GRITS is excited to announce our 2019 bikepacking weekend - an inclusive, intermediate bikepacking trip.
Here you will have an opportunity to spend a weekend in the woods, relying only on yourself and some of your closest pals, and see some of the beautiful sites that north Georgia has to offer!
We'll be opening the trip to the public on a first come, first service basis. Non-binary and female identifying people. You can sign up for the trip on EventBrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-wtf-southeastern-bikepacking-weekend-tickets-59046501676
The trip is free, but you must have your own gear. For more information on what is required for a general bikepacking trip, check out BikePacking's Article "Bikepacking 101"
Where: Bull and Jake Bikepacking Loop. 65 miles over 2 days. Intermediate singletrack, forest service roads, and doubletrack.
We'll be spending Saturday night at Frank Gross Campground, which is at mile 40. This is a primitive campsite with pit toilets and no potable water, so don’t forget to bring a water filter!
On Sunday, we'll finish up the ~25 miles back to our cars.
Who: Trans, non-binary and female identifying intermediate mountain bikers who have any-level of experience bikepacking. Must have all of your own gear, mechanical skills, and be able to navigate the terrain.
If you don't have the gear necessary for this trip, but want to come out, we recommend utilizing this great community! For bikes, advice, & gear, we recommend checking out Loose Nuts Cycles in Atlanta or Oak City Cycling in Raleigh. If you've just been waiting for that push to get some sick bikepacking bags, here it is! The Spindle can get you rolling. They offer pre-made or custom options made specifically for your bike, your preferences, and your set up.
If you want to try before you buy, (wRock Geist out of Asheville offers gear rental at an affordable price!
If you have any questions on bikepacking, getting started, navigating this event or others, please reach out to us!