Swift Campout is the annual, global call to go bike-camping to celebrate the summer solstice. For the tenth year in a row, adventurers will pack camp gear on their bicycles and head out on June 22nd and 23rd, 2024 to kick off summer with a bike-overnight. Swift Campout is an ode to spending the longest day in the saddle and the shortest night under the stars. It is a celebration of the stellar community that rallies to share this stoke. To capture the magic of the event, we’ve called on Navigators around the world to guide their communities on a Swift Campout adventure.

We’re pleased to introduce to the Genosack crew out of Minneapolis.  

Genosack is a collective of friends who all love bikes! We’re based out of Minneapolis, MN. We take pride in creating an environment of inclusivity, respect, and fun, for all people of all abilities. These values are very important to us and the Minneapolis cycling community. There is absolutely zero tolerance for bigotry, hatefulness, or prejudice of any kind. By riding with us you agree to respect others personal space, identities, and property. Any words or actions that go against these principles are flat out unacceptable. We expect all participants to follow the same standards.


The team is grateful to have the opportunity to organize a 2024 Swift Campout! We love bikes, getting lost in new forests, and sun soaking in our chairs. Like our group rides, we plan to facilitate an inclusive space for riders of all levels – this time with an introduction to bike-packing. Cultivating a safe space for the community has always been a core value of ours. Excited to take part in the Swift Campout this year!


The Genosack Campout

Campout Destination: We have a permit from Afton State Park to camp overnight in a ball field!

About the ride: Start at Stepwise Coffee in St Paul. in the morning then roll out to Stillwater for lunch! Follow the St Croix river south to campout at Afton State Park.

The Route:  68.2 Miles 96% paved 4% unpaved. Check out the route here.

Difficulty Level: 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. Expect an 8-10 mph pace.

Registration: Space available for up to 50 people. Register here.