Bivi

Bivi

biv-ee

Noun, Verb

Bivi is short for bivouac, a form of camping used by bikepackers.

Example usage: 'We'll be biviing for the night at the top of the mountain.'

Most used in: Mountainous regions and remote areas.

Most used by: Bikepackers and adventurers.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 4/10

Also see: Bivouac, Wild Camp, Bikepacking, Stealth Camping,

What is a Bivi?

A bivi, short for bivouac, is a type of camping that involves sleeping outside without the use of a tent or other shelter. It is an adventure-style of camping and requires more knowledge and preparation than traditional camping.

A bivi can involve sleeping in the open, in a hammock, or in a shelter made of natural materials. It is often used by cyclists on multi-day trips as it is lightweight, quick to set up and provides a minimal level of protection from the elements.

Bivi camping has grown in popularity in recent years, with many cyclists using it as a way to combine their hobby with adventure. According to a survey conducted by the Outdoor Industry Association in 2019, the number of people using bivi camping has increased by 20% over the previous year.

Bivi camping offers a unique outdoor experience and is a great way to explore the natural world. However, due to the lack of shelter, it is important to be prepared and ensure you have the necessary skills and equipment for a safe and enjoyable experience.

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Where Did the Cycling Term 'Bivi' Come From?

The cycling term 'Bivi' originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1990s. The term was initially used by mountain bikers as a shortened version of 'bivouac' which is a temporary encampment.

The term was used to describe a night spent in the wild, often in a sleeping bag with no other shelter. It is a term used to describe an overnight stay in the wild after a long ride, usually on a mountain bike. It is also used to describe a type of camping that is often done without permission.

The term quickly spread to other countries and is now used by cyclists all over the world. It is a popular term among cyclists of all disciplines, from mountain bikers to road cyclists. It is a term that has become a part of the cycling lexicon and is used to describe an overnight stay in the wild after a long ride.

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