Good Night 2023 (December 22-31)
Our annual overnighter challenge is back for another year! For Good Night 2023, we invite everyone to seize the festive spirit and savor a night outdoors, peacefully bidding farewell to the year between December 22nd and 31st. Read on to discover more about the event and how you can win one of six fantastic prizes, including bags from Tailfin, racks from Old Man Mountain, and sets of Teravail tires…
Building and nurturing the bikepacking community has always been the heart of our mission, and four years ago, we kicked off this year-end tradition to achieve just that. The first annual Good Night campout in 2020 brought everyone together in spirit after a challenging year when the COVID-19 pandemic had us collectively grappling with uncertainties. The event gained popularity in its first three years, prompting us to continue the custom with this fourth annual campout, Good Night 2023! As we wind down the year, it’s time to reunite outdoors for the holidays, where we’ll all collectively gaze at the same stars for one final overnighter before the new year.
This self-supported overnighter challenge is intended to be accessible and was crafted to inspire folks to immerse themselves in nature for a night during the often frenzied week leading up to New Year’s Day. We encourage participants to foster a collective spirit, embrace the outdoors, and bid a fond farewell to the passing year. And for 2023, we’re extending it to start a little earlier. Learn how to take part and what prizes are up for grabs below.
Camp out with your bike between December 22nd and 31st.
No restrictions apply. Unlike the following years, we’ve opened up the event a little early, from Friday, December 22nd, 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 2023 and the lessons you’ve learned. Toast something or someone. Leave No Trace. And peace out, 2023!
As a bonus, we’re giving away six great prize packs from our friends at Old Man Mountain, Tailfin, and Teravail. Six participants will win one of these items:
- (2) Old Man Mountain Rack and Bag Package $300 Value each
- (2) Tailfin Bags and Cages Kit $350 Value each*
- (2 pairs) Teravail Rutland or Ehline Tires $140-160 Value per pair
Two lucky winners will receive a complete rack/trunk bag package from Old Man Mountain. The set includes the award-winning Elkhorn rack, a versatile front or rear rack, and a Juniper trunk Bag. Learn more about Old Man Mountain’s racks and bags here.
Two additional winners will get a bag set from Tailfin, including their innovative Top Tube Pack (winner chooses size and style), a Cargo Cage/Pack System (2 Cargo Cages and 2 Cage Packs), 1 Mini Cage and strap, and a Tailfin cap. *Note that the Cargo Cage/Pack combo is subject to change based on an exciting new product that will be released very soon. Learn more about Tailfin products here.
We’re also giving away two pairs of our favorite bikepacking tires: Teravail’s 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.
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 2023 campout and tag them on Instagram with #GoodNight2023Campout. We’ll be following along and plan to share some 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.
Help spread the word and share this with your friends and other members of the community. We want to see as many folks as possible get outside and send off 2023. You can download the Good Night 2023 logo in several formats here, including one sized for Instagram stories.
Find some past Good Night campout reports and roundups below, and make sure to dig into even more at #GoodNightCampout...
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