Bike touring is enjoying a huge resurgence in popularity this year and Swift Industries wants to push it even further with an international day of bikes outside overnight with the inaugural Swift Campout.
The Seattle-based brand is inviting cyclists around the world to host their own overnight event on June 20-21 and share the joy with the #swiftcampout hashtag. More than 370 folks have already committed by sharing their trip through the Swift Industries website where an interactive map lets you see how far the inspiration has spread. One of the largest signs of interest has been right in Bicycle Times’ hometown of Pittsburgh!
So plan a trip of your own, invite your friends, and then let the larger Swift Industries community know. If you feel like sharing your stories you can win some pretty cool Swift prizes too. Create a Swift Campout Film and you can win a full set of Swift’s handmade touring gear, or share your Trip Journals and you win other awesome prices. Get all the details at the Swift Campout website.
We’re also excited to host Swift Industries at the first Bicycle Times Adventure Fest this fall. Held October 9-11 on the shores of beautiful Lake Raystown in Pennsylvania, we’re inviting all our readers for three days of choose-your-own-adventure riding, exhibitors, classes, campfires, live music and more. Swift Industries will be hosting learning opportunities like how to cook on a bike tour and what to pack (or not pack!)
Check out our review of the Swift Industries Junior Ranger Panniers.