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.

Say hello to the Kissing Crows Cyclery from Vancouver, BC.  

Kissing Crows Cyclery is the coolest bike shop in Vancouver, BC who believe the Swift Campout is about exploration and camaraderie amongst great people.

The route they are leading a mixed surface ride that includes two ferry rides and ends on an island campground with no car access. Unencumbered enjoyment of the great outdoors!


The Kissing Crows Campout:

Campout Destination: Saysutshen/ Newcastle Island (Newcastle Provincial Park)

About the ride: 92 km long one way (including distance of 2 ferries) – 184 km roundtrip
Mostly paved. Little bit of off roading that will be very FSR like – easy riding.
Ferry hopping involved – 2 ferries

The Route: https://www.komoot.com/tour/1505598649?share_token=aKnakSrx1esfwe7M2wNb3TCWaba4iC9CP1DpivTlMLpRlb8gqZ&ref=

Difficulty Level: Moderate – For active individuals who are ready to ride for a full day. Expect variety in the route with a few serious climbs and descents. Expect an 13-16 kph pace.

Registration: Space available for up to 47 people. Register here.