START OF TOUR IN LOS ANGELES, CA

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR ORIENTATION DAY IN LOS ANGELES? WHAT IF YOU ARRIVE EARLY?

If you choose to arrive prior to Orientation Day in Los Angeles, you will receive the information that you will need to reserve a room for yourself at our hotel, if you choose to stay there.  Your bike, depending on your shipping and assembly preference, will either be waiting for you at our hotel because you shipped it and want to assemble it yourself, or has been assembled by our partner bike shop.  You may choose to pick up your bike up from our partner shop, however, we will pick all bikes up on Thursday evening and bring them to the hotel for you, assembled.

Flat changing clinics:  Due to the importance of knowing how to change a flat on the road, complimentary (optional) flat changing clinics will be held on Friday and on Saturday at our hotel.  Times for these clinics will be shared with you well in advance so that you can plan to attend.

Bike check:  All bikes are required to be “safety checked” by our staff mechanics at the hotel.  You will receive a schedule of bike check times on Friday (pre tour day) and Saturday morning, prior to Orientation.

IF you are assembling your bike yourself and require our assistance, we encourage you to allow yourself plenty of time with our mechanics on Friday, rather than Saturday.

IF you are joining the tour from outside of the United States, we encourage you to bring your bike on the plane with you.  Our mechanics will assemble your bike for you.

ORIENTATION DAY – SCHEDULE

Orientation day is exciting because you will meet your fellow tour riders and the CrossRoads staff.  It is a time to learn together, have some fun, and share a great meal.

  • Flat changing clinic TBD

  • Bike check (if not completed on Friday) 9:00 to noon

  • Skills Workshop 1:00 to 2:00

  • Orientation Meeting 2:00 to 4:00

  • Dinner Banquet 5:00

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR THE FIRST DAY OF RIDING? CAN MY FAMILY OR FRIENDS COME TO WATCH AND SAY GOOD-BYE?

FIRST RIDE DAY – SCHEDULE

Every day on tour brings a new sense of excitement and adventure, however, the first day when you dip your wheel in the Pacific Ocean is especially exciting.  You stepped up to the starting line when you registered for tour, and now you are ready to pedal towards Boston!  Your family and friends may have come to LA with you, shared breakfast with the tour group, and are now waiting at the beach for you to arrive and dip your wheel before a last hug and well-wishes for the journey in front of you!

  • Breakfast at 5:45 in the banquet room

  • Finish dressing and bring your duffel bags to the front of the hotel for loading

  • Pump up your tires

  • Line up to exit the hotel parking lot and head for the beach

  • Dip your wheel in the Pacific Ocean

  • Gather for group photo

  • Head East on your bike!

  • Enjoy 2 SAG stops

  • Arrive at the hotel in Riverside

  • Relax, swim, take a nap if you’d like

  • Dinner and Route Rap begin at 5:00 in the hotel banquet room

  • Prepare for Day 2 and sleep well…

• Bikes assembled by partner shop are available for pick up and safety check
• Mechanics are available to assist with rider-assembled bikes. Times TBD
• Flat changing clinics – time TBD

• Flat changing clinics – time TBD
• 9:00 to noon safety check for all bikes
• 1:00 skills training
• 2:00 – 4:00 Orientation meeting
• 5:00 Banquet Dinner

• 5:45am Banquet Breakfast
• Finish prep and deliver bags to front of hotel
• Pump up tires
• 7:00 Escort to the beach for wheel dip
• Group picture
• Begin tour!
• Enjoy SAGs 1 and 2
• 5:00pm Dinner Banquet

Take a look at Manhattan Beach! This is where you will dip YOUR wheel!

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