Bike Packing the Lost Pines Region

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Austin Downtown REI


  • Fitness level  3: Moderate
  • Skill level  2: Intermediate
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Group size: 10
  • Instructor: REI Cycling Guide

This cycle tour travels through the rolling landscape of the Bastrop Piney Woods. REI provides your bike, personal tent, transportation, gear and food; just bring your own sleeping bag! Set at the perfect time of year to enjoy the outdoors, this ride travels along Park Road 1C, starting at Bastrop State Park and ending at Buescher State Park. You will enjoy this classic route from the seat of an REI Co-op Cycles ARD bike fitted with Ortlieb bags. Learn the basics of bike packing preparation, planning and execution while enjoying the benefits of this cycle tour that provides all necessary gear and instruction along the way. We will be vehicle supported, and geared to accommodate most skill levels but will require an intermediate level of fitness as we'll cover roughly 18 miles and 700' of elevation gain. Transportation is provided from the REI Downtown Austin store. There is no better way to do a trip like this! Ages 18 and up.

  • Preparation and gear for overnight cycling
  • Route planning
  • Basic camping skills
  • Enjoyment of a supported cycling tour


Transportation will be provided from the REI store in downtown Austin at 601 N Lamar Blvd. Please bring a sack lunch for Saturday. All other meals will be provided by REI. You will receive an email the week of the trip with more details.

Austin Downtown REI

601 N Lamar, Austin, TX 78703

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