My bicycle is stopped on the Gateway State Trail in Washington County, MN.
My bicycle is stopped on the Gateway State Trail in Washington County, MN.
I recently went bike camping for the first time — and solo! — this summer. It was a great experience and I can’t wait to do it again. Pictured, looking east, is my bike on the Gateway State Trail just west of Myeron Road, which I took on my way back from William O’Brien State Park.

I went bike camping for the first time this summer. It was wonderful seeing countless acres of farmland as I biked alongside a calm county road.

I’ve gone camping before, but never by bike. Before I moved here, the only times I went camping were with youth groups in high school. It was too structured and chaotic for me, and I desperately needed alone time.

I don’t have a car and didn’t want to rent one. I could never coordinate schedules with my friends who do. The pandemic has made coordinating such a trip harder. Some of my friends, who…

Henry Pan

Minnesota-based transportation wonk, photographer, writer, evaluator, mapper, graphic designer, and community organizer.

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