After attending the Oak City Cycling Project‘s WTF (women, trans, femme) campout this weekend, I thought I would share a few tips I learned during out sub-24-hour trip. We rode out to William B. Umstead State Park Saturday afternoon and came back the next day once Caroline finally finished all her oatmeal.
We are back! The trip was amazing, and I took notes each afternoon/night so I could do a big recap here. I don’t feel particularly exhausted, and I had a blast the entire time. We met a lot of great people, rode a lot of miles, and cruised our way through 200 miles throughout the entire trip.
So what should you pack for a week-long tour? That’s something that’s different for everybody, but this is what I packed. My load is fairly heavy, but I don’t need to carry much food or any cooking gear since we’ll be near restaurants most of the time.
This year, I had hoped to fly to Alaska, ride my bike, and camp for a couple of weeks. That didn’t pan out, so instead I’m packing my bags (technically panniers) for the C&O trail from Cumberland to D.C. My friend Kathyrn and I will be spending a whole week with each other. Both of us have done overnight camping on our bikes, but neither of us have done a multi-day trip.