December 31, 2012
As another year comes to a close, it is the perfect time to reflect on, and relive, all of the awesome cycling experiences, new cycling friendships, and beautiful stories from 2012. For me personally, I had some great opportunities this year: I rode on Adventure Cycling's Denali Adventure with my 22-year-old son Brandon. I led our revamped Wine & Harvest tour and met many new friends. I reconnected to Madge Noble, a trail angel that I met on my 2009 Natchez Trace tour in Canton, MS, and, I became the proud owner of Freddy, my new Bike Friday!
Working in the Tours Department of Adventure Cycling, I have been blessed with the opportunity to listen to the cycling dreams and aspirations of dozens of new and experience cyclists. Just the other day, a member share with me that he wanted to take our Tetons-Yellowstone tour because it would help him reach his goal of cycling in every state in the Lower 48. When I mentioned that all 50 states was one of my goals (only HI, OK, IA, AK, ND remain), we bonded instantly. Then I began to convince him that he might consider our Denali Adventure tour as a chance to bag his 49th state! In our department, a week doesn't go by without a great story about someone's cycling dream.
Thanks to the many cyclists that have already decided on their 2013 Adventure Cycling tour, we have sold out 18 of our 73 tour offerings, and another 23 trips are nearly full! But, it is not too late to fulfill your cycling dreams! Among our remaining offerings are:
How can the dream weavers in the Adventure Cycling Tours Department help you in 2013?
Happy trails, happy dreams,, and Happy New Year!
- Arlen Hall
Photos by Arlen Hall
ON THE ROAD is written by the tours team -- Mo, Paul, Madeline, and Arlen -- tours specialists and intrepid bicyclists, covering all things related to Adventure Cycling's tours Department. Check out our 2013 Tours!