2018 Adventure by bike weekend: Sept 28 – Sept 30
Registration opens this spring

WHAT’S A SUB-48?

It’s a spontaneous bikepacking adventure that is under 48 hours in duration. Originally these rides were called “S24O” which means Sub (under) 24 hour Overnight camping trip. Some like their trips a bit longer so now we have SUB-48’s. In most cases you don’t have to spend a ton of time planning and packing. You simply pack essentials, throw your leg over the cross bar and head in a direction that gets you away from your daily grind.  Unlike our busy lives, this experience is all about enjoying the journey and not rushing to get to point B. Whether it’s a solo ride or you experience the trip with friends, you are prepared but also in no hurry as you explore new roads, towns and even let yourself get lost. Most of these trips don’t have a destination in mind, it just happens and you find a place to camp.

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LATEST NEWS + UPDATES

  • More accurate GPX files created on Strava

    If you have downloaded the older Map My Ride files to your Garmin please delete those and use the GPX or TCX routes posted on Strava under our maps tab. See you all on Friday!   Link to DAY 1 GPX file  Link to DAY......

  • Founders Brewing – the perfect pairing to a bike packing weekend!

    It’s Harvest Ale season and we’re excited to have a keg of Founders Brewing Co. Harvest for the adventure weekend! The wet-hopped ale is brewed with fresh, whole cone hops sourced from Michigan farms. mmmmmmmmm!...

  • Salsa Demo for Ride weekend

    The Salsa van will be at the Sugarloaf Lake Campground with 25 bikes in various sizes. Come a little early and demo a Salsa Beargrease, Warbird, Cutthroat, or Timberjack. 3- 8 PM see Facebook event for additional details...

  • Salsa Stem Caps!

    Just over a week away, getting excited!! The custom Salsa Cycles Sub 48 stem caps arrived!!...

  • Blackburn Design – Gear Give Away Contest!!

    ***BREAKING NEWS*** Our gear partner, Blackburn Design wants to outfit one lucky man & women with a package for the Sub 48 Adventure weekend!! To enter; 1. Like this post and Blackburn Designs Facebook page 2. Share this post to your wall 3. Comment below......

  • Big Agnes -contest

    Big Agnes Award winning, Fly Creek tent Contest. A few simple rules for your chance to win; ***THIS IS A FACEBOOK CONTEST*** 1. Like the Big Agnes Facebook page & this post 2. Share this post to your Facebook wall 3. Must be a registered......