In 2017, we're excited to partner with the folks at Bikeout!
Bikeout is bringing together a group of 250 riders who are all excited about long-distance riding and healthy lifestyles. The trip is going to be tons of fun, not to mention, delicious with a farm to table dinner on Saturday night. It's a two day ride to Camphill Village Kimberton Hills - one day each way. The ride and campout is September 9th & 10th.
This year we're supporting Bikeout in some cool ways. Check it out below!
Resources for Riders
Adult Bike Repair Class: Most months of the year we offer an Adult Bike Repair Class on Monday evenings. It's a great way to prepare for a bike trip and become empowered to maintain and repair your own bike. This is a beginner class that covers topics such as how to adjust brakes, fix a flat, replace a chain, adjust your derailleurs, or even unpack those greasy bearing systems. The class meets four Mondays in a row. Registration for our July and August Adult Bike Repair Classes is open.
July Adult Bike Repair Class runs July 10, 17, 24, & 31st from 6:30 - 9pm.
August Adult Bike Repair Class runs August 7, 14, 21, & 28th from 6:30 - 9pm.
If you can't make it to the Adult repair class, know that our DIY shop, Bike Church, is open four days/week. Also, keep an eye on our social media for upcoming bike safety checks at Bok or elsewhere.
Get the Gear: You can special order some of the most popular basic bike camping gear from us at a discount! If you are looking to turn bike camping into a habit, the proper gear makes it much more fun. Order that sleeping bag, pad, campstove, or tent at a 15% discount and you can support NBW's youth programming at the same time as you outfit yourself for adventure. You can place an order at our shop (3939 Lancaster Ave.) or by calling our office (215) 386-0316 x 113. To place an order, you'll need to pay 50% (we take cash and card). Please plan on a week to 10 days to receive the order.
Here's what we are selling:
Tent: Nemo Equipment, Inc. Hornet 1P Shelter, Green/Gray, 1-person ($330 full price)
Three-season Hornet shelters offer minimalist-oriented campers a sturdy weatherproof tent in a lightweight package.
- Includes luxury details like diffusing light pockets, volumizing guyouts, and a dual-stage stuff sack
- True tub floor construction reduces seam construction and seam tape
- Tent body has a built-in privacy panel for extended coverage and security
- Hubbed pole intersections for quick set up and free-standing support
Park Tool WTK-2 Essential Tool Kit. $23 (full price)
Small and easily carried, WTK-2 Tool kit contains basic tools for adjusting and making simple repairs on the toad.
Sleeping Bag: Nemo Equipment Inc Moonwalk 30, 700-fill DownTek Sleeping Bag, Granite/Lightning Yellow. $280 (full price)
Features: Pad sleeve loads from above, maintaining the water-proof properties of the tub design, drawstring collar seals in body heat, hoodless design saves weight and bulk, pairs well with Nemo's Apollo shelter and Escape Pod Bivy, zipper location on right, shoulder girth 62''
MSR WhisperLite International Stove ($100 full price)
The WhisperLite International stove is perfect for globetrotting backpackers seeking lightweight, compact, and multi-fuel versatility.
- Multi-Fuel stove burns white gas, kerosene, and unleaded auto fuel
- Self-cleaning Shaker Jet technology and a one-piece leg assembly allows fast cleaning and maintenance in the field
- Stamped stainless steel leg design offers stability and reduced weight
- Does not include fuel canister
- Weight: 441g (15.6oz)
- Includes stove, fuel pump and wind screen
Park Tool SPK-1 Stainless Steel Spork ($7.50 full price)
Features: Stainless steel, Spoon/Fork utensil is vinyl dipped in Park Tool Blue.
- Made of 316 food grade stainless steel
- Dishwasher safe
On the Ride Mechanic Support:
Two NBW staff mechanics will ride with Bikeout 2017 and provide roving, on the ride mechanic support.
Rest Stop Quick Fixes:
NBW youth and staff will be at a rest stop along the route to take care of any minor mechanical issues you are experiencing. Youth will showcase their mechanic skills while an NBW staff person can double check the work and offer any additional support.