It was more than a year ago on a prior bike camping trip that I debuted my homemade bike books--a thrifted picture book with a hole punched near its spine to fit a metal binder ring, which I tethered to the kiddo bike seat for drop-proof reading 'n riding. Both Alton and Dani in their Yepp seats took advantage of my awesome invention.
Starting out so early in the day also gave us the chance to pause for wild blackberry breaks along the way.After some cycling, water, cycling, stretching, water, blackberries, whining, and cycling, we made it! Almost 25 miles.
And of course, I immediately had to set up our tent so that whenever we wanted to crash that night, it was ready.
The kids kept busy playing with the copious gravel at the site...
...or having picnics (I believe the menu featured heavily in the Pirate's Booty genre).
But we had a good time. We went on some hikes and scavenger hunts.
Finally the dads arrived that night. From then on, it was bike + gear chaos.
Cooked some food, roasted some marshmallows, listened to coyotes howl at night, laughed our butts off around the campfire, and celebrated Andy's birthday!
And before we knew it, it was time to pack up those bikes again and head home. Can't wait to do it again soon!