Bike About Town: Bike Camping in the Bay Area

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This article was written by Ellie McCutcheon and published in the San Francisco Chronicle’s Bike About Town column.

Spring is almost here, and there’s no better time of year to hop on a bike and start exploring. There’s nothing like discovering a place through slow, human-powered travel outside the city, and carrying your own gear and camping along the way is the most satisfying way to travel.

Earlier this year, I took to the back roads for a solo trip across the country. The most useful advice I received was to “just get on your bike and go.” It doesn’t matter if you’re riding 10 or 100 miles a day, with a few pieces of gear, a map and a sense of adventure, almost any person who rides a bike can start bike camping. To learn about what you need to know, read more at

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