Good Night 2022
Our annual overnighter challenge is back! Good Night 2022 invites everyone to sleep under the stars, have a good night outdoors, and blissfully send off the year between December 25th and 31st. Learn more about the event and how to win one of five great prizes here, including Ortlieb bag sets, tires from Teravail, and a merino wool cold weather kit from Surly…
We’re getting the band back together for the holidays. By band, we mean all of you. And by back together, we mean outdoors, all looking at the same stars for one last overnighter of the year. Building and fostering the bikepacking community has always been at the core of our mission. Two years ago, 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 when the COVID-19 pandemic had us all questioning everything.
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 that’s accessible, bikepacking-friendly, and designed to encourage folks to venture into nature for a night within the same timeframe. It’s been quite popular in its first two years, so we’re keeping the ball rolling with Good Night 2022! 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 in open air, have a good night outdoors, and bid farewell to the year.
Camp out with your bike between December 25th and 31st.
No restrictions apply. Again this year, we’ve opened up the event to the last week of the year, from Saturday, December 25th, until the 31st (make it a New Year’s celebration, if you’d like!). We also 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.
To keep impacts to a minimum, you may want to go solo or camp out in a small group. Carry everything you need, and keep it local. It’s all about maintaining our connection to the outdoors and reflecting on what comes next. Another idea is to meet a friend or friends from a nearby community 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 2022 and the lessons you’ve learned. Toast something or someone. Leave No Trace. And peace out, 2022!
As a bonus, we’re giving away five (5) great prize packs with our friends at Ortlieb, Surly Bikes, and Teravail. Five participants will each win one of these items:
- (2) Ortlieb Bag Sets (Seat-Pack QR + Handlebar-Pack) $360 Value
- (1) Surly Cold Weather Package $260 Value
- (2 pairs) Teravail Rutland or Ehline Tires $140-160 Value per pair
Two lucky winners will get a bag set from Ortlieb that includes a well-reviewed Seat-Pack QR, one of our favorite new bikepacking bags this year, and the versatile Handlebar-Pack.
We’re giving away two pairs of two of one of our favorite bikepacking tires: the fast-rolling and great cornering Ehline—we like the 29 x 2.5″ Light and Supple casing—and the gravel-plus ready Rutland. Winner chooses the size and sidewall color.
The winner of Surly’s cold weather package gets their Long Sleeve Merino Jersey, a merino Beanie and Neck Toob, and a good ol’ Surly Flasky. Learn more about Surly’s wool gear here.
To enter to win one of these five great prizes, first fill out the entry form below. Then, be sure to take some photos of your Good Night 2022 campout and tag them on Instagram with #GoodNight2022Campout. 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 2022 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 2022. You can download the Good Night 2022 logo in several formats here, including one sized for Instagram stories.
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