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The Drifty

Aug 2 – Aug 10, 2024

What is this?

The Drifty is an 8-day, unscripted adventure that takes place in the beautiful Driftless Region of Southern Wisconsin.

Live music at the start and finish, camaraderie, camping, bikepacking… it’s the greatest adventure of your life.

Lost travel

Where’s the fun in being told exactly what to do!? We’ve arranged the hard stuff & coordinated some fun stuff, the rest is up to you. Map out a route or wing it. We don’t care.

The Lost Formula

price and what’s included

How do you put a price on the great outdoors, adventure, and life long memories!? Turns out, it’s not that difficult or expensive. For your hard earned bucks you’ll get the adventure of a lifetime and some incredible stories. 

What you get:

  • An awesome start + finish line party (Live music + food + drinks included)
  • Life long memories with friends of your choosing
  • A sea-worthy canoe for your whole team
  • A treasure map for you and your friends to decipher.
  • Transportation and secure storage for your bike while you’re drifting down the river
  • Lost gear wagon to haul all your extra shit. It will meet us at the start, meet up party, and finish line
  • Bike support from the pros at Wheel & Sprocket at the start and transition
  • Shiny piece of metal to commemorate it all
  • A custom tracking app with offline tracking functionality so your friends and family know where you are even when you’re hopelessly lost
  • Stories your coworkers will drool over
Bike loaded up with beer

Choose your team size below to complete registration and payment. Please note we collect one payment regardless of team size. 

Bike Rentals: While the Drifty is a bring-your-own-bike event, we have a partnership with a great bike shop for rentals (both standard bike or eBike). You can reserve a rental here. Lost will manage the pick up and drop off of your rental bike. 

Solo $575

1 person / 1 Kayak

$575 per person

Two-Pack $999

2 people / 1 canoe

$499 per person

Four-Pack $1799

4 people / 2 canoes

$449 per person

Six-pack $2099

6 people / 3 canoes

$349 per person


An incredible trip where you’ll learn more about yourself than you anticipate. | You’re never technically far from civilization but it feels like you’re in your own private nature preserve. | The perfect combination of relaxation and exertion.
– Erik, 3rd Edition

My friends called me crazy and then they wished they would have signed up.
– Sara, 5th Edition

“Too many crazy stories to count. We spent one night on a hippie commune and partied til 3:00am with them. Another day we biked up to a diary farm to try fresh cow milk and got a private tour, A LOT of fresh milk & ended the night at the farmer’s cousin’s bar. It was utterly ridiculous.”
– Nick, 3rd Edition

The Driftless 250 is what I imagine going through the laundry is like. You get kind of dirty, then get sort of wet, then you kind of get the shit kicked out of you for a little bit but at the end you have this really warm and fuzzy feeling and you want to do it again. 
– Walker, 1st Edition 

“The Drifty 250 is an opportunity to live life at a different pace. How fast or slow you want that to be is up to you, but there will be boats, bikes, beer, and bald eagles.”
– Nate, 5th Edition

“This event taught me its okay to rely on the kindness of strangers (in fact, it might be better to embrace it).”
– Brennan, 6th Edition

“It is a week to completely unplug and to be in nature while testing how “outdoorsy” you really are. It is the perfect trip if you’re ready to do something a little more intense than tent camping at a camp site but are not ready to commit fully to Bear Grylls.”
– Blake, 5th Edition