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Thursday, July 28, 2022From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Arc'teryx Bucktown Outlet (Wicker Park)
1630 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647


Join local bike touring adventurer Ari Belathar at the Arc'teryx Bucktown Outlet (1630 N Damen Ave) to learn about the ins and outs of the two-wheeled adventure sport: Bike Touring.

Ari will break down their recent bike tour trip from Buffalo to New York City as an example of how to plan and prep for a trip from start to finish.

In addition to a Bike Touring 101 overview, Ari will bring their bike in-person to show off the gear they use, how they pack their bike, and live demos answers any and all questions about bike touring basics.

In this adventure chat, Ari will cover:

  • What bike touring is and why you should try it
  • How to plan a bike touring route (like getting your bike to the starting line, accommodations, meal prep, etc.)
  • Common do's and don'ts of bike touring
  • What to pack for a multi-day bike adventure
  • Recommended bike adventures to take from Chicago

Shout out to Arc'teryx and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., sponsors of this event and the Chicago chapter of Mappy Hour.

Photo Credit: Matt Moy