Fat Bike Overnighter
Intent: The plan is to conduct a sub-24 hour (S24O) bikepacking trip near Scout Island utilizing fat bikes. This will be a self-supported trip where each camper will be responsible for their own food and shelter.
SoM: We will depart the Train Station Bike & Bean by 2:00 PM on Saturday February 13th, in order to arrive at the campsite in the western crown lands by 4:00 PM. This will give us approximately two hours of daylight to set up camp. There will be a cache of firewood located near the camp. The terrain at the campsite is a wooded area near Sandy Lake. There is a clearing in which to set up shelters and have a campfire. The following morning we’ll collapse the campsite and proceed back to the Bike & Bean on the same route.
Service and Support: Each camper will be responsible for their own food and shelter. Temperatures are forecasted to remain around-10 overnight, isobutane fuel canisters should be fine and a three season tent with a winter sleeping bag will likely be sufficient.
Route: The route is a mix of rail trails and logging roads. It is currently snow covered and packed. The campsite is approxmately 8km from the Bike & Bean.
Emergency Info: In case of emergency our location is in the vicinity of: Marker 4, 1254 Pipeline Rd, Black Point, NS B0J 1B0 20T MQ 2773 5595 The entrance to the campsite is marked with a #4 Pipeline Trail rd. sign. It will be marked with a green chem-lite after sunset. I will be carrying a small first-aid kit on my bike.
What- Sub 24 Hour bikepacking trip.
Where: IVO Marker 4 1254 Pipeline Rd, Black Point, NS B0J 1B0 20T MQ 2773 5595
When: 13-14 February 2021
Key Timings: Depart Bike and Bean NLT 1400
ETA Campsite: 1600
Depart Campsite: NLT 0900
ETA Bike and Bean: 1000