You must attend a meet and greet or cruise meetup before this campout to attend. I will message you ahead of time if I have not met you. If you cannot make any of the other meetups, message me and we can meet ahead of time. This is to ensure you know what you're getting into!
This will be a slow ride (~10-13mph average). We will not drop anybody unless you have a complete mechanical failure and can't fix your bike to continue the ride. We'll make sure you get a ride from there if you need to!
Umstead does have gravel trails, so you'll want wide tires for this ride. Feel free to post a message if you need any advice on what to bring or aren't sure about your bike's capabilities. I do recommend you do at least a little bit of biking in Umstead prior to this trip.
You must bring a helmet and front/rear lights in order to ride with us.
Note that you cannot leave your car overnight in this parking lot. I suggest parking in a nearby residential neighborhood and biking to our meetup location.
3:30pm - Meet at All Star on Wade Avenue
4:00pm - Depart for Umstead
5:00pm (approx) - Arrive at campground
- your bike
- a helmet
- front/rear lights
- flat fixin' kit
- bike lock
- sleep system (tent or hammock, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, small hammer, etc)
- snacks, dinner, and breakfast
- water bottles (filled!)
- layered clothing
- bug spray
- pocket knife
- off-the-bike clothes
- rain jacket
- fresh clothes for the ride back
- camp shoes
If you are interested in being a sweeper for this ride, please let me know! If you would like to drive a support vehicle, we need one of those, too!