• Cycling weekdays with SPACY is on Friday this week: Route is TBD, 80 - 85 kms

    Marché Atwater (picnic tables in front of Havre-aux-glaces

    The forecast calls for beautiful riding weather. Hard at work? Or... do you want to ride?... I will post the route of our ride later in the week... or we will decide at the last minute. The ride will be about 80 - 85 km and will certainly include a stop for a lunch (and beer) along the route. Meeting point GPS coordinates:[masked], [masked]. Distance: 80 - 85 kms. Difficulty: No significant hills The fine print: 1 - Only a road bike, touring bike or hybrids are accepted, no mountain bikes, no electric bikes! We will cruise at an average 24 - 26 km/h, more or less. 2 - There is one question when you sign up, if you can't see the question because you are signing up from a cell phone, please make sure you send me the answer by private message: What was your longest ride this season, in kms? 3 - You have a spare tube with you in case something happens. You have a helmet. Equipment will be verified before starting the ride. 4 - You can bring snacks if you want, however we will stop somewhere interesting with lots of food options. 5 - Waiting list: I will manage the waiting list manually. 6 - If you change your mind and must cancel, then out of respect for all our members and organizer, please change your RSVP to No at least 2 hours before the event, ie., before 8:00am Wednesday morning. Cancellations after 8:30am Wednesday morning will be considered a no-show.

  • Cycling The Costa Brava (Spain), another incredible SPACY European adventure

    The Costa Brava ("Wild Coast" or "Rough Coast") is a coastal region of Catalonia in northeastern Spain, consisting of the comarques (counties) of Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà and Selva in the province of Girona. Costa Brava stretches from the town of Blanes, 60 km (37 mi) northeast of Barcelona, to the French border. We have created a custom cycling route that is unparalleled with others found on the Internet. We will be overnighting in the most vibrant, the most exciting, the most lively and the most entertaining of all of northeast Spain's seaside towns. Our route will average 70 kms per day (10 km per day less than last year), giving us lots of time to ride from each overnight stop to the next, and still give us more time to explore each town, either on bike or on foot. We will be cycling for seven days (one more day than last year), our first cycling day will be Saturday 28 September, and we'll end in Barcelona on the following Friday afternoon. Both Friday night hotel stays are included in this cycling adventure: eight nights are prepaid. The exact itinerary will be emailed to each participant. Some of us will fly in a few days early to explore the area and/or stay a few days longer after the cycling week. I will also plan some optional excursions before and after our cycling tour. There are inexpensive, nonstop flights to Barcelona, around $800. Temperatures expected will be highs of 24 C during the day. Instead of organizing an info session for this European adventure, I will allow up to 16 people to RSVP to this event. At the end of March, we will meet, discuss details, and finalize the members who will be joining the cycling group. We will be a maximum of 10 riders. If you are already certain that you want to be a part of this exciting trip, you can send me a $600 deposit at any time (to the same email address as in the past). The final fee has yet to be determined, however it will be along the lines of last year ($1,400) plus the extra day. Also, Spain is more expensive than Italy.