September 20 - 28, 2021
The total price of this trip is $4595 per person. At this time we need just a $500 deposit to hold your spot on this very popular ride.
Complete info on what's included and what isn't can be found here, but basically everything is covered except airfare and some lunches. (Some people like a full lunch when riding; others prefer to snack until dinner.)
Need to Cancel Right Away?
You have 14 days from the time you register to cancel without penalty. You get back that entire $500.
At this writing we expect that COVID will be well under control by September 2021. Should this change and it is not safe to travel we will cancel the trip and refund ALL of your money.
Trip insurance is available from Travel Guard, and covers you if you can't make the trip, or get sick in the middle of the event. You can read all about it and get a free quote here. No sales call; no hard sell.
The insurance costs about 10% - 15% of the price of the trip, depending on which options you pick.
If you decide to buy trip insurance we recommend that you sign up for the trip first, BEFORE you buy coverage. (It's just easier that way). Trip insurance questions? Happy to assist -- just contact us.
You'll be charged a $500 deposit on your credit card.
An additional $1,000 per person is due 30 days after you register.
The final balance isn't due until August 15, 2021.
We'll send you an invoice for the balance. You can pay that balance by credit card, or pay by check and save $100 per person.
The price of the ride is based on two people per hotel room. Please list below the name of the person who will be your roommate.
If you want us to find a roommate of the same gender as you, we're happy to help. Please enter Find Me a Roommate in the space below. We've had quite a few requests from both men and women looking for roommates, so join us!
If it turns out that we can't find you a roommate in a sane amount of time we will refund all of your $500 deposit.
If you want a private room each night just for yourself it costs $1250 extra for the entire trip. Just write, "Private Room" in the space below and we will bill you accordingly. (We don't profit from that $1250 private-room fee. We just give that money to the hotels where we stay).
Hotel rooms have one or two beds. Please let us know here what you prefer.
YOUR BIKE RIDING STYLE
Most days we'll offer a longer route and a shorter route. What's your preference?
You are NOT bound by this answer -- you can change your mind any time you want, even on ride day, without notifying us in advance.
We're asking here just so we can ESTIMATE how many people to expect where and when.
Tell us about any special meal needs and we'll do our very best for you! Check all that apply.
We need at least 20 people signed up to make this trip work. If we have fewer than 20 I lose a lot of money, and once when I wasn't paying attention my accountant said something about losing money being very bad.
Reservations usually come in apace, but If we get to July 15, 2021 and we haven't sold enough slots, we'll cancel the trip, notify you, and IMMEDIATELY refund 100% of what you've paid. Your cost is zero.
All this a long-winded way to say that if you are one of the first to sign-up we appreciate it, but I wouldn't dash out and purchase trip cancellation insurance or book a non-refundable airfare just yet until we confirm with you on July 15, 2021 or earlier.
Non-Pedaling Friends, Spouses, Siblings, Sweeties...
We often hear from wonderful cyclists who say, "My companion does not pedal but they want to come along anyway -- is that OK?"
We think they'll enjoy the great meals, the nice people, the sun and swimming, being with you...
We are happy to transport folks in our vehicles, and we'll get them to the next city on the itinerary as fast as we can, but please understand that our core duty is to the bicyclists -- passengers may be delayed just a bit while we tend to our cycling chores.
Please note that non-cyclists pay the same price as people riding bikes.