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Offline danny dea

tour company
« on: February 02, 2020, 08:33:54 pm »
Hopefully, this is an appropriate question for this forum.  Is anyone familiar with, or have first hand experience with, Cycle America tour company?  I'm looking at their coast to coast tour.  Thanks

Online John Nettles

Re: tour company
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2020, 11:31:05 am »
If you have not done so, try asking over on BikeForums.net.

Tailwinds, John

Offline dfege

Re: tour company
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2020, 07:30:51 pm »
I have toured with Cycle America in their coast-to-coast rides in 2014 and 2016.  I really liked the model they use and would highly recommend them.  First are the long miles, which I liked.  The average is 80 miles per day.  And the roads they have found are fabulous in terms of scenery and traffic.  Beware, however, of the climbing especially in the Cascades and the Rockies, but there is no getting around that.  Second, they keep costs low by using mostly volunteer staff (except for bike mechanics) and by camping generally at high schools (where you set up a tent outside or toss a sleeping bag in the gym if you want). Every once in a while they are at a campground with not option for indoor sleeping.  Third, they pay attention to food/diet.  Meals are generally well-rounded and more than enough.  Some of the best salads I have ever had were on Cycle America tours (maybe it was because I was really hungry for dinner). Finally on the weekly rest day, they stay at indoor housing (such as a college dorm) or provide for hotel (at your cost) if staying at a campground/high school, but they will drop off and pick up your bags if you are the hotel. It was always nice to have two nights a week (one before and one after the rest day) indoors to do laundry, sort pics, charge electronics, etc.

Offline dfege

Re: tour company
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2020, 07:32:23 pm »
Oh, BTW, Cycle America goes through Missoula where you have an opportunity to visit Adventure Cycling HQ if you want.