Good Night 2020
We’re excited to announce Good Night 2020, a local overnighter challenge between December 26th and 31st, inviting everyone to sleep under the stars, have a good night outdoors, and send off an otherwise crappy year. Learn more about the event and how to win one of five new bikepacking bags from Rockgeist while participating here…
Most of our readers are probably familiar with the Festive 500, Rapha’s annual campaign to motivate cyclists (mostly road riders) to rack up 500 kilometers between Christmas and New Year’s Day. It’s a great initiative, but it’s not for everyone. We came up with another end-of-year challenge that’s slightly more accessible (and bikepacking-friendly) to encourage folks to venture into nature for a night within the same time frame. Good Night 2020 is an open-invite 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 sleep under the stars, have a good night outdoors, and bid farewell to an otherwise crappy year.
Rule #1: Camp out with your bike between December 26th and 31st.
No restrictions apply. The highlight night is Saturday, December 26th, but the event is open all week, anywhere between the 26th and the 31st. 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 back porch, or wherever possible. Just make sure to follow rule number three…
Rule #2: Keep it small and self-sufficient.
Remember, we’re in the middle of a pandemic. Follow COVID-19 regulations: go solo, or camp out only with members of your household or in groups of 2-3 people, depending on your local regulations; carry everything you need and keep it local. This isn’t a party in the woods, it’s about maintaining our connection to the outdoors and reflecting on what comes next. Another idea is to plan a rendezvous campout. Meet a friend at a campsite and keep to social distancing guidelines.
Rule #3: Have a good night.
Enjoy your night, preferably outdoors… but we understand if that’s not an option. Eat some good camp grub. Drink something tasty. Stare at a fire. Look at the stars. Reflect on the changes you made in 2020 and lessons learned. Toast something, or someone. Good Luck. Godspeed. And peace out, 2020!
As a bonus, we’re giving away several great prize packages with our friends at Rockgeist. Five participants will get a set of our new Animal patches (red and black Coyotes, Hare, and Hawk/snake), a couple of sticker sheets, a surprise or two, and a choice of any one piece of Rockgeist’s Universal Gear, including, but not limited to, a Gondola or Foxglove Seat Bag, or a Cache Top Tube Bag. Plus, one lucky winner will receive the Nigel waterproof handlebar bag from Rockgeist’s all-new Porcelain Rocket Collection.
To enter to win one of these five great prize packs, first fill out the entry form below. Then, be sure to take some photos of your Good Night 2020 campout and tag them on Instagram with #GoodNight2020Campout. We’ll be following along and plan to share a few of our favorites on our Instagram account. Then we’ll pick some winners. It’s as easy as that!
By signing up, you’ll be automatically entered into our mailing 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 Rockgeist 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.
Help spread the word and share this. You can download the Good Night 2020 logo in several formats here.
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