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Offline tomrunbike

Single Riders on Tours
« on: January 26, 2008, 10:37:00 pm »
For those of you who have been on organized tours and rides, such as those from Adventure Cycling, are there many riders who are single or are most of the riders part of a couple?  

Offline Fred Hiltz

Single Riders on Tours
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 09:09:10 am »
From my own limited experience, in the younger groups perhaps half the people were single and half were there with a partner. In the older groups there were more couples.

Any of the tour organizers should be happy to tell you how their own tours run in this regard, as well as the distribution of ages. They all want satisfied customers. Drop them an email.

Fred


Offline bogiesan

Single Riders on Tours
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2008, 12:33:51 pm »
What's the real question?

Cycle Oregon is 2,000. I'd say 2/3 of them are singles but they might
be affiliated
with a group or club, another 1/6 are unmarried with a riding partner
with no intimacy implied.

On Ride Idaho, about 200, is the same cross section. Several married
couples, several partners, lots of singles riding alone or as part of a
larger group or club.

david boise ID

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This message was edited by bogiesan on 1-27-08 @ 8:34 AM
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Offline driftlessregion

Single Riders on Tours
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2008, 10:51:01 pm »
On my one ACA ride, none of us (all 14) knew each other beforehand, though many of us were married. On local/state supported rides most, but by no means all people came with someone to ride with.


Offline DaveB

Single Riders on Tours
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008, 08:14:56 pm »
On the organized rides I've been on, a lot of the "singles" were indeed married or otherwise committed but their partner wasn't a rider so they were there by themselves. However there were also a lot of single singles, particularly among the younger riders.  There were also a lot of kids, often teens or older with one or more parent.  

I rode GOBA several times just with my son and son-in-law.  We were all married but none of the wives wanted to or could come along.