Bike Camping, July 25-26

This was actually my first self-supported bike camping experience. I’ve done bike-camping trips before (Katy Trail & Biking Across Kansas), but never carrying my own gear.

I own both a trailer (the Nashbar knockoff of the famous BOB trailer) and panniers (Nashbar again), but I went with the trailer for this trip. I rode with a group that met up in Olathe, then rode together to Hillsdale Lake State Park, where we camped overnight in tents, then packed ’em up and rode back the next day. A nice little overnighter:

More info: KC Bike Commuting, commuterDude, Jason Brown

Thanks Noah for putting this ride together!

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I enjoy riding bicycles all over -- city streets, suburbia, rural roads, gravel roads, dirt roads, rail-trails, and singletrack. I love exploring the countryside and finding the interesting and historical treasures hidden in plain sight. You can follow my rides on Strava.


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