June 11, 2013
Only six more days until Adventure Cycling Association’s second annual Summer Cycling Auction kicks off! From June 17 to 21 you will have the opportunity to go to BiddingforGood.com and bid on some awesome and unique bike-specific objects. All items in the auction were donated and any money generated in the auction will benefit Adventure Cycling’s programs and services. To check out all of our great items visit BiddingforGood.com/AdventureCycling, and don't forget to register to bid.
Today’s featured items are two great opportunities to bike into the backcountry in style!
The deluxe Tabeguache backcountry biking trip for two is perfect for intermediate and advanced mountain bikers and includes food, drinks, and three nights in Colorado Backcountry Biker’s cozy, scenic huts and an additional night at the exclusive Gateway Canyons Resort (double occupancy). This is a self-guided adventure with maps, waypoints, and directions provided during the orientation in Fruita, CO. Trails vary from backcountry single track to jeep trails and fire roads. All in all, it is an excellent trip for the adventure traveler who appreciates a few perks along the way. The huts sleep six so you might want to invite a few friends to share in the fun.
Value: $1390 Starting Bid: $450
The winners of this six-day cycling hut grand tour for two, donated by Cascade Huts, will stay at all 5 of the Cascade huts on this self-guided, 6-day tour around Mt Hood. The ride is 160 miles, with added options to take on some world class singletrack. The ride takes in many highlights includng a portion of the Columbia River Gorge, a stretch of the Barlow Road (part of the historic Oregon Trail), a picturesque and refreshing stop at Trillium Lake, the thrilling descent down the Pioneer Bridle Trail, and the inspiring views from Lolo Pass Hut. Huts are stocked with food, drinks and water and supplied with a propane stove, lamps, kitchen utensils, sleeping bags, and pads — making it easier for you to enjoy the ride!
Value: $1200 Starting Bid: $400
Top photo courtesy of Cascade Huts
Bottom photo courtesy of Colorado Backcountry Biker
SUPPORT ADVENTURE CYCLING is written by Alex Campbell, development coordinator of Adventure Cycling Association.