11 months ago
This is an excellent program, one of the best that I have attended. The GAP trail is beautiful – 150 miles of scenic riding, nearly all of it car-free. Laurelville provided a very scenic setting, very comfortable accommodations, and excellent food. The trail lunches were the best that I have ever had on any RS bicycling or hiking program. The 20 participants were a mix of very experienced and more casual riders, but all were able to complete the full 150 miles. The entire staff – Kimmie, Steve, Gene, Mae, George, Nelson, and Grace – were encouraging, positive, flexible, and amazingly helpful. A week of perfect weather contributed to this outstanding experience. As always, the participants were friendly, welcoming, and fun to be with. As a single participant, I always felt welcomed as part of the group. If you would enjoy biking for 5 days in a beautiful setting, this is the program for you! I have posted some pictures from the week at ellieknesper.smugmug.com.