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RideCamp 2017, presented by Salsa Cycles

Salsa RideCamp Wisconsin Northwoods 2017!

Early bird registration is now open for Salsa RideCamp—Wisconsin Northwoods 2017, which takes place near Seeley, Wisconsin, September 7–10, 2017. Cost is $125/adult, $75/child through July 14. Cost goes up to $200/adult July 15. Bikepacking Overnighters, add $50. Register here!

We’re excited to announce Salsa RideCamp 2017! Please join us for cool, crisp mornings, world-class singletrack and rolling gravel roads, bicycle-rich culture, and roaring fires under massive star-filled skies. We’ve got great rides, partners, presentations, clinics, and family fun on the docket—all we need is you!

Look forward to:

New for 2017!

  • More rides, including multiple shuttle ride options on Friday and Saturday.
  • Three separate small-group overnight bikepacking trips for two skill levels (beginner and advanced).
  • Partner Passports for outstanding giveaways throughout the weekend.

Register here for Salsa RideCamp 2017!

Salsa Cycles is thrilled to welcome partners to this year’s experience:

SRAM Logo

Redington Logo

Outdoor Research Logo

Scratch Labs Logo

Maxxis Logo

YETI Logo

RockShox Logo

Petzl USA Logo

Big Agnes Logo

Osprey Logo

Surly Brewing Company Logo

Ruby Coffee Roasters Logo

Honey Stinger Logo

Bonk Breaker Logo

Blackriver Logo

Interested? Contact .

THE EXPERIENCE

The three-day, two-night family-friendly event includes camping, meals, clinics, family events, evening presentations, 2017-18 bike demos, along with group ride opportunities on gravel and the CAMBA singletrack trails.

Kid's parade, campfire, trail riding and camp life.

REGISTER HERE FOR SALSA RIDECAMP

Early bird registration is $125/adult; $75/child (ages 4-12), through July 14.

Registration goes to $200/adult July 15, and is open through August 8.

Bikepacking Overnighters incur an additional $50 fee.

Camping, Bikepacking

SPECIAL EVENTS

RideCamp Agenda

RIDECAMP AGENDA

Thursday, Sept. 7

9 a.m. – Bikepacking Overnighter Groups Check-In (This ride will be returning to RideCamp HQ on Friday at about noon)

Description: Enjoy a bikepacking overnighter with members of the Salsa Crew and Salsa sponsored riders Jay Petervary, Greg Gleason, and Andrea Cohen. Open for Pre-Registered Bikepacking Overnighter Guests Only—space is limited, and extra cost may apply. All riders should plan to ride their own bikes and bring their own bikepacking bags, tents, and gear. There will be different rides to choose from:

Advanced Singletrack Bikepack Overnighter Approximately 30 miles of singletrack riding to camp. Approximately 20 miles back to RideCamp HQ Friday morning. Geared bike recommended.

Advanced Gravel Bikepack Overnighter Approximately 50 miles riding to and from camp. Geared bike recommended.

First-Time/Relaxed Bikepack Overnighter Approximately 10–12 miles riding to camp. Geared bike recommended (Aimed at first-time bikepackers, not at first-time singletrack riders.) Beginner Bikepacking Overnighter will involve a shuttle from camp to ride start location. Return to camp on Friday morning will involve riding to a shuttle pick-up point.

*All of our group rides are non-competitive events, but we ask that riders self-select the ride they feel best fits their skill level. Every rider must sign in and sign out of each ride. Gravel group rides will feature a new route each time out! Mountain bike group rides will be out-and-back affairs utilizing two different tracks—on these, the distance is dictated by your skill level.

Friday, Sept. 8

9 a.m. — Gates Open / Camping Setup

Registration continues through sundown.

9 a.m.–5 p.m. — Camp Store Open for Business (Info Tent)

9 a.m.–5 p.m. — Demo Bikes Open for Business

9:30 a.m. to Noon — Intro to Bikefishing (Redington Tent)

9:30 a.m. Shuttle to OO Trailhead for Individual Rides (Meet at Ride Board 15 minutes in advance)

10 a.m. Shuttle to OO Trailhead for Individual Rides (Meet at Ride Board 15 minutes in advance)

10:30 a.m. to Noon Kids’ Mountain Biking Skills Clinic with the Dirt Dawgs (Behind Clinic Tent)

10:30 a.m. to Noon Beginner Mountain Biking Skills Clinic with Salsa sponsored rider Lindsey Carpenter (Meet Behind Clinic Tent)

10:30 a.m. Shuttle to OO Trailhead for Individual Rides (Meet at Ride Board 15 minutes in advance)

11 a.m. Shuttle Pick Up for Beginner Singletrack Overnighter Group (shuttle pick up after dropping off the above gravel ride)

11 a.m.–1 p.m. — Lunch (Main Tent)
Catered meal: Build-your-own sandwiches (veggie options available); sides of chips, pasta salad, cookies, granola bars, fruit (gluten-free options available)

11:30 a.m.–5 p.m. — Long Gravel Ride: Moderate–Experienced Riders* (Meet at Ride Board)
A moderate-pace circle of the sandy gravel that defines this region, this loop ride will be approximately 50 miles round-trip with a short pause at a local lake for a sack picnic lunch (available at Main Tent prior to ride). Bring your own bags or hydration packs to transport your sandwiches, fuel, and hydration.

Noon–5 p.m. — Long Singletrack Ride from Mosquito Brook Trailhead (Recommended for Moderate Fitness-level Riders) and Hatchery Creek Trailhead (Recommended for Expert Fitness-level/Skill Riders).
Shuttle will begin loading near Ride Board at 11:45 a.m. Departure at Noon. Riders on trail at 12:45 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Noon–12:45 p.m. — Short Story: Lessons in Humility (Clinic Tent)
Salsa project manager Laura Haraldson and Salsa Brand Ambassador Justin Michels recount their respective experiences at 2017’s Land Run 100 gravel ride and 2016’s Marji Geseck 100-mile mountain bike epic.

1–2 p.m. — Hydration Clinic w/ Osprey and Skratch (Osprey Tent)

1:30–4:30 p.m. — Bikefishing Ride (Meet at Redington Tent)
This approximately 6-mile round-trip ride takes fisherpeople (new and old) to a hotspot on the Namakegon. Bring your own fishing equipment, or check-in with Redington to see if they have some demo equipment you can borrow!

1:30 p.m. Advanced Singletrack Out-and-back* (Meet at Ride Board)

1:40 p.m. Beginner Singletrack Out-and-back* (Meet at Ride Board)

*All of our group rides are non-competitive events, but we ask that riders self-select the ride they feel best fits their skill level. Mountain bike group rides will be out and back affairs utilizing two different tracks—on these, the distance is dictated by your skill level. No shuttle included.

2–4 p.m. Shuttle for 15-mile Gravel Point to Point Ride — Leisure/beginner riders 15-mile ride back to camp
Loading starts at Ride Board at 1:45 p.m.; on-trail by 2:15 p.m.

2–3 p.m. — Family Tour of the Camp & Bike Ride (Bonfire Circle)
Bring your bikes for a ride around camp to learn about the property and the secrets it holds. Most ideal for families with kids ages 10 and younger. Parental supervision required.

3–4:30 p.m. — Yard Games for Kids & Adults (Bonfire Circle)
Fun and games for folks of all ages—everyone at RideCamp is welcome to participate in Salsa target practice and other classic yard activities like Cornhole, Kub, ladderball, and more. Parental supervision required.

3–4:30 p.m. — Kids’ Mini-Adventure Ride with the Dirt Dawgs (Start at Clinic Tent)
Salsa sponsored rider Danielle Musto and her Dirt Dawgs lead a mini-adventure singletrack ride ideal for youth and beginning mountain bikers. Start by creating your own number plate for your bike, then set out for a mini-adventure! Pace will be leisurely, with plenty of guidance and stops along the way. Pedal-bike ability and parental supervision required.

4:30–7 p.m. — Bicycling Photography Photo Dump (Main Tent)
All weekend long, stations will be available at select times to download your photos for possible use in the event-topping, end-of-RideCamp slideshow!

4:45–5:30 p.m. Women’s Meet & Greet (Clinic Tent)

5:30–7 p.m. — Dinner (Main Tent)
Catered meal: baked and fried fish, coleslaw, potato salad, black bean & corn salad, green salad, dessert bars (veggie and gluten-free options available)

6:30 p.m. — Welcome Ceremony (Main Tent)
with Marketing Manager Mike “Kid” Riemer.

7 p.m.–Midnight — Campfire Stories & S’mores (Bonfire Circle)
Family-friendly storytelling roundtable, complete with toasted marshmallows and all the s’mores fixings.

7–8 p.m. Evening Presentation: Bunyan Velo Theory of Adventure with Lucas Winzenburg

8:159 p.m. YETI Mini Film Festival

*All of our group rides are non-competitive events, but we ask that riders self-select the ride they feel best fits their skill level. Every rider must sign in and sign out of each ride. Gravel group rides will feature a new route each time out! Mountain bike group rides will be out-and-back affairs utilizing two different tracks—on these, the distance is dictated by your skill level.

Saturday, Sept. 9

7–9 a.m. — Breakfast (Main Tent)
Catered meal: scrambled eggs, bacon, doughnuts, muffins, oatmeal, whole fruit, juice and coffee (coffee available through lunch).

7:30–8:30 a.m. — Coffee Hour with Ruby Coffee Roasters (Bonfire Circle)
Demos and tastings thanks to the fine folks at Ruby Coffee Roasters.

7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. — Demo Bikes Open

8 a.m.–1 p.m. — Bicycling Photography Photo Dump (Main Tent)
All weekend long, stations will be available at select times to download your photos for possible use in the event-topping, end-of-RideCamp slideshow!

8–8:30 a.m. — Tech Clinic: Understanding Proper Suspension Setup & Split Pivot Technology with Salsa Engineer Pete Koski (Demo Tent Area)
This is your golden opportunity to better understand why Split Pivot works so well, and how to set up your Split Pivot suspension bike for optimum performance on every ride.

8–8:30 a.m. – Campfire Presentation: Riding the 2017 Tour Divide with Salsa Sponsored Rider Greg Gleason (Campfire Circle)

8:30–9:15 a.m. — Hydration Clinic w/ Osprey and Skratch (Osprey Tent)

8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. — Daylong Point-to-Point Singletrack Ride: Namekegon – Experienced Riders
Only (Meet at Ride Board)
A point-to-point ride from the Town Hall Trailhead back to Camp HQ. This ride is recommended for high fitness, experienced singletrack riders. Trail surface features numerous rocks and roots, with some short but steep climbs. Sack lunches will be provided. Shuttle leaves RideCamp HQ at 8:30 a.m.; ride from trailhead begins at 9 a.m.

8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.— Rock Lake Singletrack Loop Ride (Meet at Ride Board)

A group loop ride of the Rock Lake trail with lunch break on the trail. This ride is recommended for riders with moderate to advanced fitness and singletrack skills. Shuttle will pick up riders and bring them back to camp. Trail surface features numerous rocks and roots, with some short but steep climbs. Sack lunches will be provided. Shuttle leaves RideCamp HQ at 8:30 a.m.; ride from trailhead begins at 9:30 a.m.; pickup at 2:30 p.m. sharp.

9–11:30 a.m. — Bikefishing Ride (Meet at Redington Tent)
This approximately 6-mile-round-trip ride takes fisherpeople (new and old) to a hotspot on the Namekagon. Bring your own fishing equipment, or check-in with Redington to see if they have some demo equipment you can borrow!

9 a.m.–5 p.m. — Camp Store Open (Info Tent)

9 a.m.–Noon — Singletrack Out-and-Back Group Ride Departs: Moderate–Experienced Riders* (Meet at Ride Board)

9:20 a.m.–Noon — Gravel Out-and-Back Group Ride Departs: Leisure/Beginner Riders* (Meet at Ride Board)

*All of our group rides are non-competitive events, but we ask that riders self-select the ride they feel best fits their skill level. Mountain bike group rides will be out and back affairs utilizing two different tracks—on these, the distance is dictated by your skill level. No shuttle included.

9:30–11 a.m. — Beginner MTB Skills Training with Lindsey Carpenter

9:30–11:30 a.m. — Family Adventure Ride—To the Old Bridge and Beyond! (Meet at Bonfire Circle)
This ride takes place on a flat gravel surface and pavement. Plan to stop for a mid-ride snack. Distances will accommodate riders of all ages and levels. Parental supervision required.

10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Shuttle for Daylong Gravel Ride (Meet at Ride Board)
An approximately 70-mile point-to-point ride from places west of HQ. This ride’s pace will be moderate and is recommended for moderate to experienced riders in good aerobic condition. Sack lunches will be provided. Shuttle loads from Ride Board area at 9:45 a.m. and leaves RideCamp HQ at 10 a.m.; ride begins at 10:30 a.m.

11 a.m. – Shuttle to OO Trailhead for Individual Rides – Out-and-back ride to camp (Meet at Ride Board 15 minutes prior)

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. — Lunch (Main Tent)
Catered meal: Hot soup, hoagies, chips, and cookies. Gluten-free and veggie options available.

12:30–1:15 p.m. — Short Story: My Path in Cycling with Salsa Marketing Manager Mike “Kid” Riemer (Clinic Tent)
What a strange trip it’s been. From riding bikes in Korea to working for the greatest brand in cycling, Kid takes you on a journey across cycling generations and continents.

1–4 p.m. — Shuttle for Beginner Singletrack Skills Ride with Lindsey Carpenter (Meet at Ride Board 15 minutes prior)
No drop ride on singletrack, pausing to work on skills learned during the morning skills sessions. Rider will ride back to camp.

1–2 p.m. — Kids’ Skills Clinic (Behind Clinic Tent)
Salsa sponsored rider Danielle Musto and her Dirt Dawgs lead a skills clinic and safety course ideal for the youngest riders among us. Start by creating your own number plate for your bike (again, if you attended yesterday), then put your thinking caps on for some important ride-safety pointers when mountain biking. Pedal-bike ability and parental supervision required.

1:30–4:30 p.m. — Bikefishing Ride (Meet at Redington Tent)
This approximately 6-mile round-trip ride takes fisherpeople (new and old) to a hotspot on the Namakegon. Bring your own fishing equipment, or check-in with Redington to see if they have some demo equipment you can borrow!

1:30–4:30 p.m. — Singletrack Out-and-Back Group Ride Departs: Moderate–Experienced Riders* (Meet at Ride Board)
*All of our group rides are non-competitive events, but we ask that riders self-select the ride they feel best fits their skill level. Mountain bike group rides will be out and back affairs utilizing two different tracks—on these, the distance is dictated by your skill level. No shuttle included.

1:30–4:30 p.m. — Shuttle for Gravel Group Point-to-Point Ride Back to Camp (Meet at Ride Board 15 minutes prior)
Beginner and leisure riders can enjoy an approximately 15-mile ride back to camp.

1:30–2:30 p.m.— Short Story: Lessons in Humility (Clinic Tent)
Salsa project manager Laura Haraldson and Salsa Brand Ambassador Justin Michels recount their respective experiences at 2017’s LandRun 100 gravel ride and 2016’s Marji Geseck 100-mile mountain bike epic.

2:30–4 p.m. Shuttle to OO Trailhead for Kid’s Skills Ride Back to Camp with Dirt Dawgs (Meet at Ride Board 15 minutes prior)

3–4:30 p.m. — Yard Games for Kids & Adults (Bonfire Circle)
Fun and games for folks of all ages—everyone at RideCamp is welcome to participate in Salsa target practice and other classic yard activities like Cornhole, Kub, ladderball, and more. Parental supervision required.

4–5 p.m. — Kids’ Bike Art (Clinic Tent)
Kids come with your design caps on, as you turn your trusty two-wheeled steed into a show pony with the help of crepe paper, stickers, balloons, and all sorts of creative arts and crafts. Suitable for children of all ages, with parent supervision.

4:30–6 p.m. — Bicycling Photography Photo Dump (Main Tent)
All weekend long, stations will be available at select times to download your photos for possible use in the event-topping, end-of-RideCamp slideshow!

4:30–5:30 p.m. — Bike-Geekery & Enginerding with Salsa Product Development Team (Clinic Tent)
Ever wonder how these dream bikes come to fruition? Get a glimpse inside the masterminds who invent, tinker and play in the day to day with this open-mic Q&A with Salsa engineers Pete Koski, Sean Mailen and Pete Hall, Salsa industrial designers Andrew Cottrell and Shawn Erdelyand Salsa product managers Joe Meiser and Justin Steiner.

5–5:30 p.m.— Happy Half-Hour from Surly & Kids’ Bike Parade (Bonfire Circle)
Sit back and have a cold one while enjoying the delightful display of bike art and creativity, designed by the youngest riders among us.

5:30–7 p.m. — Dinner (Main Tent)
Catered meal: pulled barbecue pork, beans, sweet corn, biscuits and fruit cobbler (veggie and gluten-free options available).

7 p.m.–Midnight — Campfire Stories & S’mores (Bonfire Circle)
Family-friendly storytelling roundtable, complete with toasted marshmallows and all the s’mores fixings.

7:15–8:15 p.m. — Evening Presentation: Brett Davis: Adventure in All Sizes

8:30 p.m. — RideCamp Slideshow

9–10 p.m. YETI Mini Film Festival

*All of our group rides are non-competitive events, but we ask that riders self-select the ride they feel best fits their skill level. Every rider must sign in and sign out of each ride. Gravel group rides will feature a new route each time out! Mountain bike group rides will be out-and-back affairs utilizing two different tracks—on these, the distance is dictated by your skill level.

Sunday, Sept. 10

7–9 a.m. — Breakfast (Main Tent)

Catered meal: scrambled eggs, sausage, doughnuts, muffins, oatmeal, whole fruit, juice and coffee (coffee available through lunch).

7:30–8:30 a.m. — Coffee Hour with Ruby Coffee Roasters (Bonfire Circle)
Demos and tastings thanks to the fine folks at Ruby Coffee Roasters.

8 a.m. — Demo Bikes Open

8 a.m.–1 p.m. — Camp Store Open (Info Tent)

8–8:30 a.m. Tech Clinic: Understanding Proper Suspension Setup & Split Pivot Technology with Salsa Engineer Pete Koski (Demo Tent Area)
This is your golden opportunity to better understand why Split Pivot works so well, and how to set up your Split Pivot suspension bike for optimum performance on every ride.

9 a.m.–Noon — Mass Group Ride(s) Depart (Meet at Bonfire Circle)—Ride will split into Family Ride & Hike, Group Gravel Short Ride & Group Singletrack Ride
A RideCamp tradition: Close out the weekend as one big Salsa family, with a large Grand Depart from RideCamp HQ. After circling the grounds, groups will split for abbreviated gravel and singletrack rides along familiar trails at a leisurely pace. The Family Ride & Hike will head east and up to the High Point, where snacks will be served—parental supervision required.

Noon–1 p.m. — Lunch (Main Tent)
Catered meal: Grilled hot dogs, brats, burgers (veggie options available); sides of potato salad, watermelon, chips, and cookies/brownies. Gluten-free options available.

12:30 p.m. — Farewell Address & Prize Giveaways (Main Tent)

1–3 p.m. Campground Tear Down & Clean Up

*All of our group rides are non-competitive events, but we ask that riders self-select the ride they feel best fits their skill level. Every rider must sign in and sign out of each ride. Gravel group rides will feature a new route each time out! Mountain bike group rides will be out-and-back affairs utilizing two different tracks—on these, the distance is dictated by your skill level.

Early bird registration is $125/adult; $75/child (ages 4-12), through July 14.

Registration goes to $200/adult July 15, and is open through August 8.

Bikepacking Overnighters incur an additional $50 fee.


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