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Offline curdog

Support
« on: July 26, 2009, 06:18:55 pm »
Let me first apologize for my ignorance. I have been recreationally cycling for a very long time, but have never done any type of touring with exception of centuries and so forth.
In looking at the C&O tour, it noted that it was fully supported. What does that mean? Does this mean that all of your camping equipment,etc. is transported for you? Does this mean that the only things you have to carry on your bike are miscellaneous items such as repair equipment and spare tubes.
If this information is in another location on this web-site, please advise.
Thanks for your patience.

Offline aggie

Re: Support
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2009, 06:57:18 pm »
Generally a supported tour means they haul your gear, provide route guides, have sag (refreshment) stops, and provide roving support (ie. if you break down they can help or give you a ride to the next sag stop or evening site).  Each supported tour is different as some provide meals and some do not.  Some are camping tours and some stay in hotels/motels.  You still need to carry tubes or patch kits for breakdowns.  Most expect you to take care of minor repairs yourself.  Generally the literature for the tour describes what's included and what is extra.  If you have any questions most tour operators are happy to answer them.

Offline JHamelman

Re: Support
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2009, 07:51:42 am »
In looking at the C&O tour, it noted that it was fully supported. What does that mean? Does this mean that all of your camping equipment,etc. is transported for you? Does this mean that the only things you have to carry on your bike are miscellaneous items such as repair equipment and spare tubes.
If this information is in another location on this web-site, please advise.
Thanks for your patience.

Adventure Cycling Tours department has a page describing what you can expect on our supported tours here:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/tours/tourdescription.cfm?id=999902&menu=ev&t=ev

And certainly, if you still have questions, give them a call at 1-800-755-2453, option #3.

.Jennifer.
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Jennifer Hamelman

Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
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www.adventurecycling.org

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Offline johnsondasw

Re: Support
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2009, 02:59:51 pm »
After 30 years of touring, I just took my first fully supported tour (with Adventure Cycling).  It's great to have everything taked care of.  You can really focus on riding, and not deal with shopping, cooking, etc.  The ACA team was friendly, helpful, professional.  You do, of course, have to pay, but for me it was worth it.  I think one of the best parts was meeting other tourers from all over the country.  (No, they did not solicit my endorsement!)
May the wind be at your back!