Bike Camping Workshop


Imagine if you could get out of the city for a weekend of adventure, fresh air and exercise without being stuck in Bay Area weekend traffic. Well, it turns out you can–and it’s easy! Here’s how: bike camping. Just you and your trusty steel (or titanium or aluminum), saddle (bags) and rugged determination will be all you need to ride off into the wild, wild west and roam until the sun sets.

SF Bicycle Coalition and Huckleberry Bicycles will be hosting a Bike Camping Workshop to prepare you for your future forays into the best Bay Area bike camping locales and beyond. Beer will be provided by Comrades Brewing Company and food from Bicycle Bahn Mi, and raffle items include prizes from Surly and Huckleberry Bicycles as well as a locally made bag by Ruthworks. Funds will benefit the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.

This year’s topics and presenters include:

  • Long-Distance Bike Camping: Candace Jensen has clocked over 5000 miles of long-distance bike camping, having ridden throughout New England and Quebec and from Vancouver to San Francisco.
  • Family Bike Camping: Ely Rodriguez is a custom bag designer and family bike camper who will share his expertise about which cargo bike is right for you and your family.
  • Bay Area Bike Camping: Francisco Grajales is an SF Bicycle Coalition Program Coordinator, a fledgling randonneur and a Bay Area bike camping jedi.
  • Bike Camping for Beginners: Christopher “X†Budz is the Bike to Work Day Logistics Intern at the SF Bicycle Coalition, and an amateur bike camper who started bike camping after Huckleberry’s bike camping workshop during Bike Month in 2015.

Whether it’s your first time, you want to liberate your little ones from the boring backseat of a car, or you want to discover the Bay Area’s best camping spots where only two wheels can go, check out this year’s comprehensive Bike Camping Workshop at Huckleberry Bicycles on May 24.

Bike Valet will be provided by the SF Bicycle Coalition. This event is free for members of the SF Bicycle Coalition with a ten dollar suggested donation for non-members.