The event brings together adventure cyclists from across the Southern Hemisphere in celebration of the outdoors, bicycle travel and community.
For those folks who are new to bike camping, this is the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded people, experience the freedom of bicycle travel and rediscover the simple pleasures in life – the warmth of a campfire, food and laughter shared with friends under a starry night sky.
The great thing about an overnight campout is that you don’t need a lot of gear or to travel too far – simplicity is key and sometimes the best adventures can be found right on your doorstep. Just head over to the Southern Campout page for inspiration and resources to help you plan your adventure and get geared up and ready to roll.
To participate: sign up for free, choose your adventure and add your campout to our interactive map OR join a group campout in your area. We invite local bike shops and cycling groups to help stoke the fun by organizing campouts for their communities. In Cape Town, Southern Campout will be held at Miller’s Point campsite where you can join Bicycle South and friends for a fun-filled weekend of riding, camping and relaxing by the sea (see event details here).
This year our event partners in the adventure cycling and outdoor industry are contributing some pretty cool prizes for giveaways and photo competitions, and registration automatically enters Campers to win awesome gear from these partnering brands*. Get all the details here, follow our social media channels and share the adventure with the #SouthernCampout hashtag.
Event poster illustrated by Gerhard Van Wyk .
Maybe there’s a different way to win the race? Co-founder of The Adventure Syndicate, Lee Craigie gives an inspiring talk at TEDxGlasgow, sharing her life changing experience of riding the Highland Trail 550 (one of the most challenging self-supported off-road individual time trials (ITT) in the world).
Bicycle South and Everyday Cycle Supply are stoked to invite you to the second edition of the Southern Campout global bike camping event!
World Bicycle Day is celebrated across the globe on Monday 3 June and Cape Town’s bicycle advocates came together to reward cycle commuters and shine a spotlight on those who are at the forefront of adopting this wonderful way of getting around!