The Answer To Your Sweatiest Question
Updated: Feb 19, 2020
What About Showers?
We get it, cycling all day and sleeping in a tent begs the question. We’ll lay out all shower options in this blog post so you can decide what’s best for you.
We don’t have the means to set up showers at camp each night but we’re confident these options will fulfill most all shower-related needs:
Alternative Lodging Option → An option for riders who prefer a traditional shower. You’re not obligated to camp and can find alternative hotel/motel lodging in each overnight town (Towanda and Mansfield). You will pay out of pocket for lodging since the wristband only covers camping, however, we do have some deals worked out with local bed and breakfasts in both overnight towns. If you’re interested in other lodging, email us and we can help.
YMCA Option → An option for riders who want to camp but don’t want to smell. Both overnight towns have YMCAs less than a mile from camp. It’ll cost you less than $10 to use the facility and showers.
Solar Shower Option → An option for riders who want a shower on the go. You can buy solar shower bags for anywhere from $12 - $100+. If I were to purchase one, I would probably go with this Amazon: Advanced Elements Solar Camp Shower. Some things to keep in mind are that you still have to fetch the water, it must fit in your backpack (sans water), and it needs to be in the sun for 3 hours if you want a warm shower.
A’la Carte Option → A watered-down option for riders who don’t sweat the small stuff. A lot of the route has water features. We’re riding along swimming holes, creeks, and even a state park with a free swimming pool and shower stalls. The first night we’ll be camping right next to the Susquehanna River. While there is no swimming permitted in our camping area, splashing your face with some water from the river to get the road sludge off is something your tent-mate will likely recommend.
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