GABA General Meeting: It's a Small (Bike Touring) World After All

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In the summer of 2014, Robert Willman went bicycle touring for the first time ever.

And he did it three times.

In three very different ways.

The first tour, put on by “Road Scholar”, traveled from Cumberland, MD to Washington, DC along the C&O Canal with a group of 20 riders (6 from Tucson), and was fully supported, lodging in hotels.

The second tour, put on by “Parks and Trails New York”, traveled from Buffalo to Albany along the Erie Canal with 500 riders, and was also fully supported, but the riders camped in tents.

The third tour followed the Katy Trail in Missouri, a path of crushed limestone along the former route of the MKT (“Katy”) railroad, skirting the Missouri River. This time, Robert was on his own, either camping or staying in B&Bs.

His presentation will discuss lessons he learned on each type of trip, with pictures taken along the way, and a couple of examples of how small the world really is.