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Susan Haidar Oct 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Anyone coming from the PHiladelphia area for Oct. 27th trip?

Connie Ford Oct 05, 2014 at 09:43 PM

Have any of you rented a bike for this trip? What was the type/quality of the bike?
Marjorie Welsh Oct 05, 2014 at 10:51 PM

I took my own bike, a hybrid which I felt worked very well for the roads. There is some sand. We road in rain one day. I felt very comfortable with a hybrid over a road bike. As far as I knew everyone had their own bikes. There were a few mountain bikes.

Susan Haidar Sep 22, 2014 at 07:54 PM

I'm travelling solo. Anyone else coming from the Philadelphia region who might like to car pool? (Oct. 27th trip)

Terri Martin May 29, 2014 at 03:17 PM

Sorry, but yet more questions.....How many miles do you ride at one time? We have "cruisers" would that work on this trip? And, should one tire, can you catch a ride?
Marjorie Welsh May 29, 2014 at 03:43 PM

I use Map My Ride so I have my history. I rode 21.6 miles on Day 1. 27 miles on Day 2 in cold rain. What an adventure. Several riders did get in the sag wagon because of the weather. Day 3 was 9.6 miles. There is always a staff member bringing up the rear so no worries about being left behind. The sag wagon follows should you want a ride or need mechanical support. Cruisers should be fine.

Terri Martin May 29, 2014 at 01:59 PM

Do you stay on paved roads for this trip or do you go off road on other surfaces? Also, do you ride over any bridges?
Marjorie Welsh May 29, 2014 at 02:47 PM

Paved roads. I still would prefer my hybrid over a thin tire touring bike. We were vanned over to Chincoteague. Staff handled our bikes which were unloaded and waiting for our arrival. The bridge to Chincoteague is narrow and under construction last fall. One of our group wanted extra mileage and did ride. There is a small low bridge to Assateague with a path for cycling

wanda bershen Mar 28, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Still looking for someone who may be driving from the NYC/NJ area?? Would love to join you and share expenses of course -- you can txt me at 212-598-0224 any time.

wanda bershen Mar 23, 2014 at 01:25 PM

Is anyone driving from NYC (or nearby) on april 30?? Happy to share expenses -- I am coming by myself (single woman).

Carol Davis Mar 18, 2014 at 05:29 PM

This would be my first bike trip with Road Scholar. I'm single and would be registering as "l". I'm wondering if it's mostly couples and/or people that already know one another, or is it a good mix; including area of the country? TKU.
Melanie Payne Mar 18, 2014 at 05:42 PM

Hi Carol - I went on this trip last year and it was my first Road Scholar experience. It was wonderful! There were 4-5 singles in the group and everyone was friendly, welcoming and ready to have fun. Enjoy!
Marjorie Welsh Mar 18, 2014 at 07:21 PM

Hi Carol, there was one single on the fall trip. She rode more miles than the rest of us and was on her own more, eventually leaving early. There were single friends who roomed together. I knew half of that pair. No one else knew each other but everyone as friendly and we had a wonderful time. Most seemed to be from the northeast, MD, CT. 4 of us from FL. I think you'll be fine riding at your pace. There will always be someone with you. Have fun!

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