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Go Light, Go Long: An Evening of Bikepacking Wisdom with Cyclist Michael Gibian

BiciCentro will host its very first Bikepacking Education Night from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 featuring Michael Gibian of Big Pine Bikepacking with local beer, artisan pizza and a benefit raffle.

The is $10, which includes artisan pizza, craft beer and raffle entry. RSVP online by clicking here or at the door.

Big Pine Bikepacking founder Gibian will share his tried-and-true tips for having more fun with less stuff. No fancy bike? No problem! These pointers work with whatever you’ve got, from the humble beater to the purpose-built steed. Whether you’re off to the far corners of the globe or just over to farmer’s market, you’ll learn how to optimize your set-up for a more enjoyable ride.

Join us for a local brew and artisan pizza while we check out personal bikes, new bikes from Velo Pro, and handmade gear from Porcelain Rocket and JPaks. Swap stories and share routes with a friendly mix of local riders and cycling experts.

A brief multimedia presentation will illustrate a few of Gibian’s past expeditions, including this year’s Oregon Outback ride. Then watch Gibian walk the talk as he unpacks a fully-loaded bike and shares the whats, whys and hows of his method.

The evening will end with a short planning session for an S24O (sub 24-hour overnight) with Gibian. Hope to see you there!

Our partners: BiciCentro, Velo Pro, Bicycle Bobs, SBMTV, Porcelain Rocket, JPaks, Global Good Impact and more.

The Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, founded in 1991, is a countywide bicycling advocacy organization with projects that increase awareness, promote education, reduce accidents, and in general make it easier and more fun for us all to bicycle. Click here for more information.

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