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Offline fanofball

Family Rides
« on: February 11, 2007, 02:59:08 am »
I wanted to find out if I can do a family ride alone without my non-biking family members? I am a beginner with limited (5-7) days to ride and it seems to be only family rides meet those limitations.
Thank you for your time and suggestions...


FredHiltz

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Family Rides
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2007, 10:49:50 am »
Hi Fan. I can't answer directly (try the Contact Us link on the ACA home page if no one pops up here). You might consider one of the many cross-state rides, which are about the right duration, have plenty of support, and lots of parties. You won't be alone, for sure, but I think you meant alone = not with family. The January issue of Adventure Cyclist has a nice article by susan Weaver that gives the flavor.

Fred


Offline ptaylor

Family Rides
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2007, 02:29:23 pm »
While following Fred's suggestion, you may also want to try goggling "bike ride xxxxx", where xxxxx is the state you are interested in. There are cross state rides in nearly every state where they have 1-week long sag-supported rides.  These are a lot of fun.

Paul
Paul

Offline DaveB

Family Rides
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2007, 12:36:55 pm »
Most of the Cross-State and similar rides have provisions for non-cycling family members.  You probably need your own vehicle to accompany you or they should be willing to drive another organization's or bike club's van or bus (which will make them in great demand).  RAGBRAI and GOBA are two week-long rides I'm familiar with and they both have a fair number of non-riding participants.


Offline fanofball

Family Rides
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2007, 07:16:48 pm »
Thank you very much, this info was very helpful.

All the BEST!
Dan


Offline Peaks

Family Rides
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2007, 06:42:45 pm »
I suggest that you check out the National Bike Tour Directors Association website: www.nbtda.com.  It lists multi day bike tours in all parts of the country.  I've seen non-riding spouses and families along on such rides.