BSO Bikepacking Tarp Workshop


Ever spent hours trying to figure out how to string your tarp up? Maybe you constantly get woken up after it's collapsed on your face? Expert tarpologist Stuart from Bear Bones Bikepacking delves into the world of lightweight shelter and helps simplify the potentially flappy, tangled world of tarps.

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What to Expect:

Join stuart for a 2 hour session on tarpology for bikepackers. Find out how to use your bike as part of your shelter, different ways to configure your tarp and where the best place for it is when you're packing your bags.

By the end of this session you'll be a tarp pitching pro.

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What to Bring:

- Dress for the weather, you will be outside for the duration of this course
- Water
- All your tarpology conundrums

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Essential Information:

Minimun Age: All ages welcome (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
Course Provider: Stuart Wright - Bear Bones Bikepacking
Student / Instructor Ratio: 12:1
Location: Thornbridge Outdoors
Transport: None required
Meeting Times & Logistics:
Please meet at the School of Adventure Meeting Point at least 10 minutes before the course starting time to find your guide and ensure a timely start.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you require more information about the course or the Big Shakeout Festival, please get in touch.

Can I book a School of Adventure activity without a weekend pass?

No. You must have a valid Big Shakeout weekend ticket to participate in any School of Adventure Activities. Any orders for activities without a Big Shakeout weekend ticket will be cancelled and refunded.

What about Covid?

The Big Shakeout Festival and all courses will operate in line with the latest government restrictions. If the festival or a course cannot be run due to Covid restrictions, full refunds will be issued.

Will School of Adventure courses still go on if the weather is bad?

We will do everything we can to make sure your chosen activity goes ahead, however in some circumstances a course may have to be cancelled due to weather or lack of numbers. In these cases we will either offer you a place on an alternative activity or refund.

Will I receive a ticket for this course?

You will receive an email confirmation with an order reference number upon completing your order. Your order number is your unique reference number, bring it along with you and present it at along with your name at the School of Adventure Meeting Point.