Hi Folks, welcome to another great season of cross country, back country and snow shoeing! Our events are for all ability levels, we break up into groups based on ability. We typically visit local cross country venues within 90 minutes of Boston, with some further trips now and again. If you want to carpool you can post a note in the event listing. Also remember to look at the event posting prior to leaving home as snow and driving conditions can change. If anyone wants to become an event organizer and lead an event please get in touch with me. We also post cycling rides in the summer.
Registration & payment required for this trip. Prospectus is at:
Time travels slower on San Juan islands. Leave the watch behind, turn off the phone, keep the camera, drain the stress, & come soak in magical beauty of the Pacific Northwest: Seattle, San Juan islands, & Victoria. We will treat ourselves to abundant doses of ocean views, mountains, bakeries, ferry rides, chocolate, country roads, & friendly company.
Our itinerary will take us between Seattle, San Juan Islands, & Victoria. Bicycles will take us along scenic coastal routes in search of migrating orcas, until we find the next bakery, lighthouse, or beach. Ferries will be the main transport between destinations almost daily.
We will get a real sense of the local culture, maritime history, & US/Canadian relationships. Some optional activities include the Royal BC Museum, Craigdarroch Castle, Whaling Museum, San Juan Island National Historical Park, & Space Needle.
Participants will be responsible for their own bicycle arrangement, either by bringing their own, or by renting from an outfitter. The leaders will facilitate bike renting, including the renting of E-Bikes by referring participants to the outfitters. Participants are also expected to be able to perform minor repairs on their bike themselves (flats, adjustments, etc).
Bicycle 35-50 miles with 1,500–3,000ft elevation daily.
Previous group bicycle experience, at the intermediate level or higher is required. Several of the days are long and strenuous. This can be mitigated if participants rent E-bikes.
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