DURING TOUR

WHAT IS INCLUDED DURING TOUR?

Support System – Sometimes called the bunny-hop, CrossRoads’ support system has evolved over the years into one that is the standard for long distance touring by bike. First you’ll see us pass you and then you’ll see us on the side of the road waving at you as you pedal by on the way to your next SAG stop which is set up, ready, and waiting for you to enjoy.

Crew – Six crew members, both in vehicles and on bikes, will assist you each day as you pedal the many miles across the country. The crew is comprised of mechanics, SAG specialists, and our Logistics Manager. Because we are an owner operated tour company, close attention is paid to your personal experience and success while on tour.

Vehicles – Three vehicles travel with you to provide support on riding days. All vehicles are equipped with radios to ensure a smooth flow of communication. In addition, bike parts, pumps, tubes, tires, Co2 and first aid supplies, as well as food and drink are stocked in all vehicles.

Mechanic – Support by our professionally trained mechanics is available both on the road and at the hotel to keep your bike in tip-top shape during tour. While it is very important for you to be able to change a flat, our mechanics will always stop and help you. At the end of the day our truck converts quickly from luggage delivery to mobile bike shop.

SAG – SAG stops are indicated on hard copy route sheets and in GPS files making them easy to find and accessible.  Depending on the length of the ride day there are one to three SAGs each day located 30 to 40 miles apart.  Each SAG includes a power station with bars, gels, and sports drink.  Pastry and fruit are provided daily along with a wide variety of snacks, both salty and sweet.

Route Sheets – Hard copy route sheets in addition to GPS files are provided prior to the beginning of tour.  At orientation, a folder complete with route sheets for the entire tour will be given to you.  Prior to tour you will receive an emailed invitation link from Ride with GPS to download all route files to your Garmin, bike computer, or phone.  SAG stops, hazards, points of interest as well as hotel location are noted on both hard copy route sheets and GPS files.

Route Rap – In the first days of tour Route Rap will be held in the evening just before dinner.  This is a time when we review the next route and discuss what to expect.  Moving forward, route rap will be held in the morning just before you depart for the day.  This change allows the group to enjoy some “flex” time on most evenings prior to dinner.

Rest Days – Five rest days provide a well-earned break as you pedal across the many miles between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.

Flagstaff, AZ – Santa Fe, NM – Abilene, KS – Champaign, IL – Erie, PA

Restaurants/Meals – Breakfast is most often served at the hotel or a restaurant close to the hotel.  Lunch is not included with tour except on the longer days when no services are available.  Dinner is provided by (walkable) local restaurants or catered at the hotel.  Dinner is not included the night before rest days or on rest days and four other nights during tour when our evening location begs you to discover a great spot to eat on your own.

Applebee’s

Chili’s Bar and Grill

Texas Roadhouse

Cracker Barrel

Outback Steakhouse

Ruby Tuesday

Hotels/Luggage – We like nice hotels and so do you!  Each night you will sleep well in a business-class hotel.  Either double or single room occupancy is available to you.  In most cases we are able to match you with a roommate.  If not, the cost of a single room will apply.

Drury Inn

Holiday Inn Express

Hilton Garden

Comfort Suites

Springhill Suites

Hampton Inn

Courtyard Marriott

La Quinta

Your luggage (two gear bags with luggage tags provided by CrossRoads) will be delivered to your room each day prior to your arrival at the hotel. When delivered, your room will be inspected by our Logistics Manager to be sure it is clean and ready for you.