Philly’s Bikeout Will Cruise Through a New Region This Fall

Bikeout, Philly's popular biking and camping adventure, will head to the New Hope area for the first time in October.

Bikeout, Philadelphia’s biking and camping adventure trip, will explore the New Hope region this October. / Photograph courtesy of Bikeout

For four years, Philadelphia’s Bikeout has been bringing together bicyclists of every level for a combo biking and camping trip. The community-focused fitness and wellness organization leads cyclists on a bike ride from the fast-paced city to a serene, private farm for a weekend of outdoor fun, including yoga, bonfires, and meals from locally sourced companies.

Sounds super fun, right? Well, you’re in luck because Bikeout just announced it’s hosting a totally new event this fall, one that’ll explore a region previously untouched by Bikeout adventurers.

From October 19th through 20th, Bikeout: New Hope will see a little over 100 attendees travel through Bucks County along the D&L Canal Trail, stop at Solebury Orchards for some good ol’ fashioned apple picking, and pass through New Hope across state lines to post up at Sandbrook Meadow Farm, a 50-acre active farm and CSA just north of Lambertville, New Jersey.

Upon arrival, riders will pitch their own tents and roll out their sleeping bags, then enjoy a three-course, farm-to-fork dinner that celebrates fall flavors thanks to Chef Katie Briggs of Eclectik Domestic. Beverages, including beer, hard cider, and traditional apple cider, will be provided by Lone Eagle Brewing, Ironbound Hard Cider, and Solebury Orchards. You’ll cap the night mingling with the biking community before sleeping under the stars on the farm’s grounds.

After biking along a scenic, protected trail, Bikeout attendees set up camp on the grounds of a private farm. / Photograph by Tim Tiebout

The next morning, everyone will have the opportunity to move through a cycling-focused yoga session led by New Hope’s Create Space Movement Laboratory. After refueling with some coffee from Elixir and breakfast made by Chef Briggs, the Bikeout group will head to New Hope, where a valet bike service will allow riders to explore the town. The intensive weekend concludes with a short ride on the trail to Yardley, where everyone will go their separate ways (insert sad face emoji).

Tickets for the two-day bike camping adventure, which can be purchased here, start at $165, with the option to add on a roundtrip Regional Rail pass for $15. Bikeout’s partnership with SEPTA is unique this year, with SEPTA providing roundtrip Regional Rail access to Yardley Station, where the event begins. Because Bikeout is focused on accessibility, there are scholarship packages, a payment plan for those who wish to pay in installments, and training material for new riders.