Is motorcycle camping right for you? Hear Some Tips: Want some spring time or summer fun for you and your biker buddies. Why not take a ride and camp out for the weekend? You can ride near or far; ride to camp one night at one campground and then move on to another for the next night's camping. That way you get to investigate more towns.
What To Bring
Motorcycle camping, can't be done without a quality tent. A light-weight dome tent works best because it packs down and fits into a small roll which can be readily hooked to your front forks just below the headlight or above, depending on your motorcycle's set up. You only need a few changes of clothes which will fit into your saddle bags just fine. Or you can strap a backpack to the sissy bar if you have one. A bed roll can be placed in with the tent roll. If the weather is hot, just a simple sheet or two will probably do.
Be sure to bring a towel or two, soap and shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes, hair brush and comb on her motorcycle camping trip. If you plan to be in then sun a lot, some sun block would be a great addition. Get some "fold-up" soft-sided coolers so you can ice down drinks at your camp site. A large size cooler made of light weight microfiber material folds nicely, so everyone going can take along a small or large cooler and you'll have plenty of things to hold cold drinks or food.
It is a good idea to get together and plan the route of your motorcycle camping adventureand identify camp grounds along the way. Call and make reservations for your group, and be certain what motorcycles are welcomed. You can search online for campgrounds that welcome bikers.
There's no need to take food along. Ride to your first campground, set up camp. Most camp grounds have public barbeque pits available and a nearby store will have charcoal and meats. Pick up some potatoes or corn on the cob to cook or simply make hamburgers and hot dogs.
Motorcycle camping often requires cooking. But if you don't want to cook, go into town and explore for restaurants that look appealing. It's a good excuse on yourmotorcycle camping trip for side adventure. You'll probably want to cruise the town and see the sites anyway. If you camp near a historic city or town, near a beach, or other location that appealed to you group because of the quaintness of uniqueness, you will probably want to spend as much time visit the sites as possible and can just eat along the way.
On the way back to camp, be sure to pick up some drinks and a bag of ice so everyone can enjoy a cold drink sit around and have some fun while relaxing and preparing to bed down. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so responsibly and do not get back on your motorcycle to go anywhere!! You'll be sorry if you do. Cops love to watch out of town bikers and bust them for DUI's. And besides, drinking and riding isn't cool or safe.
Next morning, the dome tents are easy to break down and repack. It doesn't take very long at all to get everything ready to go to the next stop.
Of course, you could just visit one area, or make the trip a one night trip. It's all about the fun ofno riding to a new place and seeing new sites that counts. Get a few friends and get on the road for a mini-vacation!