SUMMER SOLSTICE BIKE ADVENTURE: Pedal Inn x Swift Campout @ Mt. Diablo
As the days get longer and things start heating up, it's time to drop everything and get away by bike! We are fast approaching the longest day of the year with the Summer Solstice on June 21st and it's time for an adventure. Luckily we're in good company because our friends over at Swift Industries have been planning the first annual Swift Campout: the World Wide Solstice Bike-Overnight!
After chatting with the lovely Martina and Jason over at Swift, Pedal Inn is hosting a local chapter event, one of over 350 (!) happening around the world, with more than 500 campers expected! Teaming up with our good friend Erik Nohlin of The Great Escape, we setting out for an overnight at the Mother of Bay Area bike camping destinations, Mt. Diablo. We have the sweetest group site on the mountain and you're invited! Space is limited, so please RSVP below.
SWEET CAMPOUT GIVEAWAY by SWIFT INDUSTRIES
Also, make sure to take a couple of minutes and check out the Swift Industries Solstice Campout website and sign their guestbook for a chance to win a bunch of sweet prizes, including a full Swift bag outfit! Also check out their neat map on the site that pins all of the Swift Campouts happening around the world!
- June 20 - 21 (Sat - Sun)
- Mt. Diablo State Park
- Camping at Diablo's best group site
- N. Gate Route (BART and ride from Walnut Crik_, then ride ~15 miles)
- Plenty of climbing (campsite at 2,000') and mixed terrain riding options
- Self-supported (BYO + something to share)
- Car-free, bikes only campout
- Free community event! (donations welcome :)
- Leave no trace
- FULL DETAILS WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL the week before the trip, please RSVP above.
DIABLO BIKE CAMPING GALLERY
GEAR FOR THE TRIP
Bring your bike camping outfit, food, drinks and communal state of mind, with something to share. We'll be sending out a recommended packing checklist the week before the trip too.
No camping bike, tent, or other camp gear? NO PROBLEMO - WE GOT YA! Rent the best gear for bike camping conveniently from Pedal Inn.
RENTAL MENU for the SWIFT CAMPOUT
Rent a full adventure outfit from the Pedal Inn or explore some new gear or a fun and fully loaded camping bike for the weekend.
We only deal in the best, most exciting gear. Click the rental gear link under the photo above for the full rental page.
- Adventure Bike + panniers ($50)
- Lightweight Backpacking Tent - 1 or 2p ($15)
- Ortlieb panniers ($14)
- Swift Panniers ($20)
- Alite Sleeping Bag ($10)
- Nemo 4" Sleeping Pad ($9)
- Trangia Cook Set / Full Camp Kitchen ($15)
- Full outfit for 1 ($75)
- Full outfit for 2 ($120)