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Bicycle Travel => Youth Bicyle Travel => Topic started by: OldDogBC on April 01, 2014, 08:25:17 pm

 
Title: Dad and Kids - 4 to 5 day Loop Western US
Post by: OldDogBC on April 01, 2014, 08:25:17 pm
I'm hoping for some great ideas from the ACA crew. I have 3 kids (ages 15, 13, and 11) and have a narrow time window this summer to take them on an easy introductory tour. The Idaho ACA Family Fun Tour would have been perfect but I can't make the time work (my oldest's summer football schedule). I was looking for other suggestions for a loop with that same general mileage and trail quality with being a bit longer being okay. We have done a lot of camping and adventuring so I am fine without guides and the need for catering as long as there is a credit card touring option or camping with services nearby. Pretty sure a hotel pool at the end of a couple of the days would make my kids very happy.

This is my attempt at getting them to appreciate the value in seeing this country from the seat of a bicycle and I'm hoping for a short and very sweet experience for them. My window of available time is July 24 to August 1 so pretty much anywhere in the Inter-Mountain West  with enough altitude to moderate the temps would work.

Thank you in advance! :)
Title: Re: Dad and Kids - 4 to 5 day Loop Western US
Post by: John Nelson on April 02, 2014, 09:54:09 am
So if the Idaho Family Fun tour is perfect in all ways except the dates, then why don't you do the same route on your own and on your dates?
Title: Re: Dad and Kids - 4 to 5 day Loop Western US
Post by: OldDogBC on April 02, 2014, 10:18:59 pm
That's a possibility but I was just seeing if anyone had other suggestions. Thanks John!