IICL Camps

2023 Camps

Due to popular demand, our 2023 camps will be exclusively 3-day bikepacking camps with options for Introductory, Intermediate and GRiT trips.  Stay tuned for more details.

Bikepacking Camps

Camps will include instruction on packing your bikes, backcountry camping, Leave No Trace principles, trip planning, navigating, route finding, backcountry safety plus much more. Instruction will take place on-the-bike as we ride a section of either the Idaho Hotsprings Bikepacking Route or the Moody Forest Loop, enjoying the gorgeous mountains of central and east Idaho. Each route will cover roughly 65 miles through some of the most beautiful terrain Idaho has to offer. We will ride primarily on Forest Service roads while camping at dispersed sites in the Payette and Targhee national forests.  Our intermediate trip will add some additional mileage with singletrack day trips from camp. Be sure to bring your climbing legs as all routes have big ascents on loaded bikes.  The scenery and rewards at the end of each trip will make all the effort worthwhile.

  • Bikepacking bags, cook kits, water purification systems and bike safety lights will be provided
  • Open to 7th-12th graders
  • Includes food, use of bikepacking bags, group equipment, vehicle support, guides/coaches
  • Participants must provide bikes, bike safety equipment and lightweight personal camping gear (a detailed equipment list will be sent to all registered participants). 
  • The IICL also has a supply of additional equipment (tents, sleeping bags) that will be made available at no cost on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Space is limited in each camp

2023 Camp Session Dates

Session #1: Intro to Bikepacking – July 10-12 (3-days / 2-nights) – Warm Lake to McCall

Session #2: GRiT Trip – July 13-15 (3-days / 2-nights) – Warm Lake to McCall

Session #3: Intermediate Bikepacking (previous experience required) – July 17-19 (3-days / 2-nights) – Warm Lake to McCall

Session #4: Intro to Bikepacking – August 7-9 (3-days / 2-nights) – Moody Forest Loop, Rexburg

Session #5: Intro to Bikepacking – August 10-12 (3-days / 2-nights) – Moody Forest Loop, Rexburg

Coaches…if you are interested in helping with either of these trips, please reach out to Matt Galyardt (matt@idahomtb.org). We can use your help!

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