Rossland Bikepacking Summit
The Rossland Bikepacking Summit will introduce bikepacking to a diverse audience and will strengthen and build the local bikepacking community in the West Kootenays. The event organizers believe biking is a sport that can be enjoyed by everybody and every body. However, several barriers to engaging in the sport exist and include lack of exposure to other bikepackers, challenge locating routes, lack of community, and a difficulty navigating the broad and esoteric worlds of bicycles and bikepacking gear. This summit addresses those barriers by including a gear expo and demo, speakers, and a group ride and camp. All events are planned to be inclusive and welcoming to all ages, bodies, genders and cultures.