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's the greatest escape.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Hanul-gil (in direct translation, Sky Road) a 60.2 km trail in the mountain range region in Eastern part of Korea which once was used for a pathway to move coal which is no longer active.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Dry meals, dried meat and bread, energy bars and gels. We are not allowed to cook on this trail.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Swift bags. =)

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

What up Martina!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

We've done a few, but we really do come from a road and track background.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes, but they are all bunch of clowns and not experienced in bikepacking. Bunch of roadies and fixie riders. We expect a few hiccups on the trail but that's okay.

What kind of bike are you riding?

The touring bike - Bruce Gordon Hikari and a Ritchey Swiss Cross. Steel is Real!!!!

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It’s a world inspired by nature.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

some place in Little Carpathian Mountains - Slovakia, around 50km

What's your go-to camp meal?

campfire prepared food and coffee!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Bike I have made with racks and Thermarest Prolite sleeping pad actually

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

I have done tons of it over my life. Bike trips across Europe

What kind of bike are you riding?

My own handcrafted steel frame Arko Bici

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

takes you far and everywhere

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

trout lake. ~15 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Pasta, pesto, parm, repeat.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Swift h20 bottles.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

internets.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

yes. no.

What kind of bike are you riding?

big dummy.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

go far. get lost. find that magical space. share..

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

The Gulf Islands, BC, Canada.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Bread and peanut butter.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My sleeping bag. With a good sleeping bag the world is your oyster.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Online

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No. I have been doing an S24O (Sub 24 hour Ovenighter) almost monthly for a while.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No.

What kind of bike are you riding?

An ordinary well maintained bike. The beauty of a short trip is that gear doesn't matter. You'll be home tomorrow. Even without any special gear an adventure is within reach. In fact that's what makes it an adventure. If you have all the best of everything adventure is much harder to find (and more expensive).

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Bicycles represent a type of freedom not found in motorized vehicles or on foot. With very little invested you can simply pack up and leave. You can go farther than walkers, cheaper than drivers, and carry lots of stuff comfortably. The only other thing comparable is canoeing, or dinghy camping.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Crossing Colockum Pass to Ellensburg. About 200K round trip.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Oatmeal

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bike, of course.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Email list

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Going to invite friends

What kind of bike are you riding?

Personal Issue Elmar adventure/rando/gravel

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Easy pace

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Ruckle Provincial Park - 88 km from our starting point.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Fried tortillas with beans and authentic Oaxacan queso, salad and a beer!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My waterproof speaker! It clips into my water bottle cage and serenades me while I ride.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Perusing the internet.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes!!! Bike Rides Society - a collective of bike friendly individuals who meet in Dude Chilling park every Thursday to joyride around town!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Fuji Cross.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It feels like an accomplishment because you've ridden your way to your destination.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

To the River Murray, 100km both days.

What's your go-to camp meal?

HUMMUS.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My camera.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

My good pals did it last year, and it looked like a heap of fun!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yup!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Treadly Adventure Club.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Haven't quite decided that one yet.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I already know I love it and I haven't done it yet!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Boulder area or somewhere in the New England, depends on where my van is parked.

What's your go-to camp meal?

eggs, coffee, hungry jack hash browns and baked beans for breakfast!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Aero press.... I use it every day for my morning coffee and love the convenience of taking it on the road.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

instagram?

Is this your first bike-overnight?

possibly, may be doing a couple trips before June.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

nope, one man posse.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Kona Rove

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

getting in touch with the landscape before Setting up camp, and you never get bored!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Heading from Newcastle to Lithgow two, coal mining towns in New South Wales Australia

What's your go-to camp meal?

Good old beans and rice with a bit of jerky for interest

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My favorite piece of gear is my dynamo front hub, so much freedom, lighting and charging from so little penalty

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Via Swift's instagram account

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope, but I'm still a greenhorn

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yep 5 guys. No name yet

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa Fargo Ti

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Good times with mates, seeing the bush and riding the road less travelled

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Palmetto State Park Southeast of Austin, TX

What's your go-to camp meal?

Frito Pie!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Tied between my Snow Peak ti spork and double wall ti mug. Both purple, of course!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Did it last year/Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Not yet.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Elephant NFE.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love camping and I love bikes. Combining them only makes them better.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Likely the BQ Unmeeting

What's your go-to camp meal?

ash potatoes, grilled greens, grilled sausages, chocolate, whiskey

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Nemo Obi 2p tent. It's my home away from home.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Swift social media (Instagram)

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

The League of Ballard Bikepackers

What kind of bike are you riding?

Ocean Air Rambler - or - Rawland Ulv (if available by then...)

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's the perfect merge between my love of cycling and the outdoors.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Living in Ojai, and would enjoy a ride anywhere. Ocean, Mountains, big open field, etc..

What's your go-to camp meal?

Rice and beans, avocado..

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

snow peak camp stove, 1990's Jandd panniers

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Social Media

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

nope. looking for a group.

What kind of bike are you riding?

surly crosscheck

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The combination of both and the simplicity of carrying everything you need on a bicycle is pure enjoyment.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Scharendijke

What's your go-to camp meal?

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Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

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How did you hear about Swift Campout?

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Is this your first bike-overnight?

Honda 250CBX

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Kenny

What kind of bike are you riding?

Yamaha FJ1200

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

1977

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Kawakawa Bay Campsite beside Lake Taupo I'll be riding for Taupo along the Great Lake Track to Kawakawa Bay campsite you can start for Kinlock for a short or come from as far away as you like Kawakawa Bay is only 9 km's for Kinloch or 34 km's from Taupo http://www.greatlaketaupo.com/things-to-do/biking/trails/great-lake-trail/k2k/ Check for more detail's @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/859262474119777/

What's your go-to camp meal?

Hot

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

MSR Ti Kettle

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Facebook A posting on Bikepacking New Zealand group page

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No That was back in the 1980's

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No This is open to anyone looking for a Winter over night Bikepacking Adventure.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Jones Bikepacking adventure bike :-) Maybe my Blue Jones Plus or My new Red Jones

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's Fun and so simple

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Oregon High Desert. However far we feel like riding. V chill.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Avocados in/on whatever else I've got cooking

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Oveja Negra "Lunch Box." It keeps my essentials easily accessible and the bartack loops are great for holding foraged flowers and herbs.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Participated Last Year

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Mountain Rat Coffee Commune

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Ice Cream Truck Ops

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's more fun than backpacking

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Recently bought a Sea to Summit Trek TkII sleeping bag that I can't wait to get out in the wild.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Drunk Cyclist

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yep

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Krampus

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

In the out of doors

What's your go-to camp meal?

Ice cream

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My legs

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Insta

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Hell na

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

The rookies

What kind of bike are you riding?

One that rolls

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Why is that even a question?!?

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We’ll be rolling from South Minneapolis and meandering our way to the Ann Lake Campground in Big Lake, MN, where we have a large group campsite reserved. The route follows the Mississippi River for the majority of the 50 mile ride, and you can expect a no-drop conversational pace with numerous drink and/or swimming stops along the way. As a nice convenience, the campground is about 10 miles from the Big Lake train station, with a direct ride on the Northstar line back to the city if anyone needs to b-line it home the next morning (or you know, if anyone has a bit too much fun Saturday night and isn’t up for the 50 mile ride home).

What's your go-to camp meal?

Mac & cheese, campfire-cooked hot dogs, and cold beer.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

The All-City Space Horse, hands down. It’s our most versatile all-day-everyday, all-terrain-everything stead and is the PERFECT bike for an overnight campout.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

We’ve been longtime fans of Swift Industries and it was a natural fit. After collaborating on a springtime ride in Portland, it made perfect sense to bring the energy back to our home turf and host a Minneapolis solstice campout.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope. It might be our first legitimate organized ride, but our team and riders have been doing overnights to and from the city for years.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

You’re our posse!

What kind of bike are you riding?

The best. And All-City, naturally.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Bikes are our constant companion, our community and our defining possession. We’re urban riders at our core, but bikes are not only the best way to explore your city, but the best way to get out and about for a night in the woods too. Carry it in, carry it out. Earn your beers. All day every day.

Rob

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

The campout happens to be at the start of a tour I already planned - I'll be camping somewhere near Lyon, France.  

What's your go-to camp meal?

Supermarket cassoulet from the can. I usually leave cooking equipment at home though. Rather than spending my money on hotels, I like to have good meals in restaurants.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Hammock tent! It's orange.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Off the Beaten Path.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

I've done a few.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I'll be touring solo in the Rhône-Alpes region for a week, but near the end, the Concours de Machines should be a great meeting.

What kind of bike are you riding?

A late 1940s custom built Alcyon camping bicycle which I somewhat modernized, built around 21st century 650 x 48B tires.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

That would be the old "freedom".

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Southern tip of Kitsap Pennisula, the trip will be around 50 miles each way.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Veggie dogs with baked beans.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My swift industries panniers, and my insulated air sleeping pad.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Goods.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes! The Wooly Bullies.

What kind of bike are you riding?

All City Space Horse

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love getting away from the city and into nature with a slow and meditative process. It is awe inspiring how far you can go both physically and mentally in a day when riding a bicycle out into the wild.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We're heading from the ECEC (Elkton Community Education Center) to the CFCG (Compton Family Campground) on the banks of the Umpqua river, both in Elkton, Oregon. The mileage is just under 6 miles one way. There's a good little hill climb both directions with about a half mile of cow pasture to ride through at the camping area.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Hot dogs, veggie and meat, but whatever you can carry with you.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Our Bartender bag. We love 'em!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Through friends and via the internet

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope; not the first, not the last.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Posse for sure. A tentative name of Rainy Peak Rompers (we'll be camping on the Umpqua river in the shadow of Elkton's Rainy Peak).

What kind of bike are you riding?

A Hunter cargo bike and a Surly Karate Monkey, both pulling Weehoo kid haulers.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Bicycle camping can take you farther than your feet and is more personal than driving up in a car. Plus, it builds an appetite.

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

From Minneapolis to William O'Brien State Park, 40 Miles away

What's your go-to camp meal?

Curried vegetables over couscous

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Trangia stove, which gives me a warm meal and coffee whenever I need it

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Your own Instagram feed

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

So far just my delightful girlfriend, but there is hope that others may come. No name as yet for this gaggle of riders

What kind of bike are you riding?

I'll be on 1992 Bridgestone XO-2 and she on a Handsome XOXO, both with custom-made forks for proper fender clearance

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because it combines two of my very favorite things, camping and cycling!

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Any mountains, probably Herringer Flats

What's your go-to camp meal?

Probably a lot pasta and salami. I like eggs. Also, I like to have a lot of IPA.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Any bicycle

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

GSC

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope but it might be my last

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Not totally sure

What kind of bike are you riding?

My pannier rack is attached to my bar bike at the moment, which is a hodgepodge of different hand-me-down bits stuck a Trek cyclocross frame so i'll probably end up on that. Otherwise i'll have to take a rucksack, and i always think that isn't a great idea because if you had a horse you would have saddlebags so the horse carried the stuff, which is better than you carrying the stuff.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

You can get away from the roads fast and hit up a place that most people won't go to. Also see my previous comment about saddlebags. Whilst I thought of an answer to this i did think of two occasions where I really did not love bicycle camping. Once in Scotland there were an insane amount of insects in my face. The other time in Switzerland where me and my friend got so stoned that we became convinced that the farmer who's land we camped on was going to hunt us down like dogs.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Michaux State Forest, on the Piney Mountain ridge just above Pine Grove Furnace. About 36 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beans and rice! Get a box of whatever you like, pour it into a bottle and top it off with water. Let it ride in a pannier for a few hours. Heat it up.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I have a camp chair that folds up pretty small. It's nice to have somewhere to sit after the ride.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Jan Heine's blog.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nooo.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Potentially a few people. It's usually the same crowd. We've never had a name, though.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Trek 520. I ordered the frame set from Trek last year and built it up Riv style - Albatross bar with cork grips, Brooks saddle, front basket, Longboards.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

That's like asking "why do you love Scotch", or "why do you love your wife?"

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Anywhere and everywhere, as long as it takes

What's your go-to camp meal?

Chicken in white sauce

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Moon head light, life saver

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Bicycle times

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Sassy lesbians

What kind of bike are you riding?

Gt hybrid

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Makes the whole trip count, not just the destination

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Into the foothills north of Fort Collins via dirt/ gravel/ double track.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Burritos and a bit of whiskey for dinner.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Honestly, my bike. Even though it's not super high end, custom, ti, or anything rowdy like that stuff, it has been a vehicle to open up a new world of activities like bike camping/ touring and even gravel and single track day rides.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram and friends.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

nope!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

We will have a pretty good sized crew, like maybe 10 people total? We are still working on a name.

What kind of bike are you riding?

I ride a Novara Mazama with a few changes from the stock build.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I have spent months backpacking so camping by bike is just really combing several passions to create an insanely joyous activity. I also really like that it is easier to do overnights, meaning more time outside in the grand scheme of things.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Lilydale Rail Trail, 60k each way.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Chicken curry and pita bread!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I love my headlamp, so useful for cooking at night and reading in the tent!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Some of my friends did it last year =)

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Just riding solo =)

What kind of bike are you riding?

I am riding a Wayward Nullarboor named Nelly.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love the spirit of self-sufficiency and being able to adventure without harming the planet. You don't need a car to go camping!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Not sure yet...! Thinking Pinnacles Campground in Pinnacles NP, CA. https://www.hipcamp.com/california/pinnacles/pinnacles-campground

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beer.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

A T-Rex headlamp that roars when you clamp it's mouth together to turn it on.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Through a friend who brews cider, and bike a loooot.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

It might be!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Posse name TBD.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Will likely rent a bike that's more appropriate for this shindig.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I've been talking about bike camping the Big Sur coast and going on smaller bike camping treks for years... It's time! I love camping, and bicycling, so I'm pretty sure this will be the best trip ever. :)

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

The Bicycle Quarterly Un-Meeting. It is about 50 miles from Portland.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Tuna Mac and Cheese

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I enjoy a nice pair of Crocs and wool socks. It is the best way to feel the ride through your toes.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Party of Uno, I need to add some riders in the wolf pack.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Rawland Nordevinden

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love human powered exploration off of the beaten path. The people and places I meet restore my hope in humanity.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Ipsit Creek campground on Mt Rainier

What's your go-to camp meal?

spiced cous cous and veggies

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Sea to Summit sleeping mat

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I work for Swift!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No indeed - but perhaps the most ambitious.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

The Swift Campout Posse

What kind of bike are you riding?

Bianchi Volpe

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Fresh air, good views, hard work & caloric rewards.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We'll go to a nice place in Belgium, where there are some legals campout spots. We'll take the train in the morning, and go for 80km for camping.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Rhum, Delicatessen.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My little axe.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I'm in love with Jason.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nop

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Cycles Get Lost Team

What kind of bike are you riding?

Multi Bike. Fairdale weekender, with dropbar, 1x10, Knard 700x41c, Surly Nice Rack, Supernova Light.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Better than other way of travelling. Love to be naked in the wood.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Carbon Glacier

What's your go-to camp meal?

Burrito

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My brooks saddle, it makes butt feel great!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Work ;)

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Team Martina and Jason

What kind of bike are you riding?

Soma grandonnerd

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because it's a nice combination of exploring, exercerize and party times.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

The mountains are calling (about 50 miles or so)

What's your go-to camp meal?

Ramen and peanut butter

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

REI Flash sleeping pad

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Insta

Is this your first bike-overnight?

In Connecticut, yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Looking for a posse... Regulators!!! Mount up!

What kind of bike are you riding?

#wearegoingawol

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Getting away from it all

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

San Jose

What's your go-to camp meal?

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Is this your first bike-overnight?

Triumph Tiger 955i

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Lindsey

What kind of bike are you riding?

KAWASAKI ZX6

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

1976

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Hoosier National Forest

What's your go-to camp meal?

Hobo Foils

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Brooks B17 and Surly Open Bar

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Searching for a bag through Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yep

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Heading out with my son. Lone Wolves.

What kind of bike are you riding?

S-Works steel from the 90's.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It combines two wonderful activities. And it's easier to sleep after riding.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Meeting up at Green River Cyclery and the Busted Bike Cafe and traveling to Kanasket-Palmer State Park. Total of 25 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Top ramen foil packets. Oatmeal. Dehydrated beef stew.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Eno hammock with bug net and rain cover.Percent for relaxation or in lieu of a tent. The bug cover keeps the insects out and the rain cover protects in the PNW weather.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Email. Big swift fan. I have rear bag, handlebar bags, panniers and a rad hat from Swift.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, Ive done other bike camping. Mostly just sub24 trips

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes! I own a bike shop, Green River Cyclery and the Busted Bike Cafe. We have an event page posted on our FB site. I reserved a site for 16, hoping for a big turnout.

What kind of bike are you riding?

I usually take my Surly Disc Trucker for longer touring rides but I recently got a Surly Straggler so I'll probably try that out this time.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

You can experience so much more by bike! When you camp via bike, the adventure starts when you get on your bike, not when you get to the campsite. Plus you can explore more fun stuff in the mountains on your bike

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Malvern IA 45 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Coffee

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Tent

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

OBC

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

OBC Bike Gang

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa Marrakesh

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Yes

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

300 miles around Lake Tahoe

What's your go-to camp meal?

Salmon and couscous with veggies

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My byer hammock because it's soooo comfy to sleep in

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Paul components

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Negative ghost rider

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes and no

What kind of bike are you riding?

Ritchie P29er

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

B cause it's camping on bicycles. Even better that it's mt bikes

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Colquhouns Beach, Wanaka NZ. About 30kms from Wanaka.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Spicy Green Curry!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Supernova dynamo lights - it will be a mid winter camp for us, so we need the big beam!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Hmmm, ESP?

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Not on your nelly.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes. No name yet - we'll think of something inappropriate.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly ICT, with bags of stuff hanging off it.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's simple freedom. Which is good, for simple people...

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Mark Twain national forest 40 mile round trip

What's your go-to camp meal?

The easiest and lightest, backpackers pantry, or mountain house. If I'm feeling fancy I like making a stew or foil dinners.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Adding a generator light has made camping that much easier never worrying about batteries or light.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Last year on the radavist

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Oh no this will most likely be close to my 20th time this year.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

There is a regular group I ride with but we don't have a name.

What kind of bike are you riding?

The dadillac. My surly long haul trucker.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The ease of being able to get out and back and it is always a little more adventurous carrying everything you need ever inch of your trip.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Undecided, somewhere delightful!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Red Thai Curry!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Patagonia Nano Puff. Most versatile jacket ever made.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Through a friend.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yup!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No name yet. But soon.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Santa Cruz Bronson

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Anything with my bike is fun!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Saskatoon to Pike Lake! 35km.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Guacamole and hummus and salsa and fruit and nuts and champagne

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Cleverhood!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Momentum Magazine?

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

A few separate bike gangs and some Slow Roll attendees!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Linus Mixte

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

What's not to love? Bikes and camping and buds!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

I am riding, with friends 67.2 miles to Ipsut Creek Campground, in Mount Rainier National Park.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Lentils, Couscous, and dried kale with spices.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My tent. I love the freedom of having a home on the back of my bike.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Friends.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, it is not. My first bike overnight was circa 2009.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I am: The Swift Campout Posse (?)

What kind of bike are you riding?

A Surly Cross Check.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love camping by bicycle because you leave the city and civilization even further behind than car-camping; because the exertion of self-mobility makes everything sweeter, the food tastes better, the views are more incredible; because it's more fun this way.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Scenic Beach State Park, 41 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Dry salami and cheese, cherries

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I love my lowrider Jandd front rack for bike overnights and shorter tours. My bike handles like a bus and feels like a tank on bumpy roads.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The Bikery and Family Bike

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

The Bikery is the posse

What kind of bike are you riding?

Crosscheck

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

"I camp to enjoy nature." I say that and it is true always, but it is most true when my journey to the camping experience is full of wind and sun instead of behind glass. I get outside to "get outside," I suppose.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

We're heading out to one of Belgian's biggest forests: Meerdaalwoud near Leuven where we can camp for the night at Steenberg or De kluis depending on participants (Steenberg is limited to 10 people and free - De Kluis is about 4€ pp). For those who would like to bike (MTB) together with others, we start in Winksele for a small tour of about 25Km to the camping area. Please let me know if you are planning to join via mail!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Hearty and whatever you are willing to bring along.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

The Alpkit Sonder Transmitter

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

It came up in my newsreader list.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nop

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Hopefully others will join. Names are not that important.

What kind of bike are you riding?

An MTB: The Alpkit Sonder Transmitter

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Freedom baby ;-)

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Ben

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

it's about 20 miles away

What's your go-to camp meal?

homemade marshmallows ????

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

my bike followed by my zeitgeist bag. that sucker holds a ton!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

nope, second. participated last year for the swift campout

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

adventure league

What kind of bike are you riding?

brompton

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

it's very rewarding to see things the slow way

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Malvern, Iowa. 35 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Bulleit Whiskey

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

The Swift Zeitgeist bag. Even the small one holds so much stuff!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Omaha Bicycle Company put on a ride last year and I went along.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

OBC Bike Gang

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Cross Check

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's a challenge to really thin down everything you need to go camping. And there are a lot more variables then with regular camping.

N M

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Not sure yet, I'm looking for places to go near SF. I'm thinking China Camp as it has some mountain biking paths nearby.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Burritos!!!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

REI Half-dome 2 person tent. We've had it for years and its been solid.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram post from Paul Components

Is this your first bike-overnight?

My wife biked from SF to LA and we spent the first few nights camping. We've also done the Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, DC rails-to-trails (Great Allegheny Passage/C&O Toe Path).

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Hoping to find a few people to ride with!

What kind of bike are you riding?

An older 26" rigid mountain bike that I'm converting to use drop bars and cantilever brakes.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

What better way to see the scenery than on bike? After a full day of riding its perfect to sleep out doors!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

TBD

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bike

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Facebook

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa Cutthroat

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Hillsdale Lake, Kansas

What's your go-to camp meal?

Chili

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Swift Ozette Bag!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I Help design it each year!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

yes and we do not...yet.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Monk Bicycle Co.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Nights under the stars are at their best after a long fun ride during the day.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Scenic Beach--20 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Yam quesadillas

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

An Ultimate Disc. Functions as a tray, plate and plaything! Dog dish too.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Know Martina

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes! Scenic Beach Campout with the Bikery.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Hybrid Gary Fisher with a folding metal basket on the rack. Swift saddle bag and an old Ortlieb pannier. Front basket.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I love to go places on my own two wheels!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Illahee State Park, because it's close and I haven't been there before!

What's your go-to camp meal?

I don't care as long as I get coffee.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bell *ding ding*!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Friends and friends of friends.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

By the this comes around... 4th.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because: War on cars!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Shawnee State Fishing Lake

What's your go-to camp meal?

Gourmet mac and cheese, with shallots, bacon, butter, and parmesan.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

There's nothing like a good knife. My Case Sodbuster in banana yellow fits in my hand and carves like a charm.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Probably my 15th or so.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes! The Northeast Kansas Bicycle Tourists.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Rivendell

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The self-sufficiency! I love carrying all my stuff by my own power and living that way.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Umsted State Park

What's your go-to camp meal?

Sausages.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Swift handlebar bag with an ice pack to carry sausages.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

We are a SWIFT dealer at Oak City Cycling Project!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nah.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes. Swift Campout 2016! Facebook.com/oakcitycyclingproject

What kind of bike are you riding?

Me? A Surly Straggler.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Yeah.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

John Lanlinais; facebook

Is this your first bike-overnight?

yes

What kind of bike are you riding?

Specialized

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

who wouldn't?

Tom

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Carson WA from Portland OR, about 50 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beer, bourbon, and roadkill warmed by the solar cooking properties of the plastic map thing on my Swift Docena bag.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Saddle, because the post is not as comfortable.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Team Velo Cult! http://velocult.com/

What kind of bike are you riding?

Ocean Air Rambler

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Better than the bus!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Marble falls

What's your go-to camp meal?

Oatmeal

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Independent Fabrication touring bike

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes!

What kind of bike are you riding?

Indy fab!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Not sure yet. Probably 20 to 30 miles south of my city.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Oatmeal for breakfast. Crackers, cheese, salami and some fruit for lunch. Dinner. Anything hot that can be boiled.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Vargo Pot. It just does it all.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Heard about it last year and planned an outting.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No nothing yet.

What kind of bike are you riding?

All-City Space Horse

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's not glamping. Minimal.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Probably going to head out with the Swift crew, which looks like it's going to be 70 miles to Mt. Rainier.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beef jerky and trail mix. I do a lot of no cook camping so that is filling and easy to carry.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Compass Babyshoe Pass Tires (650x42b). They are so smooth and fast it makes me want to keep riding all the time.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

The Swift blog

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Whoever shows up to join Swift Industries and their crew.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Giant TCX converted to 650b wheels

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It is easier to explore back roads and gravel paths on the way to the campsite. Also I just like riding bikes so a lot better than just driving to camp.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Boise>>Loftus hot Springs>>Centerville>>Garden Valley>>Banks>>Boise Round trip 173 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Granola/Sausage/Cheese/coffee

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

4Liter Water Bladder

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

@danielmrgan

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes. Not yet. HDR?

What kind of bike are you riding?

earlies 80s Mongoose All Terrain 26" 2005 KHS Softtail Comp w/ Judy Rockshok 26" Surly LHT 26" No Disc/all rim

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

My bike takes me places cars never could.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Chilliwack lake. 50km

What's your go-to camp meal?

saucy pasta

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

whisperlite stove

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

bicycle times mag

Is this your first bike-overnight?

no

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

alone

What kind of bike are you riding?

fatty -surly moonlander or my salsa vaya

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

independence. low cost. freedom

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Malvern, IA, about 35 miles round trip.

What's your go-to camp meal?

No idea

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Bedrock Entrada

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Omaha Bicycle Company

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

OBC Bike Gang

What kind of bike are you riding?

Either a Surly Cross-Check or a Pugsley

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Fun!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Inks Lake in Burnet Tx

What's your go-to camp meal?

Food

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Wanderlust Gear stem bags atm... room for everything to extend my rides past the century mark

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Friends

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yup

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Squadra G

What kind of bike are you riding?

Giant TCR

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Bike + Camp = Bliss

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Malvern, Iowa campground. About 40 miles one way from my house.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beef& Noodles with Bacon jerky

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Big Agnes sleeping bag- because I got a great deal on it

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Omaha Bicycle Company in Omaha,Ne

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes, most trips are organized rides with several hundred people. I am looking forward to a relaxing trip with fun people who just take things easy.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Omaha Bicycle Company bike Gang- the most awesomest folks in the Midwest - no joke!

What kind of bike are you riding?

The prettiest Surly Straggler out there

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I like having a change of pace from the "electronics" world for just a few days. No internet connections allowed.

Nat

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Thirty Miles-ish? Fifty three miles round trip. North of Salida, CO on route I read about at bikepacking.com (C. Gilbert article)

What's your go-to camp meal?

Macaroni and cheese with extra cheese

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Horse Cycles Camping Knife

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Bunyan Velo

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Just wifey, but meeting friends along the way.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Novora Rando

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Love Bikes. Love Camping

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

French Creek State Park, 50 miles from Center City or Wharton State Forest, 30 miles from Center City

What's your go-to camp meal?

Peanut butter and anything

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Hammock

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Bikepacking.com

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Negative

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Derp

What kind of bike are you riding?

Giant Defy 3

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's relaxing, fun, easy going and I always end up meeting interesting people.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

The Compass Unmeeting, its currently over 9000km away!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Onepot veggie rice curry type thing.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Titanium lightmyfire spork.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Hell no!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Joining a posse of people I've never met, because I'm moving to North America a few weeks before.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Hopefully a Rawland Ravn, but maybe I'll be forced to stick with the venerable disc trucker.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

The simplicity of nature. The enjoyment of public space.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Westcliffe, Colorado 170 miles round trip from Pueblo CO out on Colo 69 back on Colo 50

What's your go-to camp meal?

sausage, foraged greens, Nitro Stout

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Hammock/hudson bay twin blanket. It's lighter than a tent and bag and it gets me off the ground.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Compass Bicycle Blog.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, but it is the first commitment for a bike-overnight in 2016.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

If a posse can make it -- if not I committed and will roll solo.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Waterford T-22

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It combines two wonderful activities while promoting self-sufficiency and independence -- oh yea and for the memories . . . yea the memories.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Comlara Park Camp Ground - 17 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Burritos!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Bike, duh!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instatweetmyfacegram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Wheelzofsteel

What kind of bike are you riding?

Awol

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

What's not to love?

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Geldrop

What's your go-to camp meal?

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Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

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How did you hear about Swift Campout?

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Is this your first bike-overnight?

Corsa

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Marc

What kind of bike are you riding?

Pillion

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

1990

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

A little patch of woods near a small town, 45ish, miles away, to camp, drink beer, eat bbq, and partake in a good 'ol small town America street dance!

What's your go-to camp meal?

My go-to meal is peanut butter and local honey on sourdough bread...or oatmeal with some cinnamon sugar.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My favorite piece of gear, tough one...my Revelate Designs harness, it allows me to carry lots of items on my bike and not my back.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I specifically heard of the contest via Paul Components, I've seen your name through other bikepacking sites/blogs/online posts.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Noooo, this is not my first bike-overnight. My most memorable to date is the Australian Outback.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

There will be a small group and we go by (Back of the Pack Racing) BPR North Dakota.

What kind of bike are you riding?

My main bike of choice, well, I have two....can I have two? The one I'll be riding on this weekends gravel grinder is a singlespeed specific Salsa El Mariachi; my other is a Salsa Blackborow DS (Dingle Speed)...5" tires ya kno, for the more adventurous backwoods bushwhacking rides.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I LOVE camping by bike because I feel it gives me have a greater sense of accomplishment....as well as see more sights, smell more smells (good & bad), and a solid night of sleep!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Somewhere in the lake district about 30 miles or so from my house.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Cous cous and chorizo washed down with a pale ale.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Paul components on instagram.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Hoping some of the 4 Play Cycles shop riders can join me.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Stooge. Ridgid 29 with 29+ up front.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I just love riding my bike. Throw some camping in and you get to ride your bike for longer.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Lake Grapevine unless others in my area are going elsewhere. It's probably 10-15 miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Ember roasted vegetables

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Ozette Rando bag

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I am brand new to the Dallas, TX area and am hoping to meet like-minded people.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa Fargo

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I've never been bike camping, but I love camping and carrying things on my bike, so I figure it fits.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Pinyon Mesa

What's your go-to camp meal?

Stew

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Jones Plus bike

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No

What kind of bike are you riding?

Rigid mountain bike

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I like camping and love riding. The two together make an adventure.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

The Sunshine Coast!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Mary Janes Outpost Chili.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

I certainly can't live without my Arcteryx Atom jacket.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

From Instagram!

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No no no.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Probably with Stuckylife and OffRoute.ca

What kind of bike are you riding?

Brodie Romax is the plan.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

You can get places faster than hiking, but still go places no car can make it.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Hmm... Not sure yet

What's your go-to camp meal?

Beer and Pizza

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bike

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Participated in 2015

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

#outsideisCHEE

What kind of bike are you riding?

Allcity Nature Boy

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Good times with good people

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

I'm not sure yet. but somewhere near seattle

What's your go-to camp meal?

I haven't been camping since I was a youngling so idk. Weiners?

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My bike is an old Peugeot. That's fun right?

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

My friend Joe is a big Swift fan.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

yup

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

nope. nope.

What kind of bike are you riding?

1984 Peugeot road bike.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

tbd

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Springfield,Fl to Vortex Springs Ponce de Leon,Fl 66 miles..  

What's your go-to camp meal?

Burritos!!! Peanuts/Raisins. Beer!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Wald Basket. Swift Jr Panniers. Igloo Folding cooler.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Builtbyswift.com

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Posse? Yes. Usually Hells Bats.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Cinelli Gazetta Della Strada.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Who wouldn't? Its the Best thing to do on Earth!!!

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Lewis & Clark state park, Mo, about 20ish flat miles from home.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Alpine Aire potato soup or taters, bacon, & onion fry up.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Salsa adventure panniers, waterproof and hold most everything I need for a summer bikepack.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

On instagram last year

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Posse yes Nickname, not so much

What kind of bike are you riding?

Salsa Fargo

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Able to camp places not accessible by car

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Samuel P Taylor State Park. 41 miles

What's your go-to camp meal?

Hobo Bags

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Wheels

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes. The Model-Os.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Travelers Check

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Because camping and biking.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Somewhere in the North Bay of the Bay Area.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Whiskey and sausages along with some fruit.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

My Rivendell sackville saddle is great! Rain or shine it has stood the test of time. It holds everything I need and want when going camping. Look forward to using it on the swiftcampout.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

I heard through radavist blog.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No way jose.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I assume so. Name is TBD. For now I'd like to go with "Screaming Lord Sutch".

What kind of bike are you riding?

I have an old steel trek frame from the late 80's I built up with white industry cranks and hub, paul brakes, atlas rims, etc etc etc.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's a great way to feel the wind cool down those sweaty pits. Plus, who doesn't love skidding fully loaded on your bike?! I certainly do.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

San Francisco and beyond. 50+ miles.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Liquid diet. Margaritas maybe.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Love my "Darn Tough" socks

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

A friend

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Yes

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

3 people. Is that enough for a posse? Not sure of the name.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Adventure Cross

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I'll let you know after this weekend.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

I'll be in Lander, WY so it's likely I'll be heading into National Forest near the Wind Rivers - will have to check a map as we get closer. I'll be working a NOLS course starting on 6/27 so this will be a good send off!

What's your go-to camp meal?

good ol' chicken, taco seaosning, rice, cheese and black beans and canned IPA. If conditions are right and we have firewood, then sweet potato, steak and cheese hobo wrap.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Potentially my lightweight puffy or my MSR drom bag. I love being warm at night and I love having huge water capacity, shower bag, first aid syringe and pillow all in one.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Hmm, probably last year in Instagram via the Topanga Creek boys or someone else living in SF.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope! Done lots of local stuff in Santa Barbara and a decent length trip along the Salmon River in Idaho.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No posse, no name. just hopefully like minded souls that want to ride some punchy climbs and get up near the continental divide.

What kind of bike are you riding?

2013 Kona Honzo. Steel hardtail, 1x10, frame bag. It's my tank.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Get to move around fast and cover more ground (most of the time) keeps the weight off my back and makes the downhills more exciting!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

In the woods just out of town. Maybe an hour trail ride because I have to be back for work in the morning!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Oatmeal for brekky and pasta with veggies for lunch/din. Simple and delicious.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

The bags that I've either made or retrofitted from old camera bags.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram explore led me to a picture of cake.chameleon taken by Crust Bikes which led me to follow those two and Ultra Romance and then y'all a little later.

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No, I just got back from a tour/bikepack in Central America and sometimes I'll just go sleep in the woods near my house just to have a fire and a nice camp coffee in the morning.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Probably not, everyone is too busy nowadays, but one or two friends might be able to make it happen.

What kind of bike are you riding?

I ride a Soma Double Cross! It's my sweet little angel child.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I really appreciate minimalism and how good it feels to only have everything you need and not want for anything else. Bike camping is great because you can't carry a lot of stuff so you're forced to do it like that and it's always a killer feeling.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Lafayette, LA. to Chicot State Park

What's your go-to camp meal?

Ribeye Steak & Beer

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Eno Hammock and bugnet

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Momentum

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

BikeLafayette and friends

What kind of bike are you riding?

Surly Long Haul Trucker

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

great friends and good times

I’m organizing a public Swift Campout!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Wherever Will tells me to pedal....probably around Fort Fun.

What's your go-to camp meal?

Chicken Quesadillas with LOTS of hot Sauce

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Hopefully the old steed Ill be entrusting my life to!

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

My friend

Is this your first bike-overnight?

hopefully not by this point in the summer

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Stuffed Crust Cycling Club

What kind of bike are you riding?

Old Miyata Rigid MTB

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Cause it combines two of my favorite summer hobbies!

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Probably out with the Golden Saddle crew - I think they're going to Henninger Flats

What's your go-to camp meal?

Mac and Cheese for dinner, and oatmeal for breakfast. Whiskey for all the time.

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Right now, I'm really enjoying my ENO sub7 hammock, though being in Southern California means you can't always count on good trees to hang a hammock.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

teh interwebs

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Nope. I did a 7 day tour last year, and several s24os.

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

I think I'll roll out with the peeps from Golden Saddle.

What kind of bike are you riding?

Rawland rSogn

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It's so easy to just load up and go.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Suraż

What's your go-to camp meal?

coffee, fish and beer

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

No

What kind of bike are you riding?

Planet X Kaffenback 2, Felt CX

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

We love bike, beer and nature

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Withrow Springs State Park, ~35mi

What's your go-to camp meal?

Leftover pizza

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Leftover pizza

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Instagrams

Is this your first bike-overnight?

No

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Bush Mush

What kind of bike are you riding?

Bridgestone MB-1

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

It gives me an easy peaceful feeling.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Just a short jaunt for this newbie: 10 mile bike to Larrabee State Park

What's your go-to camp meal?

Rice, beans and tomatoes

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

It is difficult to pick just one. I would say my Big Agnes tent. It is an UL and it keeps me cozy when I am out and about in the wilderness.

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

Facebook

Is this your first bike-overnight?

yes, but not my last!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

There is a small posse. Not sure of a name, but I will come up with something,

What kind of bike are you riding?

One that works and has two wheels.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

Not sure since this will be my first time.

Where are you heading on your Swift Campout, and how far is it to your destination?

Not sure yet, will need to plan this sick adventure!

What's your go-to camp meal?

Bacon, eggs and grits! Yum!

Tell us about your favorite piece of gear.

Not much gear, but I love my spork! It was a gift from my love

How did you hear about Swift Campout?

instagram

Is this your first bike-overnight?

Hellz yes!

Are you heading out with a posse? What's your crew's name?

Yes, I hope to. No name yet. Group decision once I gather interested folks!

What kind of bike are you riding?

One with two wheels.

Why do you love camping by bicycle?

I don't know if I like it yet.