Clever Camping—long distance bicycle travel with electrical assist

clever_camping.jpg The nice folks from Clever Cycles (who make the stokemonkey electric assist – Sure wish I could get one) went camping and touring up to Breitenbush Hot Springs, racking up some impressive stats along the way: Family of 3; 7 day trip; 193 miles, 2 longtail cargo bikes @ 150 lbs each; 12,000 feet of climbing and almost 12 mph the whole way. Even more impressive: a car would have to get 2,206 MPG to match the energy spent on the electrical assist.

Most impressive? Long distance, car free travel for a family. It’s unlikely that my fam will be doing this any time soon, but just having come back from 5 hrs in the van to get to the Goat Rocks the appeal of a few days trip on an electric assist bike is pretty strong. What’s your best bike/camping story of the summer (so far)?

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