This is a Saturday-to-Sunday overnight event. The Scouts ride
about 25 miles each day. This is a “casual pace” trip, not a race or endurance marathon. Frequent rests are taken. Scouts and
adults travel in groups and meet at pre-selected rest areas to
regroup. A route is selected that will provide a safe trip. We have plenty of bike paths in our area. The start and stop locations are chosen
by the activity leader. At the end of the day's ride, everybody
camps at a location 25 miles from your start point. Scouts camp by Patrol
and plan/cook meals for themselves. As usual, adults plan, cook,
and take their meals separate from the scouts. The trip normally start around 9:00 am Saturday morning, stops for lunch, and ends at the camping site.
Camping gear is transported to the site aboard the troop
trailer. The next day, the Scouts ride back either on the same route or a different route. During the bike trip, vehicles follow (where possible) and meet the Troop at rest stops to provide extra water, transportation for exhausted scouts (and their bikes), and to help in any emergency situations.
DATE AND TIME
none scheduled at this time
The activity leader usually schedules a
bike inspection several days before the actual Bike Hike to
assess the condition of the bicycles and hopefully identify any
problems that need resolution. The goal is to minimize
breakdowns during the bike hike. Then, a tune-up ride is
scheduled to familiarize participants with the dynamics of
riding in a group. The tune-up ride is usually 10 miles.