(Spoiler: this trip requires you to register. You can do that here.)
Winter doesn’t have to mean the end of your camping season! Join Cycle Wild on December 6th and 7th for some hearty winter camping at Stub Stewart State Park. Yes, we will be staying in cabins, so you can look forward to a dry roof over your head at the end of the ride.
This is a great ride for people curious about camping in the off-season. Since we’ll be staying in cabins, it’s an excellent introduction to the logistics of a colder trip, without having to worry about being wet all night — no tent required, though you will need to bring your own bedding.
The route is also beginner-friendly, clocking in around 21 miles one way, with half of that spent on the lovely and car-free Banks-Vernonia Trail. We’ll have experienced leaders in both the front and back with a no-biker-left-behind policy, and we will stop to regroup if necessary. Once we get there, Stub Stewart State Park has hiking trails, biking trails, and disc golf, if you’re into winter hiking, biking, or disc golf. Or relax in our warm and cozy cabins with the other awesome people sure to come with us.
Cabins sleep five and we have three of them reserved. Likely we will designate one as the stay-up-late cabin and one as the get-up-early cabin, just to make sure everyone’s happy:)
This trip costs $15 to cover the price of the cabins. And as there are only a certain number of beds, registration is required–register here. We’ll have a wait list if more people are interested than the number of spots available.
You are responsible for your own food, cookware, sleeping bag, toiletries, and anything else you could possibly want. And if you have a fun board game, bring that too:) As always, you can find suggested packing lists on our site, or contact us. Your fearless ride leaders (all three of them!) Are Ed Groth, Ryan Good, and Stasia Honnold, and we’re happy to answer any questions you have. We’ll give out more details to registered riders closer to the date of the trip.
Escape your normal life for a weekend and come join us for a cozy time in the wintery woods!