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Maximum of 35 miles a day, or about 70 miles roundtrip.
Private camping experience at a beautiful farm.
Including a seasonal farm-to-fork meal, yoga, live music and more.
Gear transport, ride leaders & mechanics and turn-by-turn directions.
We provide a packing list, training tips, and other pre-ride resources.
We offer a flexible payment plan and will award five grants per ride.
Attendees can expect a unique trip at Bikeout: Philly to Phoenixville. More than 200 riders will follow the Schuylkill River Trail from the heart of Philadelphia to the rolling hills of Chester County. Our trail parallels old canal ways and historic railroad track, with plenty of scenic waterside views and greenery.
On the farm, we'll set up our campsites — tent, sleeping bag and gear — and spend an evening enjoying the company of the bike community. A delicious farm-to-fork meal will be served and we'll have live music, great brews, star gazing and a campfire to round out the night. Finally, we'll sleep under the stars in one of the farm’s meadows.
At the farm you can take a dip in the creek, enjoy a farm tour, learn a new skill at one of our workshops, or enjoy a sunrise yoga class before we start the ride home the next day.
Enjoy a flavorful meal prepared by a local chef with ingredients from Sankanac CSA and other local farms. We'll also highlight the great work of brewers in the area with beer, kombucha, and morning coffee from nearby partners.
This ride starts near the Art Museum in downtown Philadelphia, following the Schuylkill River Trail through the canal paths of Manayunk, and past Norristown and Conshohocken. There's a quick break for lunch at Valley Forge National Historical Park before continuing on through Phoenixville and onto backroads in to get to the farm. We'll return using the same route the next day.
This two-day weekend ride is 70 miles round trip or 35 miles each day. The terrain is predominantly flat with about 5 miles of moderately rolling hills near the farm. About 30 miles of the route will be on protected paved trails, with about 5 miles on roadways with car traffic. For the road riding portion, Bikeout works with local officials to select the safest route possible.
At Bikeout, riders should feel comfortable on their bikes for up to 3-4 hours at a time. We recommend checking out our training tips and always consulting a doctor to make sure you are in good health before starting any new training regimen.
Finally, this ride is supported by experienced group leads and mechanics navigating small riding groups of 10-15 riders, as well as a support vehicle should a bicycle or rider become unable to complete the ride. Just in case, riders will have access to important Bikeout contacts as well as turn by turn directions in the event app.
Meet at Lloyd Hall behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art and sign-in at the Bikeout check-in table, where you’ll be directed to your group and to the bag stowage area.
After finding your riding group, group leads will deliver some important pre-ride announcements and we'll kick off our ride in staggered groups.
With a break stop right outside the city and a lunch break at Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Set up your tent and relax while enjoying some great programming around the farm.
Meet other riders while enjoying local beer and kombucha.
Enjoy an incredible dinner prepared by local chefs, using ingredients from the Sankanac farm.
Head back to your camp site to grab a full night’s rest.
Enjoy sunrise yoga taught by a local instructor.
Enjoy a farm fresh breakfast and coffee before packing up your tent and stowing your bags.
We'll kick off our ride back to the city, stopping again for a snack and lunch break.
Grab your stowed bags and head home after a great weekend of bike camping.
We aim to provide an inclusive experience so you can just relax and enjoy the ride.
Many bikes are OK for Bikeout, as long as it’s in safe, working order. You can ride a commuter, a road bike, a mountain bike, or a professional touring bike but before you make your choice please remember you should feel comfortable and confident riding this bike for 3-4 hours at a time.
It's possible road bikes will not be recommended for all rides, please read more about our route terrain on each trip page for more information. We strongly encourage all riders to schedule a tune up with one of our bike shop partners before Bikeout.
There is no rain date for our rides & we’ll travel rain or shine. Our group leads and volunteers have been briefed on how to manage inclement weather scenarios during Bikeout, whether on the ride or on-site. If there is severe weather which poses a significant safety risk to Bikeout riders, you'll hear directly from our team about next steps.
We offer a payment option to allow attendees to pay for their trips over time, which is available automatically at checkout. We partner with Affirm to offer this option and you can read more details by visiting their site and reading about monthly payments on our Policies page. We also offer 5 Access Grants for each Overnight ride, which include a free Bikeout ticket for individuals from communities typically under-represented in cycling and the outdoors. We also have group lead and volunteer opportunities for free and discounted tickets.
Overnight riders are responsible for bringing their own bike, helmet, tire tubes, and camping equipment including a tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad. We will provide a packing list with other recommended essentials after you purchase a ticket. We also recommend reviewing the "What's Included" section on each of our trip pages. Please note helmets are mandatory at Bikeout.