Daily rides average 25 miles; some do more, some do less. People cycle at their own pace in small groups and may do more mileage depending upon ability. Getting in/out of a van; transfers to the start of cycling routes are between 20-50 minutes depending on selected routes. Cycling routes, with modest inclines, are nearly completely paved, with some others on Rails-to-Trails conversions (crushed limestone).
At the Lodge.
We will gather on the porch for the Tour du Jour Map at 9:00 a.m. We’ll choose from 20 different day rides (we pick one of them for each riding day) and get underway at 9:15 a.m. People cycle at their own pace in small groups and may do different mileage depending upon ability. Sag wagon always on patrol. Rides are almost always on pavement (good shoulders, very low traffic densities) which often sees more bicycles than cars on any given day.
Bag lunches at a predesignated spot.
We will continue the day’s cycling. There is some time throughout the day for museums, country stores, local swimming holes, milkshakes, antiquing, etc. We are normally back at the Lodge between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. where there is plenty of time for a swim, a snooze, or a snack.
At the Lodge.
Evening lectures commence at 7:30 p.m. Topics might include Heart Healthy Living, Canadian History, American Invasions of Canada (1775 - 1871), Quebec Politics Since the Quiet Revolution, The Gerry Bull Story, Natural History, Native Canadian History, International Adventure Travel Tales.