Salsa Cycles

RideCamp 2016, presented by Salsa Cycles

PRESENTING SALSA RIDECAMP
WISCONSIN NORTHWOODS 2016

RideCamp will take place near the small town of Seeley, Wisconsin, on September 9–11, 2016, to celebrate, educate, and inspire Adventure By Bike®.

Salsa Cycles is thrilled to welcome partner's to this year's experience:

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Outdoor Research Logo

Nemo Logo

IMBA Logo

Sram Logo

Stanely Logo

Park Tool Logo

Rider railing corner and presentation in the tent

THE EXPERIENCE

The three-day, two-night family-friendly event includes camping, meals, clinics, family events, evening presentations, 2016 bike demos and showroom, 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 2016

Registration (after May 15) — $175/ages 13+
Children (ages 4–12) — $75

REGISTER BY AUGUST 10 TO RECEIVE EVENT T-SHIRT IN SCHWAG BAG!
REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 2ND! DON'T DELAY! SPACE IS LIMITED!

Camping, Bikepacking

SPECIAL EVENTS

RideCamp Agenda

RIDECAMP AGENDA

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Open for Pre-Registered Bikepacking Overnighter Guests — All spots are filled for the Bikepacking Overnighter

Enjoy a bikepacking overnighter with members of the Salsa Crew and Salsa-sponsored riders Jay Petervary, Kurt Refsnider, and Kaitlyn Boyle. Expect to ride 30–40 miles to the campsite on Thursday, and approximately 20 miles back to RideCamp HQ Friday morning.

9 AM — Bikepacking Overnighter Group Check-In

11AM — Ride departs
This ride will be returning to RideCamp HQ on Friday at about noon

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

9 AM — Gates Open / Camping Setup
Registration continues through sundown.

9 AM–1 PM — Camp Store Open for Business (Info Tent)

9 AM–5 PM — Demo Bikes Open for Business

9:30 AM–NOON — Intro to Bikefishing (Redington Tent)

11 AM–1 PM — Lunch (Main Tent)
Catered meal: hot dogs, brats, burgers (veggie options available), potato salad, watermelon, chips and cookies (gluten-free options available)

11:30 AM–5 PM — Long Singletrack Ride from Remote Location: Mosquito Brook (Meet at Demo Area)
Caravan to trailhead departs promptly at 11:30 a.m.; point-to-point ride begins at 12:15 p.m.; shuttle available afterward at RideCamp HQ to retrieve vehicles.

1:30–4:30 PM — Bikefishing Ride (Meet at Redington Tent)
This approximately 10-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!

12:45–1:30 PM — Short Story: My First Trip Down the Arrowhead Trail with Salsa brand ambassador Brian Hanson (Clinic Tent)
"Beardo" recounts his first Arrowhead 135 experience and answers your questions on just what it takes to successfully complete Minnesota's premier winter ultra.

1:30–4:30 PM — Grave l Group Ride Telemark Departs: Moderate–Experienced Riders* (Meet at Demo Area)

1:35–4:30 PM — Singletrack Group Ride 1 Departs: Moderate–Experienced Riders* (Meet at Demo Area)

1:40–4:30 PM — Gravel Group Ride Short Departs: Leisure/Beginner Riders* (Meet at Demo Area)

1:45–4:30 PM — Singletrack Group Ride 2 Departs: Leisure/Beginner Riders* (Meet at Demo Area)

* 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; see the clipboard by the RideCamp Wood Carving. 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.

2–3 PM — 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 PM — 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 PM — Kids' Mini-Adventure Ride (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.

4–4:45 PM — Short Story: My Path in Cycling with Salsa marketing manager Mike "Kid" Riemer (Main 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.

4–6 PM — Camp Store Open for Business (Info Tent)

4–7 PM — Shuttles to Retrieve Cars from Mosquito Brook

4:30–6 PM — 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!

5–5:30 PM — Speed-Dating with Salsa Crew Happy Half-Hour (Bonfire Circle)
Our version of a fast-pace getting-to-know-you table-hopping extravaganza. We can't wait to meet, greet and learn more about you!

5:30–7 PM — 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 PM — Welcome Ceremony (Main Tent)
With marketing manager Mike "Kid" Riemer.

7 PM–MIDNIGHT — Campfire Stories & S'mores (Bonfire Circle)
Join IMBA representatives for a family-friendly storytelling roundtable, complete with toasted marshmallows and all the s'mores fixings.

7–7:30 PM — Evening Presentation: Bikefishing with Josh Prestin of Redington Fly-Fishing
You've heard of bikepacking and maybe even bikecamping, but bikefishing? Discover (or rediscover) this grand adventure with RideCamp partner Josh Prestin of Redington Fly-Fishing.

7:45–9:15 PM — Evening Presentation: The Shared Experience of Racing TransAmerica with Jay Petervary & Mark Seaburg (Main Tent)
Jay and Mark recount racing as a team across the United States, and share what they learned about each other and themselves through the experience.

Saturday, September 10

6:30–7 AM — Adventure Stretching (Bonfire Circle)
For the yogis among us, bring your mats, and enjoy (lightly) guided stretching specific to those parts of the body on which biking takes a beating (hips, shoulders, you get the gist).

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

7:30–8:30 AM — Coffee Hour with Salsa sponsored riders Russ Roca & Laura Crawford of The Path Less Pedaled (Bonfire Circle)
Demos and tastings thanks to the fine folks at Stumptown coffee and The Path Less Pedaled.

8 AM — Demo Bikes Open for Business

7:30–8 AM — Tech Clinic: Understanding Proper Suspension Setup & Split Pivot Technology with Salsa Engineer Pete Koski
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.

8:30–11:30 AM — Bikefishing Ride (Meet at Redington Tent)
This approximately 10-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 AM–1 PM — Camp Store Open for Business (Info Tent)

9 AM–4 PM — Daylong Singletrack Ride: Rock Lake (Moderate–Experienced Riders)
A point-to-point ride from the Town Hall Trailhead back to Camp HQ. These trails are recommended for moderate to experienced singletrack riders. Trail surface features numerous rocks and roots, with some short but steep climbs. Sack lunches will be provided. Caravan leaves RideCamp HQ at 9 a.m.; ride from trailhead begins at 9:45 a.m.

9 AM–4 PM — Daylong Singletrack Loop: Rock Lake/Namekagon Loop (Moderate–Experienced Riders)
A looped ride from the Town Hall Trailhead. These trails are recommended for moderate to experienced singletrack riders. Trail surface features numerous rocks and roots, with some short but steep climbs. Sack lunches will be provided. Caravan leaves RideCamp HQ at 9:15 a.m.; ride from trailhead begins at 10 a.m.

9 AM–NOON — Gravel Group Ride Helane Departs: Moderate–Experienced Riders*

9:05 AM–NOON — Singletrack Group Ride Departs: Moderate–Experienced Riders*

9:10 AM–NOON — Gravel Group Ride Short Departs: Leisure/Beginner Riders*

9:15 AM–NOON — Singletrack Group Ride Departs: Leisure/Beginner Riders*

* 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; see the clipboard by the RideCamp Wood Carving. 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.

9 AM–2:30 PM — 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!

9:30–11:30 AM — Family Adventure Ride—Toward Hayward! A Ride Alongside the Namakegon
This ride takes place on an old rail bed–a flat gravel surface. Plan to stop for a mid-ride snack. Distances will accommodate riders of all ages and levels. Parental supervision required.

11:30 AM–1 PM — Lunch
Catered meal: Salsa sack lunch! Turkey and veggie options, complete with chips, cookies and whole fruit. Gluten-free options available.

12:30–1:15 PM — Short Story: Bikepacking in the Land of Firetowers with Salsa project manager Laura Haraldson and Salsa creative director Kelly
MacWilliams (Clinic Tent)
Experience bikepacking, Salsa-style. Through a visual presentation and Q&A with the women who slept high atop the mountains as fires blazed in the distance, this is an anecdotal inspirational tale for other first-time bikepackers out for their own accessible adventure.

1–2 PM — 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 PM — Gravel Group Ride Telemark Departs: Moderate–Experienced Riders*

1:35–4:30 PM — Singletrack Group Ride Departs: Moderate–Experienced Riders*

1:40–4:30 PM — Gravel Group Ride Short Departs: Leisure/Beginner Riders*

1:45–4:30 PM — Singletrack Group Ride Departs: Leisure/Beginner Riders*

* 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; see the clipboard by the RideCamp Wood Carving. 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.

2–4 PM — Kids & Adults Yard Games (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 PM — 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.

4–6 PM — Camp Store Open for Business (Info Tent)

4–7 PM — Limited Shuttle to Retrieve Daylong Singletrack Ride Cars/Bikes from Rock Lake
Trailhead

4:30–6 PM — 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 PM — Bike-Geekery & Enginerding with Salsa Product Development Team
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 Luke Strauss, and Salsa product managers Joe Meiser and Justin Steiner.

5–5:30 PM — Happy Half-Hour & 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. This Happy Half-hour is brought to you in part by Stanley.

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

7 PM–MIDNIGHT — Campfire Stories & S'mores (Bonfire Circle)
Join IMBA representatives for a family-friendly storytelling roundtable, complete with toasted marshmallows and all the s'mores fixings.

7–7:30 PM — Evening Presentation: The Adventure of the First Chequamegon 40 with Gary Crandall (Main Tent)
Gary Crandall, a.k.a. the Fat Man, is the person behind the longest-running mountain bike race in the world, the Chequamegon 40. He is an incredible storyteller, and will entertain us with tales and images from the past 30-plus years of Chequamegon-area mountain biking.

7:45–9:15 PM — Evening Presentation: Bikepacking Patagonia with sponsored riders Kaitlyn Boyle & Kurt Refsnider (Main Tent)
Sponsored riders Kaitlyn Boyle & Kurt Refsnider spent the month of January bikepacking throughout Argentina and Chile. They'll share stories and photos from their adventure in the southern hemisphere.

9:30 PM — RideCamp Slideshow & Musical Performance (Main Tent)
Salsa sponsored rider Ben Weaver regales us with the poetry and songwriting inspired by the world around us and enjoying it from life lived on two wheels, after images of the weekend's festivities have been shared via slideshow.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

6:30–7 AM — Adventure Stretching (Bonfire Circle)
For the yogis among us, bring your mats, and enjoy (lightly) guided stretching specific to those parts of the body on which biking takes a beating (hips, shoulders, you get the gist).

7–9 AM — Breakfast (Main Tent)
Catered meal: Egg bake (ham and veggie options), doughnuts, muffins, oatmeal and whole fruit, with coffee served through lunch.

7:30–8:30 AM — Coffee Hour w/ Salsa sponsored riders Russ Roca & Laura Crawford of The Path Less Pedaled
Demos and tastings thanks to the fine folks at Stumptown coffee and The Path Less Pedaled.

8 AM — Demo Bikes Open for Business

8 AM–1 PM — Camp Store Open for Business (Info Tent)

8–9 AM — Bicycling Photography Photo Dump (Main Tent)
Last chance! Download your photos for possible use on the RideCamp website.

9:30–11:30 AM — 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.

11:30 AM–1 PM — Lunch (Main Tent)
Catered meal: Turkey & cheese hoagies, (condiments on the side) chips, cookies.

12 Noon — Farewell Address (Main Tent)
With brand manager Justin Julian.

1–3 PM — Campground Tear Down & Clean Up

REGISTER BY AUGUST 10 TO RECEIVE EVENT T-SHIRT IN SCHWAG BAG!
REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 2ND! DON'T DELAY! SPACE IS LIMITED!


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