Bikepacking for Teens

Bikepacking for Teens

Trip Overview

We are super excited to collaborate with Trail Labs on this trip. This introduction to bikepacking is about adventuring on two wheels. Our goal is to learn about bikes, the environment, and how to travel and camp with everything packed on two wheels. We will focus on soaking it all up and having fun rather than making big miles. On the first day we will get to know each other and our gear. We will start the day off with a bike clinic, followed by the ins and outs of what to bring and how to pack, including some time in the saddle with and without the gear. That first night we will camp at Blackwater Falls State Park. The next day we will head out, carrying all of our food and gear to camp three nights on the trail. With your instructors and peers, you will explore the wild corners of the Monongahela National Forest by bike.

Intended Outcomes

Have Fun!
Learn the specialized skills and gear of bikepacking
Build stronger riding skills
Adventure by bike

What is the total cost of the trip?


Why do we Charge This?

Safety, fun and learning are our main priorities. Tuition from these programs goes towards our highly developed risk management systems and top of the line gear that will keep participants warm, dry, and safe. Our instructors are the face of our programs, we seek to employ and retain highly qualified instructors and pay them a livable wage so that we can create the best possible experiences for our students. Lastly, as an education program, we are committed to teaching our intentional curriculum to create better leaders and more engaged citizens of this planet. Education is an investment in ourselves and our communities. If you are excited about our programs, but unable to afford the full tuition, consider applying for a scholarship or contacting us directly.

Tuition covers all trip costs including meals, travel, accommodations, and Fat Bike Rental from Trail Labs including frame bags and other bike packing equipment. Participants will be responsible for personal items and transportation to and from Davis, WV.  APEX will provide group gear (e.g. tents, stoves, water systems, etc.) and has rental items (e.g. backpacks, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads). For more information on needs based scholarships visit our scholarship application.

Trip Details

August 14-18, 2022
Ages: 13-15
Activities: Mountain Biking, Bikepacking, Camping
Location: Monongahela National Forest near Davis, WV
Difficulty: 7/10

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