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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.


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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