Once you are at Camp your meals, snacks and hydration are all taken care of. There is a lot to think about in your preparations to be ready for Camp, what to bring, how to pack, and transportation to and from. Some of the information below will be updated as we get closer to the event so please check back frequently.
Packing for Camp
Getting ready for Camp can be a lot of fun. There is a lot of information about what to bring, what to wear, where you sleep and more. Please let us know if you have questions!
What to Pack:
Our Packing Guide is designed to help you with all you need for the event and more. This is list is broken down into mandatory, recommended and optional. You do not need to bring everything on this list, just the items you will use.
Riders you will be riding your bike in the morning in early Fall so please pack warm cycling gear and layers. For more information about what cycling gear you will need please visit the Gear section on the website, contact us if you have questions and ask fellow veteran riders what they recommend.
Crew you will working hard and getting dirty so plan on bringing clothing that is appropriate.
The remainder of your time at Camp is leisurely so pack warm clothes and layers. It can be beautiful and sunny that time of year or chilly and even rainy. We have fun planned for all weather and the main lodge has wonderful fire places if it is on the colder wet side. Having the appropriate clothing can make a huge difference.
Camping & Sleeping Gear:
You will be staying in lovely cabins at Camp One Heartland. If you would like to stay in a tent you will need to supply your tent. All participants must bring their own bedding.
Sleeping Bags & other
You can bring a sleeping bag, sheet, pillow and if you prefer blankets. Your sleeping bag rating is up to you. It is late September in Minnesota so you will want something rated for below 30° or bring a lot of blankets!
All cabins have bunk beds built in with thin mattresses. You may want to bring extra padding. If you are tenting you will need to bring your own camping pad or bed solution.
You are responsible for getting yourself to and from the event. You may want to car pool with a group of friends to Camp. Willow River is a few hours outside of the Twin Cities. Be sure to remember your gear and a bike rack to transport your bike.