Good Night 2021
We’re doing it again! Good Night 2021 is a local overnighter challenge between December 25th and 31st that invites everyone to sleep under the stars, have a good night outdoors, and blissfully send off the year. Learn more about the event and how to win one of six great prizes here, including a Big Agnes Bikepack Tent, handlebar bags from Rockgeist, and Ultradynamico Mars 2.2″ tires…
Building and fostering the bikepacking community has always been at the core of our mission. Last year, we created an event to do just that: bring all of us together in spirit, despite the fact that we’d collectively been separated for one hell of a challenging year. Inspired by Rapha’s Festive 500—an annual campaign to motivate road cyclists to rack up 500 kilometers between Christmas and New Year’s Day—we came up with our own end-of-year challenge, one that’s accessible, bikepacking-friendly, and designed to encourage folks to venture into nature for a night within the same timeframe. It was quite popular last year, so we’re doing it again for Good Night 2021! This is an open invitation event that we hope will inspire our community to get out on a local, self-supported overnighter in the last week of the year to toast one another in spirit, sleep under the stars, have a good night outdoors, and bid farewell to the year.
Camp out with your bike between the 25th and 31st.
No restrictions apply. This year, we’re extending it so it’s open the last week of the year, from Saturday, December 25th until the 31st (make it a New Year’s celebration!). We’re well aware that many of you might be under COVID-19 restrictions, or even lockdown, so we welcome you to camp in your backyard, your porch, or wherever possible. Just make sure to follow rule number three below.
Keep it small and self-sufficient.
We’re still in a pandemic, so you may want to go solo or camp out in a small group, depending on your local regulations. Carry everything you need and keep it local. Don’t think of this as a party in the woods. Instead, it’s about maintaining our connection to the outdoors and reflecting on what comes next. Another idea is to meet a friend at a rendezvous campsite.
Have a good night outside and do it up!
Enjoy your night, preferably outdoors, but we understand if that’s not an option. Eat some good camp grub. Drink something tasty. Wear funny hats. Bring twinkly lights. Stare at a fire. Look at the stars. Reflect on the changes you made in 2021 and lessons learned. Toast something, or someone. Good Luck. Leave No Trace. And peace out, 2021!
As a bonus, we’re giving away six (6) great prizes with our friends at Big Agnes, Rockgeist, and Ultradynamico. Six participants will win one of these items:
- (1) Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2 Bikepack tent (Solution Dye) / ~$400 Value / Details
- (1) Big Agnes Sidewinder SL 35˚ sleeping bag + Q-Core SLX Sleeping Pad / ~$380 Value / Details: Bag/Pad
- (2) Award-winning Rockgeist Barjam/Horton handlebar systems / $265 Value per system / Details
- (2) Pairs of Ultradynamico MARS Robusto 27.5 x 2.2″ tires / ~$150 Value per pair / Details
To enter to win one of these six great prizes, first fill out the entry form below. Then, be sure to take some photos of your Good Night 2021 campout and tag them on Instagram with #GoodNight2021Campout. We’ll be following along and plan to share a few of our favorites on the @bikepackingcom Instagram account. We’ll then pick some winners. It’s as easy as that! If you don’t use Instagram, no problem! Add your photos to the conversation section at the bottom of this post.
By signing up, you’ll be automatically entered into our mailing list, as well as those of our contest partners, should they request the list. You can opt-out at any time. Also, this is a promotion and not an official event. Signing up only enters you into a prize contest; BIKEPACKING.com, LLC and our Good Night 2021 prize partners are not liable and responsible for you or your safety or any other collaboration or participation. Should you choose to embark on an overnighter during the specified time frame, you are doing so at your own risk. Non-US international winners will be responsible for shipping and customs fees, and lost packages.
Help spread the word and share this with your friends and other members of the community. We want to see a lot of folks get outside and send off 2021. You can download the Good Night 2021 logo in several formats here, including one sized for Instagram stories.
Campouts from Good Night 2020
Looking for some inspiration? Check out some of our favorite campouts from last year below...
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