Tours

Multiple-day cycling tours organized by the VBC.

Helmets are required on all VBC rides and tours.


Tucson in February 2019

I love Tucson in February. Very bike-friendly, 80 mile paved loop around the city, many bike meetups, lots of good eating, museums, etc.
Hard to find winter get-aways because it seems  the snowbirds flock there, and so very little left.
Here is what I came up with:
https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/ 17922748  in a 55+ community with many more amenities than just pools.
I would like to go from Feb.14-Mar. 14.
Cost for sharing with me (2 BR. 2 Bathrooms): $400 per week. Stay as many weeks as you would like.
Please let me know asap, 'cause will be booked soon. Thanks.
Sharon
778- 878-1068

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Cycle Spain - September 22-October 8, 2018

                  

This is a cycling trip along the Mediterranean coast of Spain from Barcelona to Alicante for a total distance of 570 km. I have traveled parts of it already and my ability to speak Spanish certainly helped.  There is lots to see and do, so expect to ride about 60 km/day. Plan is to ride down the coast and take the train to return to Barcelona.
Accommodation: Staying at inexpensive pensions, "casas rurales" (country cottages) and yes-perhaps Warm Showers. (no camping)
Cost: Airfare return is just under $1,000. (or less, there are deals out there). Add food, lodgings, and sundries.
Contact: Email Sharon if you are interested and/or have further questions.

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Sorrento Bike Trip - June 25-28

Click on the title to make this post easier to read. This hub-and-spoke bike trip is based out of Sorrento, located near Salmon Arm, on the banks of Shuswap Lake. There will be day rides starting and ending in Sorrento, with ride options available here and here. There are many country roads to explore with minimal traffic. Obviously there are more rides than time available; the plan is to whittle down the choices closer to the date, with longer rides on full days and shorter rides on arrival and departure days.  We will stay at the Sorrento Center in their cabanas, which are rustic cabins with no running water, meaning a traipse to a washhouse nearby for showers/bathrooms/dishwashing. Dishes, cookware, and bedding are NOT provided. There are options for meals to be provided or DIY. Apparently, they can accommodate special diets. If it rains, we ride and/or hang out in the cabana playing full contact Scrabble. Limit is 8 participants. RSVP: by notifying Teresa, providing a $75 deposit before May 20. Let Teresa know if you plan to have your meals provided by the Sorrento Center. Also let her know if you have room in your vehicle to take other passengers Cost: gas $ to get to and from Sorrento. Shared cost of cabana ($85 per cabana per night, divided among total people). Food -there is a local grocery store close by. $ for souvenirs to make your friends jealous, in the form of chainsaw art. Bring: a bike in good working order, bedding (sleeping bag), toiletries, towel, tools and supplies for flats, bike clothing for the weather conditions, food if you plan to cook, and many items recommended here. Meet: 12pm-1pm at the Sorrento Center,1159 Passchendaele Road, Sorrento. It's a 4-5hr drive from Vancouver. Tours are open to members only.  

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