Swift Industries is leading the charge to make every bike ride an adventure. Its line of panniers and touring bags are hand-made in Seattle by passionate cyclists. We’re excited to have them join us at the first Bicycle Times Adventure Fest, where the brand will be hosting the Swift Industries Get Lost Academy—a series of workshops on how you can take your everyday bicycle adventure to the next level.
The classes they will be hosting include:
Intro to bikecamping
If you love camping and you have a bike, then combining the two will open the doors to a whole new way to travel. Come learn the basics of bicycle touring at Adventure Fest. We’ll cover the basics of bicycle adventure planning from: route finding and local destinations, gear and equipment, and food planning.
Camp Stove Cooking-The Titanium Chef
This is a cooking show like none other. Think backpacking stoves, one-pot meals, and titanium sporks. Led by Jason Goodman, a former mountain guide, and a stellar backcountry cook, you’ll learn how to put together the perfect bicycle touring kitchen, and find out which backpacking stoves and fuel types are right for your adventure. Jason will share tips on making fresh, nutritious meals at camp and what to eat while you’re on the road. When you’re adventuring, food is fuel. We’ll be demonstrating our favorite meals for you to sample, and there will be recipes and resources to take home.
The Trailside Mechanic
This class is not for the home mechanic it is for the bicycle adventurer. Confidently address snapped spokes, a broken chain, or an en route derailleur fail. In this workshop we will look at specific tools and tricks of the trade when these mechanicals catch you by surprise.
About Adventure Fest
We’re bringing cyclists together to share an adventurous weekend of riding under a canopy of spectacular fall foliage for Bicycle Times Adventure Fest Presented by Trek Bikes. You’re invited to join us at Lake Raystown Resort in Entriken, Pennsylvania, the weekend of October 9-11, 2015.
At Adventure Fest, you choose your own adventure and ride your own pace. All routes will be signed and mapped. Just grab your crew, a map and cue sheet and hit the road. All rides will have aid stations and sag support should you need it. Otherwise, start when you want, ride your pace and finish when you want.
Swift Campout 2015
If you want to get a head start on your summer bike camping adventures, Swift Industries is hosting a worldwide solstice weekend campout on June 20 and 21, 2015, uniting hundreds of of bike-overnights on a single weekend.
Swift Industries will be mapping participant locations, celebrating with prizes, gathering Camp Journals and sharing routes through the company’s website. Appointed Navigators, influential individuals and independent companies who have been recognized for their involvement in the resurgence of bicycle travel are being called to lead a Swift Campout. The role of the Navigator is to band together a group of riders, create a route, and celebrate bicycle camping. To nominate a Navigator, please email [email protected] and sign up today with your own Swift Campout!