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Yellow Springs 2-Day 1-Night Bike Touring and Camping Trip.

Must be pre-registered, please see below!

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Yellow Springs 2-Day/1-Night Bike Touring & Camping Trip

Do you enjoy camping? And cycling? Put the two together! Learn how to travel and camp off of your own two-wheels! Great Miami Outfitters is offering a hands-on 2-day bike/1-night touring trip from Downtown Miamisburg to John Bryan State Park along the scenic and beautiful Great Miami River Recreational Trail!  Along the trail, we practice Leave No Trace Principles, map navigation, pacing and more!

We are offering two options for participating in this trip.
During registration, let us know which option works best for you!
A. Ride self-contained
You will ride with all of their gear for the weekend on your bike.
B. Ride supported
We will transport your gear up to the campsite for you.

We will be cycling a total of 76 miles.

Tuesday, May 3:  Pre-Trip Meeting will be held at Great Miami Outfitters’ Broken Paddle Multi-Purpose Classroom from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Our instructor-guides will cover logistics, trip details, and answer any questions.  Attendance is mandatory.
Saturday, May 7:  We will meet at Great Miami Outfitters in the morning to prepare for our Saturday ride. While on the trail, we’ll take breaks to discuss the importance of “Leave No Trace” principles, practice outdoor sanitation, cycling techniques and more!  We will continue to the campsite at John Bryan State Park where we will meet our support vehicle and set up camp, and enjoy the evening with meals and conversation.  Total cycling for Day 1 is 38 miles.
Sunday, May 8:  Another day of riding is ahead of us. And this time downhill!  We will ride back to Miamisburg arriving early in the afternoon. Again, Day 2 is 38 miles.

During the trip, we will practice a variety of outdoor skills:
• Navigation – basic map orientation from a bike
• Route Planning and Pacing Concepts
• Leave No Trace Principles
• Packing organization and adjustments
• Food bag hanging
• Nutrition and meal planning (pre-trip meeting)
• Camp setup
• Waste management

Advance registration and payment is required.

Number of participants is limited. Once full, others will be added to a waiting list. Please ask us for more information.
Cancellation Policy
Full refunds will be issued if you cancel prior to Friday, April 15; 50% refund if cancelled between April 15 and April 22. No refund after April 29.
$65 per participant (recommended age of 16 and older.)


If Great Miami Outfitters cancels this course for any reason, a FULL refund will be issued. Full information and course confirmation will be emailed to each participant.
For more information, please call (937) 847-8787 or email

The following equipment will be required for this trip:
• Appropriately fitted bicycle in proper working order
• Shelter – tent or hammock
• Sleeping system – pad and bag
• Cooking system – stove and cookware
• Appropriate apparel for weather
• Food and eatware
• Headlamp
• Personal medications

If you need outfitting services, we have the following options in limited supplies:
• Shelter – tent or hammock
• Sleeping pad
• Cookware
• Cooking stove

Great Miami Outfitters
25 East Linden Avenue
Miamisburg, OH 45342
(937) 847-8787

John Bryan State Park
3790 State Route 370
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
Park Office:  (937) 767-1274

The following requirements must be met in order to participate in this course. Please let our staff know if you have any issue
• The student must independently participate in all individual skills and activities listed in the course description.
• The student must be able to effectively communicate with the instructor and other course participants.
• The student must be able to manage all personal care independently, or with the assistance of a companion.
• The student must be able to manage all personal mobility independently, or with the assistance of a companion.

Will drinking water be provided?

It is recommended to bring at least 2 liters of water per day. We will have a 5 gallon jug to use while supplies last at the campsite.
I cannot make this trip. Are there any other trips available?
This is currently the only 2-day bike touring trip scheduled.  If you are interested kayaking courses and trips, backpacking courses and trips, please visit: CLASSES, TRIPS & EVENTS.
Is this trip only for beginner cyclists?
No! We welcome experienced, intermediate, and beginner cyclists to share their experiences, tips and tricks!
Will we have a campfire?
Yes. We will have a small fire at our campsite. There will not be electricity.
What are the demographics of this trip?
People from all walks of life attend our courses and trips. Demographics range from male and females, ages 20 to 70!
How should I physically prepare for the trip?
The best way to practice is to get out and bike! A good tip is to bike with whatever gear you will want to carry. Your body will become more accustomed to cycling the extra weight.
Is there a pre-requisite for this trip?
No, there is no pre-requisite class or course for this trip. We do recommend attending our Introduction to Bike Touring Class.
Do you have any classes I can take before this trip?
Yes! We have an Introduction to Bike Touring on March 15. For full details and registration, visit
Do I need to pack my own food for this trip?
Yes. Please pack your own meals and snacks for this trip.  Further details will be provided at pre-trip meeting.
Will there be water available?
Yes. At some trailheads, there are faucets that operate seasonally. We will also have the opportunity to stop in town for water as well.
I see this trip is Waste Free…how can I help?
Thanks for asking!  All of Great Miami Outfitters’ classes, courses, and trips are Waste Free meaning that we re-use, recycle, or compost as much of our waste as possible.  You can help by bringing a re-usable water bottle, cups, eatware, and utensils!

We are happy to answer your questions or address your concerns. For more information, stop in our store, call (937) 847-8787 or email