Hotel check-in from 2:00 p.m. Test ride is 6 miles on bike paths and city streets; minimal elevation gain/loss; Moab is at 4,025 feet. Quality 24-speed hybrid-style bicycles are provided including back rack and with a small pack. Bring bicycle helmets, water bottles, bicycle clothing and wind-rain-sun protection. Participants may also bring own seats and/or pedals if desired. Electric assist bicycles are not permitted. Must demonstrate good biking ability; proficiency/safety test is conducted.
Program Registration, 2:00 p.m. After you have your room assignment, come to the Road Scholar table in the hotel parking lot to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, other important information, and to confirm when and where the Orientation session will take place. We will have a bicycle fitting and short ride to test our equipment and make any adjustments.
At a local restaurant, we will enjoy a plated meal, with choices from a menu, plus coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.
Orientation, 5:00 p.m. in the hotel meeting room. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. Each morning we have the luxury of walking or taking the van down the street to a local diner favorite in Moab for a full-order plated breakfast off the menu. Lunches have been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like, due to flexibility during rides. Participants should bring desired lunch and ride snacks, food. Supermarkets also in walking distance of hotel. The bicycle rides each day will start after van rides from the hotel to a designated starting point. Our staff will join the group on bicycles as well as driving the sag wagons. The sag wagons and trailer will be available during the rides for shedding or adding clothes, water refills, and emergencies. Periods in the daily schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.