This Awesome Biking and Camping Adventure Trip Is Returning to Philly in August

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Photograph courtesy Bikeout.

There are some things that just go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Beyoncé and Jay Z. Pizza and Ranch dressing (don’t fight me on it). And now: biking and camping.

For the third year, Bikeout[1] will lead Philadelphians on a biking and camping adventure out of town. This year, the trip is open to 200 attendees, who will all bring their backpacks and saddlebags filled for a 38-mile bike along the Schuylkill River Trail to a 15-acre farm outside of Phoenixville called Sankanac CSA[2].

Upon arrival, each biker will be responsible to set up their own campsite then get ready to tuck into a farm-to-table meal made by Greensgrow Community Kitchen[3] and Drew Alexandra Gold. Beverages will be provided by Victory Brewing Company[4] and Baba’s Brew[5] kombucha, while Universal Cave[6] will keep the party pumping with good tunes.

A farm-to-table meal will be prepared for bikers after their arrival at the farm. Photograph courtesy Bikeout.

The next morning, everyone will enjoy a locally-sourced breakfast, then compete in a camp coffee making competition, hosted by United by Blue[7]. Before making the trek back to Philly, attendees will also have the opportunity to join a five-mile ride around the Phoenixville area, a biodynamics workshop, a bike mechanic workshop, a farm tour, or a yoga class led by Maha Yoga[8].

Photograph courtesy Bikeout.

After the morning’s activities, the crew will saddle up again for the ride home. The trail is almost entirely paved, save for a five-mile stretch, and Trophy Bikes[9], Firth & Wilson[10], Fairmount and Brewerytown Bicycles[11], Riverbend Cycles[12], Neighborhood Bike Works[13], and CyclesPHL[14] will all provide support and on-site maintenance throughout, should you run into any bike issues.

Bikeout is scheduled for August 25 through 26. Tickets are $115 for those who plan to haul their camping gear with them. Alternatively, for $10 more, you can get a “supported” trip ticket that includes having your gear delivered to the campsite for you. Both tickets will be available for purchase here[15], starting July 11.

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