Rossland Bikepacking Summit
June 2 – 4
Interested in escaping to the mountains with nothing but your bike and camping gear? Join Rossland Bikepackers here at RED to meet the rad community of bikepackers and learn more about the gear and activity of bikepacking.
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.
Schedule of Events
Friday June 2
5:30-7:00 – Gear display and Demos
7:00-8:30 – Speakers and Questions
Saturday June 3
1:00pm – Gear check and sign in for Group Ride
2:00pm – Group depart on ride
Saturday Evening- Camp
Sunday June 4
Return to Rossland
For more information and to register, send an email to email@example.com or check them out on Facebook.
About Rossland Bikepackers
Rossland Bikepackers was formed in 2020 by Wes Hickey, Ian Craib and Sean Larsen with the mission to introduce others to the sport of bikepacking and build a local bikepacking community. We are located in Rossland, British Columbia; a uniquely bike powered community once named “The Mountain Biking Capitol of Canada” and boasting over 200 km of maintained mountain bike trails accessible from town. In addition to our world class mountain biking we have a myriad of road riding options and countless dirt and gravel roads ready for adventure.