How to Prepare For Motorcycle Camping

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How to Prepare For Motorcycle Camping From a Woman’s Point of View

By Daniela Schoenberg

As a woman motorcyclist, you want to make sure you’re prepared for your exciting camping adventure. Taking your bike on a long ride to the great outdoors is a great way to spend time with friends, family, or just by yourself.

Whether you’re going for a short ride/stay or you’re in for a longer adventure, these are the things you need to know for your trip.

Before You Hit The Road

Make sure your bike is ready to go. If you’re mechanic savvy, then you can do some of these checks yourself. Perhaps you know how to change the oil, check the fluids, and the lights and controls. If not be sure to take the bike to your local mechanic to check it out before you head out on the road. You also need to check your tires to make sure they are ready to go. You want to purchase tires for motorcycles before heading out. You don’t want to be stranded somewhere due to the motorcycle tire you need not being in stock.

Packing For The Trip

Make sure to pack your heaviest items towards the bottom of the bike or luggage compartment so it doesn’t mess up your road control. Also, be sure you have the right motorcycle apparel for your trip. Be sure that you have a variety of apparel to protect you from the weather you may go through. If possible check the forecast for your route so you are not caught unaware.

Planning out your route ahead of time is also a great idea. Make sure to have alternative routes in place as well should you run into issues along the way.

Most of all bring along your sense of fun and adventure. Taking a motorcycle road trip can be an amazing experience when you take the time to prepare.

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Guest Author

Daniela Schoenberg is a Media Coordinator for B-low The Belt, based in the greater Los Angeles area.

She coordinates articles across a number of websites and loves to spend time in the outdoors.

19 thoughts on “How to Prepare For Motorcycle Camping

  • April 21, 2017 at 2:26 pm
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    This sounds very cool coming from the woman’s point of view. Never experience something like this before and it is definitely fun to read this kind of thing.

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  • April 20, 2017 at 1:38 am
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    To be honest, I prefer glamping over camping. But a motorcycle camping takes it to another level. Your tips on checking the motorcycle before you go is so important. A lot of people forget to do that and they end up with some road mishaps which could ruin everything!

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  • April 19, 2017 at 2:55 pm
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    Great round-up on all the basics to cover! I have actually never been on a motorbike, but I’ve always wanted to ride along the Amalfi coast on a moped. (Definitely not the same thing, but that’s about as adventurous as I get :P) Do you have any packing tips for bringing camping gear along with you on your bike?

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    • April 24, 2017 at 8:31 pm
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      Hey Deni!

      The most important tip to remember is you need to pack light. So any camping gear you want to bring should be light wait and be able to fold up. Happy Camping 🙂

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  • April 19, 2017 at 6:51 am
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    Some important tips for both men and women here. I planned a route through the US and had to change it at the last minute because of a forest fire and smoke blocking the road. I can imagine flash floods often cause a change of route, especially when traveling by motorcycle!

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  • April 19, 2017 at 1:03 am
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    This sounds like an amazing experience! I’ve actually never gone camping with a bike! Great tip on pointing out planning for alternative routes. Always gotta be ready for the unexpected!

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  • April 18, 2017 at 11:45 pm
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    this sounds like so much fun and exciting. my dad rode bikes and I remember them they were part of my childhood.

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  • April 18, 2017 at 11:31 pm
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    This looks like a lot of fun! I actually have never been on a bike or a motorcycle, so I don’t know much about it. I always think motorcycles look so glamorous. And it makes sense that having the right equipment is important too.

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  • April 18, 2017 at 5:29 pm
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    Gotta have the basics covered! I’d be interested to know what kind of gear you take for camping. What fits on the bike, what kind of snacks, etc. How much gear can you get on a bike? I bet roadtripping with a motorcycle and then camping is one of the best feelings of freedom you can get!

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    • April 19, 2017 at 9:29 pm
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      Hi Jessica! It really depends on what kind of storage you have. Most motorcycles are limited to carrying a couple small saddlebags so if you want to carry anything else it’s best to use a backpack or install a luggage rack over the back wheel. And obviously the smaller the better. Compact tents, sleeping bags, etc, really help with the space issue. Hope that helps!

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  • April 18, 2017 at 4:24 pm
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    This is such a thoughtfully written post. Though I have camped a lot previously but it never occurred to me that the experience might be different for a woman. It is good you wrote those points. I agree with you. There is lot you need to take care of even before the trip begins.

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  • April 18, 2017 at 3:56 pm
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    My husband loves camping but he’s never gone just on his motorcycle, typically because he brings a bunch of stuff to make camping a PARTY! lol

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  • April 18, 2017 at 1:40 pm
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    Didnt know there is such a thing as motorcycle camping. I heard it from you first. I imagined It would be such fun but i dont know how to ride one… Yet! haha….

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  • April 18, 2017 at 9:18 am
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    Being someone who knows nothing about motorbiking these sound like sounds tips for anyone heading on their bike.

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  • April 18, 2017 at 3:18 am
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    I’ve never seen a motorcycle on a campground! People usually pack so much stuff that hey end up overpacking their car. What an awesome experience.

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  • April 18, 2017 at 3:08 am
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    This looks really fun! I haven’t thought about it before but I really want to do it now! You have a great tip about packing heavy things at the bottom – this is a great tip whether you’re on a motorcycle camp or in everyday life!

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  • April 18, 2017 at 12:40 am
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    WOW. Motorcycle camping! I wish I could ride because this seriously fills me with road envy. I’ve tried before but balancing on a scooter was not my most best instincts so I think I’d have to stick to cars for life. But wow, very interesting article, would definitely love to know more!

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  • April 18, 2017 at 12:16 am
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    Wow this was so fun to read! I love camping, but I have actually never been camping with a motorcycle so it looks like I have something to add to my bucketlist and will be bookmarking this for later!

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