Companions Wanted

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Each year, hundreds of cyclists grab their maps, plan their tours, pack their panniers or trailers, and head for the open roads and trails of America. Many of these intrepid two-wheeled travelers would like to have company for the journey. If you're looking for a touring companion for your adventure, here's the place to start. The cyclists below are all members of the Adventure Cycling Association, and they're getting ready to pack up and take off.

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Indian Himalaya fall 2022 (Not 2021!)

Created: Sep 20, 2021

Hello! I recruited three folks summer 2016 via ACA for a great trip; Youtube URLs on request. I have done 3 regional cycle trips (2014 solo, 2016 group-mostly supported, 2019 commercial-supported). Goals: mountain adventure, culture, vacation. Open re: route/style. 62 yo married man. OK with vehicle support and cheap/occas. splurge hotels but if you're a hard core camper lets' talk. I have some local contacts. Approx 5 weeks total. Tail end- to post-monsoon (Sep.)? Possible itinerary: Fly Leh, Da Hanu-Kargil-Pensi La-Padum-Shinku La-Darcha-Killar-Sach pass-train or taxi to Delhi. Lamayuru-Padum "road" or Spiti-Kinnaur loop (did 2014, great) also options.

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NE India exploration

Created: Jul 9, 2021

Looking for potential companions for a future trip to the Indian panhandle. Especially interested in exploring the rugged Tibetan terrain of Arunchal Pradesh, but would also like to see other provinces in this often-overlooked region. Considering starting in Darjeeling with a trek to the third highest mountain in the world. No date set, just seeing if other people are interested. This would be a rugged trip with some big climbs and rough roads, but an unparalleled cultural exchange. Also interested in Manali-Leh area and surrounding roads.

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Cross Country

Half Cross-Country Trip

Created: Apr 26, 2022

Hello! I am a 26-year-old male planning a bicycle tour from the West Coast to my home state of Iowa this summer 2022, and I am looking for a bike friend to join me! I am planning on leaving June 1 from Astoria, Oregon, taking the TransAmerica Trail to West Yellowstone, and then jumping on the Parks, Peaks, and Prairies trail to Iowa. It would be preferable to have someone in their 20s or 30s to be around the same pace. I am flexible with mileage, stops, etc. Will use Warmshowers hosts, camping, and motels/hotels (in that preferred order). Please let me know if you are interested or know of someone who would be! Contact me and I would be happy to set up a time to chat about details or questions.

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Cross-Country Seattle to Miami

Created: Apr 19, 2022

Hey, I'm a 20-year-old guy looking for someone to bike with from Seattle on May 18-20 arriving in Miami 50-60 days later. This would be an average of about 70 miles per day. I would love to visit places along the way and am flexible with route, arrival, and departure locations and times. I don't care about race, religion, gender, age, etc. Please let me know if you are interested or know of someone who would be! This is my first cross-country ride so would love tips and advice.

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Tucson to New England to South Dakota

Created: Mar 24, 2022

Starting from Tucson April 18. 64-year-old male. I've crossed the U.S. 3 times. Riding diagonally across the U.S. averaging 50-60 miles per day with about 1 out of 10 days off for rest. Arrive somewhere in New England around July. Then reverse course and head to South Dakota, arriving in September. Join me for any portion you can. Will use Warmshowers hosts, camping, and motels/hotels (in that preferred order). Let's go have fun!

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TransAmerica west to east

Created: Mar 9, 2022

Looking for a companion to ride cross-country west to east. I'm a 58-year-old male planning on leaving Astoria, Oregon, on the 10th of June, and I'm looking to do roughly 60 miles a day. I'm planning on going for 3 months and plan to stay in hostels, motels, and camps along the way. Traveling light, plan on eating out, the person must be a good morning person.

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x-country west to east September 2022

Created: Mar 2, 2022

Planning a trip from Newport Beach, California, to New York or to Stuart, Florida, in September 2022. Final destination depends on weather. 1st choice is through Tennessee, Virginia, and DC. Made a similar trip east to west in 1980. Retired in December 2021 and want to bookend my working career. Age 65. Traveling light as possible. Prefer motels over tent, but can adapt.

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TransAmerica Eastbound July to September 2022

Created: Feb 16, 2022

Hello! I'm new here! My name is Felix and I am seeking companions to ride the TransAmerica route starting in early July. I'm aiming to do the whole thing starting in Astoria, OR and ending in Yorktown, VA hopefully by mid-late September. I'm 30, located in Seattle. Seeking LGBTQ-friendly, easy-going cyclists to ride with. I don't have any long-distance cycling/touring experience but I'm planning to do some weekends trips to get myself prepared and think about what gear I do/don't need. Please let me know if you're interested, or know of someone who is, or know where else is a good place to network for a touring group. I'm open to any tips, gear suggestions, and shared experiences if you have done this trail eastbound before!

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Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean

Created: Feb 14, 2022

Leaving Seaside, Oregon (Lewis & Clark turn around), June 3, 2022, following L&C Trail route to Missoula. Then TransAm route to West Yellowstone, then P, P, & P route to South Dakota and then back on L&C Trail to Iowa to join the start of RAGBRAI July 22,2022. Route flexible after Iowa. Self-supported (loaded) touring bike, 50+ miles/day, minimum one rest day/week. Prefer campgrounds, Warmshowers, hostels, churches, etc. Experienced (pedaled 16,000+ miles in 2021) 70+ male would like to join with other like-minded, similar-paced persons for all or any part of the journey. Although the preceding may sound rigid, it is mainly a template subject to adjustments as the ride progresses. The only fixed date is getting to the start of RAGBRAI on time!

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ready for late summer 2022 southern tier

Created: Jul 16, 2021

I'm planning a ride from Jacksonville, Florida, to San Diego, California, sometime in August or September 2022, or late March 2023. I'm a 59-year-old and love long-distance riding, 16-18 mph for 60 miles per day average. Would like to find a partner or 3 of similar age to start planning with. BTW I don't care what race, sex, or nationality you are, just be happy when the tough gets going...

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Eastern Canada

Michigan and/or Quebec Tour

Created: Mar 28, 2022

Looking to ride in northern Michigan and/or Quebec in July 2022. Open to style (camping or hotel or hybrid). 67-year-old lifelong cyclist.

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Halifax-Port Hawkesbury-Cape Breton loop-Halifax

Created: Dec 21, 2021

Nova Scotia, Canada. Looking for companion rider(s) to ride all or part of the eastern half of Nova Scotia from August 17-27 for a total of 745 miles. Planning an average of 67 miles per day with a range of 40 to 85 miles a day. Camping and use of motels. I am a 67-year-old male who is triple vaccinated. I completed 3 bike tours in 2021. If interested, I have daily routes mapped out. Open to some modifications. isurider77@outlook.com

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Europe

Ireland and Northern Ireland in 2022

Created: May 5, 2022

I'm biking the perimeter of Ireland and N. Ireland from July 25 through August 24. 1,000 miles total; avg. 40 a day. 31 overnights in B&Bs. Dinners in restaurants and pubs. Trad music at night. Looking for one sociable, flexible person (35+) who has a subtle sense of humor, a love of good conversation and chatting with folks we meet along the way, as well as the willingness to bike cheerfully in any weather. The trip begins and ends in Ennis, Co. Clare. Ferries to several offshore islands plus a few train rides. Ireland is an exceptionally friendly country with a generous network of peaceful rural roads, beautiful scenery, rugged mountain passes and lots of history. Expect high temps of 50°-60° F and light rain almost every day.

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Norway Fjords & Finland Summer 2022

Created: Mar 28, 2022

I'm a female 60+ Cyclist looking for companions in Land of the Midnight Sun June/July 2022. Tentatively looking at arriving in Trondheim, Norway, around June 1 and heading north through the fjords on Eurovelo 1 to Nordkapp. Then heading south into Finland; most likely on Eurovelo 11. Hostels, Warmshowers, as little camping as possible. (You may continue south but I will stop in Central Finland; east of Vaasa & Seinäjoki to visit with my son.) Time to enjoy sites & culture (and do part-time remote work). Casual pace but with 24-hour sun and long distances between villages, I suspect we may plan some longer days. Ideally, planning to travel about 4 days/week.

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May 2023, Germany, Weserradweg

Created: Mar 15, 2022

Hello, I am a native German who has been living in the U.S. since 1991. I was born in Bremen, Germany. The "Weserradweg" has consistently been voted as the most enjoyable long(er) distance ride in Germany. It is considered moderate to mostly easy. I am turning 54 this year and picked up the joy of cycling a mere 9 months ago (again). This ride is for the faint of heart! Pure fun! Lots of breaks and beer. This 340-mile tour is self-supported and guided (but well mapped out) and you would ride with a bi-lingual German (me). I plan to stay at comfy hotels with my husband who is riding his motorcycle through the countryside and will meet me up at the end of the day. I am planning to do this over 10 days, a few overnight stops included.

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Tour Biking Europe While Remote Working

Created: Jun 14, 2021

Hi! My name is Juliana and I'm currently in the United States. I'm interested in creating an experience bike touring in Europe while also remote working. So I need distances between towns that are short enough to do a moderate amount of cycling daily while still getting to a place that has good wifi early enough to put in a day of work. Does anybody have recommendations on where to go? Do you know of a cycling association or bike shop in Europe that would? Would anyone like to join me?

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Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

looking for GDMBR companion

Created: Apr 11, 2022

I am looking for a riding companion for the GDMBR this summer. I wanted to do it northbound, but the timing for me might be better going southbound. Please contact me if you might be interested.

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GDMBR - 500 mile section in August 2022

Created: Apr 6, 2022

I'm planning to ride a 500-mile section of the GDMBR in mid-late August 2022, likely 8/19-30. I anticipate 7 days of riding in the 60-70 miles per day range. Currently planning to start at the north starting point in Banff. I'd much prefer a riding with some additional folks. 55-year-old male.

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GDMBR July 2022

Created: Mar 23, 2022

I'm flying into Calgary 7/18. Heading to Banff on 7/20. Then taking the highway north to Jasper, then getting on the official GDMBR. Looking for anyone interested in riding with me. Email for more details if interested

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Intermountain West

Idaho Hot Springs ??

Created: Jan 19, 2022

Hello everyone. Looking for companions to join me in a relaxed cruise/soak tour of the main gravel loop of the Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route. Camping and hot springs while not being rushed. I'm 43 and love to get miles in but also don't wanna be rushed and miss any cool hot springs. I'm flexible on dates but thinking of starting late May. Depending on snow pack. ??

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Mid-Atlantic

DelMarVa Bike Route Summer 2022

Created: May 5, 2022

Seeking a few companions to ride all, or parts of Adventure Cycling's Delaware-Maryland-Virginia Bike Route - between June-August timeframe. Plan on credit card touring @+/- 50 miles per day. I ride a dual-battery eBike, but conventional road bikes are welcomed. Prefer to start in central Delaware (Felton) and stick to Adventure Cycling's mapped routes. Look forward to hearing from you.

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GAP/C&O or C&O/GAP Rail to Trails

Created: Feb 17, 2022

Planning a self-contained trip, one way or round trip, east to west or west to east, don't matter, whatever works. Camping whenever possible, mileage depends on conditions (trail, weather, health), nothing cast in stone, it's all for fun, siteseeing, and enjoyment. I'm a 70-year-old experienced bike tourist always looking for company, not to mention share expenses (motels as needed). Have toured WA and N. ID and want to see the eastern side of the country. Solo thru-hiked over 1400 miles of the AT in 2018 and enjoyed the country side so thought it'd be fun to ride these Rail Trails. Right now thinking in September but open to any and all options. Though having grown up in the PNW I would like to avoid as much rain as possible.

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'ACOA's' GAP/C&O CANAL ROUTE

Created: Jan 25, 2022

Three, four, or more of fellow travelers...Adult Children of Alcoholic's (ACOA). Start in Pittsburgh and finish at the Washington DC Mall. Bringing along the 'Big Red Book.' Even if you never belonged to an ACOA group, no problem. Just that you experienced growing up this way is fine. Seven to nine days. B&Bs and motels or mix with some camping is fine. Tentative date September 18, 2022. I have done this route solo a few years back.

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Midwest

Ohio - Miami-Erie Canal Route - Oct. 2022 - 300 mi

Created: Jan 20, 2022

Following the old Miami-Erie Canal from Cincinnati to Toledo in seven days in October of 2022. Averaging 35 miles a day, with generous time for meals and seeing sights. 60/40 roads/trails. Urban riding in Cincinnati and Toledo, everything else is trails and country roads. Camping/BnB up for discussion. I am a 53, attached, and in good shape. Did the Ohio to Erie ride in five days in 2021. Want this to be as much about biking as it is about relaxation, and taking in history and nature. Not about speed.

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North America

GDMBR Sparwood, BC to Eureka, Montana, SAG Wanted

Created: Mar 24, 2022

Hello, we are a group of 3 friends looking for a driver with her/his own vehicle to provide support during a 3-day, 2-night trip between Sparwood, British Columbia, and Eureka, Montana, along the GDMBR in mid-July 2022. We are looking for someone who can transport gear and food to two campsites along the route. If interested, please email Mercedes at ridingbikes@outlook.com.

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Utah Mountain Biking

Created: Nov 17, 2021

Companion wanted for Utah mountain biking, the first 3 weeks of May 2022. Near Green River, Utah. We will take a car into the BLM desert and camp 25 miles from town. Wonderful slickrock riding. 6 world-class loops. Canyoneering, hiking, and wildflowers as well. Will need to resupply in Green River twice. I'm 51 years old.

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Montana and North Dakota

Created: Sep 9, 2021

Love to find a group for riding, SAG, or camping. My goal is to ride from Great Falls, Montana, to Fargo, North Dakota, summer of 2022. Will try to overnight in hotels or Arbnb, but camping is a possibility. Planning the safest roads possible. About 10-14 mph, 60-70 miles per day. I am college-educated male, 70, but obviously not too bright or I would be staying in my easy chair. Contact me and we will set up a call to discuss this adventure.

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Northeast

Block Island RI Exploration by Bike

Created: Mar 15, 2022

Bike tour of Block Island and other Rhode Island locales. Timing flexible (I'm 62, retired economist, male). Or bike tour of Manhattan or 100-mile bike trail on Florida Keys? Or, maybe Pacific Coast? Prefer female biker but has to be platonic/friend only cause I'm married...my wife still teaches full time so she doesn't want to go. Also, will do coast-to-coast fundraiser for Ukrainian if you want to commit three months to that. Other biking ideas?

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Seeking maps for Green Mountain/Adirondak loop

Created: Mar 11, 2022

Maps for Green Mountain Loop and Adirondack Park Loop are out of print currently, and Adventure Cycling staff suggested I try reaching out here to find a hard copy. If you are willing to loan/sell/share, please contact me. I'm hoping to ride one of these routes in June or July. Thanks!

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Central NY

Created: Feb 15, 2022

A semi-out-of-shape cross-country cyclist looking to get back into it come spring time. I live in Fayetteville, New York, and wouldn't mind if I had to buy a bike rack to venture to some cool trails. Looking for someone who doesn't mind 16-17mph and will grow into a higher speed as the body quickly adjusts back into shape.

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New Hampshire Fall Foliage Oct 7-15 2022

Created: Jan 27, 2022

Buddies sought to join polyglot F in Fall Foliage tour of New Hampshire. Improved version of great 2020 trip. Route: most charming NH towns: Newburyport-Concord-Meredith-Wolfeboro- North Conway-Gorham-Woodstock-Lebanon-Keene-Newburyport. Stay at inns/motels. 45-65 miles per day, 3000-4000 elevation gain, c. 11-12 MPH. Must love taking breaks to enjoy snacks, coffee, local micro-brews. Start Fri Oct 7 from Newburyport MA (commuter rail). Will cycle as loose group, especially on highways. Must reserve hotels well in advance to ensure accomodations & reasonable prices. Team players only!

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Big loop tour of Maine July 2022

Created: Aug 27, 2021

I'm an experienced 60-year-old self-supported tourist, enjoys loops more than A to B. Next year I have some ideas for Maine. Fly to Portland and ride a BIG loop. Preliminary plans give 1,300 miles / 60 per day would be 21 days, but I would allow an extra 5 to 7 days. I enjoy camping although many times motels fit the route better, especially if we have 3 in a room as I can sleep on the floor. Please contact me early if you want to help plan. I am only going by the DOT state map so far. I can send you my RWGPS routes. Edwin

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Northwest

Rolling in the Pacific Northwest

Created: Apr 22, 2022

Fit, 60-year-old woman, in Puget Sound region, looking for biking buddies to explore Western and Eastern Washington, with a bias for as few motorized vehicles as possible. Day rides and self-supported weekend getaways. ~40 miles per day, sightseeing pace (i.e. relatively slow). Respond with cycling experience and goals/wishes. Preference for cycling in rural areas, and on recreational trails, the less cars the better.

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Seattle Area to RAGBRAI

Created: Apr 13, 2022

Planning on riding from the Seattle area to the start of RAGBRAI (July 22, 2022) in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. The tour would begin in early to mid-June, averaging about 50 to 60 miles per day. I am flexible on lodging and anticipate a combination of camping, Warmshowers, hotels, and Airbnbs. I am a recently retired male with some touring experience. If interested in all or part of this tour please let me know.

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Alaska Golden Circle

Created: Apr 4, 2022

Early July starting the Alaska Golden Circle ride beginning in Haines, ending in Skagway, over one week. Have done some bike touring but this would be the most challenging so far. Planning on camping, using hotels/hostels, possibly Warmshowers. Shooting for 45-65 miles a day.

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Shorter Regional Tours in the Greater Pacific NW

Created: Mar 29, 2022

Looking for a companion or two for regional tours in Oregon, Idaho, and Nevada lasting 1-3 weeks each, this year and next. Got lots of possibilities, the trick is making the logistics work out. That includes finding compatible partner(s) especially for the more rugged and remote areas. My own preferences include camping, backroads, and dirt tracks, the Oregon and Nevada desert areas, small towns with rustic bars, and riding each day until we find something else that captures our attention. Interested in making whatever we do into OUR tour rather than my tour on which you are allowed to ride. My top ideas: Oregon Outback Route OC&E Rail Trail from Klamath Falls to Lakeview, then onto OR Timber Trail NV outback routes ID Hot Spring route

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South America

Panama to Ecuador

Created: Nov 5, 2021

Seeking young, like-minded cycling partners for a trip from Panama City to Quito, starting June 13, 2022. Currently booked on a sailboat to depart Portobelo, Panama, on June 15 for Cartagena, Colombia. From there the plan is to follow a mix of paved and gravel roads to Quito over the course of approximately 2 months, at ~50 miles/day.

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Southeast

Florida Keys Tour..October 29...November 3, 2022

Created: Mar 30, 2022

No E-Bikes on the tour. Riders are invited to join me on my 46th roundtrip tour of the Florida Keys. This is not a commercial tour. I do not charge for leading. SAG is not available. All riders must be self-supported and self-reliant. Credit card touring. All riders are responsible for their expenses and safety. I do limit the number of riders who join me. Email for all rider expectations.

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Florida Keys Tour..October 29...November 3, 2022

Created: Mar 29, 2022

No E-Bikes on the tour. Riders are invited to join me on my 46th roundtrip tour of the Florida Keys. This is not a commercial tour. I do not charge for leading. SAG is not available. All riders must be self-supported and self-reliant. Credit card touring. All riders are responsible for their expenses and safety. I do limit the number of riders who join me. Email for all rider expectations.

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Tandem captain seeks visually impaired stoker

Created: Nov 4, 2021

I bike over 6,400 miles a year, about a third of it on a tandem. I am seeking a visually impaired person or other handicapped person who would enjoy the opportunity to bike with me as a "stoker" in Tampa Bay area. I have seen this offered in NYC, DC, and Cali, but not in Tampa Bay. Video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=730343804125600. Blind Stokers Club (BSC) enables biking for visually impaired http://blindstokersclub.org. To see samples of rides I do with Tampa Bay Cycling, a Meetup and Facebook group with 3000 cyclists https://meetu.ps/ I am listed as Paul S on those rides. I could bring my tandem to the stoker's choice of our group rides.

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Southwest

2-3 day gravel or road tour companion

Created: Apr 4, 2022

Looking for companion(s) to do some short tours (2-3 days) in the Southern California area. Somewhat flexible (not according to wife) as can be strictly road tours or gravel-type tours (better yet). I prefer cabins or motels rather than camping. 60s retired male

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DEATH VALLEY FEBRUARY 2023

Created: Mar 9, 2022

I plan to ride in Death Valley during the month of February or early March 2023. Usually this is a 5 or 6 day tour and can be a bikepacking or inn-to-inn trip. An add-on to this trip would be a one-day short ride in Red Rock Canyon, which is just north of Las Vegas. I am 71, married, and in good physical condition. I am easygoing and would encourage like-minded to respond. The mileage is 40 to 60 miles per day.

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Bikepack Arizona

Created: Oct 19, 2021

I am going to bikepack somewhere in Arizona next year, spring and or fall. I'm an experienced bikepacker/tourer. The list of the three possibilities and links: the Fools Loop, Sky Islands Odyssey, and El Camino Del Diablo. https://bikepacking.com/routes/fools-loop-arizona/ https://bikepacking.com/routes/sky-islands-odyssey-east-loop/ https://bikepacking.com/routes/el-camino-del-diablo/ Let me know.

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