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  • DAY 1

    August 16, 2018

  • DAY 2

    August 17, 2018

  • DAY 3

    August 18, 2018

  • DAY 4

    August 19, 2018

  • 20:00 / 08:00 PM - 22:00 / 10:00 PM
    Pull up a camp chair and enjoy a showcase of adventure film shorts featuring WTF riders. As if you needed MORE inspiration to go ride your bike.
    Where
    B.A.T. / Celebrate

  • 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    In this workshop, we'll discuss the complex concept that is public lands. Bikepackers depend on public land - many major established routes (and likely the overnighter closest to your home) utilize forest roads, trails and paths through national forests, grasslands and other protected areas. We'll discuss the history of and threats to public lands, as well as what opportunities there are for YOU to care and advocate for public lands. Come ready to take notes and be inspired to action.
    Where
    B.A.T. / Celebrate

  • 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Making routes and having the knowledge to navigate and be familiar with where you are gives you tremendous confidence and indepence. This clinic will be a step-by-step introduction on how to make your own route, upload it onto your GPS device, download basemaps and how to use your GPS device as a handy tool for navigating in the backcountry. Bring a map, a GPS device of your choice, pen and paper to take notes, or just come by to listen!
    Where
    Lodge / Support

  • 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Why is something like this WTF summit needed? Because we live in a world with structural and societal inequalities built on a bedrock of male, hetero, and white supremacy. This workshop will explore theory and practice of how and why oppression happens and what to do about it.
    Where
    Ridge Deck / Connect

  • 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where
    Skills Area

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30PM
    We've all got baggage, why not cary it in style? Learn more about bike bags from the people who make 'em! Join the good folks of Swift Industries and Oveja Negra for a download on packing, bag design, and more.
    Where
    Lodge / Support

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    In this clinic, we'll cover the skills to help you ride more confidently over a wide range of road and trail conditions. We'll discuss body positioning, how to read the trail, turning/cornering, proper braking techniques and other tips and tricks to make off road cycling more comfortable and FUN!
    Where
    Ridge Deck / Connect

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Find new ways to construct healthy, filing meals while bike packing. Then, we'll encourage folks to make a meal that can be entered in the Cook-off (friendly competition) the next day!
    Where
    B.A.T. / Celebrate

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where
    Skills Area

  • 14:00 / 02:00 PM - 15:30 / 03:30 PM
    Get your hands dirty with essential repairs for bike tour. We will diagnose and fix common issues with brakes, drivetrain and tires while going over bicycle anatomy and repair kits.
    Where
    Bike Shop

  • 14:00 / 02:00 PM - 15:30 / 03:30 PM
    Friends on Bikes is a cycling group for women of color and trans and gender non-conforming people of color in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. Learn more about FOB, the hurdles and diversity problems in cycling, tips on organizing rides and groups, and how to facilitate change yourself.
    Where
    B.A.T. / Celebrate

  • 14:00 / 2:00 PM - 15:30 / 3:30 PM
    "Wait you rode all that way, by yourself?" Yes and no. Join us for a conversation on the peaks and valleys of solo bike touring. Hear stories from the Great Divide and find out more about prepping for your next solo adventure.
    Where
    Ridge Deck / Connect

  • 16:00 / 04:00 PM - 17:30 / 05:30 PM
    Life on the road doesn't have to have to be rough and rugged. It can be beautiful and fragrant in a pleasant way. Find out tried and true techniques for menstruating, keeping clean, and smelling good in the wild.
    Where
    Ridge Deck / Connect

  • 16:00 / 04:00 PM - 17:30 / 05:30 PM
    Pick a route, any route! There are thousands of miles of bikepacking routes to choose from. From high alpine lakes to deep desert single track, this session will review routes and resources to help you pick your next adventure.
    Where
    Lodge / Support

  • 16:00 / 04:00 PM - 17:30 / 05:30 PM
    Where
    B.A.T. / Celebrate

  • 18:00 / 6:00 PM - 20:00 / 8:00 PM
    What happens when you bring groups of W/T/F/N-B bikexploring strangers together over rugged multi-day adventures? Magical things. Some of the best experiences and connections are made on the bike and around the campfire. That is why, in preparation for the summit, WTF Bikexplorers hosted a series of five bikepacking trips nationwide. These rides were grassroots opportunities to build a greater connection within our community of WTF Bikexplorers while actually exploring by bike. Let’s take a look at what we learned from these experiences.
    Where
    B.A.T. / Celebrate

  • 19:03 / 07:30 PM - 21:00 / 9:00 PM
    WTF's have been using bicycles as tools for social liberation for well over a century, but their stories are largely missing from the record. Using a combination of historical photographs and hand-drawn illustrations, this presentation will delve into the feminist history of cycling and shine a light on little-known WTF adventurers from the early 1900’s.
    Where
    B.A.T. / Celebrate

  • 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    In this workshop, we'll discuss the complex concept that is public lands. Bikepackers depend on public land - many major established routes (and likely the overnighter closest to your home) utilize forest roads, trails and paths through national forests, grasslands and other protected areas. We'll discuss the history of and threats to public lands, as well as what opportunities there are for YOU to care and advocate for public lands. Come ready to take notes and be inspired to action.
    Where
    B.A.T. / Celebrate

  • 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Making routes and having the knowledge to navigate and be familiar with where you are gives you tremendous confidence and indepence. This clinic will be a step-by-step introduction on how to make your own route, upload it onto your GPS device, download basemaps and how to use your GPS device as a handy tool for navigating in the backcountry. Bring a map, a GPS device of your choice, pen and paper to take notes, or just come by to listen!
    Where
    Lodge / Support

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30PM
    We've all got baggage, why not cary it in style? Learn more about bike bags from the people who make 'em! Join the good folks of Swift Industries and Oveja Negra for a download on packing, bag design, and more.
    Where
    Lodge / Support

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Prepare your most flavorful camp meal or ride snack that hits the spot on those long bike treks. Come with your spork and vote for your favorites. Please be courteous and provide a list of ingredients for those with allergies and dietary choices.
    Where
    B.A.T. / Celebrate

  • 14:00 / 02:00 PM - 15:30 / 03:30 PM
    Where
    B.A.T. / Celebrate

  • 14:00 / 02:00 PM - 15:30 / 03:30 PM
    Where
    B.A.T. / Celebrate

  • 16:00 / 04:00 PM - 17:30 / 05:30 PM
    Bikepacking is hard on your bike. Having a few basic repair skills can make the difference between hiking out with your head down or riding on into the sunset. This class will offer both demonstration and hands-on skills practice for attendees on their own bikes and will cover the most common trailside repairs and basic maintenance including chain repair, brake maintenance, tire troubles and a tool kit review.\
    Where
    Bike Shop

  • 16:00 / 04:00 PM - 17:30 / 05:30 PM
    Pick a route, any route! There are thousands of miles of bikepacking routes to choose from. From high alpine lakes to deep desert single track, this session will review routes and resources to help you pick your next adventure.
    Where
    Lodge / Support

  • 16:00/4:00 PM - 17:30/5:30 PM
    We don't just ride bikes to ride bikes. Some of us use the it as a tool to manage our mental health and spiritual well-being. Join us in a discussion on how cycling helps alleviate modern stressors and builds self-confidence.
    Where
    Ridge Deck / Connect

  • 18:00 / 6:00 PM - 20:00 / 8:00 PM
    What happens when you bring groups of W/T/F/N-B bikexploring strangers together over rugged multi-day adventures? Magical things. Some of the best experiences and connections are made on the bike and around the campfire. That is why, in preparation for the summit, WTF Bikexplorers hosted a series of five bikepacking trips nationwide. These rides were grassroots opportunities to build a greater connection within our community of WTF Bikexplorers while actually exploring by bike. Let’s take a look at what we learned from these experiences.
    Where
    B.A.T. / Celebrate

  • 19:30 / 07:30 PM - 21:00 / 9:00 PM
    Travel Journals from the Intersections of Race and Gender. A moderated panel from experienced bikepackers sharing their experiences being queer and/or non-white.
    Where
    B.A.T. / Celebrate

  • 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    "DIY Gear Hacks & Touring on a Budget" is all about eliminating cost as a barrier to recreation, and empowering participants to craft and personalize their own gear on any budget. Get outside while freeing yourself from materialism's icy grip! We'll share resources for prepping meals, clever ways of carrying gear, planning and budgeting for a vacation by bike, and much more.
    Where
    B.A.T. / Celebrate

SESSION SPEAKERS

THANK YOU

Thank you to all those who attended and supported the first ever WTF Bikexplorers Summit.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Specialized

evo

Revelate Bags

Brew Dr Kombucha

Guayaki Tea

Ristretto Roasters Coffee

Swift Industries

Bike Works

Ride with GPS

Danglebongs

Go Raw

Pearls