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.

Let’s give a warm welcome to Treehouse Cyclery!

Treehouse Cyclery is a queer, woman of color-owned bike shop in Denver, CO specializing in bikepacking, custom bike builds, and inclusive community events.

What does Swift Campout mean to Tree House Cyclery: “The Swift Campout is the perfect embodiment of everything we love most: community, bikes, and nature. Whether you’re new to the sport, bikepacking curious, or a seasoned veteran — it’s a fun excuse to get outside with friends (old and new) while exploring the place you live in a unique way.”


The Treehouse Campout

Campout Destination: Mount Alto Picnic Area (https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/arp/recarea/?recid=28304)

About the ride: This is a classic Front Range route, with lots of up and down! We’ll start by making our way through downtown Boulder, up Boulder Canyon, and up up up Four Mile Canyon to Switzerland Trail. We’ll spend the night camping at Mount Alto Picnic Area then wake up bright and early to grab a bite to eat at the Gold Hill Pub. After that, we’ll bike down Lefthand Canyon to get back to town. After riding the Boulder Valley Ranch trail, well end right where we started at the Boulder Sports Recycler. Day one will be heavy on climbing and include some technical riding on the way to the campground. Day two will involve some light technical riding, a large descent, and one potential hike-a-bike section.

The Route: 55.8 miles, Mixed paved & gravel – https://ridewithgps.com/collections/2376658

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. Average pace of 10-12 mph.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/872175920657