Camping | Bikes & Bacon

Summer is almost here! Maximize the camaraderie by moto-camping with friends, learn about finding campsites through our partner, The Dyrt, and satiate your salivary glands with the official bacon of REVER.

Moto campers at Get On! ADV Fest bonding. Photo by Brady Mclean.

When it comes to enjoying the things we love, the REVER team always wants to maximize the moment. While we think bikes are pretty great on their own, pairing them with the great outdoors, a campfire with friends, and delicious bacon is a recipe for a memorable experience. Motorcycle camping is one of our favorite ways to maximize the ride, which is why we partnered with the #1 camping platform, The Dyrt, to bring all the best campsite locations into REVER.

If you don’t know, The Dyrt, like REVER, believes in community. Inclusivity, sharing, keeping it real are their stated values and their objective is helping everyone have the best camping experience possible. They have the most campgrounds, reviews, and tips of any camping platform. You can book campgrounds for tents, RVs, cabins, and glamping, or find free camping. With a REVER Pro subscription, you can enable campground POIs directly on the REVER map and learn more details or book with a link directly to that campground in The Dyrt. Now you know.

Enduro bike and a side-by-side cohabitating at a campground somewhere in Colorado. Photo by Mark Roebke

Once the campground is picked, the adventure can unfold. Don't overthink the logistics, just invite some friends and go for an overnighter or two. It doesn't matter if you have the same kind of bikes or even if you have non-riding friends. When gathering at the campsite is the point, the rest of the details will fall into place. The reality for many people is we're so busy trying to build a life that keeping in touch with friends can be a challenge. Conversations that happen through the course of daily routines don't always lead to meaningful interactions. We guarantee if you go bike camping with people, even if you’ve known them forever, you’re going to learn something new, especially if paired with whiskey.

To be clear, we don’t condone riding and drinking. We believe whiskey is best enjoyed after a long day of riding and creating memories. For pairings, we think it goes best with a campfire, sunset, stargazing, and storytelling. If you’re lucky, when motorcycle camping, you might have the best weather, see some epic sights or even encounter some wildlife at a distance. More likely, you’ll experience at least some inclement weather, forget a crucial piece of equipment or even have a close encounter with wildlife. Either way you'll likely have a memorable moment to relive. The stories are always better around the campfire while savoring some spirits.

Friends recalling the day's events on the ORBDR. Photo by Kyle Nagel.

It can be difficult to decide what food to pack for moto-camping. One of our favorite parts of the experience is waking up to the crisp air, perhaps indulging in a warm cup of coffee and cooking up breakfast before another day of riding awaits. If you are anything like us, the smell of bacon in the morning is one of the greatest joys in life. One REVER user who shares our passion for motorcycles, is even more passionate about bacon. Bill-E’s Bacon is one of the best (if not the best) small batch bacon companies in the US. Once we had a taste of his bacon, we crowned Bill-E’s the Official Bacon of REVER. Impress your friends and support a fellow motorcyclist by purchasing the best damn bacon for your camping adventures.

Overall, pairing camping with bikes, friends, and tasty bacon is a proven way to maximize your ride. Beyond merely going for a day ride, moto-camping invites exploration, expressiveness, and social connection, encouraging everyone involved to delve into the moment and share in the joy of each other's company. At the core of our values is inspiring and empowering riders to explore the world around them. We partner with and support others who share our passion for community, like Bill-E's and The Dyrt. We also encourage you to share this with a friend and let them know you'd like to go camping.

"You don't stop riding when you get old, you get old when you stop riding."
― Anonymous

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