Now in its ninth year, Swift Campout is a global call to adventurous spirits, encouraging people to pack up gear and pedal to their favorite camping spot during the summer solstice. The event weaves together communities from all over the world and showcases each communities’ distinctive love affair with cycling. To capture the magic of the event, we’ve called upon a handful of shops and individuals to design an overnighter that takes folks to their favorite local site– those tasked with leading the rides are called, Navigators. Each Navigator will have their own feature that tells a bit about them and their Campout.

Say howdy to Alyssa Gonzalez (she/her), a queer cyclist of color based in Boulder, CO. 

Hi, Alyssa Gonzalez! Tell us a little about yourself!

I’m a passionate community organizer and advocate working to create more access, equity, and education for marginalized communities in the outdoors.

Instagram: @__alyssagonzalez

What does Swift Campout mean to you?

The Swift Campout embodies everything special about bikepacking — adventure, the outdoors, and pedaling around with friends! It’s not about KOM’s or FKT’s. It’s about embracing a wild spirit and connecting to the land around you by bike. I don’t know what’s more special than that.

Can you tell us a bit about your Campout this year? Anything meaningful about your route and why you want to share this with your community?

Switzerland Trail ( – Dispersed camping, so no limit! Would like to keep the riding group to less than 30 for road safety and respectful camping.

Can you drop some registration info & how to register?

Routes Details:
Difficulty: Easy – Great for newcomers to bicycle touring who are comfortable on the road and ready to expand their skills. Terrain will be mostly paved with some hard packed gravel/dirt rail trail routes.
Expected Ride Pace: 10-12 mph