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Premium Email Subscriber Aug 09, 2015 at 11:52 PM

Looking forward to meeting fellow travelers/bikers on the Aug. 23 trip.

Russell Green Jun 13, 2015 at 10:57 AM

I just received my final booklet from RS and now it dawns on me that days and nights mean 4 days of biking, not 5.
Bruce Moskovitz Jun 13, 2015 at 01:40 PM

Nope - not if the schedule was like our trip. You ride Monday-Friday, although the Friday ride is in the morning and shorter than the other days - around 12 miles. You'll be riding BACK to the inn from a close by town.
Russell Green Jun 13, 2015 at 01:56 PM

Nice to know the booklet just says that a lunch to go is available and that it is over at noon. Nothing about a planned ride on the 5th morning.

Russell Green May 25, 2015 at 07:48 PM

I just got into riding last summer and have a hybrid that I use mostly on rail trails. I can't keep up with the rides sponsored by the local bike club but could probably do what they call ice cream rides. I have been going about 23 miles on the recent rides and hope to get up to where the 35 mile ride is comfortable for me before the date of my program. The street bikes are lighter and faster on good paved surfaces but lack the versatility of hybrids.
Bruce Moskovitz May 25, 2015 at 08:05 PM

You'll do fine if you're at 23 miles! There were only a couple days with longer rides and that was broken up with lunch. You might also consider what's called a "flat-bar" racer - thinner tires, with flat handlebars instead of downturned bars. Good luck - we had a blast when we took the trip!

Carol Schroeder May 25, 2015 at 09:44 AM

Patricia, yes, most of at the bikes were hybrid on my day trips to paradise ride last summer, but I nabbed a great road bike that no one else wanted- carbon fiber, drop handle bars. However, the supply of bikes may ebb and flow over time.

Patricia Fairfield May 24, 2015 at 06:25 PM

Hello, my brothers and I will be coming on this trip in July. They have their own bikes but I am wondering about rental options. Does anyone have information about that? Thank you.
Russell Green May 24, 2015 at 10:43 PM

I believe that they have rentals at the lodge.
Bruce Moskovitz May 24, 2015 at 11:21 PM

The proprietors DO provide rentals; make sure to check with them in advance. The rentals were hybrids, so if you want something higher end, they may be able to arrange it (they get the bikes from a local shop - they don't own them).

Russell Green May 11, 2015 at 02:27 PM

I am attending the July 26-31st program. Driving up from PA. Was going on to Montreal for the next program but just canceled that due to a friends schedule for that portion. Never went on a biking trip like this before, looking forward to it and wondering if I can launder bike wear or if I need to by more outfits. I could pick up another rider along the way if interested. NJ or NY or PA
Carol Schroeder May 11, 2015 at 06:43 PM

Russell, I did this ride last summer and really enjoyed it. Seems to me that there was a clothes line for folks who needed to do laundry, but I can't recall ever seeing a washing machine. I do recommend doing some hill work before the ride which will certainly make your trip more enjoyable!

John Cawley Oct 02, 2014 at 07:36 AM

Hi Mike and Kathy Moyer, we will be joining you and we're hoping that the fall foliage will still be brilliant. It is just starting here in Cazenovia New York. We are ready to adjust to whatever the weather has in store.
John Cawley and Mimi Weber

Michael Moyer Sep 18, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Hi! Anyone out there going to be biking with us in Paradise on the October 5-10 week? Sure hope it stays warm & dry enough! It's gotten cool fast here in MI, so bike rides are brisk!
We winter in Oro Valley near Tucson.
Looking forward to mtg our fellow bikers -- Kathy & Mike Moyer
Bruce Moskovitz Sep 18, 2014 at 04:31 PM

Make sure to layer! Even during our June ride the evenings could get chilly. But the experience was wonderful! The hosts are very accommodating and the rides varied (and somewhat challenging!).

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